On his return, coming to Marsden near Huddersfield, where he had made a road some years before, he found that there was to be a meeting, to let the making of a mile and an half of road, and the building of a bridge over the river that runs by the town, so as to leave the former road, in order to avoid the steepness of a hill.
During the time that Metcalf was engaged in making this road, having one day occasion to stop at Congleton, he met, at the Swan inn there, one Warburton, a capital farmer, who lived about a mile distant. He used to call himself Mary, or Tibby, at once changing the sex, and speaking as if of a third person ; and she, Harry, or Dickey, or some such name.
Moonlight and Valentino. For this he received several hundred pounds, and great favours also from Sir George and his lady. Some time after this, Metcalf happened to be at Scriven, at the house of one Green, an innkeeper.
Woodburn explained the cause of the delay, and, being now able to participate in the joke, the affair ended very agreeably. He also widened the arch of Sheepscar-Bridge; and received for that and the road together near four hundred pounds. He there went on board, and set sail for Newcastle; but another storm arising, the mate was washed overboard, the mainfail carried away, and the ship driven near the coast of Norway.
There they stayed, regaling themselves, till near night, when they set out for home. Sunderland, the Collector. Retrieved November 13, Metcalf answered, "It is some tow and line for my aunt, who lives a few miles the blind leading the blind sex and the city in Whitby wish she was far enough for giving me the trouble to fetch it.
In about three weeks after this purchase, he sold it for upwards of two hundred pounds. Mounting his horse, away he rode with the dogs to Harrogate, where he met his friends, ready mounted, and in high spirits. Metcalf became now in great request as a performer at Ripon assembly, which was resorted to by many families of distinction, such as those of Sir Walter Blacket of Newby, Sir John Wray, Sir R.
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