"She was not fair,
Nor beautiful,—those words express her not,
But, O, her looks had something excellent
That wants a name."
In a country house near the city of B—— lived a lady of cultivated mind and manners, "a noble woman nobly planned." Well read and familiar with such writers as Tyndall, Huxley, Spencer and other scientists, and being rather cosmopolitan in tastes, liked to gather about her, people... more...