The American Senator

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claring to himself through it all that the want of reason among Britishers was so great, that no one ought to treat them as wholly responsible beings.


CHAPTER LXXIX
THE LAST DAYS OF MARY MASTERS

THE triumph of Mary Masters was something more than a nine days' wonder to the people of Dillsborough. They had all known Larry Twentyman's intentions and aspirations, and had generally condemned the young lady's obduracy, thinking, and not being slow to say, that she would live to repent her perversity. Runciman, who had a thoroughly warm-hearted friendship for both the attorney and Larry, had sometimes been very severe on Mary. 'She wants a touch of hardship,' he would say, 'to bring her to. If Larry would just give her a cold shoulder for six months, she'd be ready to jump into his arms.' And Dr. Nupper had been heard to remark that she might go further and fare worse. 'If it were my girl I'd let her know all about it,' Ribbs the butcher had said in the bosom of his own family. When it was found that Mr. Surtees the curate was not to be the fortunate man, the matter was more inexplicable than ever. Had it then been declared that the owner of Hoppet Hall had proposed to her, all these tongues would have been silenced, and the refusal even of Larry Twentyman would have been justified. But what was to be said and what was to be thought when it was known that she was to be the mistress of Bragton? For a day or two the prosperity of the attorney was hardly to be endured by his neighbours. When it was first known that the stewardship of the property was to go back into his hands, his rise in the world was for a time slightly prejudicial to his popularity; but this greater stroke of luck, this latter promotion which would place him so much higher in Dillsborough than even his father or his grandfather had ever been, was a great trial of friendship.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements vi
  • Introduction vii
  • Note on the Text xv
  • Select Bibliography xvi
  • A Chronology of Anthony Trollope xix
  • Contents xxvii
  • Chapter I Dillsborough 1
  • Chapter II the Morton Family 8
  • Chapter II the Morton Family 22
  • Chapter II the Morton Family 35
  • Chapter VII the Walk Home 42
  • Chapter II the Morton Family 47
  • Chapter II the Morton Family 54
  • Chapter X Goarly's Revenge 62
  • Chapter II the Morton Family 69
  • Chapter II the Morton Family 76
  • Chapter II the Morton Family 83
  • Chapter II the Morton Family 90
  • Chapter II the Morton Family 97
  • Chapter XVI Mr. Gotobed's Philanthropy 103
  • Chapter II the Morton Family 110
  • Chapter II the Morton Family 117
  • Chapter XIX 'Who Valued the Geese?' 125
  • Chapter II the Morton Family 132
  • Chapter XXI the First Evening at Rufford Hall 138
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 145
  • Chapter XXIII Poor Caneback 152
  • Chapter XXIV the Ball 158
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 165
  • Chapter XXVII 'Wonderful Bird!' 180
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 187
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 192
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 200
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 207
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 215
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 229
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 235
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 241
  • Chapter XXXVII How Things Were Arranged 248
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 261
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 269
  • Chapter XLI the Senator is Badly Treated 277
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 284
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 291
  • Chapter XLIV 'Particularly Proud of You' 299
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 306
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 313
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 319
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 326
  • Chapter Xlix Miss Trefoil's Decision 334
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 341
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 348
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 363
  • Chapter LV 'I Have Told Him Everything' 376
  • Chapter LVI 'Now What Have You Got to Say?' 383
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 390
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 398
  • Chapter XXII Jemima 405
  • Chapter LX Again at Mistletoe 413
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 418
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 425
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 433
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 440
  • Chapter LXV the New Minister 448
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 453
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 460
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 475
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 481
  • Chapter LXI the Success of Lady Augustus 488
  • Chapter LXXII 'Bid Him Be a Man' 496
  • Chapter LXXIII 'Is It Tanti?' 503
  • Chapter LXXIII 'Is It Tanti?' 511
  • Chapter LXXIII 'Is It Tanti?' 523
  • Chapter LXXIII 'Is It Tanti?' 530
  • Chapter LXXIII 'Is It Tanti?' 545
  • Chapter LXXIII 'Is It Tanti?' 552
  • Explatory Notes 559
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