Wednesday, November 21, 2012

innocence and incomprehension, part 1



not merely in her bloom
such a height of self-abnegation as that
his great professional attention to her

from the general drift of his discourse
i was, of course, excluded
as i am no great friend to the mystical

by dint of great muscular exertion
too amusing to be abandoned
with some ridiculous speeches of sorrow and disappointment

"calm yourself,madam, we have no need of dramatics here"

how did you like the master?
she shrunk away from him a little

i was, of course, excluded
too amusing to be abandoned
with the utmost difficulty to restrain my tears

the utmost difficulty to control my pitiful weakness
i am no great friend to the mystical
but his great professional attention to her

"ring for the maid, please, get her some water"

shrinking away from him a little
i was, of course, excluded

too amusing to be abandoned
i was, of course, excluded
how did i like the master?

such a depth of self-abnegation as that
i am no great friend to the mystical
i am no great friend to the mystical

(she softly withdrew from the chamber)

sources: the mysteries of udolpho; evelina; the wanderer, by fannt burney; sense and sensibility; emma; discipline, by mary brunton; the tenant of wildfell hall; agnes grey; jane eyre; wuthering heights; cranford; wives and daughters, by mrs gaskell; miss marjoribanks,by mrs oliphant.