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THE family of Dashwood had been long settled in Sussex.
Their estate was large, and their residence was at Norland
Park, in the centre of their property, where, for many genera-
tions, they had lived in so respectable a manner, as to engage
the general good opinion of their surrounding acquaintance.
The late owner of this estate was a single man, who lived to a
very advanced age, and who for many years of his life, had
a constant companion and housekeeper in his sister. But her
death, which happened ten years before his own, produced a
great alteration in his home; for to supply her loss, he invited
and received into his house the family of his nephew Mr.
Henry Dashwood, the legal inheritor of the Norland estate,
and the person to whom he intended to bequeath it. In the
society of his nephew and niece, and their children, the old
Gentleman's days were comfortably spent. His attachment
to them all increased. The constant attention of Mr. and Mrs.
Henr . . .