'I don't quite understand,' said Agnes. 'I thought your husband had an engagement to take some ladies to Switzerland and Italy?'
Agnes began to be rather weary of the persistent tone of mystery in which her visitor spoke.
Past remembrances, as well as present troubles, pleaded powerfully with Agnes for the courier's wife.
'Suppose you try, Miss, how it looks in writing?' Childish as the idea was, Agnes tried the experiment.
Am I as entirely parted from the good and evil fortune of his life as if we had never met and never loved?' Agnes looked at the clock on the mantel-piece.
But there is no one that I know of, who deserves to love you, Agnes. Someone of a nobler character, and more worthy altogether than anyone I have ever seen here, must rise up, before I give my consent.
But Agnes, now suddenly lifting up her eyes to mine, and speaking in a different manner, said:
'I think - shall I be quite plain, Agnes, liking him so much?'
Do not be alarmed by what I say, Agnes, but in this state I saw him, only the other evening, lay down his head upon his desk, and shed tears like a child.'
Wickfield glanced towards her, sitting at the tea table by Agnes, she seemed to me to avoid his look with such unwonted hesitation and timidity, that his attention became fixed upon her, as if something were suggested to his thoughts.
Agnes sang with great sweetness and expression, and so did Mrs.
They were taking leave of each other, and Agnes was going to embrace her and kiss her, when Mr.