It had already lasted a minute, and it lasted while I continued, seizing my colleague, quite thrusting her at it and presenting her to it, to insist with my pointing hand. Grose assented: "it was the way he liked everyone!" She had no sooner spoken indeed than she caught herself up. --Rhythm, said Stephen, is the first formal esthetic relation of part to part in any esthetic whole or of an esthetic whole to its part or parts or of any part to the esthetic whole of which it is a part. His lips began to murmur the first verses over and over; then went on stumbling through half verses, stammering and baffled; then stopped.