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The Lawyers, A Drama in Five Acts

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Published: 1799
Language: English
Wordcount: 25,098 / 83 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 798
Added to site: 2010.03.09
mnybks.net#: 26927
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Drama
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psy. (Laughs, and exit.)

Clar. Aye, you may laugh, you cursed thief. All my limbs tremble!--Some envious man, some fiend has sent him hither.--Jack would not betray his native town.

SCENE VI.

Enter FREDERICA.

Clar. It is not possible.

Fred. Only think, dear father--

Clar. Curse the money!

Fred. Brother Jack is---

Clar. He has too much. Yes, yes, yes! I know, he has too much, and it is impossible that he acquired it all in a fair way; but not so neither. It may have been scraped together somewhat unfairly; but not so neither, not so neither.

Fred. What ails you, pray? What do you talk about Jack and his money?

Clar. I cannot bear it, cannot bear his money.

Fred. Only think; Ranger Gernau sends me word, that yesterday the news arrived, that my brother has been made a Privy Counsellor.

Clar. Privy Counsellor?--hem!--Curse that iron merchant,

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