Oh, you need not be jealous! I wanted to tease you a little to make you less sad: I thought anger would be better than grief. But if you wish me to love you, could you but see how much I do love you, you would be proud and content. All my heart is yours, sir; it belongs to you; and with you it would remain, were fate to exile the rest of me from your presence forever.

– Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre, Chapter 37. Jane reassures Rochester that there is no love between her and her cousin St. John, that she was merely teasing him to distract him from his sadness. Declaring her love for Rochester, he using a metaphor to tell him that he forever has her heart.