Old Hardy. [Followed By] Timothy Bennett [And] the Case of Beachcroft Common. [3 Plays]

Old Hardy. [Followed By] Timothy Bennett [And] the Case of Beachcroft Common. [3 Plays]

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... as if they knew all, like us who suffer these things. I will go at once to this proud man, and see if I cannot touch him. Or--stay. He may refuse to see me; it were better that we should draw up a memorial. Thy hand, Jack, is firmer than mine, when there is much writing to do. Let us gather our friends round us, and hear from each the wrongs that they have suffered by this ill deed, and then we can put the matter in clerkly form. Let us go forth without delay. Exeunt. Scene II.--The Lodge. The Lord Ranger seated reading a memorial. Ranger. RULY a fine list of grievances and well put together; there is some cunning lawyer's hand in this. Rings. Enter Footman. Who brought this paper, William? William. Old Bennett, my lord, the shoemaker. Ranger. Old Bennett! I don't remember an old man of that name. Does he live in the village? William. He did live here, my lord, some years ago; and he has lately come back again. Ranger. But no doubt someone sent him. Did he say who gave him the paper, William? William. No, my lord; he asked to see your lordship; and when I told him he couldn't see you, he asked me to give you this paper; and as he seemed to be a decent old man, though perhaps a little--pause Ranger. A little what? Not drunk? William. O no, my lord! but not quite as respectful to his superiors as he should be. Ranger. Ah! indeed! half to himself that's a growing malady in this village. William. Indeed your lordship says truly; the people here are not as respectful as they used to be. Ranger. Have you noticed that, William? William. Yes, indeed, my lord. When I went into the village a few days ago with a message from your lordship, I heard a laugh behind me, and looking round, I saw two little boys with their elbows in their sides, trying...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236790375
  • 9781236790378