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But listen to her as she thinks aloud : " It will do very well , never mind , " repeated Petito , muttering to herself as she looked after the ladies whilst they ran downstairs . " I can't abide to dress any young lady who says never ...
The first chapter , a discussion on marriage between the silly and affected young Lady Juliana and her worldly and tyrannical father Lord Courtland , is admirable , and so are the scenes immediately following , of the acute discomfort ...
And the white peacock of the title , fouling the tombstones in the abandoned churchyard , is , for Annable , “ the very soul of a lady ... a woman to the end , I tell you , all vanity and screech and defilement " ; in other words ...
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Remember when literary critics read books and wrote about them? No? Well, I do now. He got a few things wrong - what did these people ever see in H.G. Wells? In Meredith? That they should be put next ... Read full review
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE EARLY VICTORIANS
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