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Roseltha Goble Diary, 1857-1858


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windings and intricate labyrinths; with massive doors and ponderous gates, a {dim?} grand irregular mass, such as the "Middle Ages" produced, in a deep forest the winding paths and circuitous roads of which none could find but those accustomed to them. In such a castle and such a wood with a few loved ones would I dwell, but I will quit such foolish castle building. But to our walk: in returning from Mr. Mabels we stopped at a tolerably sized framed house tenanted by our {Burns?}. I was glad to leave; such a dirty house, such filthy people I should be sorry to see often. We came on down by the mill and stopped at Mr. Cromwell's, and dined with them a proceeding I was not at all averse to for my long walk had made so excessively vulgar as to be hungry. Such a difference

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