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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. 1859* edition. Excerpt: ... by half. Sir X. "To prevent the confusion that might arise" Acres. (writing and repeating) "To prevent the confusion which might arise--" Well. Sir X. "From our both addressing the same lady" Acres, (as before) "Undressing the same lady" Sir X. No, no! bother, no!--" addressing"--Acres. Oh, addressing--well. Sir X. "I shall expect the honour of your company" Acres. Zounds, I'm not asking him to dinner! Sir X. Pray be easy. Acres. Well, then, "honour of your company" SirX. "To settle our preteusious--Acres. Well. Sir X. Let me see--ay, King's Mead-fields will do--"in King's Mead fields." Acres. So, that's down. Well, I'll fold it up presently; my own crest--a hand and dagger shall be the seal. Sir X. You see, now, this little explanation will put a stop at once to all confusion or misunderstanding that might arise between you. Acres. Ay, we fight to prevent any misunderstanding. Sir X. Now I'll leave you to fix your own time. Take my advice, and you'll decide it this evening, if you can; then, let the worst come of it, 'twill be off your mind to-morrow. Acres. Very true. Sir X. So I shall see nothing more of you, unless it be by letter, till the evening. I would do myself the honour to carry your message; but, to tell you a secret, I believe I shall have just such another affair on my own hands. There is a gay captain here, who put a jest on me lately at the expeuse of my country, and I only want to fall in with the gentleman to call him out. Acres. By my valour, I should like to see you fight first. Odds life, I should like to see you kill him, if it was only to get a little lesson. Sir X. I shall he very prond of iustructing you. Well, for the present...
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