Madame Max


It is when things go badly with us here, and for most of us only then, that we think that we can see through the dark clouds into the joys of heaven.


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The chief clerk in the Weights and Measures Office, where his proposals for a system of examinations for Civil Service secured for him the position of Chief Commissioner of the Board of Civil Service Examination.

Trollope never lost an opportunity to ridicule these examinations, which he remembered as a bugbear of his youth. 'The character is admitted by Trollope to he patterned after Sir Charles Trevelyan.

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