Thursday, November 22, 2012

innocence and incomprehension, part 2



bad roads,cold winds,and threatening clouds
a liberality which sprang from no principle
very agreeable and amusing sometimes

those pitiful, silly friends of yours
a total indifference to the whole business
but a very promising young man

a good deal of sad ostentation
a total indifference to the whole business

"deal with it, catherine, we must get through this day somehow"

a very promising young man
that requires a person of taste

"you know, sometimes i feel - oh, i don't know what i feel!"

those pitiful, silly friends of yours
all flutter and happiness
it was racetime

the event was still more unfortunate
with a fixed and most prejudiced hatred
very agreeable and amusing sometimes

bad roads, cold winds, and threatening clouds
ready to perish with cold
the event was still more unfortunate

very unfortunate indeed
the roads turned to mud
the sad ostentation degenerated into positively pathetic pretension

all flutter and happiness
that required a person of taste
bad roads, cold winds, and threatening clouds


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.