ULTIMATE SHIPPER MEME: [3/5] declarations of love ↳ anne & richard (1.06): "Marrying you would make me a wealthy man, just as you marrying me will make you a royal duchess and equal to your sister. But I will be a true husband because I love you.”
"My greatest misfortune would be to marry into a family who would carry me as their shame as I have been required to carry my own mother. Her apparent crime to be born negro and mine to be the evidence. Since I wish to deny her no more than I wish to deny myself you will pardon me for wanting a husband who feels ‘forgiveness’ of my bloodline is both unnecessary and without grace."