Faintly as tolls the evening chime,Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time,Soon as the woods on shore look dim,We'll sing at St. Ann's our parting hymn;Row, brothers, row, the stream runs fast,The rapids are near and the daylight's past!
In the upstairs bedroom, old Ann dies very slowly, remembering the events of the long-ago wedding night and the next morning...She is attended by a nurse with an Irish accent (Eileen Atkins), who sometimes prompts her: "Remember a happy time!" Dissolve to Ann's memory of a happy time. It is so mundane that if it qualifies as a high point in her life, it compares with Paris Hilton remembering a good stick of gum.roger ebert
You think that you are Ann's suitor; that you are the pursuer and she the pursued? Fool: it is you who are pursued, the marked down quarry, the destined prey.George Bernard Shaw
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