"Here, then, Mary Beton ceases to speak"
Virginia Woolf/Oil on canvas/Christiaan Tonnis (1998)
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Here Virginia Woolf reminds us that at this point she is moving from speaking in the voice of the narrator to speaking in her own voice. 

She also takes the opportunity to reiterate the central message in A Room of One's Own that a female writer needs financial independence and privacy if she is to write successfully.