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The little red-roofed town of Hayes lies in a furrow of the broad-backed Wiltshire Downs; it was once an important posting station, and you may still see there an eighteenth century inn, much too large for the present requirements of the place, and telling of the days when, three times a week, the coach from London used to pull up at its hospitable door, and wait there half-an-hour while its passengers dined. The inn is called the Grampound Arms, and you will find that inside the church many marble Grampounds recline on their tombs, or raise hands of prayer, while outside in the churchyard, weeping cherubs, with reversed torches, record other pious and later memories of the same family. But almost opposite the Grampound Arms you will notice a much newer inn, where commercial gentlemen make merry, called the Aston Arms, and on reference to monumental evidence, you would also find that cherubs are shedding similar pious tears for a Sir James Aston, Bart., and his wife, and, thirty years later, for James Aston, first Lord Hayes, and his wife. But for the Astons, no marble knights keep watch on Gothic tombs. The river Kennet, in its green wanderings, has already passed, before it reaches Hayes, two houses, one close down by the river, the other rather higher up and on the opposite bank. The smaller and older of the two is the residence of Mr. Grampound, the larger and newer of Lord Hayes. These trifling facts, which almost all the inhabitants of Hayes could tell you, will sufficiently indicate the mutual position of the two families in the latter half of the nineteenth century

    

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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Rubicon (1894)
Author(s): Edward Frederic Benson
ISBN: 1-165-63262-4 / 978-1-165-63262-6 (USA edition)
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Rubicon
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ISBN: 1-116-04502-8 / 978-1-116-04502-4 (USA edition)
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Rubicon
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ISBN: 1-116-04503-6 / 978-1-116-04503-1 (USA edition)
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April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Rubicon (1894)
Author(s): E F Benson, Edward Frederic Benson
ISBN: 1-104-34801-2 / 978-1-104-34801-4 (USA edition)
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April 2016 : Paperback
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Title: The Rubicon
Author(s): E F Benson
ISBN: 1-5329-0344-8 / 978-1-5329-0344-1
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January 2016 : Paperback
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Title: The Rubicon
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ISBN: 1-5236-1453-6 / 978-1-5236-1453-0
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October 2015 : Paperback
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Title: The Rubicon
Author(s): E F Benson
ISBN: 1-5177-1663-2 / 978-1-5177-1663-9
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rubicon
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ISBN: 1-4733-1738-X / 978-1-4733-1738-3 (UK edition)
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rubicon
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ISBN: 1-5084-7816-3 / 978-1-5084-7816-4 (USA edition)
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April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rubicon
Author(s): E F Benson
ISBN: 1-4991-7759-3 / 978-1-4991-7759-6 (USA edition)
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April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rubicon
Author(s): E F Benson
ISBN: 1-4841-0743-8 / 978-1-4841-0743-0 (USA edition)
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December 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rubicon
Author(s): E F Benson
ISBN: 1-4068-0094-5 / 978-1-4068-0094-4 (UK edition)
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August 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rubicon
Author(s): E F Benson
ISBN: 1-116-04504-4 / 978-1-116-04504-8 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rubicon (1894)
Author(s): E F Benson
ISBN: 1-165-60706-9 / 978-1-165-60706-8 (USA edition)
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June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rubicon Volume 2
Author(s): E F 1867-1940 Benson
ISBN: 1-175-35086-9 / 978-1-175-35086-2 (USA edition)
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rubicon
Author(s): E F Benson
ISBN: 1-116-04506-0 / 978-1-116-04506-2 (USA edition)
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rubicon
Author(s): E F Benson
ISBN: 1-116-04507-9 / 978-1-116-04507-9 (USA edition)
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rubicon (1894)
Author(s): E F Benson, Edward Frederic Benson
ISBN: 1-104-32727-9 / 978-1-104-32727-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Rubicon
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December 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Rubicon
Author(s): E F Benson
Publisher: A Word To The Wise
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December 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Rubicon
Author(s): Edward Frederic Benson
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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October 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: THE RUBICON
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