Thursday, March 1, 2012

My Paraphrase

A little contest, here.  At Regency Delight!

I seem to be entering a lot of contests lately. But I have little time to come up with something original. Anyway, maybe I'll shift back to normality soon.

I am going to write my paraphrase first and see if you can guess what it is, though the original lines will be in the same post.  Here goes, peoples!

"I can't just sit here quietly any more! I have to talk to you the only way I can. My spirit is broken, half of me is depressed, the other half is in the clouds! Don't you dare tell me I spoke too late, that your love is erased forever.I'm proposing again! I belong to you now, more then I did years ago when you completely broke my heart.
  Don't you dare tell me that men forget sooner then women! Or that his love dies first! I've loved only you.  I might have been unfair, I was weak and held a grudge, but I never loved another.You're the reason I'm in Bath. You're the motivation when I think and plan my days. Haven't you noticed? 
  I wouldn't have even stayed in town for these last ten days if I could read your heart, the way I believe you've read mine. I can barely write.This very second I hear you whisper something which overpowers me. You are quiet but I can hear your voice when others can't.
  You are too wonderful! You give us due credit. You do believe a man can really love and be attached faithfully! Believe that mine is very faithful to you!"


I have to leave now, but I'll come back, or follow you, ASAP. Just say yes or smile, and I'll talk to your dad soon.

  THE REAL DEAL  (From Persuasion.)

"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."


  1. Thanks for the entry! =) It's quite amusing to see how much Captain W's letter can change just by re-wording it!

    Oh, what did you mean to say here?: "I wouldn't have even waited for these last ten days if I could read your hear, the way I believe you've read mine."

    Also, feel free to write up to 4 more entries if you want to. I'd love to read them! Keep in mind also that you can just leave them in a comment. =)

  2. Melody,
    I'll edit the post and correct the sentence. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. :)
    Also I will definitely be entering more if I find the time! I had a lot of fun.


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