"All this had been planned and planted a century and a half ago so that, at about this date, it might have been seen in its maturity"
"couched among the lime trees like a hind in the braken"
Hooper - "Very ornate, I'd call it. And a queer thing, there's a sort of R.C Church attached...I felt very awkward. More in your line than mine"
Hooper - "Theres a frightful great fountain, too, in front of the steps, all rocks and sort of carved animals. You never saw such a thing."
"I had been there before; I knew all about it."
"Here at the age of thirty-nine I began to be old"
"Here my last love died"
"It was as though someone had switched off the wireless...an immense silence followed"
"full of a multitude of sweet and natural and long forgotten sounds"
"A conjuror's name of such ancient power, that, at its mere sound, the phantoms of those haunted late years began to take flight"
"The rain had ceased but the clowds hung low and heavy overhead"
"the rattle and chatter and whistling and catcalls, the zoo-noises of the battalion"
"an exquisite manmade landscape"
"A sequestered place, enclosed and embraced in a single, winding valley."
"It was named the Bride"
"the oak grey and bare, the beech faintly dusted with green by the breaking buds"