The House of Mirth
Important Quotations Explained
is a revolving body which is apt to be judged according to its place
in each man’s heaven; and at present it was turning its illuminated
face to Lily.
2. I wasn’t
meant to be good.
3. That was
all he knew—all he could hope to unravel of the story. The mute
lips on the pillow refused him more than this—unless indeed they
had told him the rest in the kiss they had left upon his forehead.
Yes, he could now read into that farewell all that his heart craved
to find there; he could even draw from it courage not to accuse
himself for having failed to reach the height of his opportunity.
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