Buckinghamshire; A History of Aylesbury with Its Borough and Hundreds, the Hamlet of Walton, and the Electoral Division Volume 1

Buckinghamshire; A History of Aylesbury with Its Borough and Hundreds, the Hamlet of Walton, and the Electoral Division Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...to whom they belonged, to go out of the House, till he, the said Justice, came thither in the Morning, when he would examine the Gentlemen, who they were, and from whence they came.' The Earl was quickly advertised of all that passed below, and enough apprehensive of what must follow in the Morning. Whereupon he presently sent for the Master of the House, and no body being present but his Companion, he told him, 'he would put his Life into his hands; which he might destroy or preserve: that he could get nothing by the one, but by the other he should have profit, and the good will of many friends, who might be able to do him good.' Then he told him who he was; and as an earnest of more benefit that he might receive hereafter, he gave him thirty or forty Jacobus's, and a fair gold Chain, which was worth more to be sold than one hundred pounds. Whether the Man was moved by the reward, which he might have possessed without deserving it, or by generosity, or by wisdom and foresight, for he was a Man of a very good Understanding, and might consider the Changes which follow'd after, and in which this Service proved of advantage to him, he did resolve to permit and contrive their Escapes: and though he thought fit to be accountable to the Justices for their Horses, yet he caused two other, as good for their purpose, of his own, to be made ready by a trusty Servant in another Stable; who, about Midnight, conducted them into London way; which put them in Safety. The Innkeeper was visited in the Morning by the Justice; whom he carried into the Stable, where the Horses still stood, he having still kept the Key in his own Pocket, not making any doubt of the Persons while he kept their Horses; but the Inn-keeper confessed they were Escaped out of his House in...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236521595
  • 9781236521590