Memories of Westminster Hall, Vol. 2: A Collection of Interesting Incidents, Anecdotes and Historical Sketches, Relating to Westminster Hall, Its Famous Judges, and Lawyers, and Its Great Trials (Classic Reprint) by Edward Foss (Paperback / softback, 2016)
Excerpt from Memories of Westminster Hall, Vol. 2: A Collection of Interesting Incidents, Anecdotes and Historical Sketches, Relating to Westminster Hall, Its Famous Judges, and Lawyers, and Its Great Trials And even relations felt at times some of the effects. But his wife's infirmity in this way was far more torious. Mrs. Tichborne was what is kwn as a spoiled beauty. Slim. Graceful, elegant, and at that period, scarcely more than of middle age, her good looks would have made her in the Old days of gallantry a famous toast. As it was, her personal attractions were proverbial, and, as is t uncommon in such cases, her self-will was equally well kwn. Among other traits in her character was a sin gular perverseness, coupled with a weakness of judgment which rendered her an easy prey of that numerous class who hang about the devout soliciting charity. Hence the household was by means a happy one. Mrs. Tich borne devoted much time to the exercise of her relig ion;' and she had - a few years later at. Least - in pretty constant attendance her confesso'r, the Abbe Salis, Of whom the world has heard something. To do him jus tice the Abbe was cognizant of the infirmities of her dis position, and gave her good advice, which, however, was t often followed. Unhappily the domestic differences of Mr. And Mrs. Tichborne were t'always concealed from servants or friends. Mr. Tichborne's faithful Gos sein, the valet, who had been with him from the earliest period of his married life, knew much of these domestic sorrows; and the lzabz'tu/s of that circle - the old friends who were at home at their table - saw more than once nu pleasant tokens Of these matrimonial storms which were rather the rule than the exception in that household. Still Mr. Tichborne loved his wife, and while lamenting his miseries most bitterly rarely failed to mingle with his complaints some expression indicating affection. Un fortunately Mrs. Tichborne's weaknesses increased with years, and developed into an eccentricity which, if it was t madness, seemed to many only to be explained by reference to that cause. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.