Dowager Lady Ampleforth
... she had exchanged the red wig for one of iron-grey. But as she
chose to set a turban of rich violet silk, shot with orange, on top
of these new ringlets the effect was still extremely colourful. She
was a handsome old lady, with a beak of a nose, and a wicked eye. In
her day she had been, as she had not the slightest hesitation in
informing her acquaintance, a great rake, but gout, and increasing
years, now largely chained her to her chair.