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1745: Charles Edward Stuart and the Jacobites
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This, and a new teapot for Mrs. That and dehvered them all correctly on the — — way back. All day long the slow four-wheelers used to go chp-clopping along to the yet more station. And dismal, there sometimes, even slower, even heavier, was the Plop, Plop, Plop, of the feet of the oldest horses in the world, as they plugged along, pulling the funereal Girton cabs out to Girton with four melancholy students in each; while the drab on the foot. And wind Newnham all girls skurried to and fro to their lectures were dons going 'to lecture, with and undergraduates in their Norfolk the time there in their gowns'; jackets, setting out in pairs to do the 'Grantchester Grind' exercise.
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