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Sevenoaks: A Story of To-Day
by Holland, J. G.
Published by Scribner, Armstrong & Co., New York (1875)
Hardcover First Edition (no previous edition stated)
Measures 7.75x5.25 inches Weighs 1 pound 6 ounces
12 Illustrations by Sol. Eytinge

Condition: Fair
Dark red cloth boards with black embossed print and decoration. Very pretty boards.
Pages are tannish, text is crisp, illustrations are clean and bright. A few age spots.
Threads are long at page 185 but all pages are still in the binding sewing.

7*
SEVENOAKS.
CHAPTER I.
WHICH TELLS ABOUT SEVENOAKS, AND HOW MISS BUTTERWORTH
PASSED ONE OF HER EVENINGS.
EVERYBODY has seen Sevenoaks, or a hundred towns so much
like it, in most particulars, that a description of any one of
them would present it to the imagination—a town strung upon
a stream, like beads upon a thread, or charms upon a chain.
Sevenoaks was richer in chain than charms, for its abundant
water-power was only partially used. It plunged, and roared,
andrplayed, and sparkled, because it had not half enough to
do. It leaped down three or four cataracts in passing through
the village; and, as it started from living springs far north*
ward among the woods and mountains, it never failed in its
supplies.
Few of the people of Sevenoaks—thoughtless workers,
mainly—either knew or cared whence it came, or whither it
went. They knew it as " The Branch j" but Sevenoaks was
80 far from the trunk, down to which it sent its sap, and from
which it received no direct return, that no significance was
attached to its name. But it roared all day, and roared all
night, summer and winter alike, and the sound became a part
of the atmosphere. Resonance was one of the qualities of
the oxygen which the people breathed, so that if, at any mid-

Sevenoaks: A Story of To-Day, J. G. Holland, Published by Scribner, Armstrong & Co., New York 1875 Hardcover First Edition Antique Book

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