moan for your corruption of him

park sang joon

Senior Member
Korean
The narrator recalls his adolescence.
His young wife died from died of illness, and His old friend Steerforth just now drowned.
He came to his house to break the news to his mother.
Rosa Dartle is Steerforth's cousin, was his mistress.
Chapter 56 THE NEW WOUND, AND THE OLD
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'Miss Dartle,' I entreated her. 'For Heaven's sake -'
'I WILL speak!' she said, turning on me with her lightning eyes. 'Be silent, you! Look at me, I say, proud mother of a proud, false son! Moan for your nurture of him, moan for your corruption of him, moan for your loss of him, moan for mine!'
She clenched her hand, and trembled through her spare, worn figure, as if her passion were killing her by inches.
[David Copperfield by Charles Dickens]
I'd like to know if "moan for your corruption of him" means "moan for your corruption corrupted him."
Thank you in advance for your help.
 
  • park sang joon

    Senior Member
    Korean
    Thank you, Galsguensis, for your so very kind answer. :)
    Then I was wondering if "moan for your corruption of him" means "moan for your corruption by him."
     
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