George Eliot in Ilfracombe - June, 1856

from Diary of George Eliot, Ilfracombe 8 May-26 June 1856, pages 248-249:

Mr. Tugwell's acquaintance was a real acquisition to us, not only because he was a companion and helper in zoological pursuits, but because to know him was to know of another sweet nature in the world. It is always good to know, if only in passing, a charming human being -- it refreshes one like flowers, and woods and clear brooks. One Sunday evening we walked up to his pretty house to carry back some proofs of his, and he induced us to go in and have coffee with him. He played on his Harmonium and we chatted pleasantly. The last evening of our stay at Ilfracombe he came to see us in Mrs. …   more >>
cite as

George Eliot, Diary of George Eliot, Ilfracombe 8 May-26 June 1856. In Gordon S. Haight (ed.), The George Eliot letters, Vol. 2: 1852-1858, volume 2 (City of New Haven, 1954), p. 248-249. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Ilfracombe


George Eliot

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1856
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:11:03 +0000