"I doubtna ye may say true in the main, neighbour," replied the beggar; "but maybe he's had some hard play in his younger days, Francis, and that whiles unsettles folk sair."

"I doubtna I doubtna he is a very worthy gentleman, and a sponsible, and wi' some o' my lights might do muckle business in Scotland Weel, sir, if these assets could be redeemed out o' the hands o' the Philistines, they are gude paper they are the right stuff when they are in the right hands, and that's yours, Mr. Owen. And I'se find ye three men in Glasgow, for as little as ye may think o' us, Mr.

Crombie, a very decent woman, is a friend of mine, and I hae stude her friend in this case, and brought her wi' credit into the court, and I doubtna that in due time she will win out o't wi' credit, win she or lose she.

"But, Jeanie, consider your word and plighted faith to me; and would you undertake such a journey without a man to protect you? and who should that protector be but your husband?" "You are kind and good, Reuben, and wad take me wi' a' my shame, I doubtna. But ye canna but own that this is no time to marry or be given in marriage. Na, if that suld ever be, it maun be in another and a better season.

"But, Jeanie, consider your word and plighted faith to me; and would you undertake such a journey without a man to protect you? and who should that protector be but your husband?" "You are kind and good, Reuben, and wad take me wi' a' my shame, I doubtna. But ye canna but own that this is no time to marry or be given in marriage. Na, if that suld ever be, it maun be in another and a better season.

I doubtna but what the ready money he carried off wi' him might be another. But that makes comparatively but a sma' part o' your father's loss, though it might make the maist part o' Rashleigh's direct gain. The assets he carried off are of nae mair use to him than if he were to light his pipe wi' them.

But now, I doubtna, it has been Rashleigh himself or some other o' your cousins they are a' tarred wi' the same stick rank Jacobites and papists, and wad think the government siller and government papers lawfu' prize.

"I doubtna ye may say true in the main, neighbour," replied the beggar; "but maybe he's had some hard play in his younger days, Francis, and that whiles unsettles folk sair."

But now, I doubtna, it has been Rashleigh himself or some other o' your cousins they are a' tarred wi' the same stick rank Jacobites and papists, and wad think the government siller and government papers lawfu' prize.

Crombie, a very decent woman, is a friend of mine, and I hae stude her friend in this case, and brought her wi' credit into the court, and I doubtna that in due time she will win out o't wi' credit, win she or lose she.