With a scornful self-reliance, she asked herself, What did anything matter — and went on.
Roused by the unmeaning violence with which she cried it out, she scrambled up, and stood supporting herself with her shoulders against the wall; dangling in one hand by the string, a dunghillfragment of a bonnet, and trying to look scornfully at him.
’Father,’ she returned, almost scornfully, ’what other proposal can have been made to me?
’Oh, my friends and fellow-men!’ said Slackbridge then, shaking his head with violent scorn, ’I do not wonder that you, the prostrate sons of labour, are incredulous of the existence of such a man.
Mrs. Sparsit gave him a look of the darkest scorn, and said with great politeness, ’Really, sir?’
Thus saying, Mrs. Sparsit, with her Roman features like a medal struck to commemorate her scorn of Mr. Bounderby, surveyed him fixedly from head to foot, swept disdainfully past him, and ascended the staircase.
For you remember how he stood here before you on this platform; you remember how, face to face and foot to foot, I pursued him through all his intricate windings; you remember how he sneaked and slunk, and sidled, and splitted of straws, until, with not an inch of ground to which to cling, I hurled him out from amongst us: an object for the undying finger of scorn to point at, and for the avenging fire of every free and thinking mind to scorch and scar!
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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
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