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a county in southwestern England


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I went to Devonshire with the conviction that Fitzroy Simpson was the true culprit, although, of course, I saw that the evidence against him was by no means complete.
I was walking along a public path that threads through a private Devonshire orchard and seems to point towards Devonshire cider, when I came suddenly upon just such a place as the path suggested.
I wish we could have all Devonshire here to see you do it.
There once lived, in a sequestered part of the county of Devonshire, one Mr Godfrey Nickleby: a worthy gentleman, who, taking it into his head rather late in life that he must get married, and not being young enough or rich enough to aspire to the hand of a lady of fortune, had wedded an old flame out of mere attachment, who in her turn had taken him for the same reason.
With a portion of this property Mr Godfrey Nickleby purchased a small farm, near Dawlish in Devonshire, whither he retired with his wife and two children, to live upon the best interest he could get for the rest of his money, and the little produce he could raise from his land.
Richard Blackmore (1825-1900), first a lawyer, later manager of a market-garden, was the author of numerous novels, but will be remembered only for 'Lorna Doone' (1869), a charming reproduction of Devonshire country life assigned to the romantic setting of the time of James II.
And then he led away the talk to their home in Devonshire, and the red, bright earth, and the deep green combes, and the peat streams like cairngorm pebbles, and the wild moor with its high, cloudy tors for a giant background to the picture, till Tom got jealous, and stood up for the clear chalk streams, and the emerald water meadows and great elms and willows of the dear old royal county, as he gloried to call it.
Malmesbury had made her his best bow; Walpole had pronounced her charming; Devonshire had been almost jealous of her; but she was scared by the wild pleasures and gaieties of the society into which she was flung, and after she had borne a couple of sons, shrank away into a life of devout seclusion.
In the current low yield environment, it's a great way for investors to increase their yield on shorter term commitments, and a good way for Devonshire to lower its average cost of capital", said Chris Campbell, President and CEO of Devonshire REIT.
Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, was the youngest and most sensible of six sisters from a colourful upper-crust family who scandalised 1930s and 40s Britain.
Devonshire Real Estate and Asset Management (Devonshire) purchased commercial property insurance for an apartment property in Irving, Texas, from American Insurance Company (American).
4 EUAN Devonshire opened the scoring for Billingham when he chipped the keeper.
The houses, both Jones Homes' Devonshire house types, boast four bedrooms, which offer homebuyers a traditional two-storey family home.
Ideally located in New York City's historic Greenwich Village, Devonshire House, an architecturally distinctive pre-war building located at 28 East 10th Street, has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind condominium development.