Boxing (See PUGILISM.)Bellenden, Lady Margaret
tiresomely repeats story of Charles II’s visit. [Br. Lit.: Old Mortality]
“dull-witted husband reeked of medicine and drugs.” [Fr. Lit.: Madame Bovary]
imaginary preface writer with wooden style. [Br. Lit.: Wheeler, 108]
Isabel’s kindly, thoughtful, but overly boring suitor. [Am. Lit.: The Portrait of a Lady, Magill I, 766–768]
“correct but unexciting personality.” [Am. Lit.: The Age of Innocence]
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