Burke Manuscript

Burke Manuscript: Page 001

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[loose sheet inside front cover]

In that garden were grown by that energetic Scot, William Wilson, Cabbage (after his first effort at the Bricks, now the Star and Garter locality) thousands, aye millions, of quicks, thorns, for fencing purposes, forest and fruit trees of every description, which were sold and distributed all over the land, and to day represent some of the splendid and massive shade and shelter trees that have changed Canterbury from its nakedness to a comfortable and beauteous scene. Some have sneered and jeered at William Wilson, but, with all his failings, he did yeoman service for his adopted country, and those who knew the wreck of the sturdy frame, can only form an idea of the energetic man of the fifties.

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