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" Could the England of 1685 be, by some magical process, set before our eyes, we should not know one landscape in a hundred or one building in ten thousand. "
The Sonning parish magazine
1869
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The Home Counties Magazine: Devoted to the Topography of London ..., Volume 2

William John Hardy - Berkshire (England) - 1900
...century, probably make the words of Macaulay particularly applicable to this part of the country : " Could the England of 1685 be, by some magical process,...country gentleman would not recognise his own fields." (History, cap. iii.) The house and grounds were at this time in the occupation of one Thomas Holmes,...
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The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Great Britain - 1901
...the Eng- change in land of 1685 be, by some magical process, set EnKian-i iii,i ii "nee 1G85before our eyes, we should not know one landscape in a hundred...building in ten thousand. The country gentleman would not recognize his own fields. The inhabitant of the town would not recognize his own street. Everything...
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England in 1685: Being Chapter III of the History of England

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - England - 1905 - 158 pages
...history of the old world furnishes no parallel has taken place in our country. Could the England 5 of 1685 be, by some magical process, set before our...building in ten thousand. The country gentleman would not recognize his own fields. The inhabitant of the town would not recognize his own street. Everything...
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History and Traditions of Prestwich

William Nicholls - Prestwich (England) - 1905 - 193 pages
...then the land was dear at that. How great the change has been since those days! Macaulay tells us that could the England of 1685 be, by some magical process,...landscape in a hundred, or one building in ten thousand. Everything has been changed except the great features of Nature. As time went on, by the increase of...
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A First Book in English Literature

Henry Spackman Pancoast, Percy Van Dyke Shelly - English literature - 1910 - 497 pages
...change to which the history of the old world furnishes no parallel has taken place in our country. Could the England of 1685 be, by some magical process, set before pur eyes, we should not know one landscape in a hundred or one building in ten thousand. The country...
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The History of England, from the Accession of James the Second, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Great Britain - 1913
...change to which the history of the old world furnishes no parallel has taken place in our country. Could the England of 1685 be, by some magical process,...gentleman would not recognise his own fields. The State of England in 1685 219 inhabitant of the town would not recognise his own street. Everything...
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Clio, a Muse: And Other Essays Literary and Pedestrian

George Macaulay Trevelyan - English essays - 1913 - 200 pages
...considerable scepticism as to the famous sentence at the beginning of the third chapter of Macaulay's History: "Could the England of 1685 " be, by some magical process,...in a hundred, or one " building in ten thousand." It is doubtful even now, and I suspect that it was a manifest exaggeration when it was written two...
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The Recreations of an Historian

George Macaulay Trevelyan - English essays - 1919 - 254 pages
...scepticism as to the famous sentence at the beginning of the third chapter of Macaulay's History : " Could the England of 1685 be, by some magical process,...landscape in a hundred, or one building in ten thousand." It is doubtful even now, and I suspect that it was a manifest exaggeration when it was written two...
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The Enclosure and Redistribution of Our Land

William Henry Ricketts Curtler - Agriculture - 1920 - 334 pages
...much more resembled the England of the Middle Ages. ' Could the England of 1685 ', says Macaulay, ' be by some magical process set before our eyes we...building in ten thousand. The country gentleman would not recognize his own fields . . . many thousands of square miles which are now rich corn land and meadows,...
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A Century of British Geography

Professor Ron Johnston, Ron Johnston, Michael Williams, British Academy - Science - 2003 - 674 pages
...famous was Thomas Macaulay's comment in his History of England (1848, 1, 281): 'Could the landscape of England of 1685, be, by some magical process, set...landscape in a hundred, or one building in ten thousand, . . . Everything has changed'. Therefore it had to be re-created, as he did in the third chapter of...
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