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The well of Pen-Morfa

 
dc.contributor Triggs, Jeffery North American Reading Project, Oxford University Press
dc.contributor.author Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865
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dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-04T10:32:16Z
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dc.date.created 1850
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dc.identifier.citation http://purl.ox.ac.uk/ota/3113
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dc.description.abstract Header gives 1st ed. 1850
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dc.subject.lcsh English fiction -- 19th century
dc.title The well of Pen-Morfa
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The Well of Pen-Morfa by Elizabeth Gaskell [Chapter I] Of a hundred travellers who spend a night at Tre-Madoc, in North Wales, there is not one, perhaps, who goes to the neighbouring village of Pen-Morfa. The new town, built by Mr Maddocks, Shelley's friend, has taken away all the importance of the ancient village—formerly, as its name imports, 'the head of the marsh;' that marsh which Mr Maddocks drained and dyked, and reclaimed from the Traeth Mawr, till Pen-Morfa, against the walls of whose cottages the winter tides lashed in former days, has come to stand, high and dry, three miles from the sea, on a disused road to Caernarvon. I do not think there has been a new cottage built in Pen-Morfa this hundred years, and many an old one has dates in some obscure corner which tell of the fifteenth century. The joists of timber, where they meet overhead, are blackened with the smoke of centuries. There is one large room, round which the beds are built like cupboards, with wooden doors to ope . . .
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