The American Senator

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much affect Dillsborough as a town. Mr. Mainwaring, who has been mentioned, lived in another brick house behind the church--the old parsonage of St. John's. There was also a Mrs. Mainwaring, but she was an invalid. Their family consisted of one son, who was at Brasenose* at this time. He always had a horse during the Christmas vacation, and, if rumour did not belie him, kept two or three up at Oxford. Mr. Surtees, the curate, lived in lodgings in the town. He was a painstaking, eager, clever young man, with aspirations in church matters, which were always being checked by his rector. Quieta non movere*was the motto by which the rector governed his life, and he certainly was not at all the man to allow his curate to drive him into activity.

Such, at the time of our story, was the little town of Dillsborough.


CHAPTER II
THE MORTON FAMILY

I CAN hardly describe accurately the exact position of the Masters family without first telling all that I know about the Morton family; and it is absolutely essential that the reader should know all the Masters family intimately. Mr. Masters, as I have said in the last chapter, was the attorney in Dillsborough, and the Mortons had been for centuries past the squires of Bragton.

I need not take the reader back farther than old Reginald Morton. He had come to the throne of his family as a young man, and had sat upon it for more than half a century. He had been a squire of the old times, having no inclination for London seasons, never wishing to keep up a second house, quite content with his position as squire of Bragton, but with considerable pride about him as to that position. He had always liked to have his house full, and hated petty œconomies. He had for many years hunted the country at his own expense,--the amusement at first not having been so expensive as it afterwards became. When he began the work, it had been

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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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