Phase the Fourth: The Consequence, Chapters 25–29: Summary and Analysis
Reverend Felix Clare: Angel’s brother, a curate
Reverend Cuthbert Clare: Angel’s brother, a classical scholar and fellow and dean of his college at Cambridge
Mrs. Clare: the second wife of Reverend Clare, a good-hearted, sympathetic, but slightly snobbish, woman
Beck Knibbs: a wife who believes in withholding information from husbands and smacking them if they don’t like it
Mercy Chant: a devout and well-brought-up young girl whom Angel’s parents have selected as his future wife
Hours after their embrace, Tess feels “stilled, almost alarmed.” Angel guiltily believes that his “feeling had won the better of...
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