Carew of Crompton.
Had you lived in Breakneckshire twenty years ago,
or even any where in the Midlands, it would be superfluous
to tell you of Carew of Crompton. Every body
James Payn was among the brightest disciples of Dickens, to whom he dedicated Mirk Abbey (1866). He found fame with his thriller Lost Sir Massingberd (1864) and for many years thereafter delighted his...