in American Senator

Chapter 38 – “You Are So Severe”


Lord Rufford begins to call Arabella “Bella.”  Bella in Latin means “pretty one.”  This is significant because it is an instance in which Lord Rufford begins to let his guard down.  Rufford is beginning to get intimate with Arabella, which will lead to great troubles for him later in the novel.  [KS 2012]


fortune had favoured her

Trollope continues to use this Classically resonant phrase in connection to Arabella.  See commentary for Chapter 36.  [KS 2012]