"If you knew all this," said Miss Ophelia, "why didn't you do it?"
"O, because I have had only that kind of benevolence which consists of lying on a sofa, and cursing the church and clergy for not being martyrs and confessors. One can see, you know, very easily, how other ought to be martyrs."
"Well, what are you going to do differently now?" said Miss Ophelia . . .