"The clear conviction dawned upon her, shined bright upon her, that he did love her; that he had loved her; and that he would love her"
Even if I am, even if I think this is mad, I know it will be better to do it in broad daylight than to sneak off like a thief in the night.
⟶ requested by anon
"My greatest misfortune would be to marry into a family who would carry me as their shame as I have been required to carry my own mother. Her apparent crime to be born negro and mine to be the evidence. Since I wish to deny her no more than I wish to deny myself you will pardon me for wanting a husband who feels ‘forgiveness’ of my bloodline is both unnecessary and without grace."
(Source: ladymargaerytyrell, via pearls-and-petticoats)