Sir Andrew Wylie, Of That Ilk, By The Author Of 'annals Of The Parish'

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...the warmth of gratitude which he had manifested in his own case, with respect to the Countess, and the interest which he now seemed to take in the fate of the friendless vagrants, convinced him that his merits did not entirely consist in his humour, nor in that intuitive perception of the manageable points of character, by which he had been so often surprised and diverted. By the time our hero returned from the prison, the Earl had ordered his carriage to be in readiness to convey them to Chastington-hall. But Wylie seemed in doubt and perplexity, when he came back. " The gipsy," said he, " is as innocent of the blood as the babe unborn. I could stake my right hand upon that--but for rifling the body, I hae little to say for him. I think, however, that it cannot be highway robbery; nor, indeed, any thing beyond the lifting of a waif, provided it can be shewn that he was willing, upon certification of proof, to make restoration to the heir. Now the heir, in this case, has as yet made no demand.". " As to that, whether it be law or not, I cannot presume to determine; but I must say it looks very like common sense," replied the Earl; " and with respect to the murder, if you can clear him of that, I should think the robbery will not place him in any very perilous jeopardy. It will, I fear, however, Wylie, be a difficult task to prove, to the satisfaction of any judge or jury, that two gipsies seen near a murdered man, and afterwards found with property in their possession known to have been about the person of the deceased, were not guilty of the murder." " I own it, my Lord; but when I hae the right end of the string, I never despair. A deed has been done--somebody did it--but that somebody is no the poor ne'er-do-weel gipsies--or guilt has...

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...the warmth of gratitude which he had manifested in his own case, with respect to the Countess, and the interest...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217875890

ISBN - 13:9780217875899

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