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the lordships of Denbigh, Bromfield, and Yala, in the principality of Wales. The Welsh grew clamorous, and simply resisted the grant, till the King was obliged to revoke it. - Had it passed, it is not impossible, but, from the chances and changes in human affairs, these royal favours had been brought to market, and every squire in their neighbourhood had a chance of accommodating himself with his conveniency.
I commenced, at this town, an acquaintance with Mr. William Hutchinson, the antiquary of Bernard-castle; an attorney of very fair character, and author of the View of Northumberland, the History of the County of Durham, and of the Excursion to the Lakes; works very justly esteemed.
Eden Hall I then left Penrith, and rode eastward; had, from an eminence, a most charming view of a rich bottom, watered by the river, and ornamented with Brougham-castle; crossed part of Englewood-forest, and reached Eden-hall, a very plain large house seated on the river Eden, amidst beautiful grounds well planted. The Stapletons held this estate during five generations. At length, Joan, daughter and one of the coheirs of Sir William Stapleton, knight, transferred it to Thomas de Musgrave, who died in the reign of Edward IV. It remains in the possession of his descendant, Sir Philip EDEN-HALL.

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