Monday, February 16, 2009

Quotables

"...You may shoot me, or beat me to a mummy: my person is in your power, but my mind is beyond your reach."


-Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore when faced by her husband's pistol after he kidnapped her.

7 comments:

Ms. Lucy said...

"...my mind is beyond your reach"- very deep- I like it a lot.

Eliza Ward said...

Oh my!

Heather Carroll said...

She was quite the lady! Her husband on the other hand...

Polonaise said...

Wow! She was a brave and wise lady. He sure didn't deserve her.

Heather Carroll said...

Oh my goodness the things he did to her make me sick...that's why her new biography is worth a read!

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

What a powerful statement - it must have incensed him immensely! I am looking forward to reading more about her life, although I have the feeling that I'll want to put my fist through the pages at punch her husband in the face =) I'll try to contain myself.

Heather Carroll said...

Oh you will!! I guarantee it. Supposedly after she said this he remarked (although I don't have the exact quote here), "Good God you are an amazing woman."