He now observed that a certain remarkable drowsiness(wholly unlike that with which the reader possibly feels himself affected) had been flung over the senses of his auditress
. It was the effect, unquestionably, of the mystic gesticulations by which he had sought to bring bodily before Phoebe's perception the figure of the mesmerizing carpenter.
The shrinking of her auditress
stopped her for a moment in her flow of words, delivered in a retrospective gloomy voice.
I have forbidden Adele to talk to me about her presents, and she is bursting with repletion: have the goodness to serve her as auditress
and interlocutrice; it will be one of the most benevolent acts you ever performed."
Yet went she not, as not with such discourse Delighted, or not capable her eare Of what was high: such pleasure she reserv'd, ADAM relating, she sole Auditress
; Her Husband the Relater she preferr'd Before the Angel, and of him to ask Chose rather; hee, she knew would intermix Grateful digressions, and solve high dispute With conjugal Caresses, from his Lip Not Words alone pleas'd her.
Yet went she not, as not with such discourse Delighted, or not capable her ear Of what was high: such pleasure she reserved, Adam relating, she sole auditress
Ultimately, Isabel submits that, "she said things to this amiable auditress
that she had not yet said to anyone.