Should I, after tea and cakes and ices,
Have the strength to force the moment to its crisis?
“Now that I’ve wasted plenty of time eating, drinking, and contemplating, should I make my move on this girl? DO I DARE?”
At the time Eliot was writing, “reaching one’s crisis” was another a popular term for having an orgasm.
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