“This spring I came home, heart sorrowed, soul withered. And I met a gentle stranger whose society revives me. With her I feel I could live again in a higher, purer way. Tell me: am I justified in overleaping an obstacle of custom to obtain her?”

“There is an obstacle?”

“A mere conventional impediment.”

“But what can it be? If you cherish an affection, sir, then fortune alone cannot impede you.”


“And if the lady is of noble stock, and has indicated that she may reciprocate…”

“…Jane. Of whom do you think I speak?”

JANE EYRE (2011)

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