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I, like Elinor, desire to do "justice to Mrs. Lewis's kindness, though its effusions
were often distressing, and sometimes almost ridiculous." Mrs. Lewis, true to the
type of all the Mrs. Jennings's who have lived since, and indeed before, 1 8 1 3, ...
Down on the seashore it is a mixture of Holland and England in a number of
houses solidly built, with porticoes and verandahs, in which lived white
government servants, some wealthy Tamils, and an old retired Government
Agent, Sir William ...
For the first three months another civil servant lived with me, the Superintendent
of Police, now Sir Francis Graeme Tyrrell. I do not like to share a bungalow or
house, for the moment comes quite often when I want to be alone, and one of the
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jenney - LibraryThing
In the feudal society of Ceylon "I felt that there was some depth of happiness rather than pleasure, of satisfaction, . . . which the western world is losing or has lost." (p 158) Judgments such as ... Read full review
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This is the second book Leonard Woolf wrote of his life. He is a graceful author, and a sensitive man. Good look into an aristocratic young britisher and his growing up. Read full review