A New Way to Pay Old Debts

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J.M. Dent & Company, 1904 - 128 pages

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Page 77 - To my wish ; we are private. I come not to make offer with my daughter A certain portion, that were poor and trivial : In one word, I pronounce all that is mine, In lands or leases, ready coin or goods, With her, my lord, comes to you ; nor shall you have One motive, to induce you to believe I live too long, since every year I'll add Something unto the heap, which shall be your's too. Lov. You are a right kind father.
Page 106 - Well. This rage is vain, sir ; For fighting, fear not, you shall have your hands full, Upon the least incitement ; and whereas You charge me with a debt of a thousand pounds, If there be law, (howe'er you have no conscience,) Either restore my land, or I'll recover A debt, that's truly due to me from you, In value ten times more than what you challenge.
Page 89 - That hath destroyed many of the king's liege people, Thou never hadst in thy house, to stay men's stomachs, A piece of Suffolk cheese, or gammon of bacon, Or any esculent, as the learned call it, .For their emolument, but sheer drink only. For which gross fault I here do damn thy license, Forbidding thee ever to tap or draw ; For, instantly, I will, in mine own person, Command the constable to pull down thy sign, And do it before I eat.
Page 26 - These trespasses draw on suits, and suits' expenses, Which I can spare, but will soon beggar him. When I have harried him thus two or three year, Though he sue in forma pauperis, in spite Of all his thrift and care, he'll grow behindhand.
Page 56 - Were I not a justice of peace and quorum too, Which this rebellious cook cares not a straw for. There are a dozen of woodcocks Over.
Page 30 - Well. Thou art incredulous; but thou shalt dine Not alone at her house, but with a gallant lady; With me, and with a lady. Mar. Lady! what lady? With the Lady of the Lake, or queen of fairies?
Page 80 - Nor fear of what can fall on me hereafter, Shall make me study aught but your advancement One story higher : an earl ! if gold can do it. Dispute not my religion nor my faith ; Though I am borne thus headlong by my will, You may make choice of what belief you please ; To me they are equal ; so, my lord, good morrow.
Page 110 - But that I will live, rogue, to torture thee, And make thee wish, and kneel in vain, to die, These swords that keep thee from me should fix here, Although they made my body but one wound, But I would reach thee. Lov. Heaven's hand is in this ; One bandog - worry the other ! \_Asidc.
Page 117 - Glued to my scabbard with wronged orphans' tears, Will not be drawn. Ha ! what are these ? sure, hangmen, 460 That come to bind my hands, and then to drag me Before the judgment-seat : now they are new shapes, And do appear like Furies, with steel whips To scourge my ulcerous soul.
Page 96 - So my lord have you, What do I care who gives you ? Since my lord Does purpose to be private, I'll not cross him. I know not, Master Allworth, how my lord May be provided, and therefore there's a purse Of gold, 'twill serve this night's expense; to-morrow I'll furnish him with any sums. In the...

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