Sadly only three of Jane Austen's major novels contain actual words of proposal from the hero to the heroine and perhaps that is why these quotes are some of the best known Jane Austen quotes. Below are proposal quotes with words cut out for you to fill-in-the-blanks!
To Play: Fill in the 15 blanks left below to complete the proposal quotes below. The blanks are numbered for easier guessing. Leave your guesses in a comment and I'll respond with your score. Guess as many times as you wish. Answers will be posted next Saturday.
Scoring: Five points for each correctly guessed word. A high score of 75 points can be earned.
"You pierce my ____(#1). 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, _____(#2) years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than _____(#3), that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but ___(#4). Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never __________(#5)." - Captain Wentworth, Persuasion
"If I loved you ____(#6), I might be able to talk about it ____(#7). But you know what I am. You hear nothing but _____(#8) from me. I have blamed you, and ________(#9) you, and you have borne it as no other woman in _______(#10) would have borne it." - Mr. Knightley, Emma
"In vain have I _________(#11). It will not do. My feelings will not be _________(#12). You must _____(#13) me to tell you how ardently I ______(#14) and ____(#15) you." - Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice