Contemplative Clarissa

“For they might be parted for hundreds of years, she and Peter; she never wrote a letter and his were dry sticks; but suddenly it would come over her, If he were with me now what would he say?–some days, some sights bringing him back to her calmly, without the old bitterness; which perhaps was the reward of having cared for people; they came back in the middle of St. James’s Park on a fine morning–indeed they did.” (7)

“If he were with me now what would he say?” Clarissa is very contemplative and self-reflective. Even after several years of rejecting Peter’s marriage proposal, she still thinks about it and him often.