| Mary took the lead. ‘I want to go to the Sorbonne, and take my “bachot.” Then I shall try to get a post for modern languages in some good school, and when I’ve taught a few years, I should like to be head-mistress in a big high-school.’
‘But do you never wish to wed?’ asked Marie, open-eyed.
Mary shook her head. She was that rare thing, a genuine student, and she knew that, for her, the ambition she had just spoken would bring the greatest happiness.
|If you really want to... it's very boring and you'll probably disagree with it all though...|
|On condition that you do not point out any mistakes/Kate-isms as it'll probably be too late at that stage as I'll have handed it up.|
|"Yes; and now she's shingled, and at Oxford," said Joey. "Bette is
only going to be at home.
|Mary Burnett had been, and should have stayed on till the end of the
summer term; but Mrs. Burnett had an accident, and there were two
small boys who were one person's work at home, so Mary had to leave
school a term sooner than anyone expected
|Ruth B wrote:|
|Except,I guess, if you are writing on EBDisms, in which case the material is plentiful!
Mary definitely went home after leaving school and no academic careeer is planned for her. When Joey points out that the head of the high was nearly nineteen, Madge points out that she is now at Oxford, whereas Mary is merely going home.
|In Rivals/Eustacia it definitely says that Mary is a 'born student' with absolutely no intention of marrying. This could be seen as an EBDism but after all lots of people probably thought that till they fell in love.|
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