Jane Austen quote about hope from Persuasion - You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.
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You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.
 Jane Austen, Persuasion (1816). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Persuasion
Topic hope pain
Date 1816
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/105/105-h/105-h.htm

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“Mrs Musgrove had little arrangements of her own at her own table; to their protection she must trust, and sinking into the chair which he had occupied, succeeding to the very spot where he had leaned and written, her eyes devoured the following words:
"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.” source

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