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more prudent one, that from very early times the office of guide here has been an important object of public cognizance. For many centuries the pri- ory of Cartmel was under the necessity of providing a proper person for this charge, and received Sy- nodals and Peter-pence, to reimburse their ex- pellees; but since the Dissolution, the dutchy of Lancaster grants it by letters-patent to a trust y man, whose yearly allowance from the receiver- general is 20I. Nor should ;i appear, from the many accidents which have repeatedly occurred on these wastes of sand, thai the precaution of a di- rector over the fords is a- all unnecessary: but larecr still is the list of unfortunate p; on'e who have peri.- lied or: tire r Jre'j ', en by
darkiit >, < c involved in unexpeci fr.evi-
table destruction the co ....' : h
these disasters: mice the ; i i - ;. ..' !;er has
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verted fr:,-,] the line he shoukl pm :i ><r
tern- towards the o 'can ; ' di-
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