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1761 edition. Excerpt: ...Name was, which He told her; what faid
She, that Hyde that is of the Houfe of Commons? and He anfwering
yes, She gave a great Shriek, and cried out, that He fhould not
lodge in her Houfe; curfing him with many bitter Execrations. Upon
the Noife her Hufband came in, and when She told him who it was
that was to lodge in the Chamber above, He fwore a great Oath that
He fhould not; and that He would rather fet his Houfe on Fire than
entertain him in it. The Servant ftood amazed, knowing that his
Mafter had never been in, or near that City; and defired to know
what Offence He had committed againft them; He told them He was
confident that his Mafter did not know them, nor could be known to
them. The Man anfwered after two or three Curfes, that He knew him
well enough, and that He had xindone Him, and his Wife, and his
Children; and fo after repeating fome new bitter Curfes, He
concluded, that He would fet his Houfe on Fire as foon as the Other
fhould fet his-Foot Foot in it; and fo He and his Wife went away in
a great Rage into an inner Room, and clapped t, he Door to them.
When his Servant had made this Relation to him, He was no lefs
furprifed; knew not what to make of it; afked whether the People
were drunk;" was aflured that They were very fober, and appeared
before this Paffion to be well bred. He fent to defire the Mafter
of the Houfe to come to him, that They might confer, together, and
that He would immediately depart his Houfe if He defired it. He
received no Anfwer, but that He and his Wife were gone to Bed; upon
which He faid no more, but that, if T, hey were gone, to Bed, He
would go to Bed too, and did accordingly. Though He was not
difturbed in the Night, the Morning was not at all calmer; the
Mafter and the Miftrefs ftormed as much as...
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