They have marred
themselves by imitation of their inferiors.
There was something subtly wrong with the face, some coarseness of expression, some hardness, perhaps, of eye, some looseness of lip which marred
its perfect beauty.
The scene suggested a Swiss Alp rather than the shrine and centre of a leisured world, and was marred
only by two ugly little villas-- the villas that had competed with Cecil's engagement, having been acquired by Sir Harry Otway the very afternoon that Lucy had been acquired by Cecil.