The Old Hall, Or, Our Hearth and Homestead, Volumen1

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T.C. Newby, 1845
 

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Página 8 - ... the crumbling hand of time, and the ravages of tempests and the storms of ages. A dried fosse surrounded the building, on the banks of which many a garden flower grew, and tall elms now towered from the very bed ; convincing proof that it must have been a long time ago since it had been applied for the...

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