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Lizzie Blake

Lizzie Blake: Or, Scenes From The Life Of A Village Maiden, By The Author Of 'basil'.


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872. Excerpt: ... LIZZIE BLAKE. CHAPTER I. He pretty village of Hillsley lies in a sheltered valley; and the breezy uplands, known by the name of the Downs, surround it on its northern, eastern, and western sides. To the south the valley slopes down to the sea, from which Hillsley is only two miles distant. The village itself is like many other English villages. There is "the Green," the parade ground of many a fine flock of geese; the old church with its square ivy-covered Norman tower; and a pretty new school-house, built by the late squire. Many comfortable cottage houses are dotted about; and two or three substantial-looking farm houses. Their owners possess large flocks of sheep, which feed on the neighbouring downs; whose fine short grass forms the best possible pasture for sheep. The South Down mutton is celebrated all over England. Hillsley is a very quiet little place. It has only one shop; which goes by the title of "The Shop" and is the only one of the kind for two or three miles around. It does not look very large, yet it is astonishing what a variety of artioles may be purchased there; but every one, at all accustomed to the country, knows the wonderful capabilities of a village "shop," and how it combines, in what is often a very limited space, the trades of baker, grocer, haberdasher, hatter and ironmonger. We have said that Hillsley was a very quiet place. The only time when it was not so, was the time of breaking up of the village school. Then the green was quite alive with the young of Hillsley, who spread over it in merry groups, until they dispersed to their several homes. One fine afternoon in the month of May, all the children had left the school-room, except a few of the little girls, who were folding up and putting away their work. "Make haste, Rose...



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  • Format: Paperback
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: General Books
  • ISBN-13: 9781154527490
  • ISBN: 1154527492
  • Publication Year: 2010
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  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
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