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Title: Heiress of Haddon Author: William E.
Doubleday Release Date: March 23, 2005 [EBook #15443] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK HEIRESS OF HADDON *** Produced by S.R.Ellison,Julie Barkley, and the PG Online Distributed Proofreading Team. [EIGHTH EDITION.] THE HEIRESS OF HADDON. BY WM.
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DOUBLEDAY. LONDON: SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, HAMILTON, KENT AND CO., LIMITED. BUXTON AND BAKEWELL: U.F.
WARDLEY, -HIGH PEAK NEWS- OFFICES. PREFACE The real romance of Haddon Hall is a sweet, old-world idyll of singular attractiveness and interest.
The gems of the story have been reset by dramatists in different surroundings; but while, as in the Sullivan-Grundy opera, many of its chief incidents have been retained, many have been omitted. In the old story there are no Puritans, and not one solitary Scotchman appears upon the scene.
The original drama was enacted in the pastoral days of -Good Queen Bess,- when the Tudor Queen was still young and beautiful, and Sun Apr 02 16:36:49 2017 2 -When all the world was young, lad, And all the trees were green; And every goose a swan, lad, And every lass a queen.- Haddon Hall, the scene of the story, is situated at the foot of the Peak, between Bakewell and Chatsworth, close to Matlock, and not far from Buxton.
Far from the madding crowd the hoary old edifice stands, carefully preserved, and generously thrown open to public view by its princely owners, the Dukes of Rutland, who, though for more than a century back they have ceased to inhabit it, have yet most carefully protected the building from falling into the slightest disrepai...





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