"Aye, and there's few folks know so well as you how it come to be Charity Land, eh, Mr.
"Aye, but there's more going on in the stables than what folks see by daylight, eh, Mr.
"Aye, aye; go that way of a dark night, that's all," said Mr.
"Aye, but there's this in it, Dowlas," said the landlord, speaking in a tone of much candour and tolerance.
, sir," he said and he began to stand up quite straight.
Seth looked a little conscious, and began to be slower in his preparations for going, but Mum Taft broke silence, and said, "Aye
, Adam lad, ye talk like a young un.
TEIRESIAS Aye, for ye all are witless, but my voice Will ne'er reveal my miseries--or thine.
Thou methinks thou art he, Who planned the crime, aye, and performed it too, All save the assassination; and if thou Hadst not been blind, I had been sworn to boot That thou alone didst do the bloody deed.
OEDIPUS Think'st thou for aye unscathed to wag thy tongue?
Nay, thou know'st it not, And all unwitting art a double foe To thine own kin, the living and the dead; Aye and the dogging curse of mother and sire One day shall drive thee, like a two-edged sword, Beyond our borders, and the eyes that now See clear shall henceforward endless night.
OEDIPUS Aye, take him quickly, for his presence irks And lets me; gone, thou canst not plague me more.
But hows'ever, mayhap, ye've heard tell about the leg, and how he lost it; aye
, ye have heard of that, I dare say.