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*The voice of party," says Mr. Couke, "began to stir itself the first night's performance. Some young Scolchmen thought it a libel on their countrymen, and resisted it; but the majority of the audience carried it through with applause, and the pext night it had no npponents; the more temperate of that patinn argued very justly, that the character of Sir Pertinax should not hurt the feelings of any good Scotchman; on the contrary, that, if it was a true picture, they should laugh at it, and thus encourage a representation which only exposed the artful and designing of their country
Sore critics, however, start one objection against this comedy (and it is the only one we have ever heard objected against it); which is, that of the author making his hero a Scotchman, or of any particular country, so as to impute national reflections; but this, in our opinion, is being too fastidious; the principal character must belong to some country; and whatever country that is, it may he equally said to receive a walional insult. But the universal rule al. lowed to all satirists and dramatic writers, only restrains them from not drawing their characters from too limited a source, so as to avoid personality and obscurity; and to say, that any one nation does not produce ridiculous or vicious characters in abundance, is a deprec of patriotism founded more in folly than in fact. Beside all this, a character is generally heightened by a peculiarity of dialect. An Irishman would lose half his humour in committing his blunders without his brogue, as a Scotchman would his conding without his bur. The dramatist, then, is at liberty to seek his characters (subject to the limitations we have laid down) wherever he can find them; and if he can procure stronger colours in the provinces, he has a right to transfer them to his canvas for general representation. Beside the merit of this piece in plot, character, sentiment, and diction, it is critically constructed in respect to the three unities of time, place and action, In the respect of time, the whole continuance of the play does not take up above eight-and-forly hours; in respect to place, the scene is never removed from the dwelling-house of Sir Pertinax; and as to the unity of action, the whole of the comedy exhibits a chain of connected facts, of which each scene makes a link, and each link accordingly produces some incident relative to the catastrophe. If many of our modern dramatic writers (as they are so pleased to call themselves) would consult this comedy as a model, they would be ashamed of dragging so many heterogeneous characters together so irrelevant lo the general business of the scene, and which give the stage more the appearance of a caricature-shop, than a faithful representation of life and manners." Macklin told a friend, that he wrote the whole (or at least the greater parl) of this play at an inn in Tennyhinch, in the county of Wicklow. This inn was afterwards parchased by Mr. Henry Graltan, and converted into a dwelling-house. Another anecdote, respecting this play, we shall give on good authority.' The Ms. of The True-born Scotchman had Jain in the Lord Chamberlain's office near ten years, and Macklin despaired of getting it relurned to him; when one day, dining with Sir Fletcher Norton and Mr. Dunning, he begged their opinions, what a man should do to recover property, when he knew by whose hands it was withheld from him. They advised an action of trover. “Well," said Macklin, “the case is my own: will you two undertake my cause.” They agreed, and Macklin explained his particular wrong.
The lawyers smiled at the whim of the poet ; by personal application they got the MS. restored, but with a refusal to license it under its then tille, as a national reflection. Macklin, in consequence, named it The Man of the World.
DRAMATIS PERSONAE. LORD LUMBERCOURT. SERGEANT EITHER- | TOMLINS.
LADY MACSYCOPHANT. SIR PERTINAX MACSYC- SIDE.
Bet. And what time will the family be down? SCENE I.--A Library.
Nan. He has orders to have dinner ready by five.
There are to be lawyers, and a great Enter Betty and Footman.
deal of company here--He fancies there is to Bet. The postman is at the gate, Sam, pray be a private wedding tonight between our siep and take in the letters.
young master, Charles, and lord Lumbercourt's Sam. John the gardener is gone for them, daughter, the Scotch lady; who, he says, is Mrs. Betty:
just come from Bath, on purpose to be marBet. Bid John bring them to me, Sam; tell ried to him. biin, I'm here in the library.
Bet. Ay, lady Rodolpha! nay, like enough, Sam. I will send him to your ladyship in for I know it has been talked of a good while a crack, madam.
[Exit Sam. –Well, go tell miss Constantia that I will be
witb ber immediately. Enter Nanny.
Nan. I shall, Mrs. Betty. ÇExit Nanny Nan. Miss Constantia desires to speak to Bet. So! I find they all begin to suspect you, mistress Belly.
her condition: that's pure; it will soon reach Bet. How is she now, Nanny? Any better? my lady's ears, I warrant.
Nan. Something—but very low spirited still. I verily believe it is as you say.
Enter John, with Letters. Bet. Nay, I would take my oath of it, I Well, John, ever a letter for me? cannot be deceived in that point, Nanny. Ay, John. No, Mrs. Betty; but here's one for she is certainly breeding, depend upon it. miss Constantia.
Nan. Why, so the housekeeper ihinks too. Bet. Give it me-hum-My lady's hand.
Bet Oh, if she is not, there is no bread in John. And here is one, which the postman mine loaves; nay, I know the father, the man says is for my young master - But it is a that ruined ber.
strange direction. [Reuds] To Churles EgerNan. The deuce
ton, Esq. Bel. As sure as you are alive, Nanny, or 1 Bet. Ob, yes, yes ! that is for master Charam greatly deceived“And yet I can't be de-les, Jobn; for be bas dropped his father's name ceived neither.-Was not that the cook that of Macsycophant, and bas taken up, that of came galloping so hard over the common just Egerton. The parliament has ordered it.
John. The parliament !--Pr'ythee why so, Nan. The same; bow very hard he gallop- Mrs. Betty ? ed; be bas been but three quarters of an hour, Bet. Why, you must know, John, that my he say's, coming from Hyde-park-corner! lady, his mother, was an Egerton by her father;
she stole a match with our old master. Sir you ought to watch it carefully. From your Stanley Egerton,' that you just mentioned, earliest youth your father has honoured me dying an old bachelor, and mortally hating with the care of your education, and the geour old master, and the whole gang of the neral conduct of your mind; and however Macsycophants— he left his whole estate to singular and morose his behavour may be master Charles, who was his godson; but on towards others, to me he has ever been recondition though, that he should drop his fa- spectful and liberal. I am now under his roof ther's name of Macsycophant, and take up too—and because I will not abet an unwarthat of Egerton; and that is the reason, John, rantable passion, in direct opposition to your why the parliament has made him change his father's hopes and happiness, you blame you
angrily break from me, and call me unkind. John. I am glad that master Charles bas Eger. Dear Sidney-for my warmth I stand got the estate, however; for he is a sweet condemned, but for my marriage with Contempered gentleman.
stantia, I ihink I can justify it upon every Bet. As ever lived-But come, John, as I principle of filial duty, 'honour, and worldly know you love miss Constantia, and are fond prudence. of being where she is, I will make you happy Sid. Only make that appear, Charles, and -You shall carry her letter to her.
you know you may command me. John. Shall 1, Mrs. Betty? I am very much Eger. I am sensible bow unseemly it apobliged to you. Where is she?
pears in a son, to descant on the unamiable Bet. In the housekeeper's room, settling the passions of a parent; but as we are alone, and dessert.-Give me Mr. Egerton's letter, and I friends, I cannot belp observing, in my own will leave it on the table in his dressing-room. desence, that when a father will not allow the --I see it is from his brother Sandy.—So, now use of reason to any of his family; - when go and deliver your letter to your sweetheart, his pursuit of greatness makes him a slave John.
abroad only to be a tyrant at home - and John. That I will; and I am much beholden when, merely to gratify his own ambition, he to you for the favour of letting me carry it would marry his son into a family he detests to her; for though she should never have me, -sure, Sidney, son thus circumstanced yet I shall always love her, and wish to be (from the dignity of human nature, and the near her, she is so sweet a creature-Your feelings of a loving hear!) has a right - not Bel. Your servant, John, ha! ha! ha Exit only io protest against the blindness of the
poor parent, but to pursue those measures that fellow! He perfectly doles on her; and daily virtue and happiness point out. follows her about, with nosegays and fruil- Sid. The violent temper of sir Pertinas, I and the first of every thing in the season-own, cannot on many occasions be defended; Ay, and my young master, Charles, too, is but still your intended alliance with lord Lumin as bad a way as the gardener-in short bercourtevery body loves her, and that is one reason Eger. Oh! contemptible! a trifling, quaint, why I hate her—for my part I wonder what debauched, voluptuous, servile fool; the mere the deuce the men see in her-A creature that lackey of party and corruption; who for a was taken in for charity – am sure she is mean, slavish, factious prostitution of near not so handsome. I wish she was out of the thirty years, and the ruin of a noble fortune, family once; if she was, I might then stand a has had the despicable satisfaction, and the chance of being my lady's favourite myself. infamous honour, of being kicked up and Ay, and perhaps of getting one of my young kicked down—kicked in and kicked out-just masters for a sweetheart, or at least the chap- as the insolence, compassion, or the convenilain-but as to hin, there would be no such ency of leaders predominated ; and now-begreat catch if I should get bim. I will try for ing forsaken by all parties,-his whole polihim, however: and my first step shall be to tical consequence amounts to the power of let ihe doctor know all I have discovered franking a letter, and the right honourable about Constantia's intrigues with her spark at privilege of not paying a tradesman's bill. Hadley-Yes, that will do; for the doctor loves Sid. Well, but dear Charles, you are not to talk with me, and always smiles and jokes to wed my lord, but his daughter. with me, and he loves to hear me talk--And Eger. Who is as disagreeable for a comI verily believe, he! he! he! that he has a panion, as her father is for a friend or an ally. sneaking kindness for me, and this story 1 Sid. [Laughing] What, her Scotch accent, know will make him have a good opinion of I suppose, offends you? my bonesty –And that, I am sure, will be one Eger. No ;-upon my honour -- not in the step towards-Oh! bless me—here he comes least. I think it entertaining in her-but were -and my young master with him—I'll watch it otherwise-in decency-and indeed in paan opportunity to speak to him, as soon as tional affection (being á Scotchman myself) I he is alone, for I will blow her up, I am re- can have no objection to her on that account solved, as great a favourite, and as cunning -besides she is my near relation. as she is.
[Exit. Sid. So I understand. But pray, Charles,
how came lady Rodolpha, who I find was Enter EGERTON and SIDNEY,
born in England, to be bred in Scotland. Eger. I have done, sir.--You have refused. Eger. From the dotage of an old, formal, I have nothing more to say upon the subject obstinate, stiff, rịch, Scotch grandmother; who -I am satisfied.
upon a promise of leaving this grandchild all Sid. Come, come, correct this warmth, it is ber fortune, would have the girl sent to her the only weak ingredient in your nature, and to Scotland, when she was but a year old; and there has she been bred up ever since, well-spoken woman, Mrs. Betty: and I am with this old lady, in all the vanity, splendour, mightily beholden to you for your good chaand unlimited indulgence, that fondness and racter of me. admiration could bestow on a spoiled child, Bet. Indeed, sir, it is no more than you a fancied beauty, and a pretended wit. And is deserve, and what all the servants say of you. this a woman fit to make my happiness ? this Sid. I am much obliged to them, Mrs. Betty: the partner Sidney would recommend me for But pray what are your commands with me? life?' to you, who best know me, I appeal. Bet. Why I will tell your reverence-to be
Sid. Why, Charles, it is a delicale point, sure I am but a servant, as a body may say; unfit for me to determine-besides, your father and every tub should stand upon its own bothas set his heart upon the match
tom-butEger. All that I'know-But still I ask and [She takes hold of him familiarly, lookinsist upon your candid judgment-Is she the ing first about very cautiously, and kind of woman that you think could possibly speaks in a low familiar Tone of contribute to my happiness? I beg you will great Secrecy. give me an explicit answer.
My young master is now in the china-room; Sid. The subject is disagreeable--but since l-in close conference with miss Constantia. I must speak, l'do not think she is. I know what they are about--but that is no
Eger. I know you do not; and I am sure business of mine and therefore I made, bold you never will advise the math.
to listen a little, because you know, sir, one Sid. I never did I never will.
would be sure- before one took away any Eger. You make me happy-which I assure body's reputation. you I never could be, with your judgment Sid. Very true, Mrs. Betty-very true, inagainst me in this point.
deed. Sid. But pray, Charles, suppose I had been Bet. Oh! heavens forbid that I should take so indiscreet as to have agreed to marry you away any young woman's good name, unless to Constantia, would she have consented, think I had a reason for it-but, sir- if I am in this you?
place alive-as I listened with my ear close Eger. That I cannot say positively; but I to the door, I beard my young master ask suppose so.
miss Constantia the plain marriage questionSid. Did you never speak to her then upon Upon which I started--I trembled-nay, my very that subject?
conscience stirred within me so that I'could Eger. In general terms only: never directly not help peeping through the keyhole. requested her consent in form. But I will this Sid. Ha! ha! ha! and so your conscience very moment-for I have no asylum from my made you peep through the keyhole, Mrs. father's arbitrary design, but my Constantia's Betty! arms.- Pray do not stir from hence. I will Bet. It did indeed, your reverence.
And return instantly. I know she will submit to there I saw my young master upon his knees your advice, and I am sure you will persuade -Lord bless us! kissing her band, as if he her to my wish; as my life, my peace, my would eat it! and protesting and assuring her earthly happiness, depend on my Constantia. he knew that your worship would consent to
[Exit. the match. And then the tears ran down ber Sid. Poor Charles! he little dreams that I cheeks as fast love Constantia too; but to what degree I
Sid. Ay! knew not myself, till he importuned me to Bet. They did indeed, sir;—I would not join their hands --- Yes, I love, but must not be tell your reverence a lie for the world. a rival; for he is dear to me as fraternal Sid. I believe it, Mrs. Betty. And what did fondness-My benefactor, my friend! Constantia say to all this?
Bet. Oh! oh! she is sly enough-She looks Enter BETTY, running up to him. as if butter would not melt in her mouth-" Bet. I beg your worship's pardon for my but all is not gold that glisters--smooth water, intrusion; I hope I do not disturb your re- you know, runs deepest. I am sorry, very
sorry indeed—my young master makes himself Sid. Not in the least, Mrs. Betty.
such a fool-but-um!-ha!-take my word Bet. I humbly beg pardon, sir;-but I-I- for it, he is not the man-for though she looks I wanted to break my mind to your honour as modest as a maid at a christening-yet-a about a-a-a scruple-that--that lies upon when sweet-hearts meet-in the dusk of the my conscience-and indeed I should not have evening--and stay together a whole hour-in presumed to trouble you — but that I know the dark grove-and-a-aha! embrace-and you are my young master's friend; and my kiss-and-weep at parting-why then-then old master's friend, and my lady's friend, and you know-ah! it is easy to guess all the rest. indeed a friend to the whole family -- for to Sid. Why, did Constantia meet any body give you your due, sir, you are as good a in this manner? preacher as ever went inio a pulpit.
Bet. Ob! heavens! I beg your worship will Sid. Ha! ha! ha! do you think so, Mrs. not misapprehend me! for l' assure you, I do Betly?
not believe they did any harm-that is not Bet. Ay, in truth do Kand as good a gen-jin the grove-at least not when I was there tleman too as ever came into a family, and — and she may be honestly married, for aught one that never gives a servant a hard word; I know-She may be very honest, for aught nor that does
any an ill turn-neither I know-heaven forbid I should say any harm behind one's back, nor before one's face. of her-I only say—that they did mect in
Sid. Ha! ba! ha! Why you are a mighty the dark walk - and perhaps nine months
hence-ay, remember, sir - I said that-a of breakfasting with me this morning in my - certain person in this family-nine months little study. hence--may ask me to stand godmother-only Eger. We had that happiness, madam. remember for I think I know what's what Con. Just after you left me, upon my.openwhen I see it, as well as another.
ing my book of accounts, which lay in the Sid. No doubt you do, Mrs. Belty.
drawer of the reading desk, to my great surBet. I do indeed, sir; and so your servant, prise-I there found this case of jewels, consir ; [ Going, returns] but I hope your wor- taining a most elegant pair of ear-rings
, a ship will not mention my name in this busi-necklace of great value, and two bank-bills in ness ;-or that you had
item from me this pocket-hook; the mystery of which, sir, 1 about it.
presume you can explain. Sid. I shall not, Mrs. Betty.
Eger. I can. Bet. For indeed, sir, I am no busybody, Con. They were of your conveying, then? nor do I love fending ?) or proving- and I Eger. Tbey were, madam. assure you, sir, I hate all tittling and tattling Con. I assure you they startled and alarnied --and gossiping, and backbiting-and taking me. away a person's character.
Eger. I hope it was a kind alarm, such as Sid. l'observe you do, Mrs. Betty. blushing virtue feels, when with her band she
Bet. I do, indeed, sir ;-I am the furthest gives her heart—and last consent. from it of any person in the world.
Con. It was not, indeed, sir. Sid. I dare say you are.
Eger. Do not say so, Constantia-conne, le Bet. I am, indeed, sir; and so, sir, your kind at once; my peace and worldly bliss bumble servant.
depend upon this moment. Sid. Your servant, Mrs. Betty.
Con. What would you have me do? Bet. So! I see he believes every word i Eger. What love and virtue dictate. say, that's charming-I will do her business Con. Oh! sir - experience but too severely for her I am resolved.
[ Aside. Exit. proves that such unequal matches as ours neSid. What can this ridiculous creature ver produced aught but contempt and anger mean-by her dark walk?-I see envy is as in parents, censure from the world—and a malignant in a paltry waiting, wench, as in long train of sorrow and repentance in the the vainest, or the most ambitious lady of the wretched parties, which is but too often encourt. It is always an infallible mark of the tailed upon their bapless issue. basest nature; and merit in the lowest, as in Eger. But that, Constantia, cannot be our the highest station, must feel the shafts of en-condition; for iny fortune is independent and vy's consiant agents-falsehood and slander. ample, equal to luxury and splendid folly; I
have the right to choose the partner of my Enter SAM.
Con. But I have not, sir-I am a dependant Sam. Sir, Mr. Egerton and miss Constantia on my lady--a poor, forsaken, helpless orphan. desire to speak with you in the china-room. Your benevoleni mother found me, took me
Sid. Very well, Sám. [Exit Sam] I will to her bosom, and there supplied my parental not see them- what's to be done ?-inform his loss with every tender care, indulgent dalliance, father of his intended marriage!—no ;-that and with all the sweet persuasion that matermust not be-for the overbearing temper, and nal fondness, religious precept, polished manambitious policy of sir Pertinax, would exceed ners, and hourly example could administer. all bounds of moderation. But this young man She fostered me; (Weeps) and shall I now must not marry Constantia-I know it will turn viper, and with black ingratitude sting offend hiin-no matter. It is our duty to offend the tender heart that thus has cherished me? when the offence saves the man we love from Shall I seduce her house's heir, and kill ber a precipitate action. — Yes, I must discharge peace ? No-though I loved to the mad exthe duty of my function and a friend, thoughtreme of female fondness; though every worldly I am sure to lose the man whom I intend to bliss that woman's vanity, or man's ambition
[Exit. could desire, followed the indulgence of my
love, and all the contempt and misery of this ACT II.
life the denial of that indulgence, I would disScene I.-A Library.
charge my duty to my benefactress, my earthly
guardian, my more than parent. Enter EGERTON and ConstANTJA.
Eger. My dear Constantia! Your prudence, Con. Mr. Sidney is not here, sir. your gratitude, and the cruel virtue of your
Eger. I assure you I left him here, and I self-denial, do but increase my love, my adbegged that he would stay till I returned. miration, and my misery.
Con. His prudence, you see, sir, has made Con. Sir, I must beg you will give me leave him retire; therefore we had better defer the to return these bills and jewels. subject till he is present-In the mean time, Eger. Pray do not mention them; sure my sir,'I hope you will permit me to mention an kindness and esteem may be indulged so far
, affair that has greatly alarmed and perplexed without suspicion or reproach–I beg you will
|accept of them; nay, I insistEger. I do not, upon my word!
Con. I have done, sir-my station here is Con. That's a little strange-You kuow, sir, to obey-1 know they are the gifts of a vita that you and Mr. Sidney did me the honour tuous mind, and mine shall convert them to
the tenderest and most grateful use. . 1) Depending.
Eger. Hark! I hear : carriage-it is my
father! dear girl, compose yourself - I will that--that my presence there was necessary. consult Sidney and my lady; by their jndg. Sir P. Sir, it was necessary -- I tauld ye it ment we will be directed;—will that satisfy was necessary-and, sir-I must now tell ye, you?
that the whole tenor of your conduct is most Con. I can have no will but my lady's ; offensive. with your leave, I will retire-I would not Eger. I am sorry you think so, sir. I am see her in this confusion.
sure I do not intend to offend you. Eger. Dear girl, adieu! (E.cit Constantia. Sir P.: [In anger] I care not what ye in
tend-sir, I tell ye, ye do offend - What is Enter Sam.
the meaning, of this conduct?-neglect the leSam. Sir Pertinax and my lady are come, vee !—'Sdeeth! sir, your-what is your reason, sir; and my lady desires to speak with you I say, for thus neglecting the lesce, and disin her own room-Oh! she is here, sir. obeying my commands?
[Erit Sam. Eger. Sir, I own-I am not used to levees;
-nor do I know how to dispose of myself Enter Lady MacSYCOPHANT.
nor what to say or do, in such a situation. Lady M. Dear child, I am glad to see you: Sir P. Zounds, sir! do you not see what why did you not come to town yesterday, to others do? gentle and simple; temporal and attend the levec-your father is incensed to spiritual; lords, members, judges, generals, the uttermost at your not being there. and bishops? aw crowding, bustling, pushing
Eger. Madam, it is with extreme regret I foremost intill the middle of the circle, and tell you, that I can no longer be a slave to there waiting, watching, and striving to catch his temper, his politics, and his scheme of a luock or a smile fra the great mon; which marrying me to this woman. Therefore you they meet with an amicable risibility of aspect had better consent at once to my going out -a modest cadence of body-and a conciliatof the kingdom, and to my taking Constantia ing co-operation of the whole mon ;-whichwith me; for, without her, I never can be expresses an officious promptitude for his serhappy
vice, and indicates-that they luock upon them- . Lady M. As you regard my peace, or your selves as the suppliant appendages of his powown character, 'I beg you will not be guilty er, and the enlisted Swiss of his poleetical) of so rash a step-you promised me, you fortune-this, sir, is what ye aught to do would never marry her without my consent. and this, sir, is what I never once omilted for I will open it to your father: pray, dear Char- these five-and-tharty years-lct wha would be les, be ruled-let mc prevail.
meenister. Eger. Madam, I cannot marry this lady! Eger. [Aside] Contemptible!
Lady M. Well, well; but do not determine. sir P. What is that ye mutter, sir ? First patiently hear what your father and lord Eger. Only a slight reflection, sir; and not Lumbercourt' have to propose, and let me try relative to you. to manage this business for you with your Sir P. Sir, your absenting yourself fra the father-pray do, Charles.
levee at this juncture is suspeccions - it is Eger. Madam, I submit.
luocked upon as a kind of disasfection; and Lady M. And while he is in this ill bu- aw your countrymen are highly offended with mour I beg you will not oppose bim, let yeer' conduct: for, sir, they do not luock upon bim say what he will; when his passion is a ye as a friend or a weel wisher either to little cool, I will try to bring him to reason Scotland or Scotchmen. --but pray do not thwart him.
Eger. Then, sir, they wrong me, I assure Sir . [Without] Haud your gab, ') ye you; but pray, sir, in what particular can I scoundrel, and do as you are bid. Zounds! be charged either with coldness or offence to ye are so full of your gab. Take the chesnut my country? gelding, return to town, and inquire what is Sir P. Why, sir, ever since your mother's become of my lord.
uncle, sir Stanley Egerton, left ye this three Lady M. Oh! here he comes, I'll get out thousand pounds a year, and that ye have, in of the way. [Exit. compliance with his will, taken
up Sir P. (Without] Here you, Tomlins. of Egerton, they think ye are grown proudTom. (Without Sir!
that ye have estranged yoursal fra the MacsycSir P. Without] Where is my son, Egerton. ophanis — have associated with yeer mother's Tom. I Without In the library, sir Pertinax. family--with the opposcetion-and with those,
Sir P. [Without] Vary, weel, the instant again I must tell you, wha do not wish weel ibe lawyers come, let me ken it.
Lill Scotland-besides, sir, in a conversation
the other day, after dinner, at yeer cousin Enter SiR PERTINAX.
Campbell Mackenzies, before a whole table Sir P. Vary weel-Vary weel-ah, ye are full of yeer ain relations, did ye not publicly a fine fellow-what have ye to say for your-wish-a total extinguishment of aw partysal-are not ye a fine spark? are not ye a and of aw national distinctions whatever, 'refine spark, I say?-ah! you're a-so ye would lative to the three kingdoms. And, ye blocknot come up till 2) the levee ?
head--was that a prudent wish - before sae Eger. Sir, I beg your pardon-but-I-I- many of yeer ain countrymen, and be d-n'd I was not very well;-besides-I did not think to ye? Or, was it a filial language to hold
before me? 1) Sir Pertinax's Scotch is yot so very incomprehensible es to make it necessary to explain the whole ; we aball
Eger. Sir, with your pardon-I cannot think therefore content ourselves with a word here and there.
1) Political: the scolch generally lengthen this sound of
the i under the accent.