in Small House at Allington

Chapter 33 – ‘The Time will Come’

client, John Eames

This is Trollope’s first explicit mention of John Eames as the client in patron/client relationship between John and the earl.  See the commentary for Chapter 22.  [KD 2006]


pastoral imagery and John Eames

Lady Julia and John talk of plans to engage John to Lily, and Trollope describes their enthusiasm as “beautifully fresh and green.”  This is more pastoral imagery related to John Eames and his love for Lily Dale.  See the commentary for Chapter 14.  [KD & RR 2006]