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Chapter 33 - (VERSO)

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anything to Matthew nowadays. Time was when he would take my advice but now he just buys things for Anne regardless, and the clerks at Carmody know they can palm anything off on him. (begin superscript)G18(end superscript) Mind you keep you keep your skirt clear of the wheel, Anne, and put your warm jacket on.”

Then Mar Marilla stalked downstairs, thinking proudly how sweet Anne looked, with that

“One moonbeam from the forehead to the cro crown”

and regretting that she could not go to the concert herself to hear her girl recite.

“I wonder if it is too damp for my dress,” said Anne anxiously.

“Not a bit of it,” said Diana, pulling


LMM Notes

LMM Note G18
Just let them tell him a thing is pretty and fashionable and Matthew plunks his money down for it.


"Mind you keep you keep your": Montgomery was writing (or copying?) quickly enough that she left in this repetition.


"One moonbeam from the forehead to the crown": quotation from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's novel-length 1859 poem Aurora Leigh, Book 4, lines 1011–1013, describing the part in a woman’s hair.

"No one parts
Her hair with such a silver line as you,
One moonbeam from the forehead to the crown!"

In the poem, the poet Aurora is speaking scornfully of a certain kind of woman’s expectation of flattery from a man; this line is an example of that imagined flattery. There are several places in Anne where Montgomery quotes lines (seemingly) completely out of their original contexts, inviting straightforward and subtler readings. Montgomery quotes from Aurora Leigh much more pointedly in Emily’s Quest (1927) when Emily the writer, depressed into silence, is finally able to write again (Epperly, The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass: Montgomery's Heroines and the Pursuit of Romance, pp. 191–96).