Alice’s father, who held a sinecure worth £800 a year that required but little of his time and less of his energy. By common consent he and his daughter, although they lived in the same house and shared its expense, went their own way with no regard for the other’s opinion or welfare.
"...a handsome man, with a fine forehead, round which the hair and beard was only beginning to show itself to be grey. He stood well, with a large person, only now beginning to become corpulent. His eyes were bright and grey, and his mouth and chin were sharply cut, and told of gentle birth" - Can You Forgive Her?