|Collected Letters|| The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy, ed.
Richard Little Purdy
Michael Millgate, 7 vols.|
( Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978-88).
| Excluded and|
| Thomas Hardy: The Excluded and Collaborative|
Stories, ed. Pamela Dalziel ( Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992).
|HW||The Harper's Weekly text of "An Indiscretion in|
the Life of an Heiress", 29 June-27 July 1878.
|Life||The Life and Work of Thomas Hardy, ed. Michael Millgate ( London: Macmillan, 1984).|
|NQM||The New Quarterly Magazine text of "An Indiscre-|
tion in the Life of an Heiress", July 1878.
|PersN|| The Personal Notebooks of Thomas Hardy, ed.|
Richard H. Taylor ( London: Macmillan, 1979).
|5 Euclid: Athenian mathematician of the third century BC; his Elements is the basis for the most common type of geometry.|
|6 tenth commandment: 'Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's' ( Exod. 20: 17).|
|8 Monument: a pillar, 202 ft. in height, erected in 1671-7 in
Pudding Lane to commemorate the Great Fire of London in 1666; see Collected Letters, i. 2.|
St George's Hospital: a famous London hospital located (until