The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:|
"Because you have lived in the midst of all these things."
"What things do you mean? Axes, and blocks, and thumbscrews?"
"All these historical things. You belong to a historical family."
"Bessie is really too historical," said Mrs. Westgate,
catching a word of this dialogue.
"Yes, you are too historical," said Lord Lambeth, laughing, but thankful
for a formula. "Upon my honor, you are too historical!"
He went with the ladies a couple of days later to Hampton Court,
Willie Woodley being also of the party. The afternoon was charming,
the famous horse chestnuts were in blossom, and Lord Lambeth,
who quite entered into the spirit of the cockney excursionist,