Tess of the d’Urbervilles – The Most Important Line?

1.    “’Good night, Sir John,’ said the Parson.”

2.    “And you seem to see numbers of to-morrows just all in a line, the first of them the biggest and clearest, the others getting smaller and smaller as they stand further away; but they all seem very fierce and cruel and as if they said, ‘I’m coming! Beware of me! Beware of me!’”

3.    “Well, my big Beauty, what can I do for you?”

4.    “When I see what you know, what you have read, and seen, and thought, I feel what a nothing I am!”

5.    “Yes; at that dance on the green; but you would not dance with me. O, I hope that is no ill-omen for us now!”

6.    “You are very good. But it strikes me that there is a want of harmony between your present mood of self-sacrifice and your past mood of self-preservation.”

7.    “I am ready.”

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