rhyming couplets in "3 Passages", illustrated with 8 marginal vignettes, title in red, blue and black + 12 pp. stitched, sm.4to, folded, some slight wear,
The young Lady Mary de Monins leaves her finishing school in Brighton "Bright on Brighton rose the sun" and is met by her mother at the Railway Station "But 'ere she reached the narrow platform's side / Amid the crowd her loving Mère she spied... Expresse'd her fears in travelling quite alone / In terms pathetic that would move a stone / Trusted no horrid man would sit beside her / Here her fond mother found fit to chide her". They travel to Aspall Hall the home of her grandmother and 2 maiden Aunts for Christmas. She is invited by Mrs. Cobbold of "Holywells" to a New Year's Eve Ball in Ipswich Town Hall. Of the two suitor, James the Old Etonian who has trouble taking off his gloves "tug-mutton", and Cornet Edgar Millsom "In short fair Mary and this son of Mars / Can be compared to nothing but two stars".
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