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Wortle, Dr. Jeffrey

A headstrong, able and generous clergyman, who was the owner and head of the Bowick School. His friendship and belief in Mr. and Mrs. Peacocke almost wrecked his lifework.

" ... a man much esteemed by others ... and by himself.... He had a broad forehead, with bright grey eyes,--eyes that had always a smile passing round them.... His nose was aquiline.... His mouth, for a man, was perhaps a little too small, but was admirably formed, as had been the chin with a deep dimple in it.... He stood five feet ten in height, with small hands and feet. He was now perhaps somewhat stout" - Dr. Wortle's School.