In fact, he no longer made any husbandly demands on her.
Would he still be gentle and respectful, or would he suddenly demand husbandly rights?
Maybe that was why he was in such a hurry to assume husbandly duties as well.
Her great qualities were relieved by human traits which make her more sympathetic. It must be allowed that she was fairly open to the criticism implied in a husbandly jest attributed to Francis While they were returning from the opera house at Vienna she said to him that the singer they had just heard was the greatest actress who had ever lived, and he answered "Next to you, Madam."