’It is strange,’ I began, in the interval of swallowing one cup of tea and receiving another — ’it is strange how custom can mould our tastes and ideas: many could not imagine the existence of happiness in a life of such complete exile from the world as you spend, Mr. Heathcliff; yet, I’ll venture to say, that, surrounded by your family, and with your amiable lady as the presiding genius over your home and heart — ’
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She will preside over the meeting.
At a sign from the presiding judge, one of the court officers led her away,