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Monks, still bearing that assumed name, retired with his portion to a distant part of the New World; where, having quickly squandered it, he once more fell into his old courses, and, after undergoing a long confinement for some fresh act of fraud and knavery, at length sunk under an attack of his old disorder, and died in prison.
Now I ask you, my dear sir, not only as your legal adviser, but as your very true friend, will you let slip the occasion of attaining all these objects, and doing all this good, for the paltry consideration of a few pounds finding their way into the pockets of a couple of rascals, to whom it makes no manner of difference, except that the more they gain, the more they'll seek, and so the sooner be led into some piece of knavery that must end in a crash?
Visions of gallantry, knavery, robbery; and of the nightly absences from home for which he had accounted so strangely, having been occasioned by some unlawful pursuit; flocked into her brain and rendered her afraid to question him.
The first individual runner he saddled was Knavery, who finished seventh behind Doug Watson's Layl in a handicap during the Dubai World Cup Carnival.
They are a melange of the old and obscure and I shall attempt with considered concinnity to give them an airing for the edification of philistines who may be obambulating through subtopia and beyond, and hope this will not be considered knavery or the act of a rapscallion or dismissed as simple flapdoodle but accepted as an exercise by an honest opsimath.
FORMER Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford is set to launch his training career in Dubai on Thursday with Knavery, who will carry the colours of Qatar Racing and be ridden by the owner's recent signing Oisin Murphy.
KNAVERY can star in Ling-field's Paul Kelleway Memorial Classified Stakes, despite disappointing when only third at Doncaster on his most recent outing.
Knavery can star in lingfield''s Paul Kelleway Memorial Classified stakes, DESPITE DISAPPOINTING when only third at Doncaster on his most recent outing.
Knavery can star in Lingfield's Paul Kelleway Memorial Classi-fied Stakes, despite disappointing when only third at Doncaster on his most recent outing.
As the ballad suggests, such knavery needs no specific performance location (and perhaps no human handler), drawing its own crowd wherever it performs.