“That’s my last Duchess painted on the wall,
Looking as if she were alive. I call
That piece a wonder, now: Fra Pandolf’s hands
Worked busily a day, and there she stands.”
Everyone in the town of Ursington was excited, because it was Friday. On Friday, Percy Peacock, the town poet, conducted a poetry reading in town hall.
Miss Partridge arrived early and sat in the front row.