This book was bought on the last day of our recent trip to Arran, so I did not start to read it until we had returned home. 207 more words
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- Author: Lee, John, of Daventry.
- Title: A tour from Northamptonshire to London : down the River Thames to the Isle of Thanet, from thence to Dover and the coast of France; interspersed with anecdote and sentiment; and an agricultural review of both countries, with observations on the cattle and the management of the soil / by John Lee. 13 more words
The second excerpt is the letter in which Lady Mary describes the Turkish practice of the inoculation against smallpox. Every year in the autumn, when the weather gets milder, people get together for a “smallpox party”, invited by a word of mouth. 271 more words
Today I’m switching to the 9th edition of the NAEL, in which “The Lover” was replaced by what is arguably the most famous text by Lady Montagu, … 625 more words