for some reason I thought this was Edward Ferrars and I was excited but butt, it’s Tom Lefroy, this butt is for you.
Tom Lefroy: I have been told there is much to see upon a walk, but all I’ve detected so far is a general tendency to green above and brown below.
Jane: Yes, well, others have detected more. It is celebrated. There’s even a book about Selborne Wood.
Tom Lefroy: Oh. A novel, perhaps?
Jane: Novels? Being poor, insipid things read by mere women, even, God forbid, written by mere women?
Tom Lefroy: I see, we’re talking of your reading.
Jane: As if the writing of women did not display the greatest powers of mind, knowledge of human nature, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour and the best-chosen language imaginable?
Tom Lefroy: Was I deficient in rapture?
Jane: In consciousness!
Tom Lefroy: It was…It was accomplished.
Jane: It was ironic.
Tom Lefroy: And you are sure I have not offended you?
Jane: Not at all!
Becoming Jane (2007)
On my walk yesterday
this did not happen.
I saw a general tendency towards blue above and green below. I did detect some Irish Wolfhounds and some squirrels and some graffiti. I was not at all offended.