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Wharton, Abel

A wealthy London lawyer, who adored his two children, but deplored his son Everett’s aimless way of life, and was unable to prevent his daughter Emily’s marriage with Ferdinand Lopez.

"He was a spare, thin, strongly made man, with spare light brown hair, hardly yet grizzled, with small grey whiskers, dear eyes, bushy eyebrows, with a long ugly nose, on which young barristers had been heard to declare you might hang a small kettle, and with considerable vehemence of talk when he was opposed in argument.... certainly a man of whom men were generally afraid. At the whist-table no ono would venture to scold him. In court no one ever contradicted him" - The Prime Minister.