Here are some words from the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover( page 262, chapter 13) by Lawrence (planetebook,here):
He stopped and looked round at the facade of the long, low old brown house.
‘Wragby doesn’t wink an eyelid!’ he said. ‘But then why should it! I ride upon the achievements of the mind of man, and that beats a horse.’
What's the meaning of the sentence in blue please? I can't find it fits the context, so I guess it must have a special meaning. Detailedly, the purple part can't explain why it should wink, and they even don't have logical link in my eye.
Could you please give me some