A Lady of Quality

A Lady of Quality

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A Lady of Quality

A Lady of Quality

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On a wintry morning at the close of 1685, the we shining faint and red through a light fog, there was a great noise of baying dogs, loud voices, and trampling of horses in the court-yard at Wildairs Hall. Sir Jeoffry, being about to go forth a hunting, and being a man with a choleric temper and big loud voice, and given to oaths and noise even when in good-humor, his riding forth with his friends at any time was attended with boisterous commotion. This morning it was more so than usual, for he had guests with him who had come to his house the day before and had supped late and drunk deeply, whereby the day found them, some with headaches, some with a nausea at their stomachs, and some only in an evil humor which made them curse at their horses when they were restless, and break into loud surly laughs when a coarse joke was made. There were many such jokes, Sir Jeoffry and his boon . . .

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