Scarce less unhappy in her decision than in her uncertainty, and every way dissatisfied with her situation, her
views and herself, Cecilia was still so distressed and uncomfortable, when Delvile called the next morning,
that he could not discover what her determination had been, and fearfully enquired his doom with hardly any
hope of finding favour.
But Cecilia was above affectation, and a stranger to art. "I would not, Sir," she said, "keep you an instant in
suspense, when I am no longer in suspense myself.