Interested in Language
The text I need to help with is:
"Then I went to the bedside and tore aside the fabrics; to behold my mistressīs face all contorted as with fear and pain. Forgetful of all save my desire to drive away her torturing fancies (for I saw that she rode the wild mare), I leaped upon the pillow and caught her head to my lap, where the grey eyes in wonderment, and a flush spread over the cheeks).
R.M.Gilchrist, The Manuscript of Francis Shackerley, cca. 1900
I am not sure what the bold text means. Was she emotionally very disturbed? Or in fever?
Thank you very much
Not a Teacher
She was having a nightmare.
"Invading armies have no rights." Noam Chomsky