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søndag 9. januar 2011

Smakebit på ein søndag - nr. 7

Rose Markham har ei skarpe tunga når det gjelder urettferdighet mot seg sjølv!

'Well! - if it had been me now, I should have no tea at all - If it had been Fergus, even, he would have had to put up with such as there was, and been told to be thankful, for it was far too good for him; but you - we can't do too much for you - It's always so - if there's anything particularly nice at table, mamma winks and nods at meto abstain from it, and if I don't attend to that, she whispers, "Don't eat so much of that, Rose, Gilbert will like it for his supper" - I'm nothing at all - in the parlour, it's "Come, Rose, put away your things, and let's have the room nice and tidy against they come in; and keep up a good fire; Gilbert likes a cheerful fire." In the kitchen - "Make that pie a large one, Rose, I dare say the boys'll be hungry; and don't put so much pepper in, they'll not like it I'm sure" - or, "Rose, don't put so many spices in the pudding, Gilbert likes it plain," - or, "Mind you put plenty of currants in the cake, Fergus likes plenty." If I say, "Well, mamma, I don't," I'm told I ought not to think of myself - "You know, Rose, in all household matters, we have only two things to consider, first, what's proper to be done, and secondly, what's most agreeable to the gentlemen of the house - anything will do for the ladies." '

Frå Anne Brontës The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

XOXO

4 kommentarer:

  1. Jeg tror jeg hadde slitt om jeg hadde levd på den tiden. Hva syntes du om boken? Veldig god smakebit var det i hvert fall. Selv har jeg ikke lest noe av Anne Brontë men jeg har Agnes Grey ventende her på lydbok.

    Jeg var så frekk at jeg la inn en link til ditt innlegg i posten min slik at de som ikke kjenner bloggen din kan finne frem til denne smakebiten.

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  2. Ladybug: Så langt liker eg den, men eg har og sett filmen så eg veit nogenlunde kva som skjer. Språket er greit å lese, og ikkje for vanskelig. Det går heilt greit at du legger inn link på bloggen din, men flott at du seier ifrå:)

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