Charles spent his early years at a house called The Mount in Shrewsbury

Charles spent his early years at a house called The Mount in Shrewsbury

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Charles spent his early years at a house called The Mount in Shrewsbury, which Robert  had had built in the early years of his marriage to Susannah. He seems to have been a  quiet, solitary child; he had no great difficulty making friends, but his best times were  spent on exploratory walks, on which he would collect whatever he could find. Charles's mother died when he was only 8. In 1817 she started growing ill, with  gastrointestinal symptoms that were probably a sign of either a severe ulcer or stomach  cancer. She died on Thursday, July 15, 1817. Robert dedicated himself even more into  his medical practice even more than he had before, leaving the household to be run  mostly by his elder daughters Marianne and Caroline. Robert had always been an  enormous presence in the house when he returned from work at the end of the day, but  it had been tolerable as long as his mood was good. Now, however, he was almost 
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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