Tylney Hall


Tylney Hall


setting up toll-gates in the road to heaven, but

they must be as extorting and as insolent as turn-

pike men to boot !"

•' You should hear the Squire," said Ringwood,

" he is the reverse of talkative; but when he meets

the ranter he lets loose in earnest. I expect some-

times they will set-to like Broughton and Slack."

" It would be six to four on Uriah," said the

Baronet, " and no takers. Ned is a light-weight,

and the ranter is a big one. What say ye, Kate?"

" Indeed, I'm thinking," said Mrs. Hamilton,

" it would be like Jack the Giant-Killer fighting

Galligantus. I never saw a human being so fright-

fully resembling an ogre as the ranter. He looks

while saving sinners' souls, as if he longed to eat

their bodies. I have heard from my childhood of

Bogie, but I was never introduced to him before."

" And for my part," said Grace, " I have read

of Fates, and Furies, and Amazons, but till this

morning they were reckoned among ancient fic-

tions. I shall dream of that gipsy queen for a

month to come."

" Ifs a thousand pities," said Sir Mark; " but

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