…I looked at the place with my heart beating as I had known it to do in the dentist’s parlor.
Strether had never smoked, and he felt as if he flaunted at his friend that this had been only because of a reason. The reason, it now began to appear even to himself, was that he had never had a lady to smoke with.
… la passione amorosa separa terribilmente le sue vittime da tutti, tranne che dall’oggetto amoroso
used to spare no pains, and I fancied her rummaging in some
Don’t question your conscience so much–it will get out of tune like a strummed piano. Keep it for great occasions.
Catherine, who was extremely modest, had no desire to shine, and on most social occasions, as they are called, you would have found her lurking in the background.
and the figure of the income he had arrived at had never been high enough to look any one in the face.
Even iron sometimes melts.
Mrs. Wix gave a sidelong look. She still had room for wonder at what Maisie knew.
I mean that everything this afternoon has been too beautiful, and that perhaps everything together will never be so right again. I’m very glad therefore you’ve been a part of it.