Under the Greenwood Tree or The Mellstock Quire A Rural Painting of the Dutch School published anonymously in 1872. The plot concerns the activities of a group of church musicians, one of whom, Dick Dewy, becomes romantically entangled with a comely new school mistress, Fancy Day. Love triumphs, although she marries with "a secret she would never tell" - namely, that she was also courted by the local vicar, Parson Maybold.
1419099Under the Greenwood TreeThomas Hardy1872
UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE
THE MELLSTOCK QUIRE A RURAL PAINTING OF THE DUTCH SCHOOL
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