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THE

HISTORY,

ANTIQUITIES, AND DESCRIPTION

OF THE

TOWN AND PARISH

OT

WORKS OP,

in the County of Nottingham.

BY JOHN HOLLAND.

“ Time, which antiquates antiquities, and hath an art to make dust of all things, hath yet spared these minor monuments"

SIR THOMAS BROWNE ON Urn BURIAL.

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SHEFFIELD:
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY J. BLACKWELL, HIGH STREET,
SOLD ALSO, BY P. SISSONS AND SON, AND JOHN WHITLAM, BOOKSELLERS, WORKSOP.

Br 5246.102 F

TARVASD COLLEG!

NOV 11 ! SPESCRIPTIOH or

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EARL MARSHAL, AND HEREDITARY MARSHAL OF ENGLAND, &c. &c. &c. &c.

Lord of the Manor of Worksop.

MY LORD DUKE,

Five years ago, I presumed to inscribe to your Grace a small Poem, descriptive of “ Sheffield Park,” a portion of your Grace's domain of HallAMSHIRE,

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Circumstances have since led me to engage in the illustration of a kindred, but more important subject—the History and Description of the Town and Parish of Worksop, with which your illustrious family stands so immediately connected ; and I am happy in having your Grace's permission to dedicate this work to your Grace. However diffident I might feel in the hope that the following pages might not be unworthy of your Grace's approbation, I could not but rejoice, while collecting the materials, that I should have the satisfaction of presenting the same, to the illustrious hereditary representative of the noble families, who have successively been Lords of Worksop, through so many generations; and in whose posterity, auspicious circumstances allow me to hope, that this lordship, among others, may long remain. And may I be permitted to add, that I cannot but herein remark, how much happier than your ancestors, your Grace must needs be considered, in being thus permitted, by Providence, to behold, not only your lineal heir, but likewise the hopeful progeny of himself and bis illustrious consort.

That you may long enjoy the coronet of your rank, in all dignity and happiness; and that it may hereafter descend, with increasing splendour, through successive generations of your illustrious house, is the sincere wish, and fervent prayer, of,

My Lord DUKE,

Your Grace's much obliged and most obedient humble Servant,

THE AUTHOR.

Sheffield Park, May 11, 1826.

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