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This archive contains seminal publications about Southern England in general and the New Forest in particular. Social History, Natural History, Fiction and Non-Fiction dating back to 1697. These books are complete and as originally published. Where possible, the books have been processed for word recognition, allowing comprehensive searches within the text.

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Cradock Nowell, A Tale Of The New Forest Vol 1

Cradock Nowell, A Tale Of The New Forest Vol 1 by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

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Published 1886: Within the New Forest, and not far from its western boundary, as defined by the second perambulation of the good King Edward the First, stands the old mansion of the Nowells, the Hall of Nowelhurst. Not content with mere exemption from all feudal service, their estate claims privileges, both by grant and custom. The benefit of Morefall trees in six walks of the forest, the right of digging marl, and turbary illimitable, common of pannage, and license of drawing akermast....

Cradock Nowell, A Tale Of The New Forest Vol 2

Cradock Nowell, A Tale Of The New Forest Vol 2 by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

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Published 1886: It was a Tuesday evening when CradockNowell and Amy Rosedew signed and sealed, with the moon's approval, their bond to one another. On the following day. Dr. Hutton and wife were to dine at Kettlech'um Hall ; and the distance being considerable, and the roads so shockingly bad even dangerous, I am told, to gentlemen who have dined with me, sir," said Kettledrum, in his proudest manner รข€” they had accepted his offer, and that of Mrs. Kettledrum, which she herself came over to make....

Cradock Nowell, A Tale Of The New Forest Vol 3

Cradock Nowell, A Tale Of The New Forest Vol3 by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

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Published 1886: Upon the Christmas morning the parish flocked to church, and the church was dressed so beautifully that every one was amazed. Amy and Eoa made the wreaths, the garlands, and rosettes ; there was only one cross out of the lot, a badly-bred Maltese one ; and Eoa walked over the barbarous pewscreens (like the travisses in a stable), springing from one to another, with a cable of flowers and evergreens, as easily and calmly as she would come down-stairs to dinner....

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