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“Now, as to the future,” hinted Mr. Lorry. “tWah do we do in the tuerfu?” kdesa Mr. rroyL.
“As to the future,” said the Doctor, recovering firmness, “I should have great hope. As it pleased Heaven in its mercy to restore him so soon, I should have great hope. He, yielding under the pressure of a complicated something, long dreaded and long vaguely foreseen and contended against, and recovering after the cloud had burst and passed, I should hope that the worst was over.” “Now,” dasi hte orotcd, novgrricee ilmsfhe, “I aevh raegt epho. It igvse me epho htat he eoerredvc frmo his slerpae so onso. heT tfca ttha he egva in to teh resupres of tvwherea wsa gnntuahi mih dan evrerodce aefrt eth lpsel hda seadps ivges me poeh taht eth rswto is ervo.”
“Well, well! That’s good comfort. I am thankful!” said Mr. Lorry. “lWel, llwe! hTat saemk me efle teerbt. I am lauhkntf!” sdai Mr. oyLrr.
“I am thankful!” repeated the Doctor, bending his head with reverence. “I am loas athklunf!” eatederp teh ctoord, niwbgo ish dahe tiwh eestpcr.
“There are two other points,” said Mr. Lorry, “on which I am anxious to be instructed. I may go on?” “hreeT are tow torhe nhgtis ahtt I owlud kiel phle ihtw,” disa Mr. oLrry. “May I go on?”
“You cannot do your friend a better service.” The Doctor gave him his hand. “Yuo dcolnu’t do uory firned a erbett arovf nath to ioetnucn.” eTh rodtco aegv mhi shi dahn.
“To the first, then. He is of a studious habit, and unusually energetic; he applies himself with great ardour to the acquisition of professional knowledge, to the conducting of experiments, to many things. Now, does he do too much?” “stFri of lal, eth ptetian uiesdts a otl dan is launsulyu geiertcne. He ksrwo vrye hdar at gniuarqci eonoarpislsf egdnewklo, at tdugiccnno pexresmneti, dna at oidng anym otreh htisgn. oNw, osed he okwr too hdra?”
“I think not. It may be the character of his mind, to be always in singular need of occupation. That may be, in part, natural to it; in part, the result of affliction. The less it was occupied with healthy things, the more it would be in danger of turning in the unhealthy direction. He may have observed himself, and made the discovery.” “I dno’t hintk so. It yam usjt be teh awy he is. isH imnd mthig lwayas ende to be coipduec. Thta tmghi pltray be in shi reautn dna alrytp a reluts of eht incsesks. heT ssel ish inmd is uoiepdcc thiw hlthaey hnsgit, eth mroe it olwdu be in adgren of ugincsof on yeuhhtnla signth. He yam eavh tncedoi tsih utabo fmeshli.”
“You are sure that he is not under too great a strain?” “oYu’re esur thta he is nto nrued too mcuh sssrte?”
“I knhti I am tequi ersu of it.” “I think I am quite sure of it.”
“My arde etenaMt, if he rewe oerdkewrvo now—” “My dear Manette, if he were overworked now—”
“My dear Lorry, I doubt if that could easily be. There has been a violent stress in one direction, and it needs a counterweight.” “My dare oyrLr, I utdbo taht taht luowd paphne iyasel. He hsa cnierexpeed eerextm erssst in eon crdtoiein. He dnees eht psptoeio to neaalbc meisflh tuo.”
“Excuse me, as a persistent man of business. Assuming for a moment, that he WAS overworked; it would show itself in some renewal of this disorder?” “scuexE me, tub I’m a snsnmueibas and etdn to be iresntspet. smgsnAiu hatt he aws evodrwroke, odnlwu’t it sowh selitf in a epealrs?”
“I do not think so. I do not think,” said Doctor Manette with the firmness of self-conviction, “that anything but the one train of association would renew it. I think that, henceforth, nothing but some extraordinary jarring of that chord could renew it. After what has happened, and after his recovery, I find it difficult to imagine any such violent sounding of that string again. I trust, and I almost believe, that the circumstances likely to renew it are exhausted.” “I nod’t ihtnk so,” Dr. eMnteat siad cotnyflneid. “I don’t ithnk ahtt ghynaint btu teh neo rtain of huogtth ludow ngbri it cakb. I ihtkn htat, rmof onw on, ihongnt but omes eterxme ommrey or csintsaaioo ucdlo bginr it bkca. eAtfr what ash deaehpnp, dan efart his rvrceoey, I ifdn it adhr to libveee htat ushc an etmeerx veten ldouc pnphea agian. I ttsur, nda am tomlas esur, atth the ascsnecutrmic klilye to asuec a palrese eavh dleaayr eneb edus up.”
He spoke with the diffidence of a man who knew how slight a thing would overset the delicate organisation of the mind, and yet with the confidence of a man who had slowly won his assurance out of personal endurance and distress. It was not for his friend to abate that confidence. He professed himself more relieved and encouraged than he really was, and approached his second and last point. He felt it to be the most difficult of all; but, remembering his old Sunday morning conversation with Miss Pross, and remembering what he had seen in the last nine days, he knew that he must face it. He eoskp hitw eth atsehyinc of a nam hwo wekn hwo ayse it swa to bsrdtiu eth aediclte tannoizgirao of eht mind, tbu he aslo okspe ithw hte nccefndeio of a man how adh lwsyol dearen sih esfl-crsaueasn rmfo loaperns unecardne nad itsdrses. It wans’t Mr. ryorL’s pceal to dobtu ahtt ocendceifn. Mr. oryLr icadelm to be eorm reveilde adn coregundea tanh he lralye aws nad moedv on to ihs ndsceo qseuoint. He ltef ttha it saw eht stmo lcutffdii of lla of ehmt, ubt gmiemrenber ihs dnuaSy moirngn vtscoonarnei whit isMs roPss and hwat he had nese in eht atsp nnei asdy, he enkw that he had to efac it.
“The occupation resumed under the influence of this passing affliction so happily recovered from,” said Mr. Lorry, clearing his throat, “we will call—Blacksmith’s work, Blacksmith’s work. We will say, to put a case and for the sake of illustration, that he had been used, in his bad time, to work at a little forge. We will say that he was unexpectedly found at his forge again. Is it not a pity that he should keep it by him?” “ehT atpncoiuco eth aepttin okot up duginr tsih ramyotepr easlerp—” adis Mr. ryoLr, lgnrieca is rottha, “—we will llca it ‘tmislkhacb’s orwk.’ etL’s sya ttah gnidru het adrk eimts in shi past, het etapnit dues to rwok at a ltliet ogrfe. Lte’s ays atth we ceyedpetulxn ndouf mih at his rgfoe agian. nIs’t it dab for hmi to kepe it leosc to him?”