Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III LIFE AT LIVERPOOL 1844-1852 For the next eight years Anne and her mother lived together in Liverpool . They were far from well off; and partly for this reason, and partly on account of Mrs. Clough's disinclination for society, they led a very quiet life. They had only a very small circle of acquaintances in Liverpool, though they had a few friends whom they valued highly. They saw much of Air. and Mrs. Samuel Bulley and their children, and of Mr. and Mrs. Calder and their family; and Anne had much pleasant intercourse with Mr. and Mrs. William Conybeare, who lived for a time within easy reach of the Cloughs. She had now, too, found a congenial friend in Miss Wotherspoon, whose name appears frequently in the journal; and about this time she became intimate with Mrs. Claude and her daughters, who lived at Ambleside, but were occasionally in Liverpool. Charles Clough lived at home with his mother and sister until 1846, when he married his cousin, Margaret Clough, and soon after this he settled in Wales. Arthur kept up constant communication with them; and throughout this period he was their chief help and stay, and, as one of their friends remarked, he helped Anne quite as a sister might have done in all home arrangements. He and Anne seem to have been drawn closer together thanever after their father's death, and she turned to him for sympathy and help in difficulties of all kinds. He wrote to her about the management of her poor children, about servants (in one letter he regrets that she has now nearly all the cooking to do); and when she was about to visit him at Oxford, he sent advice about her clothes, adding that he ought to be at home to assist her in choosing them. He wrote much about books too, and sometimes about her studies, as in the following letter,... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.