1 edition of Cousin Phillis [& other tales] found in the catalog.
Bibliography: p. xiii.
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|Pagination||xvi, 74 p. :|
|Number of Pages||95|
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Phillis looked at me once or twice with a little surprise at my silence; but I did not know the words. 'Bring him out here,' said the minister. Besides, I did not like pushing myself upon strangers, who perhaps had never heard of my mother's name, and such an odd name as it was—Moneypenny; and if they had, had never cared more for her than she had for them, apparently, until this unlucky mention of Heathbridge. ' She gave her daughter some whispered directions, and Phillis left the room.
Cousin Phillis [& other tales] And if he had not resumed his old place that night, he would have done so the next day, when, after my father's departure, Mr Holdsworth spoke about him with such just respect for his character, such ungrudging admiration of his great mechanical genius, that I was compelled to say, almost unawares,— 'Thank you, sir.
She looked me steadily in the face with large, quiet eyes, wondering, but untroubled by the sight of a stranger. But in introducing them to his charming boss, he inadvertently causes teenaged Phillis romantic agony. Carter, Harry, and many others were made up as well.
Of course this led to greater facility of intercourse with the Hope Farm people. But she was there in a minute; it was her regular plan to give him his welcome home—by a look, by a touch, nothing more—as soon as she could after his return, and he had missed her now.
I had a capital novel by Manzoni, I Promessi Sposi, just the thing for a beginner; and if she must still puzzle out Dante, my dictionary is far better than hers. I can just imagine the protagonist, Mary Smith, trying to keep a straight face during one of Miss Poles speeches or Miss Mattys nervous episodes.
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I had to go round by a side-path lightly worn on a broad grassy way, which led past the court-wall, past a horse-mount, half covered with stone-crop and the little wild yellow fumitory, to another door—'the curate', as I found it was termed by the master of the house, while the front door, 'handsome and all for show', was termed the 'rector'.
2021-05: Cousin Phillis: 4 stars.
But what is it about Cranford and its deceptively simple tales of country life that makes the work so appealing? I knew she was, but somehow I wanted to talk of her, and did not know how to begin.