Dorsetshire


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Dor•set•shire

(ˈdɔr sɪtˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

n.
a county in S England. 662,900; 1024 sq. mi. (2650 sq. km). Also called Dorset.
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Dorsetshire, by the villany of an attorney who, not contented with
With Wordworth's simple tastes this sum was enough to live upon for several years, so he asked his dearly loved sister Dorothy to make her home with him, and together they settled down to a simple cottage life in Dorsetshire. It was a happy thing for Wordsworth that he found such a comrade in his sister.
There's an aunt of mind down in Dorsetshire that was going to die when I was eight years old, and hasn't kept her word yet.
It is now three years ago (she had just reached her fourteenth year,) that I removed her from school, to place her under the care of a very respectable woman, residing in Dorsetshire, who had the charge of four or five other girls of about the same time of life; and for two years I had every reason to be pleased with her situation.
He had ridden over to Poole, one November day, with his fellow-squire, Peter Terlake, in quest of certain yew-staves from Wat Swathling, the Dorsetshire armorer.
I should not allow any one to travel until they had visited Kent and Dorsetshire-- Kent for the hops, and Dorsetshire for its old stone cottages.
In 1795 Wordsworth and his sister moved from the Lake Region to Dorsetshire, at the other end of England, likewise a country of great natural beauty.
I little thought, sir, when I told you you were not of the Clennams of Cornwall, that I was ever going to tell you who were of the Dorrits of Dorsetshire.' He then went on to detail.
"And a very good living it was," Charles added: "only five-and-twenty miles from Uppercross, and in a very fine country: fine part of Dorsetshire. In the centre of some of the best preserves in the kingdom, surrounded by three great proprietors, each more careful and jealous than the other; and to two of the three at least, Charles Hayter might get a special recommendation.
We play the Free Foresters, the Dorsetshire Gentlemen, and probably some local lot as well.
'Not Lilian Fern whose mother died in Dorsetshire!' said she.
Survivors from the Bismark are picked up by HMS Dorsetshire