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BROSELEY

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 651 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BROSELEY, a market town in the municipal borough of Wenlock (q.v.) and the Wellington (Mid) parliamentary division of Shropshire, England, on the right bank of the Severn. It has a station (Ironbridge and Broseley) on the Great Western railway, 158 m. N.W. from London. There is trade in coal, but ' i. 146, " worthy Settle Banks and Broome." A footnote (1743) explained away the allusion by making it apply to Richard Brome, the disciple of Ben Jonson. Also iii. 332, of which the original rendering was: " Hibernian politics, 0 Swift, thy doom, And Pope's, translating ten whole years with Broome." In the Bathos he was classed with the parrots and the tortoises. the town is most famous for the manufacture of tobacco-pipes, a long-established industry. Pottery and 'bricks are also produced, and at Benthall, 1 m. W., are large encaustic tile works. The early name of the town was Burwardesley.
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