Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out
"It's far better that you should know nothing," he said paternally, "and you wrong yourself, I'm sure. You play very nicely, I'm told, and I've no doubt you've read heaps of learned books."
Elderly banter would no longer check her.
1. relating to fathers or considered characteristic of a father;
2. being on a father's side of a family;
friendly remarks and jokes.