in Small House at Allington

Chapter 56 – Showing How Mr. Crosbie Became Again a Happy Man

he had shone with peculiar light

Crosbie is described as having “shone” at parties in the past, fitting his image as Apollo.  Now this image is dulled by his unhappy marriage to Alexandrina, and he no longer lives up to his past parallel with the god.  The program of Apollo imagery begun in Chapter 2 draws to a close.  [EB 2006]