Room in which Colonel Newcome died

Room in which Colonel Newcome died by F. Hopkinson Smith. 1913. Photographic reproduction of charcoal on paper from In Thackeray's London, p. 17. Scanned image, formatting and text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you credit and link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Ethel could not bear to think of her dear uncle, in such a place, but the Colonel himself saw only the cheerful sides.

"' I have found a home, Arthur,' he said to Pendennis. 'Don't you remember, before I went to India, when we came to see the old Grey Friars, and visited Captain Scarsdale in his room?—a Poor Brother like me—an old Peninsular man. Scarsdale is gone now, sir, and is where "the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest"; and I thought then, when we saw him — here would be a place for an old fellow when his career was over, to hang his sword up; to humble his soul, and to wait thankfully for the end.Arthur. My good friend. Lord H., who is a Cistercian like ourselves, and has just been appointed a governor, gave me his first nomination. Don't be agitated, Arthur, my boy, I am very happy. I have good quarters, good food, good light, and fire, and good friends; blessed be God! . . . And if I wear a black gown, is not that uniform as good as an- other? and if we have to go to church every day, at which some of the Poor Brothers grumble, I think an old fellow can't do better.'" [10]

References

Smith, F. Hopkinson. & In Thackeray's London. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1916.


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