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Lowther, Mary

An intimate friend of the Vicar of Bullhampton and his wife. Her love affairs with their neighbor Harry Gilmore and her cousin Walter Marrable form the secondary plot of The Vicar of Bullhampton.

"She was a tall girl, with dark brown hair, which she wore fastened in a knot at the back of her head, after the simplest fashion. Her eyes were large and grey, and full of lustre.... If you judged her face by any rules of beauty, you would say that it was too thin, but feeling its influence with sympathy, you could never wish it to be changed.... Her movements ... had a grace about them which touched men and women alike. It was the very poetry of motion; but its chief beauty consisted in this, that it was what it was by no effort of her own" - The Vicar of Bullhampton