The Warden by Anthony Trollope

The Warden is the first of six novels in Trollope's Chronicles of Barsetshireseries. Mr. Septimus Harding is the warden of Hiram's hospital, founded by a John Hiram four centuries ago. In his will, Mr. Hiram left his estate to the Church, intending it to be an almshouse providing decent life for twelve bedesmen. After four centuries, the estate's income has much increased, and so, besides for the bedesmen,...
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