The Busy Body. a Comedy

The Busy Body. a Comedy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...brought the writings, and all other instruments along with him; and the settlement is, I beheve, as good a settlement as any settlement on the face of the earth! Ster. But that d----n'd mortage of sixty thousand ounds.--There don't appear to be any other incumrances, I hope? Tr(w. I can answer for that, sir--and that will be cleared off immediately on the payment of the first part of miss Sterling's portion.--You agree, on your part, to come down with eighty thousand pounds. Ster. Down on the nail.--y, ay, my money is ready to-morrow if he pleases--he shall have it in India honds, or notes, or how he chooses.--Your lords and your dukes, and your people at the court end of the town, stick at payments sometimes--debts unpaid, no credit lost with them--but no fear of us substantial fellows--Eh, Mr. Sergeant? Flow. Sir John having last term, according to agreement, levied a fine and suffered a recovery, has hitherto cut off the entail of the Ogleby estate, for the better e_ffechng the purposes of the present intended murt_'iz_ge; on which above-mentioned Ogleby estate, a Jointure of two thousand pounds per aunum is secured to_ your eldest daughter, now Elizabeth Sterling, Bpmster; and the whole estate, after the death of the aforesaid earl, descends to the heirs male of sir John Mclvil, on the body of the aforesaid Elizabeth Sterling lawfully to be begotten. Tran. Very true--and sir John is to be put in imme diate mssession of as much of his lordshi 's Somerset-' P shire estate, as lies in the manors of Hogmore and Cranford, amounting to between two and three thousand pounds per aunum, and at the death of Mr. Sterling, a further sum of seventy thousand Ster. Ah, sir John! Here we are---hard at it--paving...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236779975
  • 9781236779977