No surprise: Beattie teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
He thought there were things he might say to Madame Beattie if the others were not present.
Beattie was no longer a young man, and he felt an honest anxiety for the future.
"Ask Madame Beattie," said Alston, with more distaste than he could keep out of his voice.
Mrs. Beattie was on the porch sewing, as ever her bland, capable self.
Madame Beattie took off her hat and stabbed the pin through it.
Beattie, seeing a disposition in the other man to linger and talk, encouraged it.
He was upon the best terms with Scott; and Dr Beattie has given us several valuable specimens of their mutual correspondence.
"I prefer Beattie's Hermit to all other hermits," said Leonora.
"Beattie, I believe you live by that," he said, almost bruskly.