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Alf, Ferdinand

The editor of the “Evening Pulpit,” and one of Lady Carbury’s literary friends. He opposed Augustus Melmotte in the Westminster election, but was defeated.

"He was a good-looking man, about forty years old, but carrying himself as though he was much younger, spare, below the middle height, with dark hair which would have shown a tinge of grey but for the dyer's art, with well-cut features, with a smile constantly on his mouth the pleasantness of which was always belied by the sharp severity of his eyes. He dressed with the utmost simplicity, but also with the utmost care." The Way We Live Now.