Brendon, near Oare. Photograph by Catherine W. Barnes Ward. Source: Snell, facing p. 144. [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.] Scanned image and text by George P. Landow [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.]

". . . at Brendon — for there is no village at Oare" [ch. 12, p. 89]

"I believe the truth to be that the boundary of the two counties, as well as of Oare and Brendon parishes, is defined by the Bagworthy river." [ch. 48, p. 406]

"I was down, on Saturday the thirteenth of June, at the blacksmith's forge by Brendon town, where the Lynn-stream runs so close that he dips his horseshoes in it" [ch. 62, p. 565] — all spoken by John Ridd in Lorna Doone [GPL]

References

Blackmore, R. D. Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor. New York: Clarke, Given and Hooper, 1890. [e-text of this edition at Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library

Snell, F. J. The Blackmore Country. London: Adm and Charles Black, 1911.


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