in Small House at Allington

Chapter 13 – A Visit to Guestwick

Crosbie pleasant as sun in May

Trollope says that Crosbie “would have made himself at once as pleasant as the sun in May” if Lily Dale would have acknowledged that he was correct in his estimation of her relationship with John Eames.  This is another allusion to the god of light, Apollo.  See the commentary for Chapter 2.  [KD 2006]