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Amedroz, Bernard

The life tenant of the Belton estate, and father of Clara and Charles. A hypochondriac, much broken by his son’s suicide. 

"Mr. Amedroz was not a had man, - as men are held to be bad in the world's esteem. He was not vicious, - was not a gambler or a drunkard, - was not self-indulgent to a degree that brought upon him any reproach; nor was he regardless of his children. But he was an idle, thriftless man, who, at the age of sixty-seven ... had as yet done no good in the world whatever.... He was a large man, who had been very handsome, and who now, in his yellow leaf, was not without a certain beauty of manliness. He wore his hair and his beard long.... And though he stooped, there was still a dignity in his slow step" The Belton Estate