Sunday 6 August 2023

Our Likings

Charlotte Brontë, The Professor (London: Wordsworth Editions, 1994; 1857), p.88:

Our likings are regulated by our circumstances. The artist prefers a hilly country because it is picturesque; the engineer a flat one because it is convenient; the man of pleasure likes what he calls 'a fine woman' — she suits him; the fashionable young gentleman admires the fashionable young lady — she is of his kind;