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Full text of "The Dynasts : Parts First And Second"

SCENE v                    PART FIRST
OLD MAN
The words of my Lord-Lieutenant was, whenever you see Kingsbere-Hill Beacon fired to the eastward, or Black'on to the westward, light up; and keep your second fire burning for two hours. Was that our documents or was it not ?
YOUNGER MAN
I don't gainsay it. And so I keep my eye on Kingsbere, because that's most likely o5 the two, says I.
OLD MAN
That shows the curious depths of your ignorance. However, 111 have patience, and say on. Didst ever larn geography ?
YOUNGER MAN No.    Nor no other corrupt practices.
OLD MAN
Tcht-tcht!—Well, Til have patience, and put it to him in another form. Dost know the world is round —eh ? I warrant dostn't.
YOUNGER MAN I warrant I do!
OLD MAN
How d'ye make that out, when th'st never been to school ?
YOUNGER MAN
I larned it at church, thank God.
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