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⟨ſh⟩ould know better things: know ye not, that he who gains ⟨t⟩he plea gains his expenses as well as the ſum, or be what ⟨it⟩ will. Yes, it muſt and ſhall be ſo, ſaid the judges. Then, ⟨ſa⟩id George, This is all I want; which ſet the whole Court ⟨a-⟩laughing, thinking he was a fool, and become an adver⟨ſa⟩ry to the poor woman. Give over your ſport, gentlemen, ⟨ſa⟩ys George, I have not done yet.—My lords, judges, you'll ⟨h⟩ear me in this, if the poor Woman made a bargain with ⟨t⟩his merchant, and the other two who was with him, for to ⟨ke⟩ep that pack ſafely, and to deliver it to none of them, un⟨til⟩ they were all three preſent; now, let that man, who is ⟨h⟩ere at the time, go and ſeek the other it, and they ſhall ⟨ha⟩ve their pack, for ſhe has the pack ſafe enough; but ſhe ⟨wi⟩ll keep by her firſt bargain. So I refer to you judges and gentlemen, if this poor Woman be not in the right. This ⟨m⟩ade the judges look one to another, and the whole Court ⟨w⟩ith one voice, declared the Woman to be in the right, and ⟨or⟩dered the purſuer go and ſeek his two companions. No, ⟨no,⟩ ſays George, the poor Woman must first have her ex⟨pe⟩nces, or ſecurity for it. Then the judge cauſed the pur⟨ſu⟩er to be arreſted at the bar, until the Woman got ſatisfac⟨ti⟩on for all her trouble and expences. So George returned ⟨to⟩ London unknown, but for an advocate, whole fame was ⟨ſp⟩read over all England, which cauſed many who had law-⟨ſu⟩its to ſearch through London for him, but could never ⟨fin⟩d the advocate who had gained the Widow's law-plea.
George being one day in the country, and coming thro' ⟨a⟩ village, there came a great big maſtiff dog and gripped him ⟨b⟩y the leg, until the blood followed his long teeth; George, ⟨w⟩ith one ſtroke of his cane came over his eyes, until he fell ⟨d⟩own and died upon the ſpot; 'tis well for thee, ſays George, ⟨th⟩at I killed thee before thou ⟨waſt⟩ brought to juſtice, for ⟨th⟩ou had certainly been hanged for what thou haſt done, ⟨an⟩d thy maſter ſeverely fined for keeping thee. The owner ⟨of⟩ the dog hearing George ſay ſo, went off without ſpeaking ⟨a⟩ word to George, for fear it had been ſo.
Two drunken fellows one day fell a beating one another ⟨i⟩n the ſtreets of London, which cauſed a great crowd of ⟨pe⟩ople throng together to ſee what it was; a taylor being at ⟨w⟩ork up in a high garret, about three or four ſtories high, ⟨and⟩ he hearing the noiſe in the street, looked over the window ⟨bu⟩t could not well ſee them; be began to ſtretch himſelf, ⟨m⟩aking a long neck until he fell down out of the window,