Up to now, the posture has been to feel a soupcon of empathy or something for the man because well, at least he was in love.
After all, without Mr. Marciony we might still be eating our ice cream with a soupcon of other people's spit.
So there seemed to be a soupcon of treachery in his subtleties and his disclosures.
And the soupcon of blue on the hat and in the earrings of miladi lights up the whole personality.
This, with the soupcon of a demi-shrug; "You will not suffer much" being implied.
That fat woman he's bowing to is Viscountess Sedley, a porcine empress, widow of three, with a soupcon of bigamy to flavour them.