Halfway House: A Comedy of Degrees

Halfway House: A Comedy of Degrees

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Halfway House: A Comedy of Degrees

Halfway House: A Comedy of Degrees

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It was when. Mr. John Germain, a gentleman of fifty, and of fine landed estate in Berks -- head of his family, Deputy-Lieutenant, Chairman of Quarter Sessions, and I don't know what not -- was paying one of his yearly visits to his brother James, who was Rector of Misperton Brand, in Somerset, that an adventure of a sentimental kind presented itself to him engaged him, carried him into mid-air upon a winged horse, and set him treading clouds and suchlike filmy footing. Chance-caught combinations, associations tenderly touched -- what do I know? He had a vision and located it; he dreamed a dream, and began to live it out; out; of a simple maid he read a young goddess, into a laver's ardent form he pressed his leanness and grey hairs. Bluntly, he, a widower of ten years' standing, fell in love with a . . .

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