Virginia Woolf quote about winter from Jacob's Room - Melancholy were the sounds on a winter's night.
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Melancholy were the sounds on a winter's night.
 Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room (1922). copy citation

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Author Virginia Woolf
Source Jacob's Room
Topic winter melancholy sound
Date 1922
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/5670/pg5670-images.html

Context

“Shut up in the parlour she prized mats, china mugs, and photographs, though the mouldy little room was saved from the salt breeze only by the depth of a brick, and between lace curtains you saw the gannet drop like a stone, and on stormy days the gulls came shuddering through the air, and the steamers' lights were now high, now deep. Melancholy were the sounds on a winter's night.
The picture papers were delivered punctually on Sunday, and she pored long over Lady Cynthia's wedding at the Abbey. She, too, would have liked to ride in a carriage with springs. The soft, swift syllables of educated speech often shamed her few rude ones.” source

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