Leicester


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Leicester

an English longwool breed of polled, meat sheep, with wool 32 to 38 microns. It has been used to produce many subsidiary breeds, e.g. corriedale.
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I am the Earl of Leicester, and thou seest, Dost thou not?
For in the fight I will not raise a hand Against thee, Earl of Leicester.
this is the Earl Politian, Earl Of Leicester in Great Britain.
Sir Leicester is twenty years, full measure, older than my Lady.
A whisper still goes about that she had not even family; howbeit, Sir Leicester had so much family that perhaps he had enough and could dispense with any more.
Sir Leicester Dedlock is with my Lady and is happy to see Mr.
Sir Leicester has no objection to an interminable Chancery suit.
Sir Leicester was going to Paris too, by the by, but the delight of the fashionable intelligence was in his Lady.
Sir Leicester in a great chair looks at the file and appears to have a stately liking for the legal repetitions and prolixities as ranging among the national bulwarks.
and the King left the apartment followed by his gentlemen, all of whom had drawn away from the Earl of Leicester when it became apparent that the royal displeasure was strong against him.
The episode meant more to him than being bested in play by the best swordsman in England--for that surely was no disgrace--to Henry it seemed prophetic of the outcome of a future struggle when he should stand face to face with the real De Montfort; and then, seeing in De Vac only the creature of his imagination with which he had vested the likeness of his powerful brother-in-law, Henry did what he should like to have done to the real Leicester.
Tom and his father arrived in town from Berkshire the day before, and finding, on inquiry, that the Birmingham coaches which ran from the city did not pass through Rugby, but deposited their passengers at Dunchurch, a village three miles distant on the main road, where said passengers had to wait for the Oxford and Leicester coach in the evening, or to take a post-chaise, had resolved that Tom should travel down by the Tally-ho, which diverged from the main road and passed through Rugby itself.

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