Katharine


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Katharine

or

Katherine.

For some persons thus named, use Catherine.
References in classic literature ?
As Katharine touched different spots, lights sprang here and there, and revealed a square mass of red-and-gold books, and then a long skirt in blue-and-white paint lustrous behind glass, and then a mahogany writing-table, with its orderly equipment, and, finally, a picture above the table, to which special illumination was accorded.
Katharine waited as though for him to receive a full impression, and then she said:
There lay the gigantic gold- rimmed spectacles, ready to his hand, and beneath the table was a pair of large, worn slippers, one of which Katharine picked up, remarking:
Ruskin; and the comparison was in Katharine's mind, and led her to be more critical of the young man than was fair, for a young man paying a call in a tail-coat is in a different element altogether from a head seized at its climax of expressiveness, gazing immutably from behind a sheet of glass, which was all that remained to her of Mr.
"Yes, I am," Katharine answered, and she added, "Do you think there's anything wrong in that?"
"I dare say I shouldn't try to write poetry," Katharine replied.
And, after all," Denham went on, glancing round him satirically, as Katharine thought, "it's not your grandfather only.
"Well," said Katharine, "I don't see that you've proved anything."
He sat silent, holding the precious little book of poems unopened in his hands, and Katharine watched him, the melancholy or contemplative expression deepening in her eyes as her annoyance faded.
"But aren't you proud of your family?" Katharine demanded.
"Yes, I might find you dull, but I don't think I should find you ridiculous," Katharine added, as if Denham had actually brought that charge against her family.
"That belonged to Clive, so we say," said Katharine, taking up her duties as hostess again automatically.