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An Autobiography

[A novel by Alec John Dawson]

This etext prepared from the first edition published in 1914 by

Constable and Company Ltd, London.


It would ill become any writer to adopt an apologetic tone in

introducing the work of another pen than his own, and indeed I have no

thought of _apologia_ where Nicholas Freydon's writing is concerned.

On the contrary, it is out of respect for my friend's quality as a

writer that I am moved to a word of explanation here. It is this:

there are circumstances, sufficiently indicated I think in the text of

the book and my own footnote thereto, which tended to prevent my

performance of those offices for my friend's work which are usually

expected of one who is said to edit. It would be more fitting, I

suppose, if a phrase were borrowed from the theatrical world, and this

record of a man's life were said to be 'presented' rather than

'edited,' by me. I am advised to accept the editorial title in this

connection, but it is the truth that the book has not been edited at

all, in the ordinary acceptance of the term. A few purely verbal

emendations have been made in it, but Nicholas Freydon's last piece of

writing has never been revised, nor even arranged in deference to

accepted canons of book-making. It is given here as it left the

author's pen, designed, not for your eye or mine, but for that of its

writer, to be weighed and considered by him. But that weighing and

consideration it has not received.

So much I feel it incumbent upon me to say, as the avowed sponsor for

the book, in order that praise and blame may be rightly apportioned.

Touching the inherent value of this document, nothing whatever is due

to me. Any criticism of its arrangement, or lack of arrangement, to be

just, should be levelled at myself alone.












Back there in London--how many leagues and aeons distant!--I threw

down my pen and fled here to the ends of the earth, in pursuit of rest

and self-comprehending peace of mind. Here I now take up the pen again

and return in thought to London: that vast cockpit; still in pursuit

of rest and self-comprehending peace of mind.

That seems wasteful and not very hopeful. But, to be honest--and if

this final piece of pen-work be not honest to its core, it certainly

will prove the very acme of futility--I must add the expression of

opinion that most of the important actions of my life till now have

had the self-same goal in view: peace of mind. The surprising thing is

that, right up to this present, every one of my efforts has been

backed by a substantial if varying amount of solid conviction; of

belief that that particular action would bring the long-sought reward.

I suppose I thought this in coming here, in fleeing from London. Nay,

I know I did.

The latest, and I suppose the last, illusion bids me believe that if,

using the literary habit of a lifetime, I can set down in ordered

sequence the salient facts and events of that restless, struggling

pilgrimage I call my life, there is a likelihood that, seeing the

entire fabric in one piece, I may be able truly to understand it, and,

understanding it, to rest content before it ends. The ironical habit

makes me call it an illusion. In strict truth I listen to the call

with some confidence; not, to be sure, with the flamingardour which

in bygone years has set me leaping into action in answer to such a

call; yet with real hope.

It is none so easy a task, this exact charting out of so complex a

matter as a man's life. And it may be that long practice of the

writer's art but serves to heighten its difficulties. For example,

since writing the sentenceending on that word 'hope,' I have covered

two whole pages with writing which has now been converted into ashes

among the logs upon my hearth. For the covering of those pages two

volumes had been fingered and referred to, if you please, and my

faulty memory drawn upon for yet a third quotation. So much for the

habit of literary allusiveness, engrained into one by years of

book-making, and yet more surely, I suspect, by labour for hire on the

newspaper press.

But, though I have detected and removed these two pages of

irrelevance, I foresee that unessential and therefore obscurantic

matter will creep in. Well, when I come to weigh the completed record,

I must allow for that; and, meanwhile, so far as time and my own

limitations as selector permit, I will prune and clear away from the

line of vision these weeds of errant fancy. For the record must of all

things be honest and comprehensive; rather than shapely, effective, or

literary. To be sure the pundits would say that this is to misuse and

play with words; to perpetrate a contradiction in terms. Well, we

shall see. Whatever the critics might say, your author by profession

would understand me well enough when I say: 'Honest, rather than


How, to begin with, may I label and describe my present self? There,

immediately, I am faced with one of the difficulties of this task. One

can say of most men that they are this or that; of this class, order,

sect, party, or type; and, behold them neatly docketed! But in all

honesty I cannot say that I am of any special class, or that I

'belong' anywhere in particular. There is no circle in any community

which is indefeasibly my own by right of birth and training. I am

still a member of two London clubs, I believe. They were never more

than hotels for me. I am probably what most folk call a gentleman; but

how much does that signify in the twentieth century? Many simple

people would likely call me a person of education, even of learning,

belike, seeing a list of books under my name. A schoolman who examined

me would be pardoned (by me, at all events) for calling me an

ignoramus of no education whatever. For--and this I never reflected

upon until the present moment--I could not for the life of me

'analyse' the simplest sentence, in the rather odd scholastic sense of

that word. Inherited instinct and long practice make me aware, I

believe, of an error in syntax, when I chance upon one. But I could

only tell you that it was wrong, and never how or why. I know

something of literature, but less of mathematics than I assume to be

known by the modern ten-year-old schoolboy; something of three or four

languages, but nothing of their grammar. I have met and talked with

some of the most notable people of my time, but truly prefer cottage

life before that of the greatest houses. And so, in a score of other

ways, I feel it difficult informingly and justly to label myself.

But--let me have done with difficulties and definitions. My task shall

be the setting forth of facts, out of which definitions must shape

themselves. And, for a beginning, I must turn aside from my present

self, pass by a number of dead selves, each differing in a thousand

ways from every other, and bring my mind to bear for the moment upon

that infinitelyremote self: the child, Nicholas Freydon. It may be

that curious and distant infant will help to explain the man.



The things I remember about my earliest infancy are not in the least


First, I think, come two pictures, both perfectly distinct, and both

connected with domestic servants. The one is of a firelit interior,

below street level: an immense kitchen, with shining copper vessels in

it, an extremely hot and red fire, and a tall screen covered over with

pictures. An enormously large woman in a blue and white print gown

sits toasting herself before the fire; and a less immense female, in

white print with sprays of pink flowers on it, is devoting herself to

me. This last was Amelia; a cheerful, comely, buxom, and in the main

kindly creature, as I remember her. In the kitchen was a well-scrubbed

table of about three-quarters of a mile in length, and possessed of as

many legs as a centipede, some of which could be moved to support

flaps. (To put a measuring-tape over that table nowadays, or over

other things in the kitchen, for that matter, might bring

disappointment, I suppose.) These legs formed fascinating walls and

boundaries for a series of romantic dwelling-places, shops, caves, and

suchlike resorts, among which a small boy could wander at will, when

lucky enough to be allowed to visit this warm apartment at all. The

whole place was pervaded by an odour indescribably pleasing to my

infantile nostrils, and compact of suggestions of heat acting upon

clean print gowns, tea-cakes done to a turn, scrubbed wood, and hot


But the full ecstasy of a visit to this place was only attained when I

was lifted upon the vast table by the warm and rosy Amelia, and

allowed to leap therefrom into her extended arms; she rushing toward

me, and both of us emitting either shrill or growling noises as the

psychological moment of my leap was reached. At the time I used to

think that springing from a trapeze, set in the dome of a great

building, into a net beneath, must be the most ravishing of all joys;

but I incline now to think that my more homely feat of leaping into

Amelia's warm arms was, upon the whole, probably a pleasanter thing.

This memory is of something which I believe happened fairly

frequently. My other most distinctrecollection of what I imagine to

have been the same period in history is of a visit, a Sunday afternoon

visit, I think, paid with Amelia. I must have been of tender years,

because, though during parts of the journey I travelled on my own two

feet, I recollectoccasional lapses into a perambulator, as it might

be in the case of an elderly or invalid person who walks awhile along

a stretch of level sward, and then takes his ease for a time in

victoria or bath-chair.

I remember Amelia lifting me out from my carriage in the doorway of

what I regarded as a very delightful small house, redolent of strange

and exciting odours, some of which I connect with the subsequent gift

of a slab of stuff that I ate with gusto as cake. My mature view is

that it was cold bread-pudding of a peculiarly villainous clamminess.

It is interesting to note that my delight in this fearsome dainty was

based upon its most malevolent quality: the chill consistency of the

stuff, which made it resemble the kind of leathery jelly that I have

seen used to moisten the face of a rubber stamp withal.

In this house--it was probably in a slum, certainly in a mean

street--one stepped direct from the pavement into a small kitchen,

where an elderly man sat smoking a long clay pipe. A covered stairway

rose mysteriously from one side of this apartment into the two

bedrooms above. A door beside the stairway opened into a tiny scullery,

from which light was pretty thoroughly excluded by the high, black wall

which dripped and frowned no more than three feet away from its

window. I have little doubt that this scullery was a pestilent place.

At the time it appealed to my romantic sense as something rather


The elderly man in the kitchen was Amelia's father. That in itself

naturally gave him distinction in my eyes. But, in addition, he was an

old sailor, and, with a knife which was attached to a white lanyard,

he could carve delightful boats (thoroughly seaworthy in a wash-hand

basin) out of ordinary sticks of firewood. It is to be noted, by the

way, a thing I never thought of till this moment, that these same

sticks and bundles of firewood have a peculiarlydistinctive smell of

their own. It is the smell of a certain kind of grocer's shop whose

proprietor, for some esoteric reason, calls himself an 'Italian

warehouse-man.' In later life I occasionally visited such a shop,

between Fleet Street and the river, when I had rooms in that locality.

Boat-building figured largely in that visit to Amelia's parents. (The

girl had a mother; large, flaccid, and, on this occasion, partly

dissolved in tears.) But the episode immediately preceding our

departure is what overshadowed everything else for me that day, and

for several subsequent nights. Amelia and the tearful mother took me

up the dark little stairway, and introduced me to Death. They showed

me Amelia's sister, Jinny, who died (of consumption, I believe) on the

day before our visit. I still can see the alabaster white face, with

its pronounced vein-markings; the straight, thin form, outlined

beneath a sheet, in that tiny, low-ceiled, airless garret. What a

picture to place before an infant on a sunny Sunday afternoon! It

might be supposed that I had asked to see it, for I remember Amelia

saying, as one about to give a child a treat:

'Now, mind, Master Nicholas, you're to be a very good boy, and you're

not to say a word about it to any one.'

But, no, I do not think I can have desired the experience, for to this

day I cherish a livelyrecollection of the agony of sick horror which

swam over me when, in obedience to instructions given, I suffered my

lips to touch the marble-like face of the dead girl.

How strange is that unquestioning obedience of childhood! Recognition

of it might well give pause to careless instructors of youth. The kiss

meant torture to me, in anticipation and in fact. But I was bidden,

and never dreamed of refusing to obey. No doubt, there was also at

work in me some dim sort of infantile delicacy. This was an occasion

upon which a gentleman could have no choice....

Ah, well, I believe Amelia was a dear good soul, and I am sure I hope

she married well, and lived happily ever after. I have no recollection

whatever of how or when she drifted out of my life. But the visit to

Jinny's deathbed, and the exciting leaps from the immeasurably long

kitchen table into Amelia's print-clad arms, are things which stand

out rather more clearly in my recollection than many of the events of,

say, twenty years later.


How is it that my earliest recollections should centre about folk no

nearer or dearer to me than domestic servants? I know that my mother

died within three months of my birth. There had to be, and was,

another woman in my life before Amelia; but I have no memories of her.

She was an aunt, an unmarried sister of my mother's; but I believe my

father quarrelled with her before I began to 'take notice' very much;

and then came Amelia.

The large underground kitchen really was fairly big. I had a look at

it no more than a dozen years ago. The house, too, was and is a not

unpleasing one, situated within a stone's throw of Russell Square,

Bloomsbury. Its spaces are ample, its fittings solidly good, and its

area less subterranean than many. Near by is a select livery stable

and mews of sub-rural aspect, with Virginia creeper climbing over a

horse's head in stucco. Amelia shared with me a night nursery and a

nursery-living room in this house, the latter overlooking the mews,

through the curving iron rails of a tiny balcony. Below us my father

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  • ending [´endiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.结尾,结局   (高中英语单词)
  • hearth [hɑ:θ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.炉边;家庭(生活)   (高中英语单词)
  • quotation [kwəu´teiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.引用;引文;语录   (高中英语单词)
  • comprehensive [,kɔmpri´hensiv] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.综合的;理解的   (高中英语单词)
  • signify [´signifai] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.表示 vi.有重要性   (高中英语单词)
  • notable [´nəutəbəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.显著的 n.名人   (高中英语单词)
  • perfectly [´pə:fiktli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.理想地;完美地   (高中英语单词)
  • pleasing [´pli:ziŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.使人愉快的;合意的   (高中英语单词)
  • compact [´kɔmpækt] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.契约 a.挤满的   (高中英语单词)
  • ecstasy [´ekstəsi] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.狂喜;出神,入迷   (高中英语单词)
  • shrill [ʃril] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.(声音)尖锐的   (高中英语单词)
  • homely [´həumli] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.朴素的;不漂亮的   (高中英语单词)
  • recollection [,rekə´lekʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.回忆;追想;记忆力   (高中英语单词)
  • subsequent [´sʌbsikwənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.其次的;其后的   (高中英语单词)
  • mature [mə´tjuə] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.成熟的 v.(使)成熟   (高中英语单词)
  • dainty [´deinti] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.秀丽的 n.美味   (高中英语单词)
  • moisten [´mɔisən] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.沾湿;变潮湿   (高中英语单词)
  • pavement [´peivmənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.路面;铺筑材料   (高中英语单词)
  • consumption [kən´sʌmpʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.消耗;结核病   (高中英语单词)
  • pronounced [prə´naunst] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.发出音的;显著的   (高中英语单词)
  • cherish [´tʃeriʃ] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.珍爱;怀有(感情)   (高中英语单词)
  • obedience [ə´bi:djəns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.服从;顺从   (高中英语单词)
  • delicacy [´delikəsi] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.精美;娇弱,微妙   (高中英语单词)
  • underground [,ʌndə´graund] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.&a.地下(的)   (高中英语单词)
  • nursery [´nə:səri] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.托儿所;苗床;养鱼场   (高中英语单词)
  • graham [´greiəm] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.&n.用全麦粉做的   (英语四级单词)
  • generously [´dʒenərəsli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.慷慨地   (英语四级单词)
  • theatrical [θi´ætrikəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.戏院的;戏剧(性)的   (英语四级单词)
  • rightly [´raitli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.正义地;正确地   (英语四级单词)
  • hopeful [´həupfəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.有希望的,激励人的   (英语四级单词)
  • flaming [´fleimiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.熊熊燃烧的;热情的   (英语四级单词)
  • ardour [´ɑ:də] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.热心,热情   (英语四级单词)
  • foresee [fɔ:´si:] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.预见,预知   (英语四级单词)
  • contradiction [,kɔntrə´dikʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.矛盾;反驳;抵触   (英语四级单词)
  • mathematics [,mæθə´mætiks] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.数学   (英语四级单词)
  • justly [´dʒʌstli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.公正地,正当地   (英语四级单词)
  • setting [´setiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.安装;排字;布景   (英语四级单词)
  • infinitely [´infinitli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.无限地;无穷地   (英语四级单词)
  • infancy [´infənsi] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.婴儿期;初期   (英语四级单词)
  • enormously [i´nɔ:məsli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.巨大的,庞大的   (英语四级单词)
  • comely [´kʌmli] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.秀丽的;文雅的   (英语四级单词)
  • recollect [rekə´lekt] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.重新集合;恢复   (英语四级单词)
  • elderly [´eldəli] 移动到这儿单词发声  a. 较老的,年长的   (英语四级单词)
  • invalid [in´vælid] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.病人 a.无效的   (英语四级单词)
  • peculiarly [pi´kju:liəli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.特有地;古怪地   (英语四级单词)
  • stairway [´steəwei] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.楼梯   (英语四级单词)
  • distinctive [di´stiŋktiv] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.有区别的;有特色的   (英语四级单词)
  • episode [´episəud] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.插曲;一段情节   (英语四级单词)
  • preceding [pri(:)´si:diŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.在先的;前面的   (英语四级单词)
  • garret [´gærit] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.阁楼,顶楼   (英语四级单词)
  • anticipation [æn,tisi´peiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.预期;预料;期望   (英语四级单词)
  • unmarried [,ʌn´mærid] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.未婚的,独身的   (英语四级单词)
  • livery [´livəri] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.有肝病征象的   (英语四级单词)
  • balcony [´bælkəni] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.阳台;(戏院的)楼厅   (英语四级单词)
  • thereto [ðeə´tu:] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.到那里;另外   (英语六级单词)
  • fitting [´fitiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.适当的 n.试衣   (英语六级单词)
  • sponsor [´spɔnsə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.&vt.发起(人)   (英语六级单词)
  • inherent [in´hiərənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.固有的,天生的   (英语六级单词)
  • wasteful [´weistfəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.浪费的,挥霍的   (英语六级单词)
  • likelihood [´laiklihud] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.可能,相似性   (英语六级单词)
  • heighten [´haitn] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.增高,加强   (英语六级单词)
  • misuse [,mis´ju:z] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.误用,滥用   (英语六级单词)
  • calling [´kɔ:liŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.点名;职业;欲望   (英语六级单词)
  • extended [iks´tendid] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.伸长的;广大的   (英语六级单词)
  • consistency [kən´sistənsi] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.坚韧;一致性   (英语六级单词)
  • firewood [´faiəwud] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.柴,薪   (英语六级单词)

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