Two hours after Mrs. Shairp had started on her journey the two remaining servants were dismissed.
Professor Shairp says that now and then he used to go to hear him lecture. '
"By mistake, Mrs. Shairp, by mistake," murmured William Whale.
This seems ungracious, but Mr. Shairp has himself to blame; so good a Wordsworthian was out of character upon that stage.
Mrs. Shairp, the housekeeper, with whom he was a favourite, uttered a startled exclamation at his appearance.
With the first two her words were sacred, but Mrs. Shairp, though kindly enough, was not so trustworthy.
"You're a little hard on me, Mrs. Shairp," he said, in dulcet tones.
With this formula he never failed to calm Mrs. Shairp's wrath and allay her rising fears.
He wanted Mrs. Shairp out of the house for a week or ten days.
I cordially thank Mrs. Shairp, and her son, for their kindness in this matter.