For I like when daughterly
love and dear charity hath no leisure to look to worldly courtesy."
Shaw put out the other hand to Fanny, who gave him a daughterly
kiss, quite forgetting everything but the tender feeling that sprung up in her heart at the renewal of the childish custom which we never need outgrow.
It was better still to see Amy pay him the daughterly
duty and affection which completely won his old heart, and best of all, to watch Laurie revolve about the two, as if never tired of enjoying the pretty picture they made.
The empowerment of Jacobs's "daughterly
" reader depends upon the reader's recognition that relationships between women are similarly structured to perverse master-slave relations; with that recognition the reader can choose how to exert her power.
In "The Blessing," which is dedicated to the poet's elder daughter, and makes as much room for affection as for injury, Kizer beautifully melds her recognition of having been mothered by her daughter--a situation familiar to many women--with her own daughterly
experiences in that dual role.
The text's daughterly
position of proximity allows a recovery of the body without collapsing interpretation upon it.
Deborah set aside "personal dislike, feminine benevolence, natural reserve" in order to lead her people into battle, while Pharoah's daughter disregarded manmade rules concerning "[s]tate policy, prejudice, nay even daughterly
disobedience" in order to save Moses's life (WoS 74, 93).
"Humor as Daughterly
Defense in Crawford." The Victorian Comic Spirit: New Perspectives.
Overcoming her daughterly
scruples, she persuades her father to give her a larger share of the family fortune.
At Mansfield Park, however, the ethos of daughterly
gratitude and feminine pliability blurs the boundary between Sir Thomas's demands and Fanny's own desires.
Because so frequently, that relationship is predicated on a performance by the girl, a performance of her smartness that shows her off as the daughterly
possession of her mentor.
Gillooly's readings of nineteenth-century novels serve to flesh out various ways that feminine humor can operate: as "maternal aggression" (Jane Austen); "daughterly
defense" (Elizabeth Gaskell); and "maternal protection" (George Eliot).