I have an affection for the road yet(though it is not so pleasant a road as it was then), formed in the impressibility
of untried youth and hope.
She knew that it was all sentiment, all baseless impressibility
, which had caused her to read the scene as her own condemnation; nevertheless she could not get over it; she could not contravene in her own defenceless person all those untoward omens.
But perhaps Dodo, if she were really bordering on such an extravagance, might be turned away from it: experience had often shown that her impressibility
might be calculated on.