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Speed the Plough

A Comedy, In Five Acts; As Performed At The Theatre Royal, Covent Garden

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Author: Thomas Morton
Published: 1806
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,983 / 75 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 350
Added to site: 2006.09.30
mnybks.net#: 14893
Genre: Drama
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s, converting saw dust into deal boards, and the other is, a plan of cleaning rooms by a steam engine--and, Farmer, I mean to give prizes for industry--I'll have a ploughing match.

Ash. Will you, zur?

Sir Abel. Yes; for I consider a healthy young man, between the handles of a plough, as one of the noblest illustrations of the prosperity of Britain.

Ash. Faith and troth! there be some tightish hands in theas parts, I promize ye.

Sir Abel. And, Farmer, it shall precede the hymeneal festivities--

Ash. Nan!

Sir Abel. Blockhead! The ploughing match shall take place as soon as Sir Philip Blandford and his daughter arrive.

Ash. Oh, likely, likely.

Enter SERVANT.

Serv. Sir Abel, I beg to say, my master will be here immediately.

Sir Abel. And, sir, I beg to ask who possesses the happiness of being your master?

Serv. Your son, sir, Mr. Robert Han

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