Title: Lord Ormont and his Aminta, v2
Author: George Meredith
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VI. In A mood of languor
VII. Exhibits effects of A PRATTLER’S doses
VIII. Mrs. Lawrence Finchley
IX. A flash of the bruised warrior
X. A short passage in the game played by two
XI. The secretary taken as an antidote
IN A MOOD OF LANGUOR
Up in Aminta’s amber dressing-room; Mrs. Nargett Pagnell alluded sadly to the long month of separation, and begged her niece to let her have in plain words an exact statement of the present situation; adding, “Items will do.” Thereupon she slipped into prattle and held the field.
She was the known, worthy, good, intolerable woman whom the burgess turns out for his world in regiments, that do and look and all but step alike; and they mean well, and have conventional worships and material aspirations, and very peculiar occult refinements, with a blind head and a haphazard gleam of acuteness, impressive to acquaintances, convincing themselves that they impersonate sagacity. She had said this, done that; and it was, by proof, Providence consenting, the right thing. A niece, written