Artingale Castle

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byThomas Adolphus Trollope

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... 189 CHAPTER VII. Who's Who At Farlabtdstoke. On the following day the dinner party at Farlandstoke came off according to the programme Mr. Farland had given Sir Hildebrand when he asked him to join it. But as a dinner of a dozen country neighbours is apt to be a dull affair to outsiders, who know nothing of the social "whos" and "whats" and social politics of the neighbourhood, it will be well to let the reader make some acquaintance with those members of the party to whom he has not yet been introduced. The baronet of Artingale, his sister, and his daughter, as well as the host, Mr. Farland, and his son Felix--five of the party--are in some degree already acquaintances. Of Mr. Henningtree also the reader knows, at least, who and what he was. Mr. Farland had in no degree been blinded by partiality for his old friend and fellow " virtuoso,"--as the phrase was in those days--when he had spoken to Sir Hildebrand in the terms he had used of Cyril Henningtree, F.S.A., and a great many other capital letters to boot. Henningtree was one of the earliest of that race of scholars and men of taste who, towards the close of the G-eorgian era, discovered that the birth of art did not date from the "Renaissance," that we in England, in one and perhaps the noblest of the arts, possessed treasures of a far higher order and value than aught that we had ever succeeded in creating by attempting to imitate Greek or Roman art. He had superintended the thorough restoration of the grand old cathedral of his native city in a spirit and with a sympathetic feeling which had been for many a long generation unknown in England, and was now bringing the work to completion in a manner that had won the admiration of every competent judge in Great Britain. Had he chosen...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... 189 CHAPTER VII. Who's Who At Farlabtdstoke. On the following day the dinner party at Farlandstoke came off ac...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217440665

ISBN - 13:9780217440660

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