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TJ (Thomas Jefferson): Sam Neill Sally: Carmen Ejogo Callender: Rene Auberjonois Harriet: Amelia
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lovely.wav -- TJ: You look so lovely.
lasttime.wav -- TJ: Last time I saw you,
you were this tall. (18k)
speakup.wav -- TJ: Speak up, child. No
one will hurt you. (22k)
unbearable.wav -- TJ: Life has been
unbearable without you. (24k)
goodmind.wav -- TJ: Now my instincts
tell me that you have a good mind.
helpme.wav -- TJ: Help me with this, please.
goinghome.wav -- TJ: All I think about
lately is going home. (23k)
paris.wav -- TJ: Paris is lovely, but if
anyone thinks that kings, nobles, or priests are good conservators of public
happiness, send them here. (65k)
dontcallme.wav -- TJ: Please don't
call me master anymore. (18k)
mywife.wav -- TJ: Right now you look exactly
like my wife. (34k)
resemblance.wav -- TJ: The resemblance
is uncanny. (18k)
veryclear.wav -- TJ: You have made that
very clear, my dear. (22k)
trypatience.wav -- TJ: You are beginning
to try my patience. (22k)
howifeel.wav -- TJ: You know how I feel,
but this is not the time or the place.... (37k)
slavery.wav -- Sally: May I ask you something?
TJ: By all means, Sally.
Sally: When you wrote the Declaration of Independence, you wrote
it for all the people.
Sally: And if all men are created equal, that would mean all
TJ: All men everywhere. All human beings.
Sally: Including slaves?
TJ: Sally, if you ask my opinion, slavery is an abomination,
cruelty against human nature. There's no easy solution. I .. pray to be
part of one. (364k)
greaterpart.wav -- TJ: You are the
greater part of my heart. And you must never never take that for granted.
toorash.wav -- TJ: Well, perhaps I was
too rash. (25k)
looking.wav -- TJ: I find I enjoy looking
at you, Sally. And I so love your touch. I've found I need your touch even
when I'm perfectly sound. I cannot explain it. (146k)
wrestled.wav -- TJ: My heart and my head
have wrestled with the consequences of this. You are too young and too
vulnerable, and you are my... you are in my service. And yet I am happy.
withyou.wav -- TJ: When I'm with you,
I feel again. I... I only feel joy. (61k)
indanger.wav -- TJ: You are in danger
myprotection.wav -- TJ: You are under
my protection. (14k)
withoutyou.wav -- TJ: I cannot go back
to Monticello without you. Tell me what I must do. (55k)
oath.wav -- TJ: You have my solemn oath. (11k)
myduty.wav -- TJ: It is my duty, and I
will serve. (35k)
dance.wav -- TJ: We are home, we are together,
and we should all dance.
notunderstand.wav -- TJ: No, I do
not understand. (23k)
makethemost.wav -- TJ: We should make
the most of the time that we have.
bewithyou.wav -- TJ: I long to be with
you on our little mountain. (43k)
getoff.wav -- TJ: Get off my property now
or I will kill you with my bare hands! (32k)
doasisay.wav -- TJ: You will do as I
privacy.wav -- TJ: Spirited discourse
requires privacy, and so do you and I. Sanctum sanctorum! (58k)
beautifulday.wav -- TJ: Beautiful
day-- in the Piedmont. (43k)
moveaside.wav -- TJ: Move aside!, Move
aside! Let us not stand in the path of progress. (49k)
ornate.wav -- TJ: What is this ornate creation?
wishyou.wav -- TJ: I wish you long, happy,
and fruitful lives. (36k)
lostmind.wav -- TJ: Have you lost
your mind? (15k)
belongtome.wav -- TJ: You belong to
nothing.wav -- TJ: There was nothing I
could do. (17k)
slavery2.wav -- Sally: Where do you stand
TJ: I have fought against this.
Sally: Not enough.
TJ: I believe so strongly in the cessation of slavery, that
I wrote specifically to this issue in my first draft of the Declaration
of Independence, and southern delegates, men I respected, tore those passages
to shreds, obliterating every reference to slavery. Not one idea survived--
Sally: Then you must fight again. In Paris you told me this
abomination must end. Be true to your words, Thomas. When you become president,
you cannot come to my bed, then go to your white Congress and do nothing
about this plague on my people. (503k)
blackmail.wav -- TJ: I find it hard
to believe that you would attempt to blackmail me in my own home.
Callender: Well, you are a candidate for the presidency of the
United States, sir. A delicate business with regard to reputation. (153k)
president.wav -- TJ: I, Thomas Jefferson,
solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of the President
of the United States.... (72k)
horsewhip.wav -- TJ: I have never in
my life horsewhipped a man, but in Callender's case I would be glad to
make an exception. (66k)
whathappened.wav -- TJ: What may
or may not have happened between me and Miss Hemings is no business of
Congress, or anyone else, come to that matter. Now these charges will be
response.wav -- TJ: Maybe I should answer
these claims and say yes, I am an unattached widower; and yes, I have a
black mistress; and yes, I have children by her, and as president, I intend
to take the position of my youth and put an end to slavery. (187k)
whatmatter.wav -- TJ: What is the matter
with you? Did you not hear me? (27k)
itrust.wav -- TJ: I trust you implicitly
in all things. (27k)
wrong.wav -- TJ: In this matter, you are
neversold.wav -- TJ: Now to sell Sally
would be tantamount to an admission of guilt, but more importantly, Sally
is one of our own and she will never be sold. (94k)
manofpeople.wav -- TJ: I'm a man of
the people! (15k)
macaroni.wav -- TJ: And although meeting
some initial resistance, macaroni has become quite an attraction at these
absolutelynot.wav -- TJ: Absolutely
mistaken.wav -- TJ: No, no, you are mistaken.
outrage.wav -- TJ: This is an outrage.
monticello.wav -- TJ: Monticello is
your home. It will always be your home. You understand? (34k)
bereft.wav -- TJ: I... I was bereft when
you would not see me. (29k)
noenter.wav -- TJ: Do not enter! (10k)
heartgoes.wav -- TJ: Now remember my
heart goes with you. (24k)
anhour.wav -- TJ: Tell the ambassador I
will be at least an hour. (23k)
explanation.wav -- TJ: I believe you
owe me an explanation. (24k)
notwelcome.wav -- TJ: You are no longer
welcome in this house! Now leave my sight. (61k)
tone.wav -- TJ: What is this tone you have
taken with me? (22k)
iwantaword.wav -- TJ: I want a word
with you, madam. (23k)
youngerman.wav -- TJ: He tells me that
you want a younger man. After all there has been between us, and you want
a younger man. (122k)
degradation.wav -- Sally: An amalgamation
between whites and blacks produces a degradation to which no one can innocently
TJ: Sally, please!
Sally: Are our children a degradation? Is my mother? Am I?
TJ: I was wrong! (140k)
hateme.wav -- TJ: You don't hate me. You
love me. You love me the same way that I love you. (113k)
youown.wav -- TJ: And you own my heart.
iloveyou.wav -- TJ: I love you. God help
me, I do. (44k)
promise.wav -- TJ: You must never, never
leave me, and I will always love and honor you. Promise me.
Sally: I do. (195k)
rain.wav -- TJ: Rain? Nonsense! It is too
important a day for rain.
education.wav -- TJ: The children of
this rising generation shall be the leaders of the next, and therefore
the fires of education must burn forth from these hills throughout the
world. So onward, to our next task: the building of the University of Virginia.
surprises.wav -- TJ: I have some amazing
surprises to show you! (30k)
meeting.wav -- TJ: I am already engaged
in a meeting. (28k)
epiphany.wav -- TJ: I had an epiphany
last night. (24k)
othertime.wav -- TJ: Well, perhaps some
other time. As you see, we are somewhat indisposed (55k)
god.wav -- TJ: God will provide. (16k)
garden.wav -- TJ: You have surprised us
in our garden like Adam and Eve! (38k)
gunpowder.wav -- TJ: Now education is
designed to propel mankind forward. Gunpowder is designed to blow us all
to Hell. (62k)
allright.wav -- TJ: Are you all right?
truth.wav -- TJ: Sometimes, we are hurt
because of what we do not say, because we fail to tell the truth.
Harriet: And what truth are you talking about, Papa? (126k)
strength.wav -- TJ: You are strong, and
I-- I have come to depend on your strength. (48k)
horseback.wav -- TJ: I'm an old man
now, Sally, but a younger one on horseback. (43k)
slavery3.wav -- TJ: I seem to remember
that there was a time when I had hoped for the emancipation of all of you,
because nothing is more certain than that one day your people will know
freedom. But I have failed you in that. And my... my Monticello dream has
failed, too, because... because it was based on slavery, which I have always
known in my heart was an iniquity. But I did nothing because I... I was
afraid and complacent, and that has brought us all to this painful moment.
creditors.wav -- TJ: We have all been
overwhelmed by misfortune. Our plantation no longer supports us. My creditors
now own Monticello and all of you, and... and... I am afraid you will all
be sold. <weeping> And I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. (344k)
foryou.wav -- TJ: Well I... I... I have
something for you here. (29k)
likemother.wav -- TJ: You're not unlike
your mother. I know you will fare well. (31k)
playing.wav -- TJ: Would you do me the
honor of playing for me one last time? (36k)
time.wav -- TJ: Do you have the time? (11k)
agree.wav -- TJ: Just as well we finally
agree on something. (28k)
alwaysloved.wav -- TJ: Forgive me.
I never told you enough that I've always loved you. (161k)
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