The Diverting History of John Gilpin (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, 2018 M02 4 - 94 pages
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Suddenly, into the midst of these dispiriting circumstances enters the sprightly figure of a lady.

Her vivacity, her dress, her natural graces, had a something unaccustomed about them, for Cowper's unsocial eyes at any rate. They came, it was rumoured in the village, of the lady's quondam residence in France. A little prestige was added, in this local gossip, by the modest title of Lady Austen, widow of the late Sir Robert.

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