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作       者:Gissing, George

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出版时间:2017-11-28

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The summer day in 1874 which closed the annual session of Whitelaw College was marked by a special ceremony, preceding the wonted distribution of academic rewards. At eleven in the morning (just as a heavy shower fell from the smoke-canopy above the roaring streets) the municipal authorities, educational dignitaries, and prominent burgesses of Kingsmill assembled on an open space before the College to unveil a statue of Sir Job Whitelaw. The honoured baronet had been six months dead. Living, he opposed the desire of his fellow-citizens to exhibit even on canvas his gnarled features and bald crown; but when his modesty ceased to have a voice in the matter, no time was lost in raising a memorial of the great manufacturer, the self-made millionaire, the borough member in three Parliaments, the enlightened and benevolent founder of an institute which had conferred humane distinction on the money-making Midland town. Beneath such a sky, orations were necessarily curtailed; but Sir Job had always been impatient of much talk. An interval of two or three hours dispersed the rain-clouds and bestowed such grace of sunshine as Kingsmill might at this season temperately desire;
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Part I

CHAPTER I

CHAPTER II

CHAPTER III

CHAPTER IV

CHAPTER V

Part II

CHAPTER I

CHAPTER II

CHAPTER III

CHAPTER IV

Part III

CHAPTER I

CHAPTER II

CHAPTER III

CHAPTER IV

CHAPTER V

Part IV

CHAPTER I

CHAPTER II

CHAPTER III

CHAPTER IV

CHAPTER V

Part V

CHAPTER I

CHAPTER II

CHAPTER III

CHAPTER IV

Part VI

CHAPTER I

CHAPTER II

CHAPTER III

CHAPTER IV

Part VII

CHAPTER I

CHAPTER II

CHAPTER III

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