With these thoughts, to be asked to Mrs. Tozer'e to tea at six o'clock, was the most wonderful cold plunge for the young man. He shrugged his shoul ders, smiled to himself over the note of inv itation, which, however, was very prettily written by Phoebe, Mrs. Tozer' s blooming daughter, on paper as pink as Lady Western' s, and consented, as he could not help himself. He went out from his nice lodgings a little after six, still smiling, and persuading himself that this would be quite a pleasant study of manners, and that of course he could not do less than patronise the good homely people in their own way, whatever that might be. Mr. Vincent's rooms were in George Street, at what the Grange Lane people called the other end, in an imposing house with a large door, and iron extinguishers fixed in the railing, which had in their day quenched the links of the last century. To cross the street in his evening coat, and walk into the butter-shop, where the two white-aproned lads behind the counter stared, and a humble member of the congregation turned sharply round, and held out the hand, which had just clutched a piece of bacon, for her minister to shake, was a suf ficiently trying introduction to the evening's pleasure; but when the young pastor had been ushered up stairs, the first aspect of the company there rather took away his breath, as he emerged from the dark staircase. Tozer himself, who awaited the minister.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Mrs. Oliphant
Published Date - September 02 2019
ISBN - 9780428902643
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Page Count - 314
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