A silhouette of a Jane Austen, cut from a page of her seminal work, "Pride and Prejudice". In this passage, Elizabeth responds to Mr Darcy with the reasons for her rejection of his affections:
"I might as well inquire," replied she, "why, with so evident a design of offending and insulting me, you chose to tell me that you liked me against your will, against your reason, and even against your character?"
Don't worry. I didn't really cut-up my copy of 'Pride and Prejudice'. The relevant page was scanned and edited with software, using a multi-step masking and reverse process. The slight yellowing of the paper comes honestly from the age of my original book, printed in 1980.