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Castle Rackrent
Maria Edgeworth

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CASTLE RACKRENT 

MONDAY MORNING [See GLOSSARY 1]. 

Having, out of friendship for the family, upon whose estate,
praised be Heaven! I and mine have lived rent-free time out of
mind, voluntarily undertaken to publish the MEMOIRS OF THE
RACKRENT FAMILY, I think it my duty to say a few words, in the
first place, concerning myself.  My real name is Thady Quirk,
though in the family I have always been known by no other than
'Honest Thady,' afterward, in the time of Sir Murtagh, deceased,
I remember to hear them calling me 'Old.  Thady,' and now I've
come to 'Poor Thady'; for I wear a long greatcoat winter and
summer, which is very handy, as I never put my arms into the
sleeves; they are as good as new, though come Holantide next I've
had it these seven years: it holds on by a single button round
my neck, cloak fashion. 

[The cloak, or mantle, as described by Thady, is of high

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