Saturday, November 12, 2011

Period Drama Quote Game



One of the funnest things about period dramas is quoting the various witty and charming remarks spoken by some of our favorite characters. 

Below are 15 quotes from various period dramas from which I've removed the character's names. 

Your job is to guess which period drama the quotes come from and put your answers in a comment. 
I'll comment back with your score. Feel free to guess as many times as you wish. 

I'll be posting the answers this time next week. Enjoy!


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Quote #1
Character 1: If I do not have the three of you married before michaelmas, it will not be my fault. 


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Quote #2
Character 1: ____ is grown so severe, Mama, I wonder she shall want a ribbon in her hair at all. Give her a book of verse to hold instead! 


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Quote #3
Character 1: You don't need scores of suitors. You need only one... if he's the right one. 


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Quote #4
Character 1: No one of our age has ever taken power.
Character 2: Which is why we're too young to realize certain things are impossible. Which is why we will do them anyway. 


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Quote #5
Character 1: Farewell, my beloved friend. Henceforth, we must be strangers living side by side... but my heart will be ever faithful to thee. 


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Quote #6
Character 1: She wrote in such distress. There were exclamation marks. 


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Quote #7
Character 1: You swim alone, climb rocks, rescue servants, is there anything you don't do?
Character 2: FLY! 


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Quote #8
Character 1: It left us speechless, quite speechless I tell you, and we have not stopped talking of it since. 


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Quote #9
Character 1: I really don't see what is so romantic about proposing. One may be accepted - one usually is, I believe - and then the excitement is ended. The very essence of romance is uncertainty


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Quote #10
Character 1: I'm sure you will acknowledge that an engagement is an engagement.
Character 2: Did I say an engagement was an elephant ma'am? 


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Quote #11
Character 1: You talk easily of hours, sir. How long do you think an hour is to a man who is choking for want of air? 


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Quote #12
Character 1: For pity's sake, smile, woman. Anyone would think we had quarreled.
Character 2: Don't talk to me. 


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Quote #13
Character 1: But she doesn't like him. I thought she didn't like him.
Character 2: So did I, so did we all. We must have been wrong.
Character 1: Wouldn't be the first time, will it?
Character 2: No, nor the last I dare say


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Quote #14
Character 1: Get that out of my face.
Character 2: It's not in your face, it's in my hand.
Character 1: Get what's in your hand out of my face. 


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Quote #15
Character 1: You know... All my life I thought the world revolves around my hopes, my desires... Now I know the world goes on without me and my hopes, my desires mean nothing.
Character 2: No, don't say that.
Character 1: Don't be afraid. I mean to live. I am young after all, and not so bad. I shall be better for having known you. 


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Happy guessing! :)


Very Truly Your's,

39 comments:

Livia said...

I believe Quote #1 is the obnoxious Mrs. Jennings and she is referring to Lucy, Elinor, and Marianne.Quote #3 is Amy March to Meg March
Quote #4 is Mrs. Gibson to Squire Hamley. I am sure I have seen most of the rest of the movies, but I cannot remember them or the lines, they just sound tantalizingly familiar.

Miss Dashwood said...

Are we supposed to include the character that said the line?

1. Mrs. Jennings, Sense and Sensibility
2. Henrietta Musgrove, Persuasion
3. Uh.. Anne of Green Gables? Unsure...
4. Amazing Grace. Love this one!
5. Anne to Diana, Anne of Green Gables
6. ?
7. ?
8. Miss Bates, Emma
9. Algernon--or maybe Jack--The Importance of Being Earnest
10. Hahaha love this one! Squire Hamley and Mrs. Gibson, Wives and Daughters
11. William Dorrit, Little Dorrit
12. ?
13. Jane and Mrs. Bennet, Pride and Prejudice
14. ?
15. Oh, this sounds so familiar! I can't think where I've heard it though. Is it Little Women, maybe? Arrgh, I should know this!

Miss Laurie, this was such fun! I hope you'll have many more games on your blog--- I love them!

Anne-girl said...

#1 Mrs. Jennings. Sense and Sensibility
#4 William Wilberforce and his friend Pitt. Amazing Grace
#5 Anne Shirley. Anne of Green Gables
#9 Algernon. The importance of being Earnest.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Livia,
You answered quotes #1 and #3 correctly.
You answered quote #4 with an answer that should be for another quote. If you can tell me which film you meant. Feel free to comment again if you can figure out any other quotes.

Miss Dashwood,
Including the characters is good and makes it easier to figure out too! :)
You answered 9 quotes correctly! Your guesses for quotes #3 and #15 were incorrect. And if you care to take a guess on quotes 6, 7, 12 and 14.

Anne-girl,
Good job, all four that you guessed were correct! :)

~Quinlyn~ said...

Quote #5: Anne from Anne of Green Gables
Quote #8: Miss Bates from Emma

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Quinlyn,
Thank you very much for stopping by my blog and playing this game!
Both of your guesses on quotes 5 and 8 were correct! Good job! :)

Melody said...

I always think I'll do these later, but then I start reading them and I want to answer them...:P

1: Sense and Sensibility (Mrs. Jennings)
2. (?) Persuasion
3. oh! I don't know! But it sounds familiar. Maybe I'll come back to it.
4: Amazing Grace
5: ANNE!!!!! of Green Gables, that is. (I love her flowery quotes, haha)
6: I KNOW I've heard that one. >.< Okay, 3 and 6.
7: I don't think I'll ever be able to guess that one. It doesn't sound familiar at all.
8: haha, Emma (Miss Bates)
9: ???
10: I KNOW I've heard that one too. 3, 5, and 10...coming back to them. Oh! Just kidding. Wives and Daughters. ;-)
11: I know I've heard THAT one too, and whatever it was it annoyed me. ha ha. 3, 5, 11
12: The Young Victoria
13: Pride and Prejudice 2005 (and I only know that from the trailer, ha)
14. (???)
15. Daniel Deronda

I'll be back! =) (I think)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody,
Haha, I know what you mean about meaning to come back to games but getting caught wanting to answer them! You answered 9 correctly. Feel free to come back to try quotes 3, 6 and 11. You're right, quote 11 was a bit annoying when it was said. I'm not sure you would have seen the films that quotes 7, 9 and 14 come from, but maybe 9. :)

Naomi said...

Quote #5 is in Anne of Gables and it is said by Anne to Diana..! (:

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Naomi,
Good job, you guessed quote #5 correctly! :)

Emily Ruth said...

#1 - Sense and Sensibility (Emma Thompson version)

#3 - Little Women

#4 - Amazing Grace

#5 - Anne of Green Gables

#7 - Ever After

#13 - Pride and Prejudice '05 version

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Emily Ruth,
Good job on your guesses, you got all 6 correct!

Miss Dashwood said...

#3: (May I guess again on this one?) I think it might be Pride and Prejudice 2005.
#6: Maybe Northanger Abbey?
#12: Umm... Cranford?
I'm really not sure. But there are a few guesses!
And I have no idea about 14. Never heard that before--though it's funny!

Ana Smith said...

1: Sense and Sensibility
4: Amazing Grace
7: Ever After
10: Wives and Daughters
11: Little Dorrit
12: Young Victoria
13: Pride and Prejudice

8, 9, and 15 are on the tip of my tongue, but I just can't figure them out.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Dashwood,
Unfortunately all three of your last guesses were incorrect. :( So you're still at 9 correct.

Ana Smith,
Good job! All seven of your guesses were correct! Feel free to comment again if you have and guesses on quotes 8, 9, and 15. Thanks for playing!

Sarah said...

Quote #1-Mrs. Jennings

Quote #2-Henrietta Musgrove

Quote #3-Amy March

Quote #12 -Albert and Victoria.
I've no idea about the others!

Jemimah C. said...

Quote 4 - Amazing Grace

Quote 5 - Anne of Green Gables

Quote 13 - Pride and Prejudice

Melody said...

Ha ha! I FINALLY remembered one! It was bugging me for a while before I finally settle down to think through it, and then I remembered as I was in the back seat of the driver's training car. ;-)
11: Little Dorrit!! (Mr. Dorrit). I remember that very well now.

Also, I'm going to guess that #6 is from Cranford.

And very randomly guessing, because I have no idea but a guess is better than nothing, #7: Downton Abbey

Ana Smith said...

Ok, I think #9 is from The Importance of Being Earnest, and #15 is from Daniel Deronda.

Ana Smith said...

My brother just guessed #14 from Sherlock Holmes.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Sarah,
All four of your guesses were correct! Thanks for playing! :)

Jemimah C,
All three of your guesses were correct!

Melody,
You make me laugh! I know what you mean though about thinking something like a quote over and suddenly at the oddest moment remembering the source. :)
Good job on quotes 11 and 6, your guesses were correct. Your guess for #7 was incorrect. Your score now is 11 correct.

Ana Smith,
Very good job on your guesses and especially your brother's, you got all three of your recent guesses correct bringing your score up to 10! Good work!

Ella said...

I have one guess
#4-Amazing Grace.
Thanks Miss Laurie!

In His Wings said...

1. Mrs. Bennet (Pride & Prejudice)
2. Sense & Sensibility
3. Amy March (Little Women)
4.
5. Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)
6. Miss Matilda Jenkins (Cranford)
7. Henry & Nicole(Ever After)
8. Return to Cranford
9. Mansfield Park
10. Mrs. Gibson & Mr. Hamley (Wives & Daughters)
11. North & South
12.
13. Pride & Prejudice
14.
15.

Katherine Cox said...

1. Sense and Sensibility
2. Persuasion
3. Little Women
4. Amazing Grace
5. Anne of Green Gables
6. Cranford
7. Ever After
8. Sense and Sensibility
9. ?
10. Wives and Daughters
11. Little Dorrit
12. ... I know it but its eluding me
13. Pride and prejudice 2005
14. ?
15. Daniel Deronda

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Ella,
Good guess on #4, you are correct!

In His Wings,
Good job, out of the eleven questions you guessed 7 were correct! Unfortunately your guesses for quotes 1, 8, 9 and 11 were incorrect. Feel free to try any of those again as well as the others if you want to. Thanks for playing!

Katherine Cox,
You certainly know your period dramas! All 12 of the quotes you guessed were correct! Feel free to try #12 if it comes to you. Thanks so much for playing, your comment was a surprise and delight to me! :)

Jemimah said...

Quote #1: Mrs. Bennet

Quote #2: Henrietta Musgrove

Quote #3: Amy March

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Jemimah,
You guessed quotes 1, 2 and 3 correctly! Your score is now up to 6 correct!

In His Wings said...

1. Mrs Jennings (Sense & Sensibility)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

In His Wings,
Good guess on #1, you are correct! Your score total is now 12 correct answers. :)

Miss Dashwood said...

I think I might have guessed #15--is it Martin Chuzzlewit? I am going to keep guessing on this one--it sounds so familiar and yet I can't place it! Ooh, maybe it's Bleak House! It sounds like something Richard might have said (I need to see that again).

#14 isn't the Scarlet Pimpernel, is it?

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Dashwood,
I'm sorry but your guesses for quotes #15 and #14 were incorrect. So your score remains at 9 correct.

Livia said...

Oh, I must have made it #4 instead of #10 with Squire Hamley and Mrs. Gibson from Wives and Daughters-oops:P

Miss Dashwood said...

Okay, so now I know the answer to quote #3. My sisters and I began watching Little Women again tonight, and I can say without a doubt that it's a line by Amy in Little Women (1994).

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Dashwood,
Yep, you're correct and #3! :)
That film is one of my family's favorites!

Maria Elisabeth said...

Hmmm.
1:Sense and Sensibility
4: The Young Victoria
10: Something tells me this one is from Wives and Daughters, but I'm not absolutely certain.

Ouch! That's all I know. I'd better go watch more period dramas. :)

Maria Elisabeth said...

And quote 12 is from The Young Victoria

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Maria Elisabeth,
You guessed quotes 1, 10 and 12 correctly. You guessed quote 4 incorrectly, sorry. Thanks for playing! :)

Katherine Cox said...

My pleasure! What a fun post.
I love period drama's and British tv in general. :)

I think #12 may have been from He Knew He was Right... but it could have been from The Way We Live Now. I'm pretty positive it's Trollope.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Katherine Cox,
No, sorry, quote #12 isn't from either Trollope adaptation. I'll be posting the answers early tomorrow so look out for those. Thanks for playing! :)

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