By Virginia Woolf
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Their lives will be comparable. yet i will examine extra books than I shall ever have the ability to write. what number little tales come into my head! for example: Ethel Sands no longer her letters. What this suggests. One may write a publication of brief major separate scenes. She didn't open her letters. Tuesday, September twenty fifth at the contrary web page I wrote notes for Shelley, i feel, by way of mistake for my writing booklet. Now enable me develop into the annalist of Rodmell. Thirty-five years in the past, there have been one hundred sixty households residing right here the place there are actually not more than eighty. it's a decaying village, which loses its boys to the cities. no longer a boy of them, acknowledged the Rev. Mr. Hawkesford,* is being taught to plough. wealthy humans in need of weekend cottages purchase up the outdated peasants' homes for brilliant sums. priests condo used to be provided to Mr. H. for �400; we gave �700. He refused it, announcing he did not want to possess kingdom cottages. Now Mr. Allison can pay �1,200 for a pair and we he stated could get �2,000 for this. He (Hawkesford) is an previous decaying guy, run to seed. His cynicism and the friendly flip it offers his basic tired sayings amuses me. he's sinking into outdated age, very shabby, free limbed, donning black woollen mittens. His existence is receding like a tide, slowly; or one figures him as a death candle, whose wick will quickly sink into the nice and cozy grease and be extinct. to examine, he's like a few elderly fowl; a bit, small featured face, with seriously lidded smoky shiny eyes; his complexion remains to be ruddy; yet his beard is like an unweeded backyard. Little hairs develop weakly in all places his cheeks and strands are drawn, like pencil marks, throughout his bald head. He tumbles into an armchair and tells over his inventory of previous village tales which continually have this a bit mocking flavour as if, thoroughly unambitious and in no way profitable himself, he recouped himself through giggling slyly on the humours of the extra full of life. The outlay those flashy novices make on their box and farms makes him sardonic. yet he will not increase a finger both method; likes his cup of Indian tea, which he prefers to China, and does not a lot brain what anyone thinks. He smokes unending cigarettes and his arms will not be very fresh. speaking of his good, he acknowledged, "It will be a distinct factor if one sought after baths"—which for a few 70 years, possibly, he has refrained from. Then he likes a bit sensible speak about Aladdin lamps, for example, and the way the Rector at Iford has a tool through which he makes the globe of the Veritas lamp, that's more affordable, serve. it seems that the Aladdin charges lod. and 2/-. however it blackens all of sudden and is dead. Leaning over stiles, it truly is of lamp mantles that the 2 rectors speak. Or he'll recommend approximately creating a storage; how Percy may still reduce a trench after which outdated Fears may still line the partitions with cement. that's what he advises; and that i fancy many many hours of his existence have handed hobnobbing with Percies and Fears approximately cement and ditchs. Of his clerical personality there's little obvious. He wouldn't purchase Bowen * a using tuition he stated; her sister did that.