Saturday, July 18, 2015
From Washington Square, by Henry James
"She had no airs and no arts; she never attempted to disguise her expectancy. She was waiting on his good pleasure, and would wait modestly and patiently; his hanging back at this supreme time might appear strange, but of course he must have a good reason for it. Catherine would have made a wife of the gentle, old fashioned pattern -- regarding reasons as favors and windfalls, but no more expecting one every day than she would have expected a bouquet of camellias."
From Chapter 29