Miss Lavinia was going on to make some rejoinder, when Miss Clarissa, who appeared to be incessantly beset by a desire to refer to her brother Francis, struck in again:
Sister Lavinia,' said Miss Clarissa, 'it belongs to the subject.
When Miss Clarissa had shaken her head, Miss Lavinia resumed: again referring to my letter through her eye-glass.
Affection,' said Miss Lavinia, glancing at her sister for corroboration, which she gave in the form of a little nod to every clause, 'mature affection, homage, devotion, does not easily express itself.
The light - for I call them, in comparison with such sentiments, the light - inclinations of very young people,' pursued Miss Lavinia, 'are dust, compared to rocks.
I thought I perceived that Miss Lavinia would have uncommon satisfaction in superintending two young lovers, like Dora and me; and that Miss Clarissa would have hardly less satisfaction in seeing her superintend us, and in chiming in with her own particular department of the subject whenever that impulse was strong upon her.
Traddles,' observed Miss Lavinia, evidently taking a new interest in him, 'of the affection that is modest and retiring; that waits and waits?
Come on deck, Natalie, and get some fresh air," said Miss Lavinia, leading the way to the cabin door.
Miss Lavinia elevated her venerable eyebrows in amazement.
You were rude enough to him,' Lavinia again interposed.
You didn't show him that you thought even that,' Lavinia again interposed.
And by this time to-morrow,' said Lavinia when the two girls were alone in their room, 'we shall have Mr Rokesmith here, and shall be expecting to have our throats cut.