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BARTON, old English law. The demesne land of a manor; a farm distinct from the mansion.

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Clara had imagined that they had been the last on the lawn, but, looking back from the steps which led up to the French windows, she saw two dark figures moving across towards the house.
Clara took her sister's hand, and they passed together through the long folding window.
"I should say that a walking suit in which one could not walk, and a winter suit which exposes the throat, head, and feet to cold and damp, was rather a failure, Clara, especially as it has no beauty to reconcile one to its utter unfitness," said Dr.
Clara, warmly, "Now, that is just a man's blindness.
It seemed to cousin Clara that, if these ladies could have seen Grandfather's old chair, they would have thought it worth all the rest together.
"Well, child," said Grandfather, patting Clara's cheek, "I can tell you a great many stories of my chair.
Clara's early years were spent in a lonely old house in the Highlands of Scotland.
"He told me that such cases as Clara's were by no means unfamiliar to medical practice.
"What has Honor brought you NOW?" asked Clara Caverly in her quiet way, for she saw by the brilliant eyes and flushed cheeks of her friend that it was something the other would have pleasure in conversing about.
Herbert had told me on former occasions, and now reminded me, that he first knew Miss Clara Barley when she was completing her education at an establishment at Hammersmith, and that on her being recalled home to nurse her father, he and she had confided their affection to the motherly Mrs.
'Now, Clara, my dear, I am come here, you know, to relieve you of all the trouble I can.
Clara awoke quite drowsy, and not understanding at the moment what Dorothea said, asked her what it was; she repeated what she had said, and Clara became attentive at once; but she had hardly heard two lines, as the singer continued, when a strange trembling seized her, as if she were suffering from a severe attack of quartan ague, and throwing her arms round Dorothea she said: