BOOK VI. THE WIDOW AND THE WIFE.
58. CHAPTER LVIII.
"Come, darling, let us make the best of things. It will only be
for a time, I hope, that we shall have to be stingy and particular.
His native warm-heartedness took a great deal of quenching,
and it is a part of manliness for a husband to feel keenly the fact
that an inexperienced girl has got into trouble by marrying him.
She received his kiss and returned it faintly, and in this way
an appearance of accord was recovered for the time. But Lydgate
could not help looking forward with dread to the inevitable future
discussions about expenditure and the necessity for a complete change
in their way of living.