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|Mrs Croft's squareness of form
Written by Delories
(9/29/2005 4:28 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, What is a clumsy wrist?, penned by Line
We are told that "Mrs. Croft, though neither tall nor fat, had a squareness, uprightness, and vigour of form, which gave importance to her person. She had bright dark eyes, good teeth, and altogether an agreeable face..."
In other words, she's a fine figure of a woman, healthy and hearty (albeit with somewhat weatherbeaten skin, not having had the benefit of sunscreen). Presumably Sir Walter finds all of this a bit coarse, preferring a more effete look, the Lady-Bertram-lounging-languidly-on-the-sofa type...
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