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Victorian Ghosts, 1852-1907: EN 4573 Collection


This is a reference to a line from the Bible that espouses the fleeting nature of life. Considering the time period and location, it is most likely Hester knew it from the Kings James interpretation: “For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass.” Meaning, in this context, that Hester thinks Miss Furnivall looks rather aged. [LD]

1 PETER 1:24 KJV “For All Flesh [Is] as Grass, and All the Glory of Man as the Flower of Grass. The Grass Withereth, And...” Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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