They had wandered back to their chairs in the centre of the square again, and Ralph had lighted his cigarette. It would have given him extreme pleasure to be present in person at the modest little feast she had sketched ; but in default of this he liked even being forbidden.For the moment, however, he liked immensely being alone with her, in the thickening dusk, in the centre of the multitudinous town ; it made her seem to depend upon him and to be in his power. This power he could exert but vaguely ; the best exercise of it was to accept her decisions submissively - which indeed there was already an emotion in doing.
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Henry James | This power he could exert but vaguely ; the best exercise of it was to accept her decisions submissively - which indeed there was already an emotion in doing
George Eliot | A man may do wrong, and his will may rise clear out of it, though he can’t get his life clear. That’s a bad punishment
Henry James | A truce to all subjects that are not superior! the particular thing I want to do now is not the ironic. I want to do something fine — a strong, large, important human episode
Virginia Woolf | This difference of opinion disturbed Orlando, who had been perfectly happy until now. She began to think, was Nature beautiful or cruel