“But I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days.”
- Jane Austen, Persuasion
Toby Stephens as Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre (TV Mini-Series, 2006).
Marie-Denise Villers,Portrait of Young Woman Drawing,detail,1801.