“Everything seemed to race past him; he just sat there, eating. And then half-way through dinner he made himself look at Clarissa for the first time. She was talking to a young man on her right. He had a sudden revelation. ‘She will marry that man,’ he said to himself. He didn’t even know his name.” (61)
Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. San Diego: Harcourt, 1925.
The fact that these thoughts come from Peter Walsh and not an authoritative narrator make it questionable, especially in the paragraphs that follow. They all have a sense of distain for Dalloway, because Walsh himself is interested with Clarissa, and even a little bitter for being rejected. He paints the image of what he sees Dalloway and Clarissa to be like, but a narration in one of their perspectives would be more trustworthy a marker of their relationship.