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Dale, Mrs. Mary

Widow of Squire Dale’s youngest brother, whose marriage the Squire never forgave. For the sake of the two daughters, Bell and Lily, the Small House at Allington was put at her disposal.

"...she was a lady, inwards and outwards, from the crown of her head to the sole of her feet, in head, in heart, and in mind, a lady by education and a lady by nature.... And the Squire, though he had no special love for her, had recognized this, and in all respects treated her as his equal" - The Small House at Allington