Saturday, 22 July 2000

From "Dobsons Drie Bobs"

By anon.

[...] His vncle no small man in regard Maister Deane so much respected his nephew, fitted him of euery thing conuenient to his estate, not permitting him to want any thing that the boy wold demaund or say was needeful: and perceiuing his vncle so much to dote vpon him, he plaid the wagge with more libertie then before, and being growne vp to a good sturdy ladde, he first so handled the matter, that hee became captaine of Schooles, and so hampered the whole multitude as no man dared to offend him, but studied by all possible means to inuest themselues into his fauor and friendship, whereof they being possessed, thought themselues as sure as if they had beene shutt vp in Warke castel, for to his fauourites none presumed to offer iniury, or make complaint vpon them, neither the Usher aduentured to punish for what offence soeuer; but by his conniuency, so much he feared his displeasure, whereof he had vpon occasions tasted, and hauing beene once vnder him at shrift, hee found him so strict in the imposition of penaunce, that hee neuer desired afterward to vse him any more for a ghostly father, and the matter came thus to effect. There was in the schoole one Raikebanes, whom Dobson highly loued [...]

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