Pale ire, envy and despair [xxxx xxxxxx?xx] 144 126 146 1 136 That Claggart's——//—— figure was not
amiss, and his face, save the chin, well
moulded, has already been said. Of these
favorable points he seemed not insensible,
for he was not only neat but careful in
his dress. But the form of Billy Budd
was heroic; and if his face was without
the intellectual look of the pallid
Claggart's, not the less was it lit
illuminated , like his, from within,
though from a different source. The bonfire
in his heart made luminous the
ruddiness rose-tan in his cheek.
127 146 2 137 In view of the marked
contrast between the persons of the twain,
it is more than probable that ^ when the
Master-at-arms in the scene last
given applied to the sailor the proverb
Handsome is as handsome does ; he there
let escape an ironic ^ inkling un not observed caught
at the time by the young sailors who heard it ,^ as to what it was that had
frst first moved him against Billy, namely,
his striking significant personal beauty.
Now envy and antipathy
passions irreconcilable in reason, neverthless
in fact ^ may spring conjoined like Chang and Eng
in one birth. Is Envy then such
a monster? Well, though many an
147 128 138 arraigned mortal has in hopes of
mitigated penalty pleaded guilty
to horrible actions, did ever anybody
seriously confess to envy? Something
there is in it universally felt to be even
more shameful than even felonious
crime. And does not only does everybody
disown it
148 139 but the better sort of men are inclined
to incredulity when it is in earnest ^ earnestly seriously
imputed to any an intelligent man.
But since its lodgement is in the heart
not the brain, no degree of intelligence intellect
supplies a guarantee against it. Inly
it so self-humiliates a man that it is
sought to be locked up But Claggart's
was no vulgar form of the passion.
Nor, as directed toward Billy Budd
146 149 130 did it partake of that streak of apprehensive
jealousy that marred Saul's visage
perturbidly brooding on the comely
young David. Claggart's envy struck
deeper. At bottom
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deeper. If askance he eyed the
good looks, cheery health and frank
enjoyment of this young life in Billy
Budd, it was because these seemed to be happened
to go went were its the outward expressions of along with ^ a nature that as
Claggart magnetically felt, had
in its simplicity never willed malice or knew the reactionary pang in the
secret sessions of thought.

or felt unavailing remore. To Claggart, or experienced the ^ reacting ^ reactionary bite of the that serpent . in it.
To him, the spirit lodged within Billy,

and looking out from his welkin blue azure eyes
as from windows, that ^ ineffability it was which
149 150 131 made the dimple in his rich dyed cheek,
suppled his joints, and dancing in
his yellow curls made him ^ preeminently the
handsome Handsome sailor Sailor . One person excepted
the master-at-arms was perhaps the only
man in the ship ^ intellectualy capable of of ^ adequately fully appreciating
the moral phenomenon ^ presented in Billy Budd. In
him He he recognized his his own direct opposite
And the insight but intensified his passion,
which assuming various secret forms within him
him , his secret selfhood at times assumed that of ^ cynic disdain—
disdain of innocence . To be m nothing
more than innocent! Yet in an aesthetic
way he saw the charm of it, the ^ courageous free-and-
esay -easy temper of it, and fain would
have shared it, but he despaired of it.
151 148 132 142 With no power to annul the elemental
evil in him, tho readily enough he could
disguise hide it; apprehending the good, but
powerless to be it; a nature like Claggart's
surcharged with energy as such natures
almost invariably are, what recourse is
left to it but to recoil upon itself and
like the scorpion for which the Creator
is alone ^ is responsible, live act out to the end
the ^ stage - part nature alloted it.—//—