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The Leaguer Of Lathom

The Leaguer Of Lathom

by William Harrison Ainsworth

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The leaguer of Lathom : a tale of the civil war


The leaguer of Lathom : a tale of the civil war

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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

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said Captain Galliard. " In good truth, we allmen and horsesneed rest and refreshment." " Farewell, then," said Lord Strange. " I hope we may meet again under happier circumstances." "With this, he galloped off, followed by Captain Standish and his attendants, while Captain Galliard and his men proceeded to Knowsley Hall, where they were very hospitably received by old Randal Fermor. THE DYING EAEL. Passing through Prescot, and crossing the old bridge over the Mersey at Warrington, built by the first Earl o£ Derby, Lord Strange and his attendants rode on at a rapid pace through Daresbury to Frodsham, where they roused the host of the Bear's Paw, and halted for a few minutes to refresh their steeds. This done, they galloped off again, and skirting the wide marshes between them and the Mersey, kept as near as they could to a range of lofty hills ; then tracking the boundaries of Delamere Forest, they speeded on through Plemston and Mickle Trafford. Day was just breaking as they approached Chester, and the castle and cathedral, with some of the loftier buildings, could be seen overtopping the walls of the ancient and picturesque city. Shut and guarded during the night, the gates were not opened at that early hour, but it was not Lord Strangers intention to enter the city. Turning off on the right, he crossed the Roodee,where for upwards of a century races had been run, and jousts and other chivalrous sports held, and rode on till he came to a large mansion, situated on the banks of the river Dee. " Is the earl, my father, still alive, Hyde ? " cried Lord Strange to the porter, who came forth to meet him, as he rode up to the gateway. " He is, my lord," replied Hyde; " but I fearhe ia rapidly sinking." " Heaven be thanked I am in time," exclaimed hi...

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