Certainly, if you are resolved to marry, the present is as good as another time, and more convenient. But there must be some legal formalities to go through. You cannot turn into the first church you meet, and be married off-hand." "Ned must find out all that. I am sadly disappointed and disilluded, Nelly." "Time will cure you as it does everybody; and you will be the better for being wiser.
Still, there is a consoling dash of romance in the transaction. Agatha has charm. Do you not think so?" Gertrude's emotion was gone. She replied with cool scorn, "Very romantic indeed. She is very fortunate." Trefusis half laughed, half sighed with relief to find her so self-possessed. "It sounds like and indeed is the selfish calculation of a disilluded widower.