The Scarlet Pimpernel

by

Baroness Orczy

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Lord Anthony Dewhurst Character Analysis

A member of the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Lord Anthony is the son of a duke and is described as “a very perfect type of a young English gentleman.” He is handsome and strong, and he selflessly risks his own life to save the condemned French aristocrats. Along with Sir Andrew, Lord Tony escorts the Comtesse de Tournay and her children across the Channel to England after they are rescued by the Scarlet Pimpernel. Lord Tony is heroic, righteous, and of noble birth, which reflects Orczy’s belief in the inherent goodness of the aristocracy.

Lord Anthony Dewhurst Quotes in The Scarlet Pimpernel

The The Scarlet Pimpernel quotes below are all either spoken by Lord Anthony Dewhurst or refer to Lord Anthony Dewhurst. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Signet edition of The Scarlet Pimpernel published in 1974.
Chapter 4 Quotes

Lord Antony and Sir Andrew had said nothing to interrupt the Comtesse whilst she was speaking. There was no doubt that they felt deeply for her; their very silence testified to that—but in every century, and ever since England has been what it is, an Englishman has always felt somewhat ashamed of his own emotion and of his own sympathy. And so the two young men said nothing, and busied themselves in trying to hide their feelings, only succeeding in looking immeasurably sheepish.

Page Number: 30
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Chapter 5 Quotes

She went up effusively to them both, with not a single touch of embarrassment in her manner or in her smile. Lord Tony and Sir Andrew watched the little scene with eager apprehension. English though they were, they had often been in France, and had mixed sufficiently with the French to realise the unbending hauteur, the bitter hatred with which the old noblesse of France viewed all those who had helped to contribute to their downfall. Armand St. Just, the brother of beautiful Lady Blakeney—though known to hold moderate and conciliatory views—was an ardent republican; his feud with the ancient family of St. Cyr—the rights and wrongs of which no outsider ever knew—had culminated in the downfall, the almost total extinction, of the latter.

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Lord Anthony Dewhurst Character Timeline in The Scarlet Pimpernel

The timeline below shows where the character Lord Anthony Dewhurst appears in The Scarlet Pimpernel. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: Dover: “The Fisherman’s Rest”
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...then to-night, Mr. Jellyband?” asks one of the patrons, and he confirms that he is. Lord Anthony and Sir Andrew Ffoulkes are bringing dukes and duchesses over the Channel today, having escaped... (full context)
Chapter 3: The Refugees
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Suddenly, the door of “The Fisherman’s Rest” opens and Lord Anthony Dewhurst, the son of the Duke of Exeter and a “very perfect type of young... (full context)
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Mr. Jellyband tells Lord Anthony that he is not expecting any other guests, except for Sir Percy Blakeney and his... (full context)
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...setting the table. “If zis is England,” the Vicomte says, “I am of it satisfied.” Lord Anthony turns to the young man and laughs. “Nay, but this is England, you abandoned young... (full context)
Chapter 4: The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel
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As Lord Anthony and Sir Andrew sit down at the dinner table with the Comtesse and her children,... (full context)
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“And to M. le Comte de Tournay de Basserive,” Lord Anthony says raising his glass again. “May we welcome him in England before many days are... (full context)
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...Comtesse asks to meet him at once so that she can thank him personally, but Lord Anthony tells her that won’t be possible. “Why?” she asks. “Because the Scarlet Pimpernel works in... (full context)
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The Comtesse asks Lord Anthony why they risk their lives to save poor French aristocrats. “Sport, Madame la Comtesse, sport,”... (full context)
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The Vicomte tells Lord Anthony and Sir Andrew that the women in France “have been more bitter against us aristocrats... (full context)
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“Know her?” says Lord Anthony . Lady Blakeney is married to Sir Percy, “the richest man in England,” and she... (full context)
Chapter 5: Marguerite
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...says, sternly in English. “I forbid you to speak to that woman.” Sir Andrew and Lord Anthony “gasp with horror at this foreign insolence” and wait for the lady to respond. “Hoity-toity,... (full context)
Chapter 6: An Exquisite of ‘92
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...Percy laughs even louder and calls him “a bloodthirsty young ruffian.” Lady Blakeney looks to Sir Anthony for help. “The child is bursting with rage,” she says sarcastically, “and might do Sir... (full context)
Chapter 9: The Outrage
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Later that night, after everyone has left “The Fisherman’s Rest,” Lord Anthony and Sir Andrew sit in front of the fire. “I need not ask, I suppose,”... (full context)
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...Scarlet Pimpernel] wants you and Hastings to meet him in Calais,” Sir Andrew says to Lord Anthony , “for the case of the Comte de Tournay.” Sir Andrew tells Lord Tony that... (full context)
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As Sir Andrew and Lord Anthony are distracted, a man slips from beneath a bench and creeps closer. “What’s that,” Lord... (full context)
Chapter 10: In the Opera Box
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Chauvelin tells Lady Blakeney about his recent attack on Sir Andrew and Lord Anthony . Several letters and important papers were found among Sir Andrew’s things, including a letter... (full context)
Chapter 12: The Scrap of Paper
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As Lady Blakeney wanders about the ball, she notices Lord Anthony and Sir Andrew, who both look “a little haggard and anxious.” From what Suzanne had... (full context)