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Cousin Phillis

 
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dc.contributor.author Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865
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dc.date.created 1863
dc.identifier ota:3109
dc.identifier.citation http://purl.ox.ac.uk/ota/3109
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dc.description.abstract First edition published in 1863.
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dc.subject.lcsh Fiction -- Great Britain -- 19th century
dc.subject.lcsh Novels -- Great Britain -- 19th century
dc.title Cousin Phillis
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Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [Part I] It is a great thing for a lad when he is first turned into the independence of lodgings. I do not think I ever was so satisfied and proud in my life as when, at seventeen, I sate down in a little three-cornered room above a pastry-cook's shop in the county town of Eltham. My father had left me that afternoon, after delivering himself of a few plain precepts, strongly expressed, for my guidance in the new course of life on which I was entering. I was to be a clerk under the engineer who had undertaken to make the little branch line from Eltham to Hornby. My father had got me this situation, which was in a position rather above his own in life; or perhaps I should say, above the station in which he was born and bred; for he was raising himself every year in men's consideration and respect. He was a mechanic by trade, but he had some inventive genius, and a great deal of perseverance, and had devised several valuable improvements in railway mac . . .
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