John Davinier: Yes, I love her! I love her with every breath I breathe.
John Davinier: Should not any lady be flattered to be such a subject?
Dido Elizabeth Belle: How should any male know the ways of a lady when he has not even mastered the ways of a gentlemen?
John Davinier: Quite. Though one should be forgiven for thinking he is in the presence of a lady, when she is in fact still a juvenile.
Captain Sir John Lindsay: I beg you, uncle, love her as I would were I here, and ensure that she is in receipt of all that is due her as a child of mine.
Lady Mansfield: That is simply impossible.
Captain Sir John Lindsay: What is right can never be impossible.
Lady Mansfield: She is black.
Captain Sir John Lindsay: She is my blood.
Dido Elizabeth Belle: The alternative is to replace Lady Mary in her responsibilities at Kenwood.
John Davinier: But, she's a spinster.
Dido Elizabeth Belle: Papa did not trust I could achieve a match that would raise my rank or even equal it.
John Davinier: You are above reducing yourself for the sake of rank. I pray he would marry you without a penny to your name, for that is a man who would truly treasure you.
John Davinier: Permit me to ask, why do you not dine with your family ever?
Dido Elizabeth Belle: That is not correct.
John Davinier: Forgive me, but twice now I have seen you separated from the gathering. I am confounded.
Dido Elizabeth Belle: And well you might be when the son of clergy is permitted to the table before a lady of the house.
John Davinier: Is that a reminder of my place?
Dido Elizabeth Belle: No. It's a statement of mine.
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