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2 Works of Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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Lizzie Leigh

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CHAPTER I. When Death is present in a household on a Christmas Day, the very contrast between the time as it now is, and the day as it has often been, gives a poignancy to sorrow–a more utter blankness to the desolation. James Leigh died just as the far-away bells of Rochdale Church were ringing […]

An Accursed Race

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We have our prejudices in England. Or, if that assertion offends any of my readers, I will modify it: we have had our prejudices in England. We have tortured Jews; we have burnt Catholics and Protestants, to say nothing of a few witches and wizards. We have satirized Puritans, and we have dressed-up Guys. But, […]