say, the remainder thereof, as well as that of Tr -- Tr -- triplet.
BRAM. You go upon the deed of Sir Ralph, made in the middle of the last century, precedent to that in which old Cimberton made over the remainder, 455 and made it pass to the heirs general, by which your client comes in; and I question whether the remainder even of Tretriplet is in him. But we are willing to waive that, and give him a valuable consideration. But we shall not purchase what is in us for 460 ever, as Grimgribber is, at the rate as we guard against the contingent of Mr. Cimberton having no son. Then we know Sir Geoffry is the first of the collateral male line in this family, yet --
TAR. Sir, Gr -- Gr -- her is -- 465
BRAM. I apprehend you very well, and your argument might be of force, and we would be inclined to hear that in all its parts. But, sir, I see very plainly what you are going into. I tell you, it is as probable a contingent that Sir Geoffry may die 470 before Mr. Cimberton, as that he may outlive him.
TAR. Sir, we are not ripe for that yet, but I must say --
BRAM. Sir, I allow you the whole extent of that argument; but that will go no farther than as 475 to the claimants under old Cimberton. I am of opinion that according to the instruction of Sir Ralph he could not dock the entail and then create a new estate for the heirs general.
TAR. Sir, I have not patience to be told 480 that, when Gr -- Gr -- her --
BRAM. I will allow it you, Mr. Sergeant; but there must be the word 'heirs for ever,' to make such an estate as you pretend.
CIMB. I must be impartial, though you are 485 counsel for my side of the question. Were it not that you are so good as to allow him what he has not said, I should think it very hard you should answer him without hearing him. But, gentlemen, I believe you have both considered this matter and are firm 490 in your different opinions. 'Twere better, therefore, you proceeded according to the particular sense of each of you and gave your thoughts distinctly in writing. And do you see, sirs, pray let me have a copy of what you say, in English. 495
BRAM. Why, what is all we have been saying? In English! -- Oh! but I forgot myself; you're a wit. But, however, to please you, sir, you shall have it in as plain terms as the law will admit of.
CIMB. But I would have it, sir, without de 500 lay.
BRAM. That, sir, the law will not admit of. The courts are sitting at Westminster, and I am this moment obliged to be at every one of them, and 'twould be wrong if I should not be in the Hall to at 505 tend one of 'em at least; the rest would take it ill else. Therefore I must leave what I have said to Mr. Sergeant's consideration, and I will digest his arguments on my part, and you shall hear from me again, sir.
TAR. Agreed, agreed. 510
CIMB. Mr. Bramble is very quick; he parted a little abruptly.
TAR. He could not bear my argument; I pinched him to the quick about that Gr -- Gr -- ber.
MRS. SEAL. I saw that, for he durst not so 515 much as hear you. I shall send to you, Mr. Sergeant, as soon as Sir Geoffry comes to town, and then I hope all may be adjusted.
TAR. I shall be at my chambers at my usual hours.
CIMB. Madam, if you please, I'll now attend 520 you to the tea table, where I shall hear from your ladyship reason and good sense, after all this law and gibberish.
MRS. SEAL. 'Tis a wonderful thing, Sir, that men of professions do not study to talk the sub 525 stance of what they have to say in the language of the rest of the world. Sure, they'd find their account1 in it.
CIMB. They might, perhaps, madam, with people of your good sense; but with the generality 'twould never do. The vulgar would have no respect 530 for truth and knowledge if they were exposed to naked view.
Truth is too simple, of all art bereaved: Since the world will -- why, let it be deceived.
Scene, BEVIL JUNIOR'S lodgings.
BEVIL JUNIOR, with a letter in his hand,
followed by TOM.
TOM. Upon my life, Sir, I know nothing of the matter. I never opened my lips to Mr. Myrtle about anything of your honor's letter to Madam Lucinda.
BEV. JUN. What's the fool in such a fright for? I don't suppose you did. What I would know is, 5 whether Mr. Myrtle showed any suspicion, or asked you any questions, to lead you to say casually that you had carried any such letter for me this morning.
TOM. Why, sir, if he did ask me any questions, how could I help it? 10
BEV. JUN. I don't say you could, oaf! I am not questioning you, but him. What did be say to you?
TOM. Why, Sir, when I came to his chambers, to be dressed for the lawyer's part your honor was pleased to put me upon, he asked me if I had 15 been at Mr. Sealand's this morning. So I told him, sir, I often went thither -- because, Sir, if I had not____________________