She would have liked for her expression to be split into two parts, so that one eye stared at Berenice in an accusing way, and the other eye thanked her with a grateful look. But the human face does not divide like this, and the two expressions cancelled out each other.
"Cheer up," said Berenice.
Burns talked of the great gift he would like the giftie to give us: "to see ourselves as others see us". In a sense, this is the inverse: for people to see us as we see ourselves.
Oh, wid the giftie no gie us that wee gift as well?