The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:|
devising; and although it promises nought but danger and trouble
to me, she would lay it to my charge, as if I had any purpose of
mine own in it."
"Thou liest, thou treacherous slave!" said the Countess in spite
of Janet's attempts to keep her silent, in the sad foresight that
her vehemence might only furnish arms against herself--"thou
liest," she continued.--"Let me go, Janet--were it the last word
I have to speak, he lies. He had his own foul ends to seek; and
broader he would have displayed them had my passion permitted me
to preserve the silence which at first encouraged him to unfold
his vile projects."