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Identifier: williamdemorgan00stir Title: William De Morgan and his wife Year: 1922 (1920s) Authors: Stirling, A. M. W. (Anna Maria Wilhelmina) Subjects: De Morgan, William Frend, 1839-1917 De Morgan, Mrs. (Evelyn) De Morgan family Publisher: New York : H. Holt and Company Contributing Library: University of California Libraries Digitizing Sponsor: MSN View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: orning ? Of coursethere was not; and Evelyn thereupon, with becoming dignity,announced her regret at not being able to face such an insuper-able difficulty ; after which we hurried off, without let or hin-drance, and shaking inwardly with laughter, to a safe, properhotel under English Management. The next day we drove from Perugia to Assisi, and ourentry there at sunset, with the Angelus ringing and the airfragrant with incense, is among the most beautiful memories ofmy life. But it cost Evelyn a relapse into the malaria whichhad tormented her all the winter, and she was so ill that we sentfor the local doctor, whose official position was Doctor to theRailway between Assisi and Empoli. When he came, he proved to be an old, old gentleman, withwhite hair falling on to his shoulders, a peasants cape, and along staff. He gave her quinine, of course, but further recom-mended a local treatment of cabbage nets wrung out of boilingwater to be laid over the feet and ankles, she meanwhile being Text Appearing After Image: Bronze Bust of Medusa EvKLY.v De Morgan fecit Height 31 inches [In the possession of Sirs. Stirling. I THE THORNY WAY 187 snug in bed. So soon as the nets cooled, they were to be replacedby others— Seven, or else nine times, he pronounced impres-sively ; Odd numbers, remember. One must never haverecourse to even numbers or it has no effect! How Evelynlaughed ! but she was well the next day and able to enjoy tothe full the beauty of Assisi. After that trip we were alwaysfriends. Soon after Evelyns return from her first visit to Italy herfamily moved from the house in Upper Grosvenor Street inwhich they had lived for so many years, to a large comer housein Bryanston Square, No. 48. About eighteen months later herfather died suddenly from a heart attack ; and subsequently hermother during a great part of each year Hved in Yorkshire nearher old home. For a time Evelyn used the large ball-room inthe deserted London house for her painting; but ere long sheleft home finally, to five in roo Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.

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