Isopel Berners The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825

Isopel Berners The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825

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ISOPEL BERNERS***

Transcribed from the 1901 Hodder and Stoughton edition by David Price, email ccx074@pglaf.org

ISOPEL BERNERS

BY GEORGE BORROW

_The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825: An Episode in the Autobiography of George Borrow_.

THE TEXT EDITED WITH INTRODUCTION & NOTES BY THOMAS SECCOMBE AUTHOR OF "THE AGE OF JOHNSON" ASSISTANT EDITOR OF THE DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

LONDON: HODDER AND STOUGHTON 27 PATERNOSTER ROW 1901

_Printed by Hazell_, _Watson & Viney_, _Ld_., _London and Aylesbury_.

INTRODUCTION.

I.

The last century was yet in its infancy when the author of _The Romany Rye_ first saw the light in the sleepy little East Anglian township of East Dereham, in the county distinguished by Borrow as the one in which the people eat the best dumplings in the world and speak the purest English. "Pretty quiet D[ereham]" was the retreat in those days of a Lady Bountiful in the person of Dame Eleanor Fenn, relict of the worthy editor of the...

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