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Jane Austen Portugal

O Blogue de Portugal dedicado à Escritora

Melhor Carta na obras de Jane Austen

"I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my

soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I

offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a

half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved

none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have

brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood

my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have

penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink

your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too

excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy

among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in

F. W.


"I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a

look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father's house this evening or never."