Far From the Madding CrowdDVD - 2015
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Bathsheba: It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in a language chiefly made by men to express theirs.
Bathsheba: Mr Oak, I don't want a husband. I'd hate to be some man's property. I shouldn't mind being a bride at a wedding if I could be one without getting a husband!
Bathsheba: From now on, you have a mistress, not a master. I don't yet know my talents in farming, but I shall do my best. Don't suppose, because I'm a woman, I don't know the difference between bad goings-on and good. I shall be up before you're awake. I shall be a-field before you are up. It is my intention to astonish you all.
Bathsheba: A man did ask to marry me once. Some time ago. But I was too restless to be tied down.
Maid: What a luxury, to have a choice. "Kiss my foot, sir, my face is for mouths of consequence."
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“Bathsheba,” he said, tenderly and in surprise, and coming closer: “if I only knew one thing—whether you would allow me to love you and win you, and marry you after all—if I only knew that!”
“But you never will know,” she murmured. “Why?” “Because you never ask.”
“Oh—Oh!” said Gabriel, with a low laugh of joyousness. “My own dear—”
Oak: If I knew... If I knew that you would let me love you and marry you...
Bathsheba: But you will never know.
Oak: Why not?
Bathsheba: Because you never ask!
Oak: Would you say no again?
Bathsheba: I don't know. Probably. So why don't you? Ask me. … Ask me. Ask me, Gabriel.
[After Bathsheba offers Mr. Oak a formal partnership in the farm, he turns it down. He still insists on leaving. Bathsheba can't understand why.]
Bathsheba Everdene: "Then, why else are you leaving?"
Gabriel Oak: "I said I'd leave you one day."
Bathsheba Everdene: "Well, you must not go."
Gabriel Oak: "You forbid me?"
Bathsheba Everdene: "Yes, If you like. I forbid you."
Gabriel Oak: "It's time for you to fight your own battles... and win them too."
Bathsheba Everdene: "So, we should say goodbye then?"
Gabriel Oak: "I suppose so."
Bathsheba Everdene: "Mr. Oak, I don't want a husband. I'd hate to be some man's property. I shouldn't mind being a bride at a wedding, if I could be one without getting a husband."
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