Aunt Deborah

Aunt Deborah By Mary Russell Mitford, Aunt Deborah A crosser old woman than Mrs Deborah Thornby was certainly not to be found in the whole village of Hilton Worth in country phrase a power of money and living to borrow another rustic expression upo
  • Title: Aunt Deborah
  • Author: Mary Russell Mitford
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  • Aunt Deborah By Mary Russell Mitford, A crosser old woman than Mrs Deborah Thornby was certainly not to be found in the whole village of Hilton Worth, in country phrase, a power of money, and living to borrow another rustic expression upon her means, the exercise of her extraordinary faculty for grumbling and scolding seemed the sole occupation of her existence, her only pursuit, solace, and amusement andA crosser old woman than Mrs Deborah Thornby was certainly not to be found in the whole village of Hilton Worth, in country phrase, a power of money, and living to borrow another rustic expression upon her means, the exercise of her extraordinary faculty for grumbling and scolding seemed the sole occupation of her existence, her only pursuit, solace, and amusement and really it would have been a great pity to have deprived the poor woman of a pastime so consolatory to herself, and which did harm to nobody her family consisting only of an old labourer, to guard the house, take care of her horse, her cow, and her chaise and cart, and work in the garden, who was happily, for his comfort, stone deaf, and could not hear her vituperation, and of a parish girl of twelve, to do the indoor work, who had been so used to be scolded all her life, that she minded the noise no than a miller minds the clack of his mill, or than people who live in a churchyard mind the sound of the church bells, and would probably, from long habit, have felt some miss of the sound had it ceased, of which, by the way, there was small danger, so long as Mrs Deborah continued in this life Her crossness was so far innocent that it hurt nobody except herself But she was also cross grained, and that evil quality is unluckily apt to injure other people and did so very materially in the present instance Mrs Deborah was the only daughter of old Simon Thornby, of Chalcott great farm she had had one brother, who having married the rosy cheeked daughter of the parish clerk, a girl with no portion except her modesty, her good nature, and her prettiness, had been discarded by his father, and after trying various ways to gain a living, and failing in all, had finally died broken hearted, leaving the unfortunate clerk s daughter, rosy cheeked no longer, and one little boy, to the tender mercy of his family Old Simon showed none He drove his son s widow from the door as he had before driven off his son and when he also died, an event which occurred within a year or two, bequeathed all his property to his daughter Deborah.
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    About "Mary Russell Mitford"

    1. Mary Russell Mitford

      Mary Russell Mitford 16 December 1787 10 January 1855 was an English author and dramatist She was born at Alresford, Hampshire Her place in English literature is as the author of Our Village This series of sketches of village scenes and vividly drawn characters was based upon life in Three Mile Cross, a hamlet in the parish of Shinfield, near Reading in Berkshire, where she lived.

    104 thoughts on “Aunt Deborah”

    1. I don t know why I continued reading this book I didn t have a clue what was going on Not well written.


    2. It s not Jane Austen, but Miss Mitford s short story character sketch about a cantankerous old lady and her heirs is pleasant if a little flowery.


    3. A cute but unsatisfying short story about grumpy Aunt Deborah, her neighbors, family, and ultimately her redemption.


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