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illustrated. 1592 edition. Excerpt: ...was amazed, and began to
plead conscience with him, but, in vaine: where-uppon he went
sorrowfully home and told his wife, who as a woman halfe lunatike
ran with hir little children to his house, and cryed out, but
bootlesse: For although they called him before the chiefe of the
country, yet sith the law had graunted him the feesimple thereof he
would not part withal: so that this distressed gentleman was faine
to become tenant to this Vsurer, and for two hundred marks to lose
a Lordship worth six or seuen thousand pounds. I pray you was not
this an old Conycatcher M. R. G. that could lurtch a poore Conny of
so many thousands at one time? whether is our crossing at cardes
more perillous to the commonwelth than this cossenage for land? you
winke at it, but I wil tel all, yet heare out the end of my tale,
for as fortune fel out, the Vsurer was made a Cony him-selfe. The
gentleman and his wife smothering this with patience, she that had
a reaching wit, & hair brain reuenge in hir head, counseld hir
husband to make a voyage from home, & to stay a weeke or two:
and (q. she) before you come againe you shal see mee venter faire
for the land. The gentleman willing to let his wife practise hir
wits, went his way, and left al to his wiues discretion. She after
hir husband was foure or fiue dayes from home, was visited by the
Vsurer, whovsed hir very kindly, and sent victuals to hir house,
promising to sup with hir that night, and that she should not want
any thing in hir husbands absence. The gentlewoman with gratious
acceptance thankt him, and bad diuers of hir neighbors to beare him
company, hauing a further reatch in hir heade then he suspected.
For the olde Churle comming an hower before Supper time, euen as
she hir selfe would wish, for an...
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