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A Dream of Uriconium. The Return of the Romans

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Mary Webb. “A Dream of Uriconium. The Return of the Romans.” Original galley proof on a single long sheet. “Miss” deleted from author’s name. This imaginative article describes the journey of a Roman centurion, his soldiers and bullock carts from the lead mines at Snailbeach across the Stiperstones and Lyth Hill to the Roman city of Viroconium. This story was part of Webb’s “Glimpses of Old Shropshire” written for the Caradoc and Severn Valley Field Club. The story was later published in the Shrewsbury Chronicle (March 30, 1923, p. 4), and in Mary Webb: Collected Prose and Poems (ed. Coles, 1977). With the bookplate of Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr.