The Delaware is the middle valley, and the town contained nearly all that part of Ulster county lying within it. It is one of the original towns of Delaware county, as well as one of the oldest, and formerly covered all the territory of the present towns of Roxbury, Bovina, Middletown, Andes, Colchester and Hancock; nearly all of Stamford, a large part of Delhi, Hamden, Walton and Tompkins, and a small portion of Shandaken, in Ulster County, comprising more than half of the whole county of Delaware. By division it has been reduced to a territory of about fifty thousand acres or seventy-nine square miles, with a population of about three thousand inhabitants, or thirty-eight to the square mile. It lies in the southeast corner of the county, with Greene and Ulster counties on the east and south, and the towns of Roxbury Bovina and Andes on the north and west.
Sir Richard Weston - The founder of the Wey Navigation, Weston was an agricultural reformer who introduced revolutionary new land management practices that were to transform British farming. Owner of Sutton Place near Guildford, Weston was to build the canal after his experimentation with controlled flooding of pastures to boost hay yields.
Weston is credited with introducing white clover and turnips into Britain.
White clover is a protein rich fodder crop for cattle that has the added benefit of replacing nitrogen into the soil. Sir William Temple — Diplomat, statesman and essayist who bought Compton Hall near Farnham and began to expand and develop the estate that he renamed Moor Park after the house where he and his wife had spent their honeymoon.
Temple created a garden of some note in the new Dutch style and made a canal its centre piece. He died at the house.
He was noted as being the diplomat that successfully negotiated the marriage between William of Orange and Princess Mary of England, a deal which was formalised under the Triple Alliance of The author Jonathan Swift qv worked for Sir William for a period as his secretary.
He was court-martialled whilst a naval Admiral for retreating his Anglo-Dutch fleet during the Battle of Beachy Head in Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe - A professional soldier, politician and staunch supporter of the Stuart dynasty he owned Westbrook House now the Meath Home in Godalming.
Contemporary rumour suggested that the son born to King William and Queen Mary died at birth, and Sir Oglethorpe smuggled his own recently born son into the royal bedchamber in a warming pan to replace the dead baby and hence ensure the royal lineage was preserved.
His son James was to found the state of Georgia in when he sailed to the Americas. In his 60 years of service he fought numerous battles against the French and Spanish navies and was twice captured by the French. He was knighted shortly before his death.
Lewis Oglethorpe - At the age of 21 Oglethorpe won the seat for Haslemere in Parliament but his career as both an MP and soldier was to be shortlived.
Oglethorpe was wounded at the Battle of Schellenberg 1 in July and was to die of his wounds three months later. The Haslemere constituency was pretty much an Oglethorpe possession for quite a period as his father Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe had held the seat previously, and it was later to also be held by his two brothers, Theophilus and James respectively.
Sir Thomas Hopson d Admiral Hopson became a national hero when during the Battle of Vigo Bay in he manoeuvred his ship The Torbay to break through a nine foot 2. His family home was in Weybridge. The family pile was at Portmore Park near Weybridge.
Other works included Moll Flanders and Roxana Defoe was a prolific writer having produced over books, pamphlets and journals on a wide variety of topics. He is accredited with having been the first English writer using the novel format.
Jonathan Swift — Picture in public domain Secretary to the Whig statesman Sir William Temple at Moor Park near Farnham at the beginning of his career Swift, who later was to become famous for writing Gulliver's Travels, had demonstrated in person by the king, William of Orange during his visit to the house, how to cut and prepare asparagus, the king's favourite.
Swift was born in Ireland and returned to Ireland after the death of Sir William. Swift was extremely generous during his lifetime donating a third of his salary to charitable causes and another third to fund the foundation of St Patrick's Hospital for Imbeciles Towards the end of his life Swift slowly lost his mind and his last years were looked after by a trust.
James Oglethorpe - Picture in public domain One-time member of parliament for Haslemere, Oglethorpe went on to emigrate to America in where he founded the State of Georgia.
Oglethorpe was a professional soldier, an anti-slavery philanthropist and a champion of the poor and Jews.
His Godalming house now as Meath Home provides people suffering from epilepsy with residential treatment. Stephen Elmer c - The son of a Farnham maltster as an artist Elemer continued to work in the family business throughout his painting career.
He gained a high reputation for his works depicting animals, birds, still life and rural scenes. His game bird pictures were true to life, accurately drawn and captured the characteristic pose specific to each species. He was made a member of the Society of Artists in and in after sending paintings of fish, animals and birds to the Royal Academy, he was elected an Associate member of that body.
He gained a reputation as the most successful British painter of still life and dead game of that generation. Gilbert White - Picture in public domain The reverend Gilbert White was a renowned naturalist who closely studied nature around his home in Selborne near Alton.
He gathered all of his knowledge into his Natural History of Selborne Augustus Toplady Picture in public domain released via the Project Gutenberg archives Born in Farnham, the Christian minister and hymnwriter campaigned bitterly against Calvinism throughout his life.
Toplady composed the ever-popular hymn Rock of Ages apparently whilst sheltering from a violent thunderstorm. John Murray - Regarded as being instrumental in the founding of the Universalist denomination in America, Murray was born into a strict Calvinist family in Alton.
At the age of 20 he was to be excommunicated from the Methodist Church after he embraced Universalism 1 and fled to America where he preached as a Universalist minister."Dry September" by American writer William Faulkner (–) was first published in Scribner's magazine in In the story, a rumor about an unmarried white woman .
The Lie of Imperialism Exposed in Literature - If postcolonial literature is the “process of dialogue and necessary correction,” of misconceptions concerning colonialism, then a comparative study of colonial and postcolonial works is essential for attaining a full understanding of the far-reaching effects of European imperialism (Groden and Kreiswirth ).
WILLIAM FAULKNER. Dry September. THROUGH THE BLOODY September twilight, aftermath of sixty-two rainless days, it had gone like a fire in dry grass: the rumor, the story, whatever it was.
Here is a classic collection from one of America’s greatest authors. Though these short stories have universal appeal, they are intensely local in setting. Note: click here to see the full syllabus and other related teaching materials.
As anyone who’s ever done it knows, the art of syllabussing is a fine one. (Yes, it’s a word; don't look it up, take my word for it—Syllabussing: creating the perfect syllabus for a college-level course).
It. The number of merchants is not given, and it is a matter of conjecture as to who they were. On the 17 th of August, , three years later, a newspaper called The Western Telegraphe and Washington Advertiser was established by Colerick, Hunter & Beaumont, and from its columns are obtained many of the earlier notices of business establishments.