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By Gwen Raverat

Stories of a turn-of-the-century early life by means of the granddaughter of Charles Darwin

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Gladstone looks exactly like the caricatures of him, only his collar is a little larger and his eyes are so keen and bright and twinkle so when he laughs. Sir F. Leighton had charge of the scenic effects and succeeded very well, only all the rouge and powder and Greek dresses could not make perfect beauties of the English girls. ] 'Mr Stephen [J. K. Stephen] was Hector and acted remarkably well. Lionel Tennyson as Ulysses would have been better had he known his part. I enjoyed the play very much and equally so the people.

The voting was equal between these two, but when it came to the point, Dr. Robinson voted for himself, thus becoming Master by two votes; the affair, however, has never been very clear. My parents used to greet him, if they met outside, for the sake of poor Mrs. Robinson, but he was never invited to parties. Often his daughter Mary rode out with him, on a taller horse, yet even this only seemed to enhance his solitude. There were still occasional old workmen riding by, with their plaited straw bags of tools, on their high penny-farthing bicycles.

She says he is what they call an a r g o n a i s t [sic]. I think that is the word. ] But it means an infidel who does not try to make other people infidels. So many of the people here are that kind. ' This does not seem to shock her at all. The gaieties, dinners and tennis continue all the summer, till in mid-September Maud went with Aunt Cara to pay some visits in Scotland. But first she bought a new coat. I think it was black fox which was brown. seven guineas. The fur cost a guinea a yard, the clerk said.

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