You – you strange, you almost unearthly thing! – I love as my own flesh. You – poor and obscure, and small and plain as you are – I entreat to accept me as a husband.

– Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre, Chapter 23. Mr. Rochester admits his strong feelings for Jane and pleads with her to accept him as her husband. He proposes marriage to her in words that echo Jane’s own. Shortly before this she told him that she was “poor, obscure, plain, and little.”