Orchardscroft; The Story Of An Artist by Elsa D'esterre-keelingOrchardscroft; The Story Of An Artist by Elsa D'esterre-keeling

Orchardscroft; The Story Of An Artist

byElsa D'esterre-keeling

Paperback | February 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1892 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. THE VISIT OF MR. WEGHAM. Philip Ray, who in his time had been what his wife called a society man, had led, since settling down in Hampstead, a quiet, somewhat lonely life, happy in his wife and child, faithful to old friends, but making no new ties. The shadow which had fallen across his life in those sad days which had followed his dismissal from the service of Mr. Collett, the struggle to get the mastery over the passion that was wrecking the lives of those dearest to him, the misery and squalor of which he had been a witness in the poor quarter of London where he had been of the poorest, and above all his solemn promise given to the woman whose funeral he had attended a few days later, combined to make an earnest, almost gloomy man of one who, with all his simplicity of speech and act, was in his way--the Teuton's way--a dreamer of dreams. Ally, on the other hand, had at no time made many friends. A very Irishwoman, she wore her heart now in her eyes, now on her lips, but she did not wear it on her sleeve. Daws were thus kept at a distance, and it was hard enough for bird or being of any kind to get at Ally's heart, once she chose, as she chose often enough, by the mere blinking of her lashes, by the mere tightening of her lips, to show that it was safe back in her bosom. It is a common error to suppose that Irishwomen contract friendships quickly. The fact is that Englishwomen, even the coldest seeming, make more confidences and contract more friendships in a year than their sisters in the further island, even those who seem most warmhearted, do in three years. As Ally said, the friends that she and Philip had were of Philip's making--there was Mr. Wegham, and Louisa Johnston, and she named some six other people, in approaching whom Philip ...
Title:Orchardscroft; The Story Of An ArtistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217526098

ISBN - 13:9780217526098