The Warden

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J. Lane, 1902 - 360 pages
Novel based on the St.Cross Hospital inquiry of 1849-53.

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There are several reasons this book is, as the preface states, "not treated as a truly important Victorian novel." In addition to having one of the most boring plots I have ever encountered--a ... Read full review

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Page 228 - in strategy, admirals in naval tactics, and ' orange-women in the management of their ' barrows ?' ' Yes, my friend—from these 'walls. From here issue the only known ' infallible bulls for the guidance of British 'souls and bodies. This little court is the 'Vatican of England. Here reigns a pope, ' self-nominated, self-consecrated — ay, and
Page 228 - much stranger too,—self-believing !—a pope ' whom, if you cannot obey him, I would ' advise you to disobey as silently as possible; ' a pope hitherto afraid of no Luther ; a pope 'who manages his own inquisition, who ' punishes unbelievers as no most skilful
Page 23 - whole parish of Plumstead Episcopi. 'T is only when he has exchanged that ever-new shovel hat for a tasselled nightcap, and those shining black habiliments for his accustomed robe de nuit, that Dr. Grantly talks, and looks, and thinks like an ordinary man. Many of us
Page 42 - not entitled to the income I receive from the hospital, and•• that others are entitled to it. Whatever some may do, I shall ' never attribute to you base motives: < because you hold an •opinion opposed to my own, and
Page 249 - box! ' Oh, the serenity of Downing Street! ' My brothers, when hope was over on the ' battle field, when no dimmest chance of 'victory remained, the ancient Roman could ' hide his face within his toga, and die
Page 54 - his own .way, it .is not to be supposed that .Hiram's bedesmen., themselves were altogether passive .spectators. Finney,,. the attorney,; had been among them, .asking sly questions, and raising immoderate hopes, creating a party hostile to the
Page 228 - radically ; put you beyond the pale of ' men's charity; make you odious to your ' dearest friends, and turn you into a monster
Page 26 - We believe, as a general rule, that either a bishop or his archdeacons have sinecures: where a bishop works, archdeacons have but little to do, and vice versa. In the diocese of Barchester the Archdeacon
Page 96 - as to his friendship, if the thing itself be right, private motives should never be allowed., to interfere. Because I esteem Mr. Harding, is that a reason that I should neglect a duty which I owe to these old men ? or should I give up a work which my conscience tells me is a good one, because I regret the loss of his society

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