Saturday, July 4, 2015
SAY MEH TO THE DRESS (LEAVING IT UP TO YOU)
29th.—The preparations for the marriage have begun. The dressmaker has come to receive her orders. Laura is perfectly impassive, perfectly careless about the question of all others in which a woman's personal interests are most closely bound up. She has left it all to the dressmaker and to me. If poor Hartright had been the baronet, and the husband of her father's choice, how differently she would have behaved! How anxious and capricious she would have been, and what a hard task the best of dressmakers would have found it to please her!
John Cale: Leaving It Up To You (Link)
Text: Willkie Collins, The Woman In White (1859-60)