Archive | June 14, 2019

Agnes Grey (Chapter 25)

CHAPTER XXV: CONCLUSION ‘Well, Agnes, you must not take such long walks again before breakfast,’ said my mother, observing that I drank an extra cup of coffee and ate nothing—pleading the heat of the weather, and the fatigue of my long walk as an excuse. I certainly did feel feverish and tired too. ‘You always […]

Agnes Grey (Chapter 24)

CHAPTER XXIV: THE SANDS Our school was not situated in the heart of the town: on entering A—– from the north–west there is a row of respectable–looking houses, on each side of the broad, white road, with narrow slips of garden–ground before them, Venetian blinds to the windows, and a flight of steps leading to […]

Agnes Grey (Chapter 23)

CHAPTER XXIII: THE PARK I came down a little before eight, next morning, as I knew by the striking of a distant clock. There was no appearance of breakfast. I waited above an hour before it came, still vainly longing for access to the library; and, after that lonely repast was concluded, I waited again […]

Agnes Grey (Chapter 22)

CHAPTER XXII: THE VISIT Ashby Park was certainly a very delightful residence. The mansion was stately without, commodious and elegant within; the park was spacious and beautiful, chiefly on account of its magnificent old trees, its stately herds of deer, its broad sheet of water, and the ancient woods that stretched beyond it: for there […]

Agnes Grey (Chapter 21)

CHAPTER XXI: THE SCHOOL  I left Horton Lodge, and went to join my mother in our new abode at A–. I found her well in health, resigned in spirit, and even cheerful, though subdued and sober, in her general demeanour. We had only three boarders and half a dozen day–pupils to commence with; but by […]

Agnes Grey (Chapter 20)

Chapter 20 – The Farewell A house in A—–, the fashionable watering–place, was hired for our seminary; and a promise of two or three pupils was obtained to commence with. I returned to Horton Lodge about the middle of July, leaving my mother to conclude the bargain for the house, to obtain more pupils, to […]