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chapter 46 of Issy Pope and joy this is a librivox recording all librivox recordings are in the public domain for more information or to volunteer please visit librivox.org recording by nicholas clifford you see pope and troy by anthony trollope chapter 46 lady Sara's mission towards the end of June the family at Cross Hall were in great perturbation in the first place it had now been settled that they were to go back to the great house early in July this might have been a source of unalloyed gratification the old Martinus had been made very unhappy by the change to cross hall and had persisted in calling her new home a wretched farmhouse both lady Susanna and Lady Amelia were quite alive to the advantages of the great mansion Lord George and felt that his position in the county had been very much injured by recent events despite partly have come from his residence in London but had no doubt been chiefly owing to the loss of influence arising from the late migration he was glad enough to go back again but Lady Sarah was strongly opposed to the new movement I don't think that bomba should be made liable to be turned out again she had said to her brother and sisters but mama is particularly anxious to go Emilia had replied you can't expect mamada think correctly about Brotherton said Lady Sarah he is vicious and fickle and I do not like to feel that any of us should be in his power but Lady Sarah who had never been on good terms with her elder brother was overruled and everybody knew that in July the family was to return to mana cross then there came tidings from London unauthorised tidings and one may say undignified tidings but still tidings which were received with interest mrs. Tov had connections with scum Berg's and had heard through these connections that things that scum Berg's were not going on in a happy way mrs. tofs correspondent declared that the Marquess had hardly been out of his bed since he had been knocked into the fireplace mrs. Tov who would never the Dean and had never approved of that alliance perhaps made the most of this but the report which was first made to the Dowager herself caused very great uneasiness the old lady said that she must go up to London herself to nurse her son then a letter was written by Lady Amelia to her brother asking for true information this was the answer which lay the immediate received dear a I'm pretty well thank you don't trouble yourselves yours be I'm sure he's dying said the Martinus and he's to noble-hearted to speak of his sufferings nevertheless she felt that she did not dare go up to scum Berg's just at present then there came further tidings mrs. talk was told that the Italian marching us had gone away and had taken Pope and joy with her there was not anything necessarily singular in this when a gentleman is going abroad with his family he and his family need not as a matter of course travel together lord Brotherton had declared his purpose of returning to italy and there could be no reason why his wife with the nurses and the august pope and joy should not go before him it was just such an arrangement as such a man as lord Brotherton would certainly make but mrs. talk was sure that there was much more in it than this the italian Martinus had gone off very suddenly there had been no grand packing up but there had been some very angry words and pope and joy when he was taken away were supposed to be in a very poor condition of health all this created renewed doubts in the mind of Lord George or perhaps renewed hopes perhaps after all Pope and joy was not Pope and joy and even if he were it seemed that everyone concurred in thinking that the poor boy would die surely the Marquess would not have allowed a sick child to be carried away by an indiscreet Italian mother if he cared much for the sick child but then Lord George had no real knowledge of these transactions all this had come through mrs. Tov and he was hardly able to rely upon mrs. Tov could he have communicated with the Dean the Dean would soon have found out the truth the Dean would have flown up to London and have known all about it in a couple of hours but Lord George was not active and clever as the Dean then he wrote a letter to his brother as follows my dear brother ttan we have heard through mr. Knox that you wishes to move to man across at once and we are preparing to do so it is very kind of you to let us have the house this cross-hall is not all that my mother likes and as they would hardly be room for us should my wife have children what perhaps to have told you sooner that she is in the family way we hear to that you were thinking was starting for Italy very soon and that the March earnest and Pope and joy have already gone would it suit you to tell us something of your future plans it is not that I want to be inquisitive but that I should like to know with reference to your comfort and our own whether you think you will be back in man across next year of course we should be very sorry to be in your way but we should not like to give up cross hall till we know that it will not be wanted again I hope you were getting better I could of course come up to town at a moment's notice if you wish to see me yours affectionately George Germain there was nothing in this letter which ought to have made any brother angry but the answer which came to it certainly implied that the Marquess had received it with nudging my dear George the Marquess said I can give you no guarantee that I shall not want man across again and you ought not to expect it if you and the family go there of course I must have rent for cross-hall I don't suppose I shall ever recover altogether from the injury that curse and brute did me yours be as – you're coming family of course I can say nothing you won't expect me to be very full of joy nevertheless for the honor of the family I hope it is all right there was a brutality about this which for a time made the expectant father almost mad he toward the letter at once into fragments so that he might be ready with an answer if asked to show it to his sisters Lady Sarah had known a writing and did ask us to her brother's answer of course he told me nothing said Lord George he is not like any other brother that ever lived may I see his letter I have destroyed it it was not fit to be seen he will not say whether he means to come back next year or not I would not stir if it were for me to determine said Lady Sarah nobody ever ought to live in another person's house as long as he has one of his own and of all men certainly not in Brotherton's nevertheless the migration went on and early in July the March eNOS was once more in possession of her own room at mana cross and mrs. Tov was once again in the ascendant but what was to be done about Mary had Pope enjoy been reported to enjoy robust health and had Mary been as Mary was a month to do since the March anise and Lady Susanna would have been contented that the present separation should have been permanent they would have any rate have taken no steps to put an end to it which would not have implied abject submission on Mary's part but now things were so altered if this Pope and Joyce should die and if Mary should have a son Mary's position would be the one which they could not afford to overlook so Mary should be living in absolute rebellion with that horrid Dean still her Pope and joy would in course of time be the Pope and joy and nothing that any German could do would stand in her way her Pope and joy would be Pope and joy as soon as the present Marquess should die and the family estates would all in due time be his her position had been becoming daily more honourable as these rumors were received everyone at Manor crossed down to the boy in the kitchen felt that her dignity had been immeasurably increased her child should now certainly be born at Manor cross though the Deanery would have been quite good enough had the present Pope and joy been robust something must be done the march on us was clear that Mary should be taken into favour and made much of even hinted that she should not be asked to make shirts and petticoats if only she could be set created from the pestilential dean she spoke in private to her son who declared that nothing would separate Mary from her father I don't think I could entertain him after what he did to Brotherton said the March inist bursting into tears there were great consultations at Manor cross in which the wisdom of Lady Sarah and Lady Susannah and sometimes the good offices of Lady Alice hold enough were taxed to the utmost Lady Sarah had since the beginning of these latter troubles been Mary's best friend though neither marry nor the Dean had known of her good services she had pretty nearly understood the full horror of the accusation brought by the Marquess and had in her heart acquitted the Dean though she was hard she was very just she believed no worse evil of Mary than that she had Walsh 22news o to Lady Sarah or Waltzing was an abomination and disobedience to legitimate Authority was abominable also but then Mary had been taken to London and had been thrown into temptation and was very young Lady Sarah knew that her own life was colourless and was contented but she could understand that women differently situated should not like a colorless existence she had seen Adelaide Houghton and her sister-in-law together and had known that her brother's lot and fallen in much the better place and to her any separation between those whom God had bound together was shocking and wicked Lady Susannah was louder and less just she did not believe that Mary had done anything to merit expulsion from the family but she did think that her return to it should be accompanied by sackcloth and ashes Mary had been / to her and she was not prone to forgive Lady Alice had no opinion could say nothing about it but would be happy if by her services she could have swage matters does she ever talk of him Lady Susannah asked not to me I don't think she dares but whenever he goes there she is delighted to see him he has not been for the last ten days said Lady Sarah I don't think he will ever go again unless it be to fetch her said Lady Susanna I don't see how he can keep on going there when she won't do as he bids her I never heard of such a thing why should she choose to live with her father when she is his wife I can't understand it at all there has been some provocation said Lady Sarah what provocation I don't know of any just to please her fancy George had to take a house in London and live there against his own wishes it was natural that he should go to the Deanery for a few days but when she was there no one went to see her why did she not come here first said Lady Susanna why did she take upon herself to say where she would go instead of leaving it to her husband of course it was the Dean how can any man be expected to endure that his wife should be governed by her father instead of by himself I think George has been very forbearing you have hardly told the whole story said Lady Sarah nor do I wish to tell it things were said which never should have been spoken if you will have me Alice I will go to Brotherton for a day or two and then I will go and see her and so it was arranged no one in the house was told of the new plan Lady Susanna having with difficulty been brought to promise silence Lady Sara's visit was of course announced and that alone created great surprise as Lady Sarah very rarely left home the march on us had two or three floods of tears over it and suggested that the carriage would be wanted for the entire day this evil however was altogether escaped as Lady Alice had the carriage of her own I'm sure I don't know who was to look after mrs. green said the March earnest mrs. green was an old woman of 90 who was supported by Germain charity and was visited almost daily by Lady Sarah but Lady Amelia promised that she would undertake mrs. green of course I'm nobody said the march on us mrs. toff and all who knew the family were sure that the Martinus would in truth enjoy her temporary freedom from her Elden daughters control whatever might have been Lord George's suspicions he said nothing about it it had not been by agreement with him that the ladies of the family had abstained from calling on his wife he had expressed himself in very angry terms as to the deans misconduct in keeping her in Brotherton and in his wrath and said more than once that he would never speak to the Dean again he had not asked anyone to go there but neither had he asked him not to do so in certain of his moods he was indignant with his sisters for their treatment of his wife and then again he would say to himself that it was impossible that they should go into the deans house after what the Dean had done now when he heard that his eldest sister was going to the close he said not a word on the day of her arrival Lady Sarah knocked at the Deanery door alone up to this moment she had never put her foot in the house before the marriage she had known the Dean but slightly and the visiting to be done by the family very rarely fell to her share the streets of Brotherton were almost strange to her so little was she given to leave the sphere of her own duties in the hall at the door of his study she met the Dean he was so surprised that he hardly knew how to greet her I am come to call upon Mary said Lady Sarah very brusque ly better late than never said the Dean with a smile I hope so said Lady Sarah very solemnly I hope that I am NOT doing that which ought not to be done may I see her of course you can see her I dare say she will be delighted is your carriage here I am staying with my sister shall I go upstairs Mary was in the garden and Lady Sarah was alone for a few minutes in the drawing-room of course she thought that this time was spent in conference by the father and daughter but the Dean did not even see his child he was anxious enough himself that the quarrel should be brought to an end if only that end could be reached by some steps to be taken first by the other side Mary as she entered the room was almost frightened for Lady Sarah had certainly been the great of the bugbears when she was living at mana cross I am come to congratulate you said Lady Sarah putting her hand out straight before her better late than never Mary did not say so as her father had done but only thought it thank you she said in a very low voice as anyone else come no no one else I am with Alice and as I have very very much to say I have come alone Oh Mary dear Mary it's not this sad Mary was not at all disposed to yield or to acknowledge that the sadness was in any degree her fault but she remembered at the moment that Lady Sarah had never called her dear Mary before don't you wish that you were back with George of course I do how could I wish anything else why don't you go back to him let him come here and fetch me and be friends with papa he promised that he would come and stay here is he well Sarah yes he's well quite well given my love my best love tell him that in spite of everything I love him better than all the world I am sure you do yes of course I do I could be so happy now if he would come to me you can go to him I will take you if you wish it you don't understand said Mary what don't I understand about Papa will he not let you go to your husband I suppose he would let me go but if I were gone what would become of him Lady Sarah did not in truth understand this when he gave you to be married she said of course he knew that you must go away from him and live with your husband a father does not expect to marry daughter to stay in his own house but he expects to be able to go to hers he does not expect to be quarrelled with by everybody if I were to go to Manor cross Papa couldn't even come and see me I think he could you don't know papaya a few fancy who had go into any house in which he was not welcome of course I know that you have all quarrelled with him you think because he beat the marcos up in London that he oughtn't ever to be welcome to again but I love him for what he did more nearly than ever he did it from my sake he was defending me and defending George I have done nothing wrong if it is only for George's sake I will never admit that I have deserved to be treated in this way none of you will come to see me before since I came back from London and now George doesn't come we should all have been kind to you if you would come to us first yes and then I should never have been allowed to be here at all let George come and stay here if it is only for two days and be kind to Papa and then I will go with him to man across lady Sarah was much surprised by the courage and persistence of the young wife's plea the girl had become a woman and was altered even in appearance she certainly looked older but then she was certainly much more beautiful than before she was dressed not richly but with care and looked like a woman of high family Lady Sarah who never changed either the colour or the material of her brown morning gown like to look at her telling herself that should it be ever this woman's fate to be March aniseh Brotherton she would not an appearance disgrace the position I hope you can understand that we are very anxious about you she said I don't know you might know then your baby will be a Germain ah yes for that you can't think I am happy without George I am longing all day long from morning tonight that he will come back to me but after all that has happened I must do what Papa advises if I would just to go to Manor cross now and allow myself to be carried there alone you would all feel that I had been forgiven isn't that true you would be very welcome Susanna would forgive me and your mother and I should be like a girl who has been punished and who is expected to remember ever so long that she has been naughty I won't be forgiven except by George and he has nothing to forgive you would all think me wicked if I were there because I would not live in your ways we should not think you wicked Mary yes you would you thought me wicked before don't you believe we love you Mary she considered a moment before she made a reply but then made it very clearly no she said I don't think you do George loves me oh I hope he loves me you may be quite sure of that and I love you yes just as you love all people because the Bible tells you that it's not enough I will love you like a sister Mary if you will come back to us she liked being asked she was longing to be once more with her husband she desired of all things to be able to talk to him of her coming hopes there was something in the tone of Lady Sarah's voice different from the tones of old which had its effect she would promise to go if only some slightest concession could be made which would imply that neither she nor her father had given just cause of offence and she did feel she was always feeling that her husband ought to remember that she had never brought counter charges against him she had told no one of mrs. Houghton's letter she was far too proud to give the slightest hint that she too had her grievance but surely he should remember it I should like to go she said then come back with me tomorrow Lady Sarah had come only on this business and if the business were completed there there will be no legitimate reason for her prolong and soldier and at Brotherton would George come here for one night surely Mary you would not drive a bargain with your husband but Papa your father can only be anxious for your happiness therefore I must be anxious for his I can't say that I'll go without asking him then ask him to come in and see me at Alice's house this afternoon and tell your father that I say you shall be received with all affection Mary made no promise that she would do even this as Lady Sarah took her leave but she did it once consult her father of course you can go if you like it dearest but you never mind me I am thinking only of you they will be different to you now that they think you will be the mother of the heir would you take me and stay there for one night I don't think I could do that dear I do not consider that I have been exactly asked but if they will ask you I cannot ask to be asked to tell the truth I am not at all anxious to be entertained at Manor cross they would always be thinking of that fireplace into which the mark was fell the difficulty was very great and Mary could not see her way through it she did not go to dr. Holden lufs house that afternoon but wrote a very short note to Lady Sarah begging that George might come over and talk to her end of chapter 46 chapter 47 of busy pop and joy this is a librivox recording all librivox recordings are in the public domain for more information or to volunteer please visit librivox.org recording by nicholas clifford is he Pope and joy by Anthony Trollope chapter 47 that young fellow in there a day or two after this Lord George did call at the Deanery but stayed there only for a minute or two but on that occasion did not even speak of Mary's return to manor cross he was considerably flurried and showed his wife the letter which had caused his excitement it was from his brother and like most of the Marquess his letters was very short I think you were better come up and see me I'm not very well be that was the entire letter and he was now on his way to London do you think it is much George he would not write like that unless he were really ill he has never recovered from the results of that accident then it occurred to Mary that if the Marquess were to die and Pope and joy were to die she would at once be the march Innis of Brotherton and that people would say that her father had raised her to the title by killing the late Lord and it would be so there was something so horrible in this that she trembled as she thought of it Oh George it is very very sad it was his fault wasn't it I would give all the world that he were well but it was his fault Lord George was silent Oh George dear George acknowledged that was it not so do you not think so could Papa stand by and hear him call me such names as that could you have done so a man should not be killed for an angry word papa did not mean to kill him I can never be reconciled to the man who has taken the life of my brother do you love your brother better than me you and your father are not one if this is to be said of him I will always be one with Papa he did it for my sake and for yours if they send him to prison I will go with him George tell the truth about it I always tell the truth he said angrily did he not do right to protect his girl's name I will never leave him now never if everybody is against him I will never leave him no good was to be got from the interview whatever progress Lady Sarah may have made was altogether undone by the husband's sympathy for his injured brother Mary declared to herself that if there must be two sides if there must be a real quarrel she could never be happy again but that she certainly would not now desert her father then she was left alone ah what would happen if the man were to die would any woman ever have risen to high rank in so miserable a manner in her tumult of feelings she told her father everything and was astonished by his equanimity it may be so he said and if so there will be considerable inconvenience inconvenience Papa there will be a coroner's inquest and perhaps some kind of trial but when the truth comes out no English jury will condemn me who will tell the truth Papa Sedin you at all and was well aware that there would be no one to tell the truth on his behalf no one to tell it in such guise that a jury would be entitled to accept the telling his evidence a verdict of manslaughter with punishment at the discretion of the would be the probable result but the Dean did not choose to add to his daughter's discomfort by explaining this the chances are that this wretched man is dying no doubt his health is bad how should the health of such a man be good but had he been so hurt us to die from it the doctor would have found something out long since he may be dying but he is not dying for what I did to him the Dean was disturbed but in his perturbation he remembered that if the man were to die there will be nothing but that little alien Pope and joy between his daughter and the title Lord George hurried up to town and took a room for himself at a hotel in German Street he would not go to scum berries as he did not wish to mix his private life with that of his brother that afternoon he went across and was told that his brother would see him at 3 o'clock the next day then he interrogated mrs. Walker as to his brother's condition mrs. Walker knew nothing about it except that the Marquess lay in bed during most of his time and the doctor pulled body was there every day no doctor pulled body was an eminent physician and had the markers been dying from an injury in his back an eminent surgeon would have been required Lord George dined at his club on a mutton chop and a half-pint of sherry and then found himself terribly dull what could he do with himself whither could he betake himself so he walked across Piccadilly and went to the old house in Berkeley Square he had certainly become very sick of the woman there he had discussed the matter with himself and had found out that he did not care one straw for the woman he had acknowledged to himself that she was the flirt a massive affectation and a liar and yet he went to her house she would be soft to him and would flatter him and the woman would trouble herself to do so she would make him welcome and in spite of his manifest neglect would try for the hour to make him comfortable he was shown up into the drawing-room and there he found Jack de marrón Gus milled may and mr. Houghton fast asleep the host was wakened up to bid him welcome but we soon slumbering again de baron and gust mill may had been playing Bagatelle or flirting in the back drawing-room and after a wordid to returned to their game ill Lizzy said mrs. Haughton speaking of the Marquess I suppose he has never recovered from that terrible blow I have not seen him yet but I am told that dr. Poole body is with him what a tragedy if anything should happen she has gone away has she not I do not know I did not ask I think she is gone and that she has taken the child with her the poor puny thing I made Houghton go there to enquire and he saw the child I hear from my father that we are to congratulate you things are too sad for congratulation it is horrible is it not and Mary is with her father yes she's at the Deanery is that right when all this is going on I don't think anything is right he said gloomily as she quarreled with you George at the sound of his Christian name from his wife's lips he looked round at the sleeping husband he was quite sure that mr. Houghton would not like to hear his wife call him George he sleeps like a church that mrs. Haughton in a low voice the two were sitting close together and mr. Houghton's armchair was at the considerable distance the occasional knocking of the balls and the continued sound of voices was to be heard from the other room if you have separated from her I think you ought to tell me I saw her today as I came through but she does not go to mana cross she has been at the Deanery since she went down of course this woman knew of the quarrel which had taken place in London of course she had been aware that Lady George had stayed behind in opposition to her husband's wishes of course she had learned every detail as to the kappa cappa she took it for granted that Mary was in love with Jack de marrón and thought it quite natural that she should be so she never understood you as I should have done George whispered the lady Lord George again looked at the sleeping man who grunted and moved he would hardly hear a pistol go off shouldn't I said the sleeping man away the flies from his nose Lord George wished himself back at his club come out into the balcony and mrs. Haughton she led the way and he was obliged to follow her there was a balcony to this house surrounded with full-grown shrubs so that they who stood there could hardly be seen from the road below he never knows what anyone is saying as she spoke she came close up to her visitor and any rate he has the merit of never troubling me or himself by any jealousies I should be very sorry to give him cause said Lord George what's that you say poor Lord George had simply been awkward having intended no severity have you given him no course I meant that I should be sorry to trouble him ah that is a different thing if husbands would only be complacent how much nicer it would be for everybody then there was a pause you do love me George there was a beautiful moon that was bright through the green foliage and there was a smell of sweet exotics and the garden of the square was mysteriously pretty as it lay below them in the moonlight he stood silent making no immediate answer to this appeal he wasn't Ruth plucking up his courage for a great effort say that you love me after all that is past you must love me still he was silent George will you not speak yes I will speak well sir I do not love you what but you were laughing at me you have some scheme or some plot going on I have nothing going on it is better to say it I love my wife ha love her yes as you would a doll or any pretty plaything I loved her too till she took it into her stupid head to quarrel with me I don't grudge her such love as that she is a child it occurred to Lord George at the moment that his wife had certainly more than an infant een will have her own you don't know her he said and now after all you tell me to my face that you do not love me why have you sworn so often that you did he hadn't sworn it often he had never sworn it at all since she had rejected him he had been induced to admit a passion of the most meager terms do you own yourself to be false she asked I am true to my wife your wife one would think you were the curate of the parish and is that to be all yes mrs. Haughton that had better be all then why did you come here why are you here now she had not expected such courage from him and almost thought more of him now than she had ever thought before how dare you come to this house at all perhaps I should not have come and am i nothing to you she asked in her most plaintive accents after all those scenes had man across you can think of me with indifference there had been no scenes and as she spoke he shook his head intending to disclaim them then go how was he to go we see to wake mr. Houghton was he to disturb that of the loving couple we seem to say no word of farewell to her Oh stay she added and unsay it all and say it all and give no reason and it showed me as though it were never said then she seized him by the arm and looked passionately up into his eyes mr. Houghton moved restlessly in his chair and coughed aloud he'll be off again in half a minute said mrs. Haughton then he was silent and she was silent looking at him and he heard a word too to come clearly from the back drawing-room you will jack won't you dear Jack the ridicule of the thing touched even him I think I had better go he said then go good night mrs. Haughton I will not say good night I will never speak to you again you were not worth speaking to you are false I knew that men could be false but not so false as you even that young fellow in there has some heart he loves your darling wife and will be true to his love she was a very devil in her wickedness he started as though he had been stung and rushed inside for his hat hello Germain are you going said the the house rousing himself at the moment yes I am going where did I leave my hat you put it on the piano said mrs. Haughton in her mildest voice standing at the window then he seized his hat and went off what a very stupid man he is she said as she entered the room a very good sort of fellow said mr. Houghton he said gentlemen all round said Jack de marrón Jack knew pretty well how the land lay and could guess what had occurred I am not so sure of that said the lady if he were a gentleman as you say all round he would not be so much afraid of his elder brother he has come up to town now merely because Brotherton sent to him and when he went to scum Berg's the Marquess would not see him he's just like his sister's priggish punctilious and timid he has said something nasty to you remarked her husband or he would not speak of him like that she had certainly sent something very nasty to him as he returned to his club he kept on repeating to himself her last words he loves your darling wife into what a massive trouble had he not fallen through the deans determination that his daughter should live in London he was told on all sides as this man was in love with his wife and he knew he had so much evidence for knowing that his wife liked a man and now he was separated from his wife and she could go whither her father chose to take her for what that he could do she might be made to live within the reach of this young scoundrel no doubt his wife would come back if he would agree to take her back on her own terms she would again belong to him if he would agree to take the Dean along with her but taking the Dean would be to put himself into the deans leading strings the Dean was strong and imperious and then the Dean was rich but anything would be better than losing his wife Fawlty as he thought her to me she was sweet as no one else was sweet when alone with him she would seem to make every word of his a law her caresses were full of bliss to him when he kissed her her face would glow with pleasure her voice was music to him her least touch was joy there was a freshness about the very things which he wore which pervaded his senses there was a home leanness about her beauty which made her more lovely in her own room than when dressed for balls and parties and yet he had heard it said that when dressed she was declared to be the most lovely woman that had come to London that season and now she was about to become the mother of his child he was thoroughly in love with his wife and yet he was told that his wife was Jack to Berens darling end of chapter 47 chapter 48 of Izzi poping joy this is a librivox recording all librivox recordings are in the public domain for more information or to volunteer please visit librivox.org recording by Florence short is he poked and joy by Anthony Trollope chapter xlviii the Marquis makes a proposition the next morning was very weary with him as he had nothing to do till 3 o'clock he was most anxious to know whether his sister-in-law had intruded left London but he had no means of finding out he could not ask questions on such a subject from mrs. Walker and her satellites and he felt it would be difficult to ask even his brother he was aware that his brother had behaved to him badly and he had determined not to be over courteous unless indeed he should find his brother to be dangerously ill but above all things he would avoid all Simmonds of inquisitiveness which might seem to have a reference to the condition of his own unborn child he walked up and down st. James's Park thinking of all this looking up once at the windows of the house which had brought so much trouble on him that house of his which had hardly been his own but not Carrington knock at the door enter it he lunched in solitude at his club and exactly at 3 o'clock presented himself at scum Berg's door the Marquis servant was soon with him and then again he found himself alone in that dreary sitting-room how wretched must his brother be living there from day to day without a friend or as far as he was aware without a companion he was there full twenty minutes walking about the room an exasperated ill-humour when at last the door was open and his brother was brought in between two men servants he was not actually carried but was so supported as to appear to be unable to walk nor George asked some questions but received no immediate answers the Marquis was at the moment thinking too much of himself and of the men who were ministering to him to pay any attention to his brother then by degrees he was fixed in his place and after what seemed to be interminable delay the two men went away ah ejaculated the Marquis I am glad to see that you can at any rate leave your room said door George then let me tell you that it takes dusit little to make you glad the beginning was not auspicious and further progress in conversation seemed to be difficult they told me yesterday that dr. pol body was attending you he has this moment left me I don't in the least believe in him your London doctors are such conceited asses that you can't speak to them because they can make more money than their brethren in other countries they think that they know everything and that nobody else knows anything it is just the same with the English in every branch of life the Archbishop of Canterbury is a greatest priest going because he has the greatest income and the Lord Chancellor the greatest lawyer all you fellows here are flunkies from top to bottom Lord George certainly had not come up to town merely to hear the great dignitaries of his country abused but he was comforted somewhat as he reflected that a dying man would hardly turn his mind to such an occupation when a sick man criticizes his doctor severely he is seldom in a very bad way have you had anybody else with you Brotherton one is quite enough but I had another a fellow named Bolton was here a baronet I believe who told me I ought to walk a mile in Hyde Park every day when I told him I couldn't he said I didn't know till I tried I handed him a five-pound note upon which he hauled out three pounds 19 shillings change and walked off in a huff I didn't send for him anymore Sir James Bolton has a great reputation no doubt I daresay he could cut off my leg if I asked him and would then have handed out two pounds 18 with the same indifference I suppose your back is better no it isn't not a bit it gets worse and worse what does dr. pol body say nothing that anybody can understand by George he takes my money freely enough he tells me to eat beef steaks and drink port wine I'd sooner die at once I told him so or something a little stronger I believe and he almost jumped out of his shoes he doesn't think there is any danger he doesn't know anything about it I wish I could have your father-in-law in a room by ourselves with a couple of loaded revolvers I make better work of it than he did god forbid I daresay he won't give me the chance he thinks he has done a plucky thing because he's as strong as a Brewers horse I call that downright cowardice it depends on how it began Brotherton of course there had been words between us things always begin in that way you must have driven him very are you going to take his part because if so there may as well be an end of it I thought you had found him out and had separated yourself from him you can't think that he is a gentleman he is a very liberal man you mean to sell yourself then for the money that was made in his father stables I have not sold myself at all I haven't spoken to him for the last month so I understood therefore I sent for you you are all back at Manor Cross now yes we are there you wrote me a letter which I didn't think quite the right thing but however I don't mind telling you that you can have the house if we can come to terms about it what terms you can have the house in the park and crosshole farm too if you pledge yourself that the Dean shall never enter your house again and that you will never enter his house or speak to him you shall do pretty nearly as you please at Manor cross in that event I shall live abroad or here in London if I come to England I think that's a fair offer and I don't suppose that you yourself can be very fond of the man Lord George sat perfectly silent while the Marquise waited for a reply after what has passed continued he you can't suppose that I should choose that he should be entertained in my dining room you said the same about my wife before yes I did but a man may separate himself from his father-in-law when he can't very readily get rid of his wife I never saw your wife no and therefore cannot know what she is I don't in the least want to know what she is you and I George haven't been very lucky in our marriages I have do you think so you see I speak more frankly of myself but I am NOT speaking of your wife your wife's father has been a blister to me ever since I came back to this country and you must make up your mind whether you will take his part or mine you know what he did and what he induced you to do about Pope enjoy you know the reports that he has spread abroad and you know what happened in this room I expect you to throw him off altogether Lord George had thrown the Dean off all together for reasons of his own he had come to the conclusion that the less he had to do with the Dean the better for himself but he certainly could get no such pledge as this now demanded from him you won't make me this promise said the Marquis no I can't do that then you'll have to turn out of men across said the Marquis smiling you do not mean that my mother must be turned out anyway my mother I suppose we'll live together it does not follow I will pay you rent for cross-hall you shall do no such thing I will not let cross hall to any friend of the deans you cannot turn your mother out immediately after telling her to go there it will be you who turn her out not I I have made you a very liberal offer said the Marquis I will have nothing to do with its end or George in any house in which I act as master I will be the judge who shall be entertained and who not the first guests you will ask no doubt will be the Dean of Brotherton and captain de baron this was so unbearable that he had wants me to rush at the door you'll find my friend said the Marquise that you'll have to get rid of the Dean and of the Dean's daughter as well then Lord George swore to himself as he left the room that he would never willingly be in his brothers company again he was rushing down the stairs thinking about his wife swearing to himself and all this calumny yet confessing to himself there must have been terrible indiscretion to make the colonies of general when he was met on the landing by mrs. Walker in her best silk gown please my lord may I take the liberty of asking for one word in my own room nor George followed her and heard the one word please my lord what are we to do with the Marquis do with him about his going why should he go he pays his bills I suppose oh yes my lord the Marquis pays his bills there ain't no difficulty there my lord he's not quite himself you mean in hell yes my lord in hell he don't give himself not a chance he's out every night in his broom I thought he was almost confined to his room out every night my lord and that courier with him on the box when we gave him to understand that all manner of people couldn't be allowed to come here we thought he'd go the Marchioness is gone oh yes and the poor little boy it was bad enough when they was here because things were so uncomfortable but now I wish something could be done my lord nor George could only assure her that it was out of his power to do anything he had no control over his brother and did not even mean to come and see him again Darry me said mrs. Walker he's a very audacious no woman I fear is the Marquis all this was very bad nor George had learned indeed that the Marchioness and Pope and joy were gone and was able to surmise that the party had not been pleasant his brother would probably soon follow them but what was he to do himself he could not in consequence of such a warning dragged his mother and his sisters back to cross-hall into which house mr. price the farmer had already moved himself nor could he very well leave his mother without explaining to her why he did so would it be right that he should take such a threat uh turd as that had been as they noticed to quit the house he certainly would not live in his brother's house in opposition to his brother but how was he to obey the orders of such a madman when he reached Brotherton he went at once to their deanery and was very glad to find his wife without her father he did not as yet wish to renew his friendly relations with the Dean although he had refused to pledge himself to a quarrel he still thought it to be his duty to take his wife away from her father and to cause her to expiate those colonies as to de baron by some ascetic mode of life she had been since his last visit in a state of nervous anxiety about the Marquis how is he George she asked at once I don't know how he is I think he's mad mad he's leading a wretched life but his back is he is is he I'm afraid that Papa is so unhappy about it he won't say anything but I know he is unhappy you may tell your father from me that as far as I can judge his illness if he is ill has nothing to do with that Oh George you have made me so happy I wish I could be happy myself I sometimes think that we had better go and live abroad abroad you and I yes I suppose you would go with me of course I would but your mother I know there is all manner of trouble about it he could not tell her of his brother's threat about the house nor could he after that threat again bitter come to Manor cause as there was nothing more to be said he soon after and went to the house which he had again been forbidden to call his home but he told his sister everything I was afraid she said that we should be wrong and coming here it is no use going back to that now not the least what ought we to do it will break Mama's heart to be turned out again I suppose we must ask mr. Knox it is unreasonable monstrous mr. price has got all his furniture back again into the hall it is terrible that any man should have so much power to do evil I could not pledge myself about the Dean Sarah certainly not nothing could be more wicked than his asking you of course she will not tell mama not yet I should take no notice of it whatever if he means to turn us out of the house let him write to you or send word by mr. Knox out every night in London what does he do you're George shook his head I don't think he goes into society Lord George could only shake his head again there are so many kinds of society they said he was coming down to mr. de barons in August I heard that too I don't know whether he'll come now to see him brought in between two servants you'd think he couldn't move but they told you he goes out every night I've no doubt that is true I don't understand it at all said Lady Sarah what is he to gain by pretending and so they used to quarrel I tell you what the woman told me I no doubt it's true and she has gone and taken both enjoy did he say anything about poking joy not a word said Lord George it's quite possible that the Dean may have been right all through what terrible mischief a man may do when he throws all idea of duty to the winds if I were you George I should just go on as though I had not seen him at all that was the decision to which Lord George came but in that he was soon shaken by a letter which he received from mr. Knox I think if you were to go up to London and see your brother it would have a good effect said mr. Knox in fact mr. Knox's letter contained little more than a petition that Lord George would pay another visit to the Marquis to this request after consultation with his sister he gave a positive refusal my dear mr. Knox he said I saw my brother less than a week ago and the meeting was so unsatisfactory in every respect that I do not wish to repeat it if he has anything to say to me as to the occupation of the house he had better say it through you I think however that my brother should be told that though I may be subject to his freaks we cannot allow that my mother should be annoyed by them faithfully yours George Germain at the end of another week mr. Knox came in person the Marquis was willing that his mother should live at manor Cross and his sisters but he had so he said been insulted by his brother and must insist that Lord George should need the house if this order were not obeyed he should at once put the letting of the place into the hands of a house agent then mr. Knox went on to explain that he was to take back to the Marquis a definite reply when people are dependent on me I choose that they shall be dependent the Marquis had said now after a prolonged consultation to which Lady Susannah was admitted so serious was the thing to be considered it was found to be necessary to explain the matter to the Marchioness some step clearly must be taken they must all go or Lord George must go cause Hall was occupied and mr. price was going to be married on the strength of his occupation a lease had been executed – mr. price which the Dowager herself had been called upon to sign mama will never be made to understand it said lady susanna no one can understand it said nor George nor George insisted that the lady should continue to live at the large house insinuating that for himself he would take some wretched residence in the most miserable corner of the globe which he could find the Marchioness was told and really fell into a very bad way she literally could not understand it and aggravated matters by appearing to think that her younger son had been wanting in respect to his elder brother and it was all that nasty Dean and Mary must have behaved very badly or Brotherton would not have been so severe mama said Lady Sarah move beyond her wand he ought not to think such things George has been true to you all his life and Mary has done nothing it is all Brotherton's fault when did he ever behave well if we are to be miserable let us at any rate tell the truth about it then the Marchioness was put to bed and remained there for two days at last the Dean heard of it first through lady Alice and then directly from Lady Sarah who took the news to the Deanery upon which he wrote the following letter to his son-in-law My dear George I think your brother is not quite sane I never thought he was since I have had the pleasure of knowing you especially since I have been connected with the family he has been the cause of all the troubles that have befallen it it is to be regretted that you should ever have moved back to manor clause because as temper is so uncertain and as motive so unchristian I think I understand your position now and will therefore not refer to it further than to say that when not in London I hope you will make the dinner of your home you have your own house in town and when here will be close to your mother and sisters anything I can do to make this a comfortable residence for you shall be done and it will surely go for something with you that a compliance with this request on your part will make another person the happiest woman in the world in such an emergency as this am I not justified in saying that any little causes of displeasure that may have existed between you and me should now be forgotten if you will think of them they're really about – nothing for you I have the esteem of a friend and the affection of a father-in-law a more devoted wife than my daughter does not live be a man and come to us and let us make much of you she knows I am writing and sends her love but I have not told her of the subject lest she should be wild with hope affectionately yours Henry Lovelace the letter as he read it moved him to tears but when he had finished the reading he told himself that it was impossible there was one phrase in the letter which went sorely against the grain with him the Dean told him to be a man did the Dean mean to imply that his conduct hitherto had been unmanly end of chapter 48 chapter 49 of is he Pope and joy this is a librivox recording all librivox recordings are in the public domain for more information or to volunteer please visit librivox.org work is he Pope and joy by Anthony Trollope chapter 49 wouldn't you come here for a week Lord George Germain was very much troubled by the nobility of the deans offer he felt sure that he could not accept it but he felt at the same time that it would be almost as difficult to decline to accept it what else was he to do where was he to go how was he now to exercise authority over his wife with what face could he call upon her to leave her father's house when he had no house of his own to which to take her there was no doubt the house in London but that was her house and peculiarly disagreeable to him he might go abroad but then what would become of his mother and sisters he had trained himself to think that his presence was necessary to the very existence of the family and his mother though she ill treated him was quite of the same opinion there would be a declaration of a breakup made to all the world if he were to take himself far away from manor cross in this difficulty of course he consulted Lady Sarah what other counsellor was possible to him he was very fair with his sister trying to explain everything to her everything with one or two exceptions of course he said nothing of the hotend correspondence nor did he give exactly a true account of the scene at mrs. Montacute Jones's ball but he succeeded in making Lady Sarah understand that though he accused his wife of nothing he felt it to be incumbent on him to make her completely subject to his own authority no doubt she was wrong to waltz after what you told her said Lady Sarah very wrong but it was simply high spirits I suppose I don't think she understands how circumspect a young married woman ought to being said the anxious husband she does not see how very much such high spirits may injure me it enables an enemy to say such terrible things why should she have an enemy George then Lord George merely whispered his brother's name why should Brotherton care to be her enemy because of the deen she should not suffer for that of course George Mary and I are very different she is young and I am old she has been brought up to the pleasures of life which I disregard perhaps because they never came in my way she is beautiful and soft a woman such as men like to have near them I never was such a one I see the perils and pitfalls in her way that I fancy that I am prone to exaggerate them because I cannot sympathize with her yearnings I often condemned her frivolity but at the same time I condemn my own severity I think she is true of heart a loving woman and she is at any rate your wife you don't suppose that I wish to be rid of her certainly not but in keeping her close to you you must remember that she has a nature of her own she cannot feel as you do in all things any more than you feel as she does one must give way to the other each must give way to the other if there is to be any happiness you don't mean to say she ought to waltz or dance stage dances let all that go for the present she won't want to dance much for a time now and when she has a baby in her arms she will be more apt to look at things with your eyes if I were you I should accept the deans offer there was a certain amount of comfort in this but there was more pain his wife had defied him and it was necessary to his dignity that she should be brought to submission before she was received into his full grace and the Dean had encouraged her in those acts of defiance they had of course come from him she had been more her father's daughter than her husband's wife and his pride could not endure that it should be so everything had gone against him hitherto he had been able to desire her to leave her father and to join him in his own home now he had no home to which to take her he had endeavoured to do his duty always accepting that disagreeable episode with mrs. Haughton and this was the fruit of it he had tried to serve his brother because his brother was marquise of Brotherton and his brother had used him like an enemy his mother treated him with steady injustice and now his sister told him that he was to yield to the Deen he could not bring himself to yield to the Deen at last he answered the deans letter as follows My dear Dean your offer is very kind but I do not think that I can accept it just at present no doubt I am very much troubled by my brother's conduct I have endeavored to do my duty by him and have met with potap or return what arrangements I shall ultimately make us to a home for myself and Mary I cannot yet say when anything is settled I shall of course let her know at once it will always be at any rate one of my chief objects to make her comfortable but I think that this should be done under my roof and not under yours I hope to be able to see her in a day or two when perhaps I shall have been able to settle upon something your's always affectionately gee Germain then upon reading this over and feeling that it was cold and almost heartless he added a postscript I do feel your offer to be very generous but I think you will understand the reasons which make it impossible that I should accept it the Dean as he read this declared to himself that he knew the reasons very well the man was pigheaded foolish and obstinately proud so the Dean thought as far as he himself was concerned Lord George's presence in the house would not be a comfort to him Lord George had never been a pleasant companion to him but he would have put up with worse than Lord George for the sake of his daughter on the very next day Lord George wrote into Brotherton and went directly to the Deanery having left his horse at the end he met the Dean in the clothes coming out of a side door of the cathedral close to the Deanery gate I thought I would come in to see Mary he said Mary will be delighted I did not believe that I should be able to come so soon when I wrote yesterday I hope you are going to tell her that you have thought better of my little plan well no I don't think I can do that I think she must come to me first sir but where I have not yet quite made up my mind of course there is a difficulty my brother's conduct has been so very strange your brother is a madman George it is very easy to say so but that does not make it any better though he be ever so mad the house is his own if he chooses to turn me out of it he can I have told mr. Knox that I would leave it within a month for my Mother's sake but that as I had gone at his express instance I could not move sooner I think I was justified in that I don't see why you should go at all you would let the place or if you do go why you should not come here but of course you know your own business best how do you do mr. gross I hope the bishop is better this morning at this moment just as they were entering the Deanery gate the Bishop's chaplain had appeared he had been very studious and spreading a report which he had no doubt believed to be true that all the germane family including Lord George had altogether repudiated the Dean whose daughter according to his story was left upon her father's hands because she would not be received at Manor cross for mr. goes shirt had also heard of jack de baron and had been cut to the soul by the wickedness of the kappa cappa the general iniquity of Mary's life in London had been heavy on him Brotherton upon the whole had pardoned the Dean for knocking the Marquis into the fireplace having heard something of the true story with more or less correctness but the chaplains morals were sterner than those of Brotherton at large and he was still of opinion that the Dean was a child of wrath and poor Mary therefore a grandchild now when he saw the Dean and his son-in-law apparently on friendly terms the spirit of righteousness was vexed within him as he acknowledged this to be another sign that the Dean was escaping from that punishment which alone could be of service to him in this world his lordship is better this morning I hope my lord I have the pleasure of seeing your lordship quite well then mr. Gajic passed on I'm not quite sure said the Dean as he opened his own door whether any good is ever done by converting a Jew but st. Paul was a converted Jew said Lord George well yes in those early days Christians were only to be had by converting Jews or pagans and in those days they did actually become Christians but the grow shirts are a mistake then he called to Mary and in a few minutes she was in her husband's arms on the staircase the Dean did not follow them but went into his own room on the ground floor and Lord George did not see him again on that day Lord George remained with his wife nearly all after noone going out with her into the town as she did some little shopping and being seen with her in the marketplace and clothes it must be owned of Mary that she was proud thus to be seen with him again and that in buying her ribbons and gloves she referred to him smiling as he said this and patting him pretending to differ as he said that with greater urgency than she would have done had there been no breach between them it had been terrible to her to think that there should be a quarrel terrible to her that the world should think so there was a gratification to her in feeling that even the shopkeepers should see her and her husband together and when she met cannon pound nur and stopped a moment in the street while that worthy divine shook hands with her husband that was an additional pleasure to her the last few weeks had been heavy to her in spite of her father's affectionate care heavy with a feeling of disgrace from which no well minded young married woman can quite escape when she is separated from her husband she had endeavored to do right she thought she was doing right but it was so sad she was fond of pleasure whereas he was little given to any amusement but no pleasures could be pleasant to her now unless they were in some sort countenanced by him she had never said such a word to a human being but since that dancing of the kappa kapppa she had sworn to her solve a thousand times that she would never waltz again and she hourly yearned for his company having quite got over that first difficulty of her married life that doubt whether she could ever learn to love her husband during much of this day she was actually happy in spite of the great sorrow which still weighed so heavily upon them both and he liked it also in his way he thought that he had never seen her looking more lovely he was sure that she had never been more gracious to him the touch of her hand was pleasant to his arm and even he had sufficient spirit of fun about him to enjoy something of the mirth in her little grimaces when he told her what her father had said about mr. grosse yet even he laughed at her face have assumed disgust Papa doesn't hate him half as much as I do she said Papa always does forgive at last but I can never forgive mr. Gresham what is the poor man done he is so nasty don't use see that his face always shines any man with a shiny face ought to be hated this was very well to give as a reason but Mary entertained a very correct idea as to mr. Griffiths opinion of herself not a word had been said between the husband and wife as to the great question of residence till they had returned to the Deanery after their walk then Lord George found himself unable to conceal from her the offer which the Dean had made Oh George why don't you come it would not be fitting fitting why not fitting I think it would fit admirably I know it would fit me then she leaned over him and took his hand and kissed it it was very good of your father I am sure he meant to be good it was very good of your father Lord George repeated very good indeed but it cannot be a married woman should live in her husband's house and not in her father's Mary gazed into his face with a perplexed look not quite understanding the whole question but still with a clear idea as to a part of it all that might be very true but if a husband didn't happen to have a house that might not the wife's father's house be a convenience they had indeed a house provided no doubt with her money but not the less now belonging to her husband in which she would be very willing to live if he pleased it the house and muenster court it was her husband that made objection to their own house it was her husband who wished to live near manor cross not having a roof of his own under which to do so were not these circumstances which ought to have made the Deanery a convenience to him then what will you do she asked I cannot say as yet he had become again gloomy and black-browed wouldn't you come here for a week I think not my dear not when you know how happy it would make me to have you with me once again I do so long to be telling you everything then she leaned against him and embraced him and implored him to grant her this favour that he would not yield he had told himself that the Dean had interfered between him and his wife and that he must at any rate go through the ceremony of taking his wife away from her father let it be accorded to him that he done that and then perhaps he might visit the Deanery as for her she would have gone with him anywhere now having fully established her right to visit her father after leaving London there was nothing further settled and very little more said when Lord George left the Deanery and started back to Manor cross but with Mary there had been left a certain comfort the shopkeepers and dr. pounder had seen her with her husband and mr. gross yet had met Lord George at the Deanery door end of chapter 49 chapter 50 of is Heep hope and joy this is a librivox recording all librivox recordings are in the public domain for more information or to volunteer please visit librivox.org is he poked and joy by Anthony Trollope chapter 15 rodham Park large George had undertaken to leave men are crossed by the middle of August but when the first week of that month had passed away he had not as yet made up his mind what he would do with himself mr. Knox had told him that should he remain with his mother the Marquis would not as mr. Knox thought take further notice of the matter but on such terms as these he could not consent to live in his brother's house on a certain day early in August Lord George had gone with a return ticket to a town but a few miles distant from Brotherton to sit on a committee for the distribution of coals and blankets and in the afternoon got into a railway carriage on his way home how great was his consternation when on taking his seat he found that his brother was seated alongside of him there was one other old gentleman in the carriage and the three passengers were all facing the engine on two of the seats opposite were spread out the marquees traveling paraphernalia his French novel at which he had not looked his dressing bag the box in which his luncheon had been packed and his wine flask there was a small basket of strawberries should he be inclined to eat fruit and an early peach out of a hothouse with some flowers god almighty George is that you he said where the devil have you in I've been too grumpy and what are the people doing at grumpy much the same as usual it was the coal and blanket account oh the coal and blanket account I hope you liked it then he folded himself a fresh in his cloaks ate a strawberry and looked as though he had taken sufficient notice of his brother but the matter was very important to Lord George nothing ever seemed to be of importance to the Marquis it might be very probable that the Marquis with half a dozen servants behind him should drive up to the door at Manor cross without having given an hour's notice of his intention it seemed to be too probable too Lord George that such would be the case now for what other reason could he be there and then there was his back though they had quarreled he was bound to ask after his brothers back when last they two had met the Marquis had been almost carried into the room by two men I hope you find yourself better than when I last saw you he said after a pause of five minutes I've not much to boast of I can just travel and that's all and how is hope and joy upon my word I can't tell you he has never seemed to be very well when I've seen him I hope the accounts have been better said Lord George with solicitude coal and blanket accounts suggested the Marquis and then the conversation was again brought to an end for five minutes but it was essential that Lord George should know whether his brother was going if two manner crossed then thought Lord George he himself would stay at an inn at Brotherton anything even the Deanery would be better than sitting at a table with his brother with the insults of their last interview unappeased at the end of five minutes he plucked up his courage and asked his brother another question are you going to the house Brotherton the house what house I'm going to a house I hope I mean to manor cross not if I know it there is no house in this part of the country in which I should be less likely to show my face then there was not another word said till they reached the Brotherton station and there the marquis who was sitting next to the door requested his brother to leave the carriage first get out william he said i must wait for somebody to come and take these things and don't trample on me more than you can help this last request had apparently been made because Lord George was unable to step across him without treading on the cloak I will say goodbye then said Lord George turning round on the platform for a moment Tata said the Marquis as he gave his attention to the servant who was collecting the fruit and the flowers and the flask more George then passed on out of the station and saw no more of his brother of course he is going to run him said lady susanna when she heard the story Rodham Park was the seat of mr. de baron mrs. Houghton's father and tidings had reached men across long since that the Marquis had promised to go there in the autumn no doubt other circumstances had seemed to make it improbable that the promise should be kept hope and joy had gone away ill as many said in a dying condition then the Marquis had been thrown into a fireplace a report had said that his back had been all but broken it had certainly been generally thought that the Marquis would go nowhere after that affair in the fireplace till he returned to Italy but lady susana was in truth right his lordship was on his way to Rodham Park mr. de baron of Rodham Park though a much older man than the Marquis had been the Marquis friend when the Marquis came of age being then the Pope and joy of those days and a fast young man known as such about England mr. de baron who was a neighbor had taken him by the hand mr. de baron had put him in the way of buying and training racehorses and had perhaps been godfather to his pleasures in other matters Rudd and Park had never been loved at men are crossed by others than the present Lord and for that reason perhaps was dearer to him he had promised to go there soon after his return to England and was now keeping his promise on his arrival there the Marquis found a house full of people there were mr. and mrs. Haughton and Lord giblet who having engaged himself rashly to miss Patmore Green had rushed out of town sooner than usual that he might devise in retirement some means of escaping from his position until Lord giblets horror there was mrs. Montt acute Jones who he well knew would if possible keep him to the collar was also aunt julia with her niece Gus and of course there was Jack to Baron the Marquis was rather glad to meet Jack as to whom he had some hope that he might be induced to run away with for george's wife and thus free the Germaine family from that little annoyance that the guest he surprised the Marquis the most was the Baroness baman whose name and occupation he did not at first learn very distinctly all right again my lord asked mr. de Baron as he welcomed his noble guests upon my word I'm not then that Coe leaving brood of a parson pretty nearly did for me a terrible outrage it was outrage I should think so there's nothing so bad as a clerical bullying what was I to do with him of course he was the stronger I don't pretend to be a Samson one doesn't expect that kind of thing among gentlemen no indeed I wish I could have him somewhere with a pair of foils with the buttons off his black coat shouldn't save his intestines I don't know what the devil the country has come to when such a fellow as that as admitted into people's houses you won't meet him here Brotherton I wish I might I think I'd manage to be even with him before he got away who's the Baroness you of God I don't know much about her my daughter Adelaide mrs. Haughton you know has brought her down there's been some row among the women up in London this is one of the prophets and I think she has brought here despite lady Selina protest who has taken an American prophetess by the hand she won't annoy you I hope not my least I like strange wild beasts and so that is kept into Baron of whom I have heard that is my nephew jack he has a small fortune of his own which he is spending fast as long as it lasts one has to be civil to him I am delighted to meet him don't they say he is sweet on a certain young woman a dozen I believe ah but when I know something of I don't think there is anything in that Brotherton I don't indeed or I shouldn't have brought him here I do though and as to not bringing him here why shouldn't you bring him if she don't go off with him she will with somebody else and the sooner the better according to my ideas this was a matter upon which mr. de Baron was not prepared to die late and he therefore chained the subject my dear lord giblet it is such a pleasure to me to meet you here old mrs. Jones said to that young nobleman when I was told you were to be at Rodham it determined me at once this was true for there was no more persistent friend living than old mrs. Jones though it might be doubted whether on this occasion more giblet was the friend on whose behalf she had come to read him it's very nice isn't it said Lord giblet gasping hadn't we a pleasant time of it with our little parties in Grosvenor Place never liked anything so much in life only I don't think that fellow Jack de Baron dances so much better than other people after all who says he does but I'll tell you who dances well Olivia green was charming in the kappa cappa don't you think so uncommon pretty more giblet was quite willing to be understood to admire miss Patmore green though he thought it hard that people should hurry him on into matrimony the most graceful girl I ever saw in my life certainly said mrs. Monty cute Jones his royal highness when he heard of the engagement said that you were the happiest man in London more giblet could not satisfy himself by declaring that his royal highness was an old fool as poor mary had done on a certain occasion but at the present moment he did not feel at all loyal to the royal family generally nor did he in the least know how to answer mrs. Jones she had declared the engagement as a fact and he did not quite dare to deny it all together he had in an unguarded moment when the weather had been warm in the champagne cool said a word was so definite a meaning that the lady had been justified in not allowing it to pass by his idol the lady had accepted him and on the following morning he had found the lock of hair in the little stud which she had given him and had feverish reminiscences of a kiss but surely he was not a bird to be caught with so small a grain of salt as that he had not as yet seen mr. Patmore Green having escaped from London at once he had answered a note from Olivia which had called him dearest Charlie by a counter note in which he had called her dear oh and had signed himself ever yours Ching promising to meet her up the river but of course he had not gone up the river the rest of the season might certainly be done without assistance from him he knew that he would be pursued dude he could not hope not to be pursued but he had not thought that mrs. Montek you Jones would be so quick upon him it was impossible that His Royal Highness should have heard of any engagement as yet what a nasty false wicked old woman she was he blushed red as a rose and stammered out that he didn't know he was only foreign 20 and perhaps he didn't know I never saw a girl so much in love in my life continued mrs. Jones I know her just as well as if she were my own and she speaks to me as she doesn't dare to speak to you at present though she is barely 21 she has been very much sought after already and the very day she marries she has ten thousand pounds in her own hands that isn't a large fortune and of course you don't want a large fortune but it isn't every girl can pay a sum straight into her husband's bank the moment she marries no indeed said Lord giblet he was still determined that nothing should induce him to marry miss green but nevertheless behind that resolution there was a feeling that if anything should bring about the marriage such a sum of ready money would be a consolation his father the Earl of Jopling though a very rich man kept him a little close and ten thousand pounds would be nice but then perhaps the old woman was lying now I'll tell you what I want you to do said mrs. Jones who was resolved that if the game were not landed it should not be her fault we go from here to kill in column next week you must come and join us I've got to go in browse at strand brackets said Lord giblet happy in an excuse it couldn't be better they're both within eight miles of Dunkeld if so then rope shouldn't take him to strand brackets that year of course he'll come it's the prettiest place in Perth though I say it as Auden and she will be there if you really want to know a girl see her in a country house but he didn't really want to know the girl she was very nice and he liked her uncommonly but he didn't want to know anything more about her by George was a man to be persecuted this way because he had once spooned a girl a little too fiercely as he thought of this he almost plucked up his courage sufficiently to tell mrs. Jones that she had better pick out some other young man for deportation to kill in Kotla I should like it ever so he said I'll take care that you shall like it large giblet I think I may boast that when I put my wits to work I can make my house agreeable I'm very fond of young people but there's no one I love as I do Olivia Green there isn't a young woman in London has so much to be loved for of course she'll come what day shall we name I don't think I could name a day let us say the 27th that will give you nearly a week at the grouse first be with us to dinner on the 27th well perhaps I will of course she will I shall write to Olivia tonight and I daresay you will do so awesome or giblet when he was let to go tried to set consolation from the ten thousand pounds though he was still resolved he almost believed that mrs. Monty cute Jones would conquer him right – Olivia tonight lying false old woman of course she knew that there was hardly a lady in England to whom it was so little likely that he should write to as Miss Patmore Greene how could an old woman with one foot in the grave be so wicked and why should she persecute him what had he done to her Olivia Green was not her daughter or even her knees so you were going to kill Kotlin mrs. Haughton said to him that afternoon she has asked me said Lord giblet it's simply the most comfortable house in all Scotland and they tell me some of the best deer-stalking everybody likes to get to killing Cod ylim don't you love old mrs. Jones charming old woman and such a friend if she once takes to you she never drops him sticks like wax I should say quite like wax Lord giblet and when she makes up her mind to do a thing she always does it it's quite wonderful but she never gets beaten doesn't she now never she hasn't asked us to kill and coddle him yet but I hope she will a manly resolution now roused itself in more giblets bosom that he would be the person to beat mrs. Jones at last but yet II doubted it if he were asked the question by anyone having a right to ask he could not deny that he had proposed to marry miss Patmore green so you've come down to send your wings again said mrs. Haughton to her cousin Jack my wings have been burned clean away already and in point of fact I not half so near the lady George here as I was in London it's only ten miles if it were five it would be the same we're not in the same set down here in Bart it sure I suppose you can have yourself taken to Brotherton if you please yes I can call it the Deanery but I shouldn't know what to say when I got there you've become very mealy-mouthed of a sudden not with you my sweet cousin with you I can discuss the devil and all his works as freely as ever but with Lady George at her father's house I think I should be dumb in truth I haven't got anything to say to her I thought you had I know you think so but I haven't it is quite on the card that I may write over some Dame as I would to see my sister your sister and that I shall make eager inquiries after her horse her pet dog and her husband you will be wrong there for she has quarreled with her husband all together I hope not they are not living together and never even see each other he's at Manor Cross and she's at the Deanery she's a divinity to you but Lord George seems to have found her so human that he's tired of her already then it must be his own fault or perhaps yours Jack you don't suppose a husband goes through a little scene like that it mrs. Jones's without feeling it he made an ass of himself and a man generally feels that afterwards said Jack the truth is they're tired of each other there isn't very much and more George but there is something he is slow that there is a certain manliness at the bottom of it but there isn't very much in her that's all you know about it perhaps you may know her better but I could never find anything you confess to being in love and of course a lover is blind but where you are most wrong is in supposing that she is something so much better than other women she flirted with you so frankly that she made you think her a goddess she never flirted with me in her life exactly because flirting is bad and she being a goddess cannot do evil I wish she'd take her in your arms and kiss her I shouldn't dare no and therefore you're not in the way to learn that she's a woman just the same as other women well mrs. Jones succeed with that stupid young man with giblet I hope so it can't make any difference to him whether it's this one or another and I do like mrs. Jones would they let me have just a little lecture in the dining room asked the Baroness of her friend aunt Joo there had been certain changes among the disabilities up in London lady Selina protests had taken dr. Olivia Q Flea body altogether by the hand and had appointed her chief professor at the Institute perhaps without sufficient authority aunt jus had been cast into the shade and had consequently been driven to throw herself into the arms of the Baroness at present there was a terrible feud in which aunt gia was being much worsted for the Baroness was an old man of the sea and having got herself onto aunt G shoulders could not be shaken off in the meantime dr. flea body was filling the Institute briefing a golden harvest and breaking the heart of the poor Baroness who had fallen into much trouble and was now altogether penniless I'm afraid not said aunt Jim I'm afraid we can't do that perhaps de Marquis would like it I hardly think so he did say a word to me and I think he would like it he want to understand my dear Baroness I'm sure the Marquis of Brotherton does not care about it in the least he is quite in the dark on such subjects quite bonide 'add what was the use thought the Baroness of bringing her down to a house in which people were sober knighted that she could not be allowed to open her mouth or carry on her profession had she not been enticed over from her own country in order that she might open her mouth and preach her doctrine and become a great and a wealthy woman there was a fraud in this enforced silence which cut her to the very quick but dink I shall try she said separating herself in her wrath from her friend end of chapter 50 chapter fifty-one of is he Pope and joy this is a librivox recording all librivox recordings are in the public domain for more information or to volunteer please visit librivox.org recording by s nevets is he Pope enjoy by Anthony Trollope chapter 51 Gus mild may success the treatment which the Marquess received at Rodham did not certainly imply any feeling that he had disgraced himself by what he had done either at man across or up in London perhaps the ladies there did not know as much of his habits as did mrs. Walker at scum Berg's perhaps the feeling was strong that Pope and joy was Pope and joy and therefore the Marquess had been injured if a child be born in British purple true purple though it may have been stained by circumstances that purple is very sacred perhaps it was thought that under no circumstances should a Marquess be knocked into the fireplace by a clergyman there was still a good deal of mystery both as to Pope and joy and as to the fireplace and the Marquess was the hero of these mysteries everyone at Rodham was anxious to sit by his side and to be allowed to talk to him when he abused the Dean which he did freely those who heard him a center to all he said the Baroness Bannerman held up her hands in horror when she heard the tale and declared the church to be one grand batise mrs. Haughton who was very attentive to the Marquess and whom the mark was liked was pertinacious in her inquiries after Pope and joy and cruelly sarcastic upon the Dean think what was his bringing up said mrs. Alton in a stable said the Marquess I always felt it to be a great pity that Lord George should have made that match not but what she is a good creature in her way she is no better than she should be said the Marquess then mrs. Haughton found herself able to insinuate that perhaps after all Mary was not a good creature even in her own way but the Marquess Asst chief friend was jacque de baron he talked to Jack about races and billiards and women but though he did not refrain from abusing the Dean he said no word to Jack against Mary if it might be that the Dean should receive his punishment in the last direction he would do nothing to prevent it they tell me she's a beautiful woman I have never seen her myself said the Marquess she is very beautiful said Jack why the devil she should have married George I can't think she doesn't care for him the least don't you think she does I'm sure she don't I suppose her pestilent father thought it was the nearest way to a coronet I don't know why men should marry at all they always get into trouble by it somebody must have children suggested Jack I don't see the necessity it's nothing to do with me what comes of the property after I'm gone what is it madam they were sitting out on the lawn after lunch and Jack and the Marquess were both smoking as they were talking the Baroness had come up to them and made her little proposition what a lecture if mr deburr on pleases of course I never listen to lectures myself except from my wife ah that is Vaart I want to prevent I prevented it already by sending her to Italy Oh rights of women very interesting but I don't think I'm well enough myself here is captain Tiburon a young man as strong as a horse and very fond of women he'll sit it out I beg your pardon what is it then the Baroness with rapid words told her own sad story she had been deluded defrauded and ruined by those wicked females lady Selena protests and doctor flee body the Marquess was a nobleman whom all england nay all Europe delighted to honor could not the Marquess do something for her she was rapid and eloquent but not always intelligible what is it she wants us the Marquess turning to jack pecuniary assistance I think my lord Yaya I have been bamboozled of everything My Lord Marcus oh my Doubront shouldn't have let me in for this would you mind telling my fellow to give her a ten pound note Jack said that he would not mind and the Baroness stuck to him per tenaciously not leaving his side a moment till she had got the money of course there was no lecture the Baroness was made to understand that visitors at a country house in England could not be made to endure such an infliction but she succeeded in levying a contribution from mrs. Montt acute Jones and there were rumours afloat that she got a sovereign out of mr. Houghton Lord giblet had come with the intention of staying a week but the day after the attack made upon him by mrs. Montagu Jones news arrived which made it absolutely necessary that he should go to Castle Gosling at once we shall be so sorry to miss you said mrs. Montagu Jones whom he tried to avoid in making his general idea but who was a great deal too clever not to catch him my father wants to see me about the property you know of course there must be a great deal to do between you everybody he knew the affairs of the family was aware that the old Earl never thought of consulting his son and mrs. Montacute Jones knew everything ever so much therefore I must be off at once my fellow is packing my things now and there is a train in an hour's time did you hear from Olivia this morning not today I hope you are as proud as you ought to be of having such a sweet girl belonging to you nasty old woman what right had she to say these things I told mrs. green that you were here and that you were coming to meet Olivia on the 27th what did she say she thinks you ought to see mr. green as you go through London he is the easiest most good-natured man in the world don't you think he might as well speak to him who was mrs. Montt acute Jones that she should talk to him in this way I would send a telegram if I were you to say I would be there tonight perhaps it would be best said Lord giblet Oh certainly now mind we expect you to dinner on the 27th is there anybody else you especially like me to ask nobody in particular thank you isn't Jack Tiburon a friend of yours yes I like Jack pretty well he thinks a great deal of himself you know all the young men do that now at any rate I'll ask Jack to meet you unfortunately for Lord giblet Jack appeared in sight at this very moment captain Tiburon Lord giblet has been good enough to say that he'll come to my little place at killin column on the 27th can you meet him there delighted mrs. Jones whoever refuses to go to killing cotton it isn't killing cobbler and its little comforts that are bringing his lordship we shall be delighted to see him but he is coming to see well I suppose it's no secret now Lord giblet Jack bowed his congratulations and Lord giblet again blushed as red as a rose detestable old woman whither should he take himself in what furthest part of the Rocky Mountains should he spend the coming autumn if neither mr. nor mrs. green called upon him for an explanation what possible right could this abominable old harpy have to prey upon him just at the end of a cot er he had said one word he knew men who had done ten times as much and had not been as severely handled and he was sure that Jack Tiburon had had something to do with it Jack had been hand in hand with mrs. Jones at the making up of the kappakappa but as he went to the station he reflected that Olivia green was a very nice girl if those ten thousand pounds were true they would be a great comfort to him his mother was always bothering him to get married if he could bring himself to accept this as his fate he would be saved a deal of trouble spooning at killin coddling after all would not be bad fun he almost told himself that he would marry miss green were it not that he was determined not to be dictated to by that old harridan many people came and went at Rawdon Park but among those who did not go was Gus mild my aunt julia who had become thoroughly ashamed of the Baroness had wished to take her to Parcher on the third day but Gus had managed to stop her what's the good of coming to a house for three days you said you meant to stay a week they know what she is now and the harms done it was your own fault for bringing her I don't see why I'm to be thrown over because you've made a mistake about a vulgar old woman we've nowhere to go till November and now we are out of town for heaven's sake let us stay as long as we can in this way Gus carried her point watching her opportunity for a little conversation with her former lover at last the opportunity came it was not that Jack had avoided her but that it was necessary that she should be sure of having half an hour alone with him at last she made the opportunity calling upon him to walk with her one Sunday morning when all the other folk are in church or perhaps in bed no I won't go to church she had said – aren't you what is the use of you asking why not I won't go they're quite accustomed at rodham to people not going to church I always go in a stiff house but I won't go here when you're at Rome you should do as the Romans do I don't suppose they'll be half-a-dozen they're out of the whole party aren't you went to church as a matter of course and the opportunity of walking in the grounds with the jack was accomplished are you going to kill in kadhalan she said I suppose I shall for a few days have you got anything to say before you go nothing particular of course I don't mean to me I've nothing particular to say to anybody just at present since I've been here that wretched old Marquess has been my chief fate it's quite a pleasure to hear him have used the Dean and the Dean's daughter he is not much good to say about her either I'm not surprised at that jack and what do you say to him about the Dean's daughter very little Gus and what are you going to say to me about her nothing at all Gus she's all the world to you I suppose what's the use of you're saying that in one sense she's not thing to me my belief is that the only man shall ever care a pin about is her husband at any rate she does not care a straw for me nor you for her well yes I do she's one of my pet friends there's nobody I like being with better and if she were not married god knows what might have happened I might have asked her to have me because she has got money of her own what's the use of coming back to the old thing Gus money money money nothing more unfair was ever said to anyone have I given any signs of selling myself for money have I been a fortune hunter no one has ever found me guilty of so much prudence all I'd say is that having found out the way to go to the devil myself I won't take any young woman I like with me there by marrying her heavens on earth I can fancy myself return from a wedding tour with some charmer like you without a shilling at my bank as in beginning a life at lodgings somewhere down at Chelsea have you no imagination can't you see what it would be can't you fancy the stuffy sitting-room with the horsehair chairs and the hashed mutton and the cradle in the corner before long no I can't said Gus I can two cradles and very little of the hash mutton and my lady wife with no one to pin her dress for her but the maid of all work with black fingers it wouldn't be like that it very soon would if I were to marry a girl without a fortune and I know myself I'm a very good fellow while the Sun shines but I couldn't stand hardship I shouldn't come home to the hash mutton I should dine at the club even though I had to borrow the money I should come to hate the cradle and its occupant and the mother of its occupant I should take to drink and should blow my brains out just as the second cradle came I can see it all as plain as a pikestaff I'd often lay awake the whole night and look at it you and I Gus have made a mistake from the beginning being poor people we have lived as though we were rich I have never done so oh yes you have instead of dining out in Fitzroy and drinking tea in Tavistock place you have gone to balls in Grosvenor Square and been presented at court it wasn't my fault it has been so and therefore you should have made up your mind to marry a rich man who was it asked me to love him say that I did if you please upon my word I forget how it began but say that it was my fault of course it was my fault are you going to blow me up for that I see a girl and at first I liked her and then I loved her and then I tell her so or else she finds it out without my telling was that a thing you can't forgive I never said it was a sin I don't mind being a worm but I won't be trodden upon over much was there ever a moment in which she thought that I thought of marrying you a great many jack did I ever say so never I'll do you justice there you have been very cautious of course you can be severe and of course I am bound to bear it I have been cautious for your sake Oh jack for your sake when I first saw how it was going to be how it might be between you and me I took care to say outright that I couldn't marry unless a girl had money there will be something when Papa dies the most healthy middle-aged gentleman in London there might be half a dozen cradles Gus before that day if it will do you good you shall say I'm the greatest rascal walking that will do me no good but I don't know that I can give you any other privilege then there was a long pause during which they were sauntering together under an old oak tree in the park do you love me Jack she then asked standing close to him god bless my soul that's going back to the beginning you are heartless absolutely heartless it has come to that with you that any real idea of love is out of the question I can't afford it my dear but is there no such thing as love that you can't help can you drop a girl out of your heart altogether simply because she has got no money I suppose you did love me once here jack scratch his head you did love me once she said persevering with her question of course I did said Jack who had no objection to making assurances of the past and you don't now whoever said so what's the good of talking about it do you think you owe me nothing what's the good of owing if a man can't pay his debts you will own nothing then yes I will if anyone left me 20,000 pounds tomorrow then I should owe you something what would he owe me half of it and how would you pay me he thought a while before he made his answer he knew in that case he would not wish to pay the debt in the only way in which it would be payable you mean then that you would marry me I shouldn't be afraid of the hash mutton cradles in that case you would marry me a man has no right to take so much on himself as to say that I suppose I should I should make a devilish bad husband even then why should you be worse than others I don't know perhaps I was made worse I can't fancy myself doing any duty well if I had a wife of my own I should be sure to fall in love with somebody else's lady George for instance no not lady George it would not be with somebody whom I had learned to think the very best woman in all the world I am very bad but I'm just not bad enough to make love to her or rather I am very foolish but just not foolish enough to think that I could win her I suppose she's just the same as the others Jack she's not just the same to me but I'd rather not talk about her Gus I'm going to kill in cotton in a day or two and I shall leave this tomorrow tomorrow well yes tomorrow I must be a day or two in town and there is not much doing here I'm tired of the old Marquess who is the most ill-natured brute I ever came across in my life and there's no more fun to be made of the Baroness I'm not sure but that she has the best of the fun I didn't think was an old woman in the world could get a five-pound note out of me but she had how could you be so foolish how indeed you'll go back to London I suppose so unless I drown myself don't do that Gus I often think it would be best you don't know what my life is how wretched and you made it so is that fair Gus quite fair quite true you have made it miserable you know you have of course you know it can I help it now yes you can I can be patient if you will say that it shall be some day I could put up with anything if you would let me hope when you have got about 20,000 pounds but I shall never have it if you do will you marry me then will you promise me that you will never marry anybody else I never shall but will you promise me if you will not say so much as that to me you must be false indeed when you have the 20,000 pounds will you marry me Oh certainly and you can laugh about such a matter when I am pouring out my very soul to you you can make a joke of it when it is all my life to me Jack if you will say that it shall happens someday someday I will be happy if he won't I can only die it may be play to you but it's death to me he looked at her and saw that she was quite in earnest she was not weeping but there was a drawn heavy look about her face which in truth touched his heart whatever might be his faults he was not a cruel man he had defended himself without any scruples of conscience when she had seemed to attack him but now he did not know how to refuse her request it amounted to so little I don't suppose it will ever take place but I think I ought to allow myself to consider myself as engaged to you she said as it is you are free to marry anyone else he replied I don't care for such freedom I don't want it I couldn't marry a man whom I didn't love nobody knows what's that they can do till their true do you suppose sir I've never been tried but I can't bring myself to laugh now Jack don't joke now heaven knows when we may see each other again you will promise me that Jack yes if you wish it and so at last she had got a promise from him she said nothing more to fix it fearing that in doing so she might lose it but she threw herself into his arms and buried her face upon his bosom afterwards when she was leaving him she was very solemn in her manner to him I will say goodbye now jack for I shall hardly see you again to speak to you do love me you know I do I am so true to you I have always been true to you god bless you jack write me a line sometimes then he escaped having brought her back to the garden among the flowers and he wandered away by himself across the park at last he had engaged himself he knew that it was so and he knew that she would tell all her friends Adelaide Houghton would know and would of course congratulate him there never could be a marriage that would of course be out of the question but instead of being jerked over on of old at any rate free as air he would be the young man engaged to marry Augusta mild May and then he could hardly now refuse to answer the letters which she would be sure to write to him at least twice a week there had been a previous period of letter-writing but that had died a natural death through utter neglect on his part but now it might be as well that he should take advantage of the new law and exchange into an Indian regiment but even in his present condition his mind was not wholly occupied with augustama allay the evil words which had been spoken to him of Mary had not been altogether fruitless his cousin Adelaide had told him over and over again that lady George was as other women by which his cousin had intended to say that lady George was the same as herself August Ahmad may had spoken of his Phoenix in the same strain the Marquess had declared her to be utterly worthless it was not that he wished to think of her as they thought or that he could be brought so to think but these suggestions coming as they did from those who knew how much he liked the woman amounted to ridicule aimed against the purity of his worship they told him almost told him that he was afraid to speak of love to lady George indeed he was afraid and within his own breast he was in some sort proud of his fear but nevertheless he was touched by their ridicule he and Mary had certainly been dear friends certainly that friendship had given great unbreached to her husband was he bound to keep away from her because of her husband's anger he knew that they too were not living together he knew that the Dean would at any rate a welcome him and he knew too that there was no human being he wished to see again as much as Lady George he had no purpose as to anything that he would say to her but he was resolved that he would see her if then some word warmer than any he had yet spoken should fall from him he would gather from her answer what her feelings were towards him in going back to London on the morrow he must pass by Brotherton and he would make his arrangement so as to remain there for an hour or two end of chapter

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