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Memoirs of Life and Literature

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 95,309 / 283 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.9
LoC Categories: PS, CT
Downloads: 394
Added to site: 2010.01.04 26188
Genre: Biography

r houses--Denbury Manor, Dartington Parsonage, Dartington Hall, and Cockington Court--all lying within a circle of some twelve miles in diameter, represent, together with their adjuncts, the material aspects of the life with which I was first familiar. Let me give a brief sketch of each, taking Denbury first.

Denbury Manor at the end of the eighteenth century was converted and enlarged into a dower-house for my mother's grandmother, but was occupied when first I knew it by my great-aunt, her daughter, an old Miss Margaret Froude. To judge from a portrait done of her in her youth by Downman, she must have been then a very engaging ingénue; but when I remember her she looked a hundred and fifty. She was, indeed, when she died very nearly a hundred, and her house and its surroundings now figure in my recollections as things of the eighteenth century which, preserved in all their freshness, had hardly been touched by the years which by that time had followed it. The house, which was of cons



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