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" The tidy, square, red cottage on the right hand, with the long well-stocked garden by the side of the road, belongs to a retired publican from a neighbouring town ; a substantial person with a comely wife... "
The Works of Mary Russell Mitford: Prose and Verse, Viz. Our Village ... - Page 8
by Mary Russell Mitford - 1846 - 672 pages
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Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery, Volume 1

Mary Russell Mitford - 1824
...side of the road, belongs to a retired publican from a neighbouring town; a substantial person with a comely wife; one who piques himself on independence...minister, and cries out for reform. He introduced into our peaceful vicinage the rebellious innovation of an illumination on the queen's acquittal. Remonstrance...
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Somerset House Gazette and Literary Museum, Or, Weekly Miscellany of Fine ...

William Henry Pyne - Art - 1824
...side of the road, belongs to a retired publican from a neighbouring town ; a substantial person with a comely wife; one who piques himself on independence...minister, and cries out for reform. He introduced into pur peaceful vicinity the rebellious innovation of an illumination on the Queen's acquittal. Remonstrance...
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Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery

Mary Russell Mitford - Country life - 1825 - 292 pages
...politics, reads newspapers, hates the minister, and cries out for reform. He introduced into our peaceful vicinage the rebellious innovation of an illumination...persuasion were in vain; he talked of liberty and broken windows—so we all lighted up. Oh ! how he shone that night with candles and laurel, and white bows,...
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Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery, Volume 1

Mary Russell Mitford - Country life - 1828
...side of the road, belongs to a retired publican from a neighbouring town; a substantial person with a comely wife ; one who piques himself on independence...politics, reads newspapers, hates the minister, and cries outT<(r reform. He introduced into our peaceful vicinage the rebellious innovation of an illumination...
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The Works of Mary Russell Mitford: Prose and Verse ...

Mary Russell Mitford - 1841 - 666 pages
...side of the road, belongs to a retired publican from a neighbouring town ; a substantial person with a comely wife ; one who piques himself on independence...windows — so we all lighted up. Oh ! how he shone that night with candles and laurel, and white bows, and gold paper, and a transparency (originally designed...
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Works, Prose and Verse

Mary Russell Mitford - 1850 - 672 pages
...side of the road, belongs to a retired publican from a neighbouring town; a substantial person with a comely wife; one who piques himself on independence...windows— so we all lighted up. Oh! how he shone that night with candles and laurel, and white bows, and gold paper, and a transparency (originally designed...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 28

American periodicals - 1853
...real village life-and-blood personages we are introduced to ! That retired publican, for instance, who piques himself on independence and idleness, talks...newspapers, hates the minister, and cries out for reform — who, in chronic ennui, hangs over his gate, and tries to entice passengers to stop and chai ; who...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 97

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1853
...real village life-and-blood personages we are introduced to ! That retired publican, for instance, who piques himself on independence and idleness, talks...newspapers, hates the minister, and cries out for reform — who, in chronic ennui, hangs over his gate, and tries to entice passengers to stop and chat ; who...
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The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 97

1853
...real village life-and-blood personages we are introduced to ! That retired publican, for instance, who piques himself on independence and idleness, talks...newspapers, hates the minister, and cries out for reform — who, in chronic ennui, hangs over his gate, and tries to entice passengers to stop and chat ; who...
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Our village (selections).

Mary Russell Mitford - 1884
...of the road, belongs to a retired publican from a neighbouring town, — a substantial person with a comely wife, — one who piques himself on independence and idleness, talks politics, reads newspapers, and cries out for reform. It must not be concealed that, in spite of gardening, of newspaper-reading,...
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