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Oliver Cromwell

A Play

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Author: John Drinkwater
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,096 / 57 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 377
Added to site: 2005.11.19
mnybks.net#: 11929
Genre: Drama
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o say?

Seth: It seems they know you are going to stand out for the people to-morrow.

Cromwell: Well?

Seth: Treason, they call it.

Cromwell: Treason.

Seth: Seeing that my Lord of Bedford has the King's authority, as it were.

Cromwell: Thank you, Seth.

Seth: They were coming here, they said. To warn you, and persuade you against it if it might be.

Cromwell: Thank you, Seth.

Seth (to HAMPDEN): If I might be so bold, sir?

Hampden: What, my friend?

Seth: That was a brave thing to do, sir, that about the ship money. We common folk know what it means. I'm sure we thank you with all our hearts.

Hampden: I don't know about brave, but I know it is good to be thanked like that.

Seth: Yes, sir. That's all. Good-even, sir; good-even, mistress.

(He is moving away as two of BEDFORD'S agents appear at the window,

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