Miss Matty Jenkyns
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Miss Matty Jenkyns (Character)
from "Cranford" (1972)

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"Cranford: June 1842 (#1.1)" (2007)
[Mary Smith is coming to stay with Matty and Deborah Jenkyns and they are preparing her bedroom]
Miss Matty Jenkyns: Ought we to light a fire, do you suppose?
Miss Deborah Jenkyns: [horrified] A fire? Our guest gave us a deal of information in her letter, but I saw no mention of her being ill.

[Mary has brought oranges as a present for Matty and Deborah]
Miss Deborah Jenkyns: I would prefer it if I did not enjoy oranges. Consuming them is a most incommodious business.
Miss Matty Jenkyns: There is not such a lot of juice, Deborah dear - only when they are sliced with a knife.
Mary Smith: At home we make a little hole in our oranges and we suck them.
[Deborah looks horrified]
Miss Matty Jenkyns: That is the way I like to take them best, but Deborah says it is vulgar and altogether too redolent of a ritual undertaken by little babies. My sister does not care for the expression
[whispers]
Miss Matty Jenkyns: "suck".
Miss Deborah Jenkyns: [primly] We will repair to our rooms... and consume our fruit in solitude.
[embarrassed, Deborah gets up and leaves the table]

Miss Matty Jenkyns: My sister does not care for the expression *suck*.

Miss Matty Jenkyns: There will be a great deal to occupy your pen. I regret that you missed the incident just last week. A wagon of bricks had cause to drive down King Street and became lodged with a pit cart headed the opposite way.
Mary Smith: Were people hurt?
Miss Matty Jenkyns: No no no no, but there was talk of summoning the constable.

Miss Matty Jenkyns: You must gird your loins; it is all go in Cranford.

Miss Matty Jenkyns: She wrote in such distress. There were exclamation marks.

Miss Matty Jenkyns: Miss Pole, have pity. The poor girl is distraught. And well might we all be with Jem Hearne dead and the town without a carpenter.
Miss Deborah Jenkyns: Speculation is the enemy of calm.

Miss Matty Jenkyns: Well, have you the leisure to speak to all of your patients in person, before the new young gentleman arrives?
Dr. Morgan: I'm afraid I have not, but I have had occasion to inform Miss Pole.
Miss Deborah Jenkyns: Miss Pole?
Dr. Morgan: I shall repair to my consulting room to write to all the rest, and they will know the news by teatime.
Miss Deborah Jenkyns: Or sooner, Dr. Morgan.

Miss Deborah Jenkyns: [Opening a gift from Captain Brown] Oh, Captain Brown. This is highly individual.
Captain Brown: It's a coal shovel. Manufactured from oak, by myself.
Miss Matty Jenkyns: Oh, sister. A thing we have wished for for an age.
Captain Brown: Miss Deborah, I hope you will accept it. A token of my gratitude.
Miss Deborah Jenkyns: I assure you, sir. No such token is required. We are no longer merely neighbors. We are friends.


"Cranford: August 1842 (#1.2)" (2007)
Miss Deborah Jenkyns: Jessie, convey your news.
Jessie Brown: I have been sent anemones. And a note.
[reads]
Jessie Brown: "With the compliments of Major Gordon".
Miss Matty Jenkyns: Anemones. We must look them up in 'The Language of Flowers'.

Miss Matty Jenkyns: I suppose now there will nobody to call me Matilda anymore. Deborah did not care for my name being shortened but everybody did it, except she.

Miss Deborah Jenkyns: Captain Brown's conduct is not to be tolerated. To insinuate himself into our society like a snake...
Miss Matty Jenkyns: Oh, sister, not a snake! That is very harsh.
Miss Deborah Jenkyns: He is at the very least a wolf in sheep's attire.


"Cranford: May 1843 (#1.5)" (2007)
Miss Matty Jenkyns: I never liked the notion that the world is round. Makes me feel so giddy.


"Cranford: Return to Cranford: Part Two - October 1844 (#2.2)" (2009)
Miss Matty Jenkyns: Love is the final word.