Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Charles Montagu Doughty (1843-1926), Poet and traveller
In Damascus Doughty adopted the name of Khalil and dressed as ‘an Arab Christian of the town’ (1875); on the hajj pilgrimage he was ‘clothed as a Syrian of simple fortune’ (1876). On his return to England in 1878 he was described as:
Very tall, thin, not in the least bronzed, reddish fair hair and beard, in whitish cotton clothes of some soft Eastern material, a green band often twisted round his waist; sockless, feet thrust into heelless sandals, and using when he went out a green umbrella.
In 1909 he appeared
A tall, upright man, with thick red beard and thick greyish hair, 66 years old … very serious and self-contained, with a voice laden with sorrow – but a splendid head and fine manners. He lives the life of a hermit at Eastbourne and knows scarcely anyone.
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Referencesback to topArberry 1943
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