Recollections of the Late William Beckford(1990)
Letters to His Daughter
A non fiction book by William Beckford
How great was my astonishment some time after, on visiting Fonthill, at perceiving, suspended from the cul de lamp, the very crimson cord that once supported this precious vessel! The lamp had been hastily cut down, and the height of the remains of the cord from the floor was probably the reason of its preservation.
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