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"In these midland districts the traveller passed rapidly from one phase of English life to another: after looking down on a village dingy with coal-dust, noisy with the shaking of looms, he might skirt a parish all of fields, high hedges, and deep-rutted lanes."

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Felix Holt, the Radical (1866), page 79

tray cloth

Mary Ann kept this cloth, woven with a picture of
country life. What do you think it reminded her of?

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