Dinah, do you think God will take away that crying and the place in the wood, now I've told everything?
He sat watching what went forward with the quiet outward glance of healthy old age.
I was dead to worldly ambitions, to social vanities, to all the incentives within the compass of her narrow imagination, and I lived under influences utterly invisible to her.
Women were expected to have weak opinions; but the great safeguard of society and of domestic life was, that opinions were not acted upon. Sane people did what their neighbours did, so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them.
Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow.
Your mind is a sort of world to me: you can tell me all I want to know. I think I should never be tired of being with you.