one period drama per post

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One period drama per post: The Age of Innocence

“You couldn’t be happy if it meant being cruel. If we act in any other way I’ll be making you act against what I love in you most. And I can’t go back to that way of thinking, don’t you see? I can’t love you unless I give you up.”

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One period drama per post: Troy

“I’ll tell you a secret. Something they don’t teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again." 

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One period drama per post: The Pillars of the Earth

“Your church, dear Prioir, shall burn to the ground. Your children, my Lord, shall die on the gallows. And you, good Father, the confessor whom I trusted, you shall one day climb very high, only to fall”

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One period drama per post: The Crimson Petal and the White

“London 1874, Keep your wits about you; this city is vast and intricate and you do not know your way around. You imagine from other stories you’ve read that you know it well but those stories flattered you. You are an alien from another time and place altogether. You do not know what hour it is do you? Nor do most where you’re going. They go to sleep as soon as the gin hits. You have allowed  yourself to be led astray, and you’ve no hope of finding your way back.”