The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

by

Anne Brontë

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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:
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). 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.

Page Number: 155
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Chapter 38 Quotes

Two years hence you will be as calm as I am now—and far, far happier, I trust, for you are a man, and free to act as you please.

Related Characters: Helen Graham (speaker), Lord Lowborough
Page Number: 268
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Lord Lowborough Character Timeline in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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Chapter 18. The Miniature
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...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)
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...only serve to exacerbate his faults, and worries she is playing Mr. Huntingdon and Lord Lowborough off each other for selfish reasons of her own. (full context)
Chapter 19. An Incident
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...Helen nearly forgets her envy in the pleasure of listening to her. Annabella asks Lord Lowborough, probably as jealous as Helen, to pick the next song. He selects a piece that,... (full context)
Chapter 20. Persistence
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...that her aunt has the wrong idea about him. His friends are not all bad—Lord Lowborough, for instance, is not a terrible man. No, her aunt admits, he is a desperate... (full context)
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...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
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...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
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...less kind than she thought. She discovers this flaw when out riding with him, Lord Lowborough, and Annabella. With the lord and Annabella at a safe distance ahead of them, Arthur... (full context)
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...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)
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Arthur continues his tale. Lowborough has replaced gambling with drinking as his favored vice, and Arthur and the rest of... (full context)
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Arthur tells Helen that, when Lowborough recovers, he counsels him to adhere to a program of moderation. Drink for fun, Arthur... (full context)
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Then Lowborough met Annabella, and his prospects brightened. He had hoped but not dared dream he would... (full context)
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Arthur contends that he cannot tell Lowborough the truth. It will break his heart, and it would be playing a dirty trick... (full context)
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...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
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...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
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...goes by, and Helen and Arthur’s guests arrive for the shooting party. Helen finds Lord Lowborough changed. He is, for the most part, happier than he was before. He clearly adores... (full context)
Chapter 27. A Misdemeanor
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...then Helen turns the tables on him and asks how he would feel if Lord Lowborough treated her to the same flirty gestures as he treated Annabella. Arthur answers that he... (full context)
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...well for a time. Arthur is merely civil to Annabella, and both Helen and Lord Lowborough are gratified by the change. (full context)
Chapter 31. Social Virtues
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...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)
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...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
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...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
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...more often, and she gets her wish in the fall when he travels to Lord Lowborough’s estate to spend the fall there. It is during Arthur’s trip that Walter Hargrave confesses... (full context)
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...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
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...the purpose of amusing Arthur. When the guests arrive, Helen is quick to take Lady Lowborough aside and tell her that if she sees evidence of her and Arthur continuing their... (full context)
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Distraught, Lowborough comes upon Helen in the library, and Helen confesses that she has known about Arthur... (full context)
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Helen, though, presses his hand, and says he is too good for this world. Lowborough is touched but still very grieved. In the hall, Helen finds Arthur laughing at the... (full context)
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Lord Lowborough and Annabella leave the next day. Arthur sees them off, joking with his former friend... (full context)
Chapter 50. Doubts and Disappointments
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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)