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CHAPTER III. THE PARSON AND HIS BELONGINGS. " We will go over and
see the Rector, when you have finished that bottle of sherry," said
Camden. " Ready at once, sir," said the nephew, emptying his glass.
" I want your opinion of the Rector, Horace. Seeing him every day,
I cannot judge; and now, after a year's absence, you will be able
to give a better report and say if he seems aged or altered. Give
me your arm, my boy. I declare you are an inch and a half taller.
No changes in the old garden, you see, except that we have more
hollyhocks and tiger-lilies." " I missed the pond by the gate." "
Ah, yes: ' fountains,' you know, ' are a great beauty and
refreshment, but pools mar all, and make the garden unwholesome and
full of flies and frogs;' so I found, and abolished the pond
accordingly." THE KECTOB. 23 " I think, though, that the same
authority says that statues and such things ' add to the state and
magnificence but not to the true pleasure of a garden,' and there,
O uncle, are two urns and the Antinous not yet overthrown; be
consistent and an iconoclast!" " I believe if I were to break that
image I should break Mrs. Applebee's heart at the same time; and
remember, if Bacon says a good thing at the middle of his Essay, he
may yet say a very foolish thing at the end of it.?But here we are
" The Rector was seated with his daughter in the parlour, with the
Gentleman's Magazine in his hand, which he was reading aloud when
Camden and his nephew interrupted him. Charles Winter- ingham was
ten years older than Camden Lyde: somewhat shorter in stature, but
very upright; his head was nowise inferior in indications of
capacity; his mouth handsome, his eyes lively, his forehead broad.
When you knew him you discovered peculiarities in his manner; he
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