Student or Learner
Would you share with me your opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
I remember going to the British Museum one day to read up the treatment for some slight ailment of which I had a touch — hay fever, I fancy it was. I got down the book, and read all I came to read; and then, in an unthinking moment, I idly turned the leaves, and began to indolently study diseases, generally..
read up = study or learn by reading, study specially, inquire further into
fancy = guess
in an unthinking moment = involuntarily, without a second thought, as a matter of course
indolently = without showing an interest in
Thank you for your efforts.
I think that indolently means studying without much application or dedication rather than a lack of interest here.