Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:
Glancing back, at the doorway, they saw Mr. Pepper as though he had suddenly loosened his clothes, and had become a vivacious and malicious old ape.
It seemed dreadful that the town should blaze for ever in the same spot; dreadful at least to people going away to adventure upon the sea, and beholding it as a circumscribed mound, eternally burnt, eternally scarred.
having a lively, attractive personality;
1. to limit sb/sth's freedom, rights, power, etc.
2. to draw a circle around another shape;