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" In the year 1758, Mr. Allen purchased the manor of Claverton, where, after having repaired, improved and built a gallery in the church; finding that the rector had several young gentlemen of family and fortune under his care; and a very indifferent old... "
The Triflers: To which are Added The Rout, Or a Sketch of Modern Manners ... - Page 66
by Richard Graves - 1806 - 177 pages
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Remains in Verse and Prose of the Francis Kilvert, with a Brief Memoir

Francis Kilvert - 1866 - 198 pages
...bishop of Gloucester, he (Mr. Allen) made extensive improvements at the bishop's palace at Gloucester. In the year 1758, Mr. Allen purchased the manor of...offered to build him a room, which he immediately did, erecting one 25 feet by 16 feet, with two bed-chambers over it, which, he observed, would serve...
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Burford Papers: Being Letters of Samuel Crisp to His Sister at Burford; and ...

William Holden Hutton - Burford (Oxfordshire, England) - 1905 - 335 pages
...company he kept. To Graves he was a constant patron. One tale of his kindness is worth quoting:— " In the year 1758 Mr. Allen purchased the manor of...care ; and a very indifferent old house for their accomodation, Mr. Allen offered to build him a room, which he immediately executed ; building a room...
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Population Malthus: His Life and Times

Patricia James - Business & Economics - 1979 - 524 pages
...the philanthropist Ralph Allen, the original of Squire Allworthy in Tom Jones. According to Graves, 'after having repaired, improved, and built a gallery...building a room twenty-five feet by sixteen with two bed-chambers over it, which he observed would serve for a school, as long as he continued that employment."1...
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