Such an original way to convey heart-stopping loveliness, physical that is. One of the twists of the story is that the girl’s radiant beauty encases a petty, giddy, shallow little soul.
‘While she set off the pale fragrant butter as the primrose is set off by its nest of green…’
Source: George Eliot, Adam Bede (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1985 (1859)), p. 141
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