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By Keith Laybourn

3 historians who lecture on the college of Huddersfield, one that lectured on the Huddersfield Polytechnic, earlier than it grew to become a college, one from the collage of Nottingham, and one university instructor profile 198 those who stuffed the head 4 places of work of the British nation and the publish of secretary of nation for the colonies among 1730 and the preset. The articles are prepared in alphabetical order by way of delivery identify or identify in line with that is top recognized. notwithstanding the names of the 4 offices-prime minister, overseas secretary, domestic secretary, and chancellor of the exchequer-have advanced over the interval, the names are used all through to supply old continuity. Cross-references, a basic and entry-specific bibliographies, chronological lists, and a subject matter index also are incorporated.

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And every inch of female flesh conquered territory!

I paid them a shilling an hour, and it was more than some of these women themselves earned. Thus I was walking in the park as I often did when I happened to catch sight of a woman and a child: the woman a dowdy customer in black, the child a little girl of about ten with such unusual and striking features that I stopped to stare after her. She was a thin child, wrapped in an ugly black cape which looked like someone else’s hand-me-down, but she moved with a grace unusual in one of her age, and her hair was a most troubling colour, a shade closer to white than gold, so that for an instant she looked like a little old crone, some changeling among the happy, rosy children around her.

Her eyes opened, focused sharply on mine, and she sat up abruptly, guiltily, like a schoolboy caught daydreaming in class. ’ I smiled. ‘It’s all right, my dear. Don’t move. You’re still weak. ’ Effie’s eyes filled with tears. ‘I’m sorry,’ she faltered. ’ ‘It’s all right. Just sit back and be quiet. Here, I’ll sit beside you and hold you. ’ I moved on to the bed, pushing a pillow into the small of Effie’s back. As I slipped my arm around her shoulders, I saw her face relax into a little dreamy smile.

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