by George Eliot
Mr. Vincy is Rosamond and Fred's father, and the brother of Mrs. Bulstrode. He's a prominent businessman in Middlemarch and fairly wealthy. He's a good-natured guy and likes to throw parties for his friends and neighbors. He can't say no to his daughter, Rosamond, which is why he allows her to marry Lydgate even though he doesn't approve of the match.