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Date: Aug 11 4:15 PM, 2019
RE: Demelza Quote - Help!

Greetings Lucy,

Are you thinking of the following passage? In TSFTS, when Demelza and Clowance visit Bowood, Demelza falls into a reflective mood while watching Clowance perform in an impromptu play. Recalling her rough origins as she sits sedately among the highborn ladies at Bowood she thinks:

I am not of the same breed as these women, she thought; I should be different in colour or shape. But except for a few rough edges which they graciously ignore ... And who would have thought Lady Lansdowne was three months forward? I wish I were. I wish Jeremy was three again like her son. I wish I was twenty-six like her and it was all to come again. Life ... it slips away like sand out of a torn envelope. (p. 402-ish)





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Date: Aug 11 1:00 AM, 2019

Its been several months since I finished all 12 novels. I checked them out at the library so dont have copies on hand. I am wanting to remember a quote of Demelza... it is on one of the latter booksshe is reflecting on when her children were young. I believe something happens (maybe she is around Carolines children or another you g family) and she wishes for the days when her children were small. Anyone know which novel this was in or even better, the exact quote/excerpt? Thank you!!

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