A serious and often depressed young man who must work hard not to give in to his demons, Lord Lowborough makes a disastrous match to Annabella Wilmot. Genuinely in love with her and in denial of her true character, he finally divorces Annabella when he discovers her affair with Arthur Huntingdon. Eventually, he marries again, this time happily.
Lord Lowborough Quotes in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
The The Tenant of Wildfell Hall quotes below are all either spoken by Lord Lowborough or refer to Lord Lowborough. 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: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Wordsworth Classics edition of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall published in 2001.).
Chapter 22 Quotes
There is no help for him now; he is past praying for. Besides, she may keep up the deception to the end of the chapter; and then he will be just as happy in the illusion as if it were reality.
Lord Lowborough Character Timeline in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
The timeline below shows where the character Lord Lowborough appears in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 18. The Miniature
...the party, but then her uncle informs her that Mr. Huntingdon and his friend Lord Lowborough, are also coming, and she is ecstatic. Mrs. Maxwell invites Annabella Wilmot and Milicent Hargrave... (full context)
Chapter 19. An Incident
Chapter 20. Persistence
...it is time for church. Most of the party attends the morning service, but Lord Lowborough and Annabella Wilmot stay behind from afternoon prayers. Arthur Huntingdon accompanies Helen and Mrs. Maxwell... (full context)
Chapter 21. Opinions
...surprised and apparently disappointed that Helen would accept Arthur. She says she wishes that Lord Lowborough and Arthur could be combined. The lord’s aristocratic connections, when paired with Arthur’s handsome face... (full context)
Chapter 22. Traits of Friendship
...find amusement in others’ gains and losses. Arthur then treats Helen to a story about Lowborough’s gambling problems. One night, on the verge of ruin, Lowborough takes a challenge from Grimsby... (full context)
...there. Helen silently admires the other woman’s blooming beauty. Annabella then confides in her that Lowborough has proposed and she has accepted. Does Helen envy her now? No, Helen says, but... (full context)
Chapter 25. First Absence
...inflict on her without shaking her attachment to him. Arthur says they could invite Lord Lowborough, but that he won’t come without Annabella. Perhaps, he ventures, Helen is afraid of her?... (full context)
Chapter 26. The Guests
Chapter 27. A Misdemeanor
Chapter 31. Social Virtues
...at Grassdale for two weeks. Helen writes of how she cannot make herself like Lady Lowborough (Annabella). She compares interacting with her to crushing a rose in one’s hand and getting... (full context)
...scene. Arthur, Hattersley, and Grimsby grow increasingly drunk and unruly. They attempt to force Lord Lowborough to drink, but he escapes them. Then Hattersley grabs Milicent and demands to know why... (full context)
Chapter 34. Concealment
...note and requests a conference with Helen. Annabella then begs Helen not to tell Lord Lowborough or Milicent about the affair. Helen agrees because she doesn’t want to upset Annabella’s husband... (full context)
Chapter 37. The Neighbour Again
...fall into conversation. He asks her if she is unhappy that Arthur is at Lord Lowborough’s, and Helen answers truthfully that she doesn’t care. Walter says he does not understand her—her... (full context)
Chapter 38. The Injured Man
Chapter 50. Doubts and Disappointments
Gilbert takes this moment to acquaint Halford with the fates of Lady Lowborough, Lord Lowborough, Hattersley, and Grimsby. Lady Lowborough, it seems, eloped with a roguish gentleman. They... (full context)