Chapter 19 – The Warden Resigns

June 6th, 2011 § 0 comments

Paternoster Row

See gloss in commentary for Chapter 16.

 

Had he not gained a great victory, and was it not fit that he should step into a cab with triumph?

Perhaps Trollope is drawing a parallel between the cab and an ancient chariot, and between the victorious Mr. Harding and a Roman commander granted a triumphal procession.  Once again, a Classical allusion is being used to playfully aggrandize an everyday situation, in this case, Mr. Harding, a meek man, taking more control of his life from his somewhat overbearing daughter and son-in-law.  [JM 2005]

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