The Works of Walter Scott, Esq Volume 27
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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr Oldenhnck, mine goot and honoured patron should not have told a word about dat little matter; for, though I have all the reliance--yes, indeed, on goot Mr Oldenluck's prudence and discretion, and his great friendship for Sir Artbur Wardour--yet, my beavens! it is an great ponderous secret." "More ponderous than any of the metal we shall make by it, I fear," answered Oldbuck. "Dat is jnst as you shall have de faith and de patience for de grand experiment--Ifyou join wid Sir Artbur, as he is put one bundred and fifty--see here is one fifty in your dirty Fairport hank-note--you put one other bundred and fifty in de dirty notes, and you shall have de pure gold and silver, 1 cannot tell how much." "Nor any one for you, I believe," said the Antiquary. afiut'hark you, Mr Dousterswivel, suppose, without troubling this same sneezing pi-iI with any farther fumigations, we should go in a body, and having fair day-light and our good consciences to befriend us, nsing no other conjuring implements than good substantial pie;-axes and shovels, fairly trench the urea of tbe chancel in the Inlns of 5t _ BI-I111. from one end to the other, and so ascertain the existence of this supposed treasure, without putting ourselves to any farther expence; the ruins belong to Sir Arthur himself, so there can he no objeetion. Do you think we shall succeed in this way of managing the matter?" "Bab!--you will not find one copper thimble--But Sir Artbur will do his pleasure--I have shewed him how it is possible--very possible--to have de great sum of money for his occasions--I have shewed him de real experiment--If he likes not to believe, goot Mr Oldenbuck, it is nothing to Herman Dousterswivel--he only...
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