The Lightwood Brothers' Guide to Flirting
- Gideon Lightwood: My dear Miss Collins, please forgive me for my untoward outburst. It is simply that I have such—such strong esteem—no, not esteem, adoration—for you that I feel as if it must blaze from me every moment of the day. Ever since I came to this house, I have been struck more forcibly each day by your beauty, your courage, and your nobility. It is an honor I could never deserve but most earnestly aspire to if you could only be mine—that is, if you would consent to be my wife.
- Gabriel Lightwood: You seem to like that horse very much.