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Mrs Woodburn the mimic II

Chapter XXXIV

This was how the crisis came to an end, which had been of so much interest to the parties immediately affected.  Mrs Woodburn had one of her nervous attacks the next morning, and was very ill, and alarmed Dr Marjoribanks; but at her very worst moment the incorrigible mimic convulsed her anxious medical adviser and all her attendants by a sudden adoption of the character of Mrs Mortimer, whom she must have made a careful study of the previous night.   100 more words


Mrs Woodburn the mimic I

Chapter XVIII

… this was the night on which Mrs Woodburn’s talent came to what may be called an apotheosis.  She shook off her languor as by a sudden inspiration, and gave such a sketch of the Archdeacon as up to this day is remembered more clearly in Carlingford than the man himself.   30 more words


Olé! Sargent’s “El Jaleo”

This painting, El Jaleo by John Singer Sargent, stirs up an odd mix of sadness, joy, and memory of  inebriated abandon in me, partly because it reminds me of spring break my senior year of high school. 1,171 more words

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Miss Grace Woodhouse, 1890

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As promised, here’s another post this week to make up for taking so long to post the last one. It will be on a painting of Miss Grace Woodhouse by John Singer Sargent. 279 more words


July 24, 1851

Thurs July 24th  Have been sewing on some of Susans

clothes, altering some skirts &c  Have been thinking

over my visit yesterday  Mrs Mitchell will have… 213 more words

19th Century

"The pheasant flies a great deal faster than he appears to do"

Reading this book review from 1895 will almost certainly anger practitioners of what is now called animal rights. It will cause bird protection societies to tut tut about how unfeelingly cruel were our ancestors. 232 more words

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The fate of every soul rests upon his shoulders. His fate rests in the hands of a troubled, young girl.

It’s 1895 — the cusp of the Victorian and Edwardian eras — and Bartholomew Pelletier is a gentleman and a warrior. 157 more words

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