Mary Agnes Tincker's By the Tiber (1881)

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Title

Mary Agnes Tincker's By the Tiber (1881)

Subject

Brewster, Anne Hampton, 1818-1892
Gossip--Published
Italy--Rome
Journalists/Writers

Description

In the Literary World, Vol 12 (1881), it says:
"— No book published in Boston, this long time, has made more talk than Miss Tincker's By the Tiber, which we review elsewhere. That it is a personal matter has been taken for granted in some quarters, and a long communication in the Boston Advertiser, severely censuring the author for showing up real people under thin disguises, must have made the publishers chuckle. In particular, this writer associates the "Miss Cromo" of the book with Miss Anne Hampton Brewster, an American lady resident in Rome, whose letters to the Advertiser have long been a feature of that paper."

Mary Agnes Tincker lives in Rome from 1873 until 1887.

Credit

Hathi Trust

Publisher

Roberts Brothers

Date

1881-00-00

Type

Reference

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Text

Excerpt:
"There is another class of persons who presumably have not this excuse. They may be correct enough in their own conduct, but they are very useful to those who are not correct. Foremost among this class in Valeria's affairs was Miss Cromo. Her warning on hearing the story confided to her had shown how perfectly she knew what would be the wishes of those involved, and she made haste to anticipate them. These wishes could not have been carried out if she had opposed them; with her assistance, they could easily be realized. She had, as she might have  expressed it, the whip-hand in the affair. She had the doctor in her hands, and could decide who should be called in consultation. She had a great many acquaintances, and was one of the foreign centres of Roman gossip, and she could spread a report widely. From her came the first word which characterized Valeria's brief fever delirium as insanity."

Provenance

Location

Boston, MA, US

Geocode (Latitude)

42.3602534

Geocode (Longitude)

-71.0582912

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Citation

“Mary Agnes Tincker's By the Tiber (1881),” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed April 22, 2024, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/794.

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