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The Opposition to the Free Library in Birmingham was composed of very ill-assorted elements; it consisted of the “economists” who oppose any increase of rates for any object; of the publicans,who foresaw they were not likely to gain by the opening of free libraries; of the extreme Nonconformists, who objected to all rates for such purposes; and of the Clergy, who raised the “religious difficulty” as to books for the people.
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Occasionally, on Twitter or on one online forum or another, I’ll see writers discussing character descriptions. As a reader, I read plenty of them, too. 1,264 more words
The Axe Once Ground Tavern, on the road east of Namindain, twenty-sixth of First Flowering.
It was with no little trepidation that I set out on this latest venture in my investigation of locales of magical and spiritual significance, for this one has something of a black reputation in the lore of half a dozen lands. 992 more words
The city of Namindain, twenty-fourth of First Flowering.
It is my general practice to despise great cities, but sometimes curiosity wins out over aversion; even the press of the grubby multitudes could not persuade me to pass over the opportunity of examining the famous Hyrosian baths. 489 more words
Morris Roscoe Nanney loved Montford Cove. In 1965 he wrote this description of his birthplace. I included it out of chronological order because he was writing about his grandmother Miz Polly Stott and his father, Moses Frank Nanney, who lived during the 19th century. 1,144 more words