Trollope pp 15-23 | Cite as

You Will Often Find Him Idle and Plaguing Enough

  • Frances Eleanor Trollope


Early in the year 1827, Mr and Mrs Trollope’s letters constantly express alternate hopefulness and anxiety about getting their son Anthony into Winchester — the father entering, as usual, into minute calculations of the chances of a vacancy, and urging his eldest son to give him every detail as to the boys who may possibly resign before the next election, and so forth. In fact, Anthony was admitted to college in the April of this year. [He was then 12.]


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