The said Eliza, John, and Georgiana were now clustered串 round their mama in the drawing-room:
提到的Eliza, John, 和Georgiana正聚在客廳圍著他們的媽媽。
she lay reclined斜倚 on a sofa by the fireside, and with her darlings about her (for the time neither quarrelling nor crying) looked perfectly happy.
Me, she had dispensed赦免 from joining the group;saying,
She regretted to be under the necessity of keeping me at a distance;
but that until she heard from Bessie, and could discover by her own observation,
that I was endeavouring in good earnest to acquire a more sociable and childlike disposition性情,
a more attractive and sprightly活潑 manner--something lighter, franker, more natural, as it were--
she really must exclude me from privileges intended only for contented知足, happy, little children.
"What does Bessie say I have done?" I asked.
"Jane, I don't like cavillers吹毛求疵者 or questioners;
besides, there is something truly forbidding禁止 in a child taking up岔話 her elders in that manner.
Be seated somewhere; and until you can speak pleasantly, remain silent."