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The Squire

An Original Comedy in Three Acts

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,367 / 74 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 93.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 772
Added to site: 2007.05.23
mnybks.net#: 17078
Genre: Drama
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's a dead 'un, and hopes it'll make no difference.

(Rob. goes over to L. meeting Chris., who gives him a mug of milk and retires. Rob. sits L., and drinks on form.)

{Kate.} (sits on stone C., sharply to the Shabby Person, who is up stage) Now then, sir, what do you want?

{S. P.} (who is evidently addicted to drink) I--oh yes. (to Gil.) Is this Miss Verity?

{Gil.} That is the Squire, (behind Squire a little to her L.)

{S. P.} The Squire!

{Gil.} The Squire in these parts is the person who owns Verity's lands. Miss Verity chooses to be regarded as the Squire, and to be called so. (passes behind Squire)

{S. P.} Quite so. (he comes down L., C.) Hem! The editor of the "Pagley Mercury and Market- Sinfield Herald," with which are incorporated the "Inn-Keeper's Manual" and the "Agriculturists' Guide," presents his compliments to Squire Verity, and, regarding the ever-spreading influence of modern journalism,

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