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George T Chesney : Battle of Dorking

'The manager here Mr. Simpson hearing what I said of it [George Chesney's "The Battle of Dorking"] took a proof home at night and while he was still wrapt up in it was startled by his mother a most acute old lady (who had picked up the sheets as he let them fall) exclaiming "Surely George the Germans never were in England"'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Old Mrs Simpson      Manuscript: Sheet, Proofs of article


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