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  • CHAPTER IX THE HOMESTEAD—A VISITOR—HALF-CONFIDENCES By daylight, the bower of Oak’s new-found mistress, Bathsheba Everdene, presented itself as a hoary building, of the early stage of Classic Renaissance as regards its architecture, and of a proportion which told at a glance that, as is so frequently the case, it had once been the memorial hall upon a small estate around it, now altogether effaced as a distinct property, and merged in the vast tract of a non-resident landlord, which…

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a revival of learning and culture -- especially in the arts
(with an uppercase "R") Define
the period of European history known for a revival of intellectual and artistic achievement (14th through mid-17th centuries)
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