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In this work, the author aims to render more familiar to the
general reader, places which—in association with the great men and
women of British history-cannot fail to be generally interesting.
Her own visits to these English shrines have been sources of deep
and lasting enjoyment, and not without valuable instruction. If she
succeed in sharing these advantages with others, she will have received
To the pen and pencil of the author's excellent coadjutor,
Mr. F. W. FAIRHOLT, the reader will be largely indebted for much
useful information concerning the subjects treated of in these pages.