"let him go to her she of course would only be too delighted to pretend shes mad in love with him that I wouldnt so much mind Id just go to her and ask her do you love him and look her square in the eyes she couldnt fool me but he might imagine he was and make a declaration to her with his plabbery kind of a manner like he did to me" (U18.191)
"though I had the devils own job to get it out of him though I liked him for that it showed he could hold in and wasnt to be got for the asking" (U18.196)
"he was on the pop of asking me too the night in the kitchen I was rolling the potato cake theres something I want to say to you only for I put him off letting on I was in a temper with my hands and arms full of pasty flour in any case I let out too much the night before talking of dreams so I didnt want to let him know more than was good for him" (U18.198)
"she used to be always embracing me Josie whenever he was there meaning him of course glauming me over" (U18.202)
"and when I said I washed up and down as far as possible" (U18.204)
"asking me and did you wash possible the women are always egging on to that putting it on thick when hes there they know by his sly eye blinking a bit putting on the indifferent when they come out with something the kind he is what spoils him I dont wonder in the least" (U18.205)
"because he was very handsome at that time trying to look like lord Byron I said I liked" (U18.208)
"though he was too beautiful for a man and he was a little before we got engaged" (U18.209)
"afterwards though she didnt like it so much the day I was in fits of laughing with the giggles I couldnt stop about all my hairpins falling out one after another with the mass of hair I had youre always in great humour she said yes because it grigged her because she knew what it meant because I used to tell her a good bit of what went on between us not all but just enough to make her mouth water" (U18.211)
"but that wasnt my fault she didnt darken the door much after we were married I wonder what shes got like now after living with that dotty husband of hers she had her face beginning to look drawn and run down the last time I saw her she must have been just after a row with him because I saw on the moment she was edging to draw down a conversation about husbands and talk about him to run him down" (U18.216)
"what was it she told me O yes that sometimes he used to go to bed with his muddy boots on when the maggot takes him just imagine having to get into bed with a thing like that that might murder you any moment what a man well its not the one way everyone goes mad" (U18.221)
"Poldy anyhow whatever he does always wipes his feet on the mat when he comes in wet or shine and always blacks his own boots too" (U18.225)
"and he always takes off his hat when he comes up in the street like then and now hes going about in his slippers to look for £10000 for a postcard U p up O sweetheart May wouldnt a thing like that simply bore you stiff to extinction actually too stupid even to take his boots off now what could you make of a man like that" (U18.227)
"Id rather die 20 times over than marry another of their sex of course hed never find another woman like me to put up with him the way I do know me come sleep with me yes and he knows that too at the bottom of his heart" (18.231)
"take that Mrs Maybrick that poisoned her husband for what I wonder in love with some other man yes it was found out on her wasnt she the downright villain to go and do a thing like that of course some men can be dreadfully aggravating drive you mad and always the worst word in the world " (U18.234)
"what do they ask us to marry them for if were so bad as all that comes to yes because they cant get on without us" (U18.238)
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