in Doctor Thorne

Chapter 47 – How the Bride was Received, and Who Were Asked to the Wedding


For the classical meaning of Elysium, see the gloss in the commentary for Chapter 1 of The Warden.  This image is used here to describe the happy state of the squire’s mind when he goes to bed after discovering that Mary is the heir of the Scatcherd fortune. He has been troubled lately by pecuniary problems, and thus his relieved state is described in these exceptional terms.   [MD 2005]