« PreviousContinue »
AS IT WAS SEVENTY YEARS AGO
F. H. MORGAN,
RECTOR OF GISBOROUGH.
GRIFFITH & FARRAN,
SUCCESSORS TO NEWBERY AND HARRIS,
WEST CORNER, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD, LONDON.
HIS story is based upon the recol
lections gathered from various persons in the districts.
The places under the assumed names can easily be identified. The characters are not taken from actual persons, nor are the incidents actual history. But the evil effects of the smuggling and its demoralization of all classes are true facts, and from this day evils can be traced back to the smuggling habits. The variation of the dialects may be observed, but the writer has often noticed that Cleveland folk vary their dialects according to the person they address, especially when they are persons of