"You will witness the last token of mental aberration in a decently-brought up young woman in the person of Beatrice Miller. You know her. Well, she has actually engaged herself to a barrister whom nobody knows anything about, and who bien entendu has no briefs they never have any. He was staying here for a couple of days; a slow, heavy young man, who quoted Blackstone.
'I am bound in honour to consider Mr. Smithson, Lesbia, said Lady Kirkbank. 'I wonder that a decently-brought up girl can behave so abominably. 'It would be more abominable to marry a man I detest. I have made up my mind, Lady Kirkbank. We shall be at Havre to-morrow morning, and we shall be married to-morrow shall we not, Gomez? She let her head sink upon his breast, and his arm enfold her.