Monday, January 07, 2008

Crochet Commission

'Such was the state of things when I left Cranford and went to Drumble. I had, however, several correspondents, who kept me au fait as to the proceedings of the dear little town. There was Miss Pole, who was becoming as much absorbed in crochet as she had been once in knitting, and the burden of whose letters was something like, 'But don't you forget the white worsted at Flint's'of the old song; for at the end of every sentence of news came a fresh direction as to some crochet commission which I was to execute for her."

Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford, London and Glasgow Collin's Clear-Type Press n.d. p. 29/30


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