The Red Barn: A Tale, Founded on Fact

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J. Bennett, 1831 - English fiction - 716 pages
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Page 355 - Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.
Page 484 - Thou sure and firm-set earth, Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear Thy very stones prate of my where-about, And take the present horror from the time, Which now suits with it.
Page 1 - Dear lovely bowers of innocence and ease, Seats of my youth, when every sport could please: How often have I loiter'd o'er thy green, Where humble happiness endear'd each scene ! How often have I...
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Page 439 - Come unto me all ye who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Page 641 - EF, one mortal wound, of the depth of four inches, and of the breadth of half an inch ; of which said mortal wound he the said EF then and there instantly died.
Page 181 - Welcome, ye shades ! ye bowery thickets, hail ! Ye lofty pines ! ye venerable oaks ! Ye ashes wild, resounding o'er the steep ! Delicious is your shelter to the soul, As to the hunted hart the sallying spring...
Page 620 - ... a third liaison with the man who became her deliberate murderer. William Corder was the son of an opulent farmer at Polstead, and having become acquainted with the unfortunate girl Marten the consequence of an illicit intercourse which took place between them, was a child. From that time he became much attached to her, and was a frequent visitor at her father's house. The child died within a short period of its birth, and from the circumstances of its...
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