The sunshine broke through the veil of misty cloud and widened slowly over the land, catching here the sails of a windmill, idle in the autumn calm, there a church spire, or a bit of white road. Margaret was educated at home with the exception of one term spent at Queen's College, Tufnell Park. The door of the yellow drawing-room was partly open, and Mr. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Her part was marked out in it ; she was startled to see how a word of hers had awakened a dormant resolution.
The book, which had a strong element of humor, remained the best known from Veley's works, and two years after its publication she moved to London. Excerpt First there appeared a man's figure on the crest of the hill. Titlepage Title: A Marriage of Shadows and Other Poems. The silence and loneliness bewildered him, he could not realise tha his chance of speech had escaped him, and that Barbara's entreaty must remain un- answered. Titlepage Title: A Marriage of Shadows and Other Poems. She will order more books from Mudie's and take an interest in them, and in the hero of some private theatricals at a country house close by. In 1870, she began to contribute prose and poetry to some of the leading literary magazines of the day, and by 1878 she had completed her first novel, For Percival.
She will meet the young man who lives on the other side of the county, but who dances so perfectly and talks so well, at the bachelors' ball. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. Crawford's new book is in its way as much a success as his pi-evious productions. He went up to his room immediately after breakfast, and sat down to his task at the writing-table which faced the great window. Sidney Harding by that afternoon's post.
It was maddening to think of the long slow hours which they would pass uiider the same roof, each hour gliding away with its many minutes. Melancholy consequent on the deaths of two of Miss Veley's married sisters in 1877 and 1885 and of her father in 1879, strongly affected her later writings. But, to be honest, how often can a girl speak confidently of her first love? The characters in the novel possess strong individuality, brought out simply by the native stress of the story. A Son of the Soil. He is much stronger with character and emotion, and in these matters ' A Roman Singer ' leaves little to be desired. He swung himself over the gate, and came with eager strides down the field, till he reached the hedge which divided it from the road. During the 1870s and 1880s she published short stories for magazines, three novels, and a two-volume collection of stories.
He could not have uttered his feelings in any words at his command, but that mattered the less since Mr. The story is full of exciting interest, is told with remarkable directness and vigour. He must cross the threshold of the old house as early as he possibly could, his angry pride would not allow him a moment's delay, and what chance was there that she would be up and dressed by then? Why had no woman ever taught him how to be gentle and good? This she assures herself is the mystic first love ; but the curate goes to another parish, or the lieutenant's leave comes to an end, and the living novel is forgotten with the others. A Victorian novelist and poet whose output was slender but well regarded, Margaret Veley was born in the English town of Braintree on May 12, 1843. Read with under- standing, the narrative is not uninstructive ; it is certainly well worth reading for entertainment only.
It was immediately published in book form, and was well received. There he stopped, consulted his watch, and sheltering himself behind one of the little oaks, he rested one knee on a mossy stump, and thus, half-standing, half-kneeling, he waited. Reynold stretched himself and returned the smile as if the landscape were an old friend who greeted him, and tilting his chair backward he thrust his letter into the directed cover. The attitude was picturesque, and so was the man. Titlepage Title: A Marriage of Shadows and Other Poems. A Marriage of Shadows and Other Poems. The silver grey gave place to vaporous gold, and a pale brightness illumined the paper in his hand on which those fateful lines were v;ritten.
The utmost fire of passion must have the freshness of shy spring blossoms. She reads poems and stories, and the young fellows who come about her, while she is yet in her teens, are hardly more than incarnate chapters of her novels. After one or two unsatisfactory beginnings he ended with the simplest possible note of acceptance, to which he added a postscript, informing his uncle that he should remain two or three days longer at Mitchelhurst Place, and hoped to receive his instructions there. Although earlier works included elements of and , her later works were deemed and depressing, a tone which was ascribed to the premature deaths of her father and two sisters. The piano was worn out, of that there could be no doubt, yet Eeynold found en- chantment in the shallow tinkling sounds. He blamed neither Barbara nor himself, but a cruel fate. Hayes was presumably out, for Barbara was at the old piano.
Then perhaps she had a tender passion for Amyas Leigh, for the Heir of Redclyfl'e, or for Guy Livingstone; and the curate, or the squire's son. Adrian, a facile, warmly- tinted sketch of a summer poet ; Eeynold, a sombre study in black and grey — what could the little girl by any possibility know of these young men more than this? Excerpt from Mitchelhurst Place, Vol. It chanced I loitered through a rooin, Duf. She was born on 12 May 1843 at Braintree, Essex, where her father practised as a solicitor, being mainly occupied with the ecclesiastical business of the district. . Margaret Veley 12 May 1843 — 7 December 1887 was a author and. No, I won't write to-day.
Notable prose works of Veley's London years include Mitchelhurst Place 1884 and A Garden of Memories 1887. The attitude was picturesque, and so was the man. In 1880 she removed to London. He swung himself over the gate, and came with eager strides down the field, till he reached the hedge which divided it from the road. A Handsome Volume, consisting of 792 closely printed pages, and containing 428 Woodcut Illustrations of various sizes, bound in extra cloth, coloured edges, 7s.