CRANFORD EPISODE 4 LYRICS

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Mr Holbrook has left everything
to a nephew, Mr Edgar Miller,

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who was born some 20 miles from
Cranford, inveigled his way

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into the sugar business and
made a considerable fortune!

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How can he want to sell
a place as fine as Woodley?

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He has told the executors
he has neither time nor inclination
to bring it up to date!

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Will there be much excitement,
do you suppose?

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Do you think people will flock
just to poke through his belongings?

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No-one of delicate sensibility
could be remotely interested!

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It has the odour of grave robbing
about it.

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How much do you think
this will fetch? Whitework?

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Pence.

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People don't appreciate it these
days.

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Oh, there are some splendid forks
here, two-pronged,

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quite like the ones
my father used to have.

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One moment... Ah...

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Gone! To the reverend gentleman
over there! A most useful purchase.

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I'm learning that a house needs as
many mirrors as it has daughters!

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Lot 29 - diversified novels
in the French language...

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Why have you both come today?
Is nobody ill?

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Helen! This poor young man
doesn't own a stick of furniture.

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One and sixpence, madam.
We will not put it to the bid.

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For a memento of my own cousin?! You
will get a shilling, and no more!

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AUCTIONEER: Sold to the
gentleman for eight pounds!

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And now, an oval table,
poised on a pedestal foot.

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Am I offered two guineas for it...?

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Chinese lacquerwork.
Highly desirable!

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Am I offered two guineas?
Come on there must be two guineas
to start me off?

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Two guineas? Now, two guineas?
There's two guineas?
Two pounds five shillings...

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Two pounds five shillings?
Two pounds five shillings?

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Two pounds five shillings.
Thank you.

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Two pounds seven shillings, sir.
Two pounds seven shillings?

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Two pounds seven, sir? Two pounds
seven? Two pounds seven shillings.

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Two pounds eight shillings?
Two pounds eight shillings?

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Two pounds eight shillings.

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Two pounds ten shillings, sir?
Two pounds ten, sir?

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Two ten... Two pound ten.
Two pound ten shillings.

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Two ten? Two ten?

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Sold! To the gentleman on my left.

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ALL: Ohh!
APPLAUSE

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If I am not mistaken, you have the
look of the bachelor about you, sir.

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I hope you have a lady
in mind for this. Of course.

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And onto lot 32, Mr Holbrook's
personal effects...

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It's very like him.

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It is.

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One and sixpence indeed.

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I will not hear of remuneration!

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Thank you.

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It's a very elegant piece
of furniture, Dr Harrison,
and so well preserved!

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Even the silk of the workbag
hasn't frayed. The workbag?

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Underneath.

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It's a ladies' sewing table. Oh.

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The... The auctioneer didn't say!

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Were you planning to
put specimens inside it?

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Do use it,

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if you'd like to. Thank you.

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Perhaps you have been remiss
in not responding to
Dr Harrison's overtures.

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I fear you have not
encouraged him enough.

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How can I encourage or discourage
him, when he does not call?

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This is the best chance
of marriage I have ever had,
and it is fading away!

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We have each other...

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And what will become of me,
when you are gone?

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Where is Captain Brown today?

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At the railway works.

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And he wrote that he must
go to Manchester again.

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He is never at home.

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Mary - did you ever
hear from Major Gordon?

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No.
But I suppose we did not think to!

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His connection in Cranford
was always with your house.

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I wasn't sure if you had
sent him a mourning card.

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After Miss Deborah died.

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I am afraid I overlooked it!

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He would have written if you had.
I know it!

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He held her in such high regard.

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And she him.

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I often wonder if he thinks of us,
in India.

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Major Gordon will not have
forgotten you. I'm sure of it.

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How can any man forget a woman
who turns him down twice?

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Mary, I am sure of something, too.

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He will never come back.

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This is how it begins.

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A mark on a map,
a double line of tape.

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Those are just surveyors.

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As the railway comes closer, it will
devour every acre in its path.

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Will it come over that hill?

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It will come through it. It'll split
the hill in half using gun powder.

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Captain Brown! Sir!

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I've, er,

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written to Lady Ludlow, according
to Sir Charles's instructions.

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Here - deliver this.
Go straight there.

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Let me show you our progress. It's a
fine day for your labours, Captain.

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What do you mean, it has been lost?

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The wind blew it out
of my hand, madam. Your hand?

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Why was it not put
safely in a pocket?

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It's all right.
I can tell you what it said.

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It's from Captain Brown,
who works for Sir Charles Maulver,

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it's about the railway.

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Captain Brown wants leave to
bring his surveyors on your land,
to better a**ess the price.

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Captain Brown told you this?

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No, madam.

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I read it. In the letter.

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You read a letter addressed to me?

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I couldn't help myself.

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I read everything.

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And who taught you to read?

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I was training him up as a clerk.

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I have more correspondence than
can be dealt with without help.

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There are plenty of people who
can read and write in Cranford.

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Harry Gregson ought to
be working in the fields!

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Harry Gregson ought to be in school.

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Mr Carter...
do you think I'm made of stone?

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Do you think the endless drip
of water may make a dent in me?

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Madam, please.
You must attune to the times!

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My father once made us keep
a journal in two columns.

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On one side we were to put down in
the morning what we thought
would be the events of the day,

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and at night we were to put down,
on the other side,
what had actually happened.

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It was an interesting exercise.

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I remember sitting with Deborah,
by the bedroom fire in the
Rectory as if it was yesterday.

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She said she would have liked
to have married an archdeacon,
and write his sermons.

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Yet she remained unmarried all her
life, and for all I know never even
spoke to a bachelor archdeacon!

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But what of your dreams, Miss Matty?

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What did you hope
would happen to you?

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I was never at all ambitious!

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Although I think I could have
managed a house, my mother
used to call me her right hand.

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Mary...

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...have you ever felt
yearning in your heart,

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when you see a mother
with a baby in her arms?

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I have not felt it yet, Miss Matty.

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I dream sometimes that
I have a little child.

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She's always the same -

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a sweet, rosy girl,

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not more than two years of age.

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She never grows any bigger...

133
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...though she has come
to me for decades.

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When does she come?

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When she is very sorry,
or very glad.

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She does not speak,

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or make any sound at all.

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Just puts her mouth up to be kissed,

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like real babies do to
their mothers.

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And for a moment, when I wake,

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I really do feel the clasp
of her arms around my neck.

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I've always been so very
fond of little children!

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But I was not like Deborah.

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I could not have written sermons.

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I do understand that since the
expansion of the postal service

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you've been obliged to read
and write more letters.

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So I have brought a helpmeet for you,
someone who can already read

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with ease and write
with a fine, clear hand.

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You'll feel the benefit at once.

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Would you come in, my dear?

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A lady?
Yes, Mr Carter. Sir, please.

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You must attune to the times(!)

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Mrs Rose, have you
heard what has occurred?

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Her Majesty the Queen has
been brought to bed again.

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The Prince of Wales is
still a babe in arms,
I'm surprised at the Prince Consort!

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And they have named her
Alice MAUD Mary.

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I'm not at all sure what I think
of "Maud", it is not a name
I've heard used in Cranford but...

158
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Why, Aunt Holbrook's sewing table!

159
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I think Dr Harrison likes to see
me comfortable, given that
it is he who makes the mending!

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That is as good as a betrothal!
And Mrs Rose is very near
as old as you and I!

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Also markedly grey beneath her cap.

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Which I am not.

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Do you not think she has been
altogether swift in
throwing off her widow's weeds?

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Dr Harrison is charm itself.

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He always wipes his boots
when he comes into a house,
which I believe speaks volumes.

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He has not reached 30!
His proper nature is not out!

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No. I fear it has all been
forged in haste. Miss Pole!

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Once a soul has known affection, it
is more alert to the advantage of it.

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You are out to trounce me,

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because you have had
a husband and I have not!

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Bread and butter?

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I have been very grateful to you,
sir, for the kindness you have shown
me since I came to live in Cranford.

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Especially when Walter's death
caused such unhappiness for us all.

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It was the will of God.

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I would never berate
a man of science for failure
to overtake such force.

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Sir...

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I find I have formed an
admiration for Miss Hutton.

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And I would like your permission
to walk out with her.

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And what makes you suppose
that I am likely to agree?

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Oh...

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Forgive me, Dr Harrison.

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I have long been rehearsing what
to say when a young man came to
me with a request such as this.

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You would imagine I would have
all manner of bon mots and

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admonishments laid by for such an
occasion, but I discover I have not.

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I think, sir, you should ask me
if my intentions are honourable.

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Are they?

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Utterly.

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I am not yet in a position to ask
for Sophy's hand, but I will as

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soon as my practice has grown, and
I can offer her a comfortable home.

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That is,
if the notion is agreeable to you.

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You know I have
no money to settle on her?

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I consider it my privilege
to provide, sir.

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I only regret I cannot do it yet.

194
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Well, I would always have encouraged
a lengthy courtship, Dr Harrison.

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Sophy was very young
when she lost her mother,

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and she took on
so much responsibility.

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Walter was just a baby.

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She deserves some enjoyment,
before settling into marriage.

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I will never treat her with
anything less than the utmost
respect and delicacy, sir.

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I have seen you
setting store by her, you know,
for these several months.

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I have loved her 20 years.

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Come along.

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I think we will find
Sophy in the garden.

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Oh!

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Sophy, my dear.
I've been talking to Dr Harrison.

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My father was not stern
with you, was he?

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No, not stern, only careful.

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I should have been surprised
if he had not been.

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At least I do not
think that he was stern.

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I am afraid I am not
a clever judge of countenance.

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I think it's why I
chose to be a doctor.

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Patients have only two expressions -
pleasure, that you are come to cure
them, and fear that you will not!

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Do you think he is watching? Yes.

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Dr Harrison?!

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Miss Tomkinson.

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I hope nothing is amiss.

217
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No, not at all.

218
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Erm, Caroline is out
paying calls this afternoon.

219
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I wonder, would you step inside?

220
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You are clearly intending to
remain in Cranford, Dr Harrison.

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I've become greatly
attached to the town.

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And to certain of its residents.

223
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I cannot deny that you have
taken very gentle care
of Caroline's health.

224
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I was not sure about you at first,
but her palpitations
do appear to plague her less.

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It's been a joy to see
her flourish, madam.

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Dr Harrison, as we are today
enjoying informal conversation,

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rather than professional
intercourse,

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I wonder, might I ask whether
you are materially secure?

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Well, I hope to become so,
in a year or two.

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At present I owe nothing,
earn a little, and hope for much.

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Do you postpone the notion of
matrimony on those grounds?

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I fear I must, Miss Tomkinson.
Marriage is not just a joy,
it has its obligations, too.

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I have a sum of money put aside.

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00:17:08,040 --> 00:17:12,980
For Caroline, so that she might
have a dowry when she marries.

235
00:17:13,020 --> 00:17:15,480
What a generous gesture.

236
00:17:15,520 --> 00:17:17,980
It is more than a gesture.

237
00:17:18,020 --> 00:17:21,120
It is four thousand pounds.

238
00:17:22,100 --> 00:17:27,620
We have lived frugally,
although our late father
was not devoid of means.

239
00:17:27,660 --> 00:17:30,700
But what if her future husband
does not welcome the arrangement?

240
00:17:30,740 --> 00:17:35,739
When I marry, I'd like to know
I have built the foundation
of our life and home myself.

241
00:17:35,740 --> 00:17:41,201
It's as important to me as the need
to earn my bride's affection,
and her family's trust.

242
00:17:43,700 --> 00:17:46,220
But he has given me no
indication of his feelings!

243
00:17:46,260 --> 00:17:49,880
My dear, that table says it all.

244
00:17:49,920 --> 00:17:56,460
Besides, I suspect he made
other, more discreet
declarations in the past.

245
00:17:56,500 --> 00:17:58,087
When you were still in mourning?

246
00:18:00,500 --> 00:18:03,300
Well, he brought me a broom once.

247
00:18:03,340 --> 00:18:05,120
And... and gloves. Gloves?

248
00:18:06,660 --> 00:18:09,820
Yes, lavender kid.

249
00:18:09,860 --> 00:18:12,580
When did he present you with them?

250
00:18:12,620 --> 00:18:15,640
February. Valentine's Day!

251
00:18:18,220 --> 00:18:21,900
I think it was perhaps
the week of Valentine's Day.

252
00:18:21,940 --> 00:18:26,100
Oh, my dear Mrs Rose! Do you
know nothing of the lore of love?

253
00:18:26,140 --> 00:18:31,340
To ive loves at such a time is

254
00:18:31,380 --> 00:18:34,220
Oh!

255
00:18:34,260 --> 00:18:37,940
Well, I did not respond to him!
You have not put him off?

256
00:18:39,980 --> 00:18:42,840
Has anyone else
discerned his interest?

257
00:18:42,880 --> 00:18:47,280
Only Miss Pole.
She sends her congratulations,

258
00:18:47,320 --> 00:18:52,422
and the name of a compound
she believes you might appreciate.

259
00:19:01,740 --> 00:19:03,980
Martha said there was
some milk left over.

260
00:19:04,020 --> 00:19:07,540
She thought you might like it warm,
with a little honey in it.

261
00:19:07,580 --> 00:19:09,060
She's a good girl.

262
00:19:09,100 --> 00:19:11,767
Deborah always said
she would turn out well.

263
00:19:13,500 --> 00:19:15,380
The silhouette looks handsome there.

264
00:19:15,420 --> 00:19:18,065
I could not put it
anywhere downstairs!

265
00:19:19,620 --> 00:19:24,200
And even up here, I find I am afraid
of what dear Deborah would say!

266
00:19:24,240 --> 00:19:27,300
About your remembering Mr Holbrook?
Mmm.

267
00:19:27,340 --> 00:19:30,640
Although I do not think
my brother would condemn me.

268
00:19:30,680 --> 00:19:33,619
I am sure he would not.

269
00:19:33,620 --> 00:19:37,180
He promised you muslin
for your wedding gown.

270
00:19:37,220 --> 00:19:41,901
From a place called
Secunderabad or some such,
where the weaving was done.

271
00:19:45,940 --> 00:19:49,740
I must make a sad sight, for
anyone looking down from heaven!

272
00:19:54,800 --> 00:19:56,460
'Dear Major Gordon...

273
00:19:56,500 --> 00:19:59,280
'... and now that the railway
keeps her father occupied,

274
00:19:59,320 --> 00:20:03,360
'Jessie candidly regrets
her refusal of your suit,

275
00:20:03,400 --> 00:20:07,308
'whilst Captain Brown has said that
he would like to see her wed...

276
00:20:08,960 --> 00:20:14,520
'Before I close, sir,
I must also ask if,

277
00:20:14,560 --> 00:20:16,680
'while stationed in India,

278
00:20:16,720 --> 00:20:20,741
'you might make a delicate enquiries
upon a friend's behalf... '

279
00:20:24,040 --> 00:20:27,669
BABY CRYING

280
00:20:31,040 --> 00:20:33,560
CRYING CONTINUES

281
00:20:33,600 --> 00:20:35,983
Rain came in in the
night again, Dadda.

282
00:20:42,080 --> 00:20:48,520
The truth is, Dr Harrison,
I am plagued by headaches and do not
like Miss Matty to hear about them.

283
00:20:48,560 --> 00:20:54,840
Miss Deborah died after a headache,
and any mention of the
malady makes her very anxious.

284
00:20:54,880 --> 00:20:57,200
Headaches can sometimes
be caused by nerves.

285
00:20:57,240 --> 00:21:02,720
By living in a situation
which restricts,
or by disappointment with one's lot.

286
00:21:02,760 --> 00:21:05,400
Oh, you phrase it all so well!

287
00:21:05,440 --> 00:21:08,000
And you look so sincere
whilst you are saying it!

288
00:21:08,040 --> 00:21:11,160
I am sincere! You may spare me
your kindness, truly you may.

289
00:21:11,200 --> 00:21:18,440
I have no reason to be nervous, I am
not restricted, and I am too young
to be disappointed with my lot!

290
00:21:18,480 --> 00:21:25,360
My only vexation is that I
cannot read or write as well or
for as long as I would like to.

291
00:21:25,400 --> 00:21:28,000
And the more I struggle,
the worse the headaches get.

292
00:21:28,040 --> 00:21:29,490
Come here for me.

293
00:21:32,040 --> 00:21:34,201
I want you to look into the window.

294
00:21:38,040 --> 00:21:42,640
Now, I think the problem
might not with your head,

295
00:21:42,680 --> 00:21:45,840
but with your eyes.

296
00:21:45,880 --> 00:21:51,000
You may be farsighted, or even
have an astigmatism. Astigmatism?

297
00:21:51,040 --> 00:21:53,200
It is a refractive error.

298
00:21:53,240 --> 00:21:55,320
Can it be remedied?

299
00:21:55,360 --> 00:21:58,483
I lack the skill.
But I am acquainted with an expert.

300
00:22:10,360 --> 00:22:12,860
Do you always do
your zeds with a tail?

301
00:22:12,900 --> 00:22:17,700
Lady Ludlow despises zeds without
them. I find I'm out of ink, Harry.

302
00:22:17,740 --> 00:22:20,009
Could you mix some more?

303
00:22:32,420 --> 00:22:36,820
Mr Carter, our work will be done by
noon, with so many hands a**isting!

304
00:22:36,860 --> 00:22:39,420
Yet you told Lady Ludlow you were
so overwhelmed with correspondence

305
00:22:39,460 --> 00:22:41,300
you could not cope
without a dedicated clerk.

306
00:22:41,340 --> 00:22:43,720
I needed no help.

307
00:22:43,760 --> 00:22:46,450
I simply hoped to help another.

308
00:22:48,000 --> 00:22:49,683
Harry is a clever boy.

309
00:22:51,320 --> 00:22:53,520
Under your tutelage, he has
become quite personable.

310
00:22:53,560 --> 00:22:56,080
We might even recruit him
for the May Day pageant.

311
00:22:56,120 --> 00:22:59,799
The boy has much potential. I had
hoped to convince Lady Ludlow of it.

312
00:22:59,800 --> 00:23:02,640
I have the fondest respect
for Lady Ludlow.

313
00:23:02,680 --> 00:23:06,900
But she will always look at Harry
and see a poacher's child.

314
00:23:06,940 --> 00:23:09,520
Just as you will always
look at me...

315
00:23:09,560 --> 00:23:11,169
and see a woman.

316
00:23:16,400 --> 00:23:19,040
I know my presence
does not please you.

317
00:23:19,080 --> 00:23:22,600
I had thought to stick my pen
behind my ear and say "zounds"

318
00:23:22,640 --> 00:23:25,640
from time to time. But it will
not convince you of my worth.

319
00:23:25,680 --> 00:23:28,928
Please forgive me for speaking so
plainly, but you are a milliner.

320
00:23:30,120 --> 00:23:33,720
Do you think I long to stitch caps
and sew feathers onto bonnets?

321
00:23:33,760 --> 00:23:39,080
I found myself obliged to earn
my living, and society
offered me no other opportunity.

322
00:23:39,120 --> 00:23:42,380
And since I find myself commissioned
to make the coronets for May Day,

323
00:23:42,420 --> 00:23:46,480
I have more pressing things
to do than stage this pantomime
of a**isting you!

324
00:23:46,520 --> 00:23:49,404
I did not ask for you
to be installed here!

325
00:23:56,020 --> 00:24:00,844
I hope that when you dream of
schooling for the masses, you intend
it for girls as well as boys.

326
00:24:02,380 --> 00:24:04,140
Of course.

327
00:24:04,180 --> 00:24:07,300
Because once the educated woman
is no longer thought a novelty,

328
00:24:07,340 --> 00:24:10,300
room will be made for her
in all trades and professions.

329
00:24:10,340 --> 00:24:14,680
Then, I believe,
we will know what progress is!

330
00:24:25,220 --> 00:24:27,400
This is my favourite ledger,
this is!

331
00:24:27,440 --> 00:24:29,982
I like the way the nib
feels against the paper.

332
00:24:34,100 --> 00:24:36,807
FOOTSTEPS

333
00:24:43,580 --> 00:24:47,020
Mr Carter! I came to see how
the new arrangement fares.

334
00:24:47,060 --> 00:24:51,540
And it is well that I did,
for I see that the old
arrangement remains in place!

335
00:24:51,580 --> 00:24:54,860
Lady Ludlow... Do not involve
yourself, my dear.

336
00:24:54,900 --> 00:24:56,900
This is Mr Carter's doing,

337
00:24:56,940 --> 00:25:01,340
and I deplore it all the more
because he knows my views.

338
00:25:01,380 --> 00:25:03,500
I let the last transgression pass.

339
00:25:03,540 --> 00:25:06,180
I now see that that was unwise.

340
00:25:06,220 --> 00:25:10,162
I will decide this boy's
future in due course!

341
00:25:19,500 --> 00:25:21,780
It's as I thought when
I first looked at you.

342
00:25:21,820 --> 00:25:24,540
There's a way you have
of tilting your gaze.

343
00:25:24,580 --> 00:25:27,384
Only a very highly trained
person would spot it.

344
00:25:30,540 --> 00:25:34,020
In your commonplace person, the
cornea, or the surface of the eye,

345
00:25:34,060 --> 00:25:36,380
is as smooth and equally
curved in all directions.

346
00:25:36,420 --> 00:25:40,060
The light is focused
levelly across all planes.

347
00:25:40,100 --> 00:25:42,020
Blink...

348
00:25:42,060 --> 00:25:48,020
But when the curve of the cornea
is different, the pupil
can't focus light into a point.

349
00:25:48,060 --> 00:25:50,300
Blink again...

350
00:25:50,340 --> 00:25:54,623
The surface of your eye is
like a wave of water... frozen.

351
00:25:56,180 --> 00:25:57,863
Can it be made good?

352
00:25:58,940 --> 00:26:00,544
Sooner than you think.

353
00:26:02,140 --> 00:26:03,550
KNOCKING

354
00:26:16,320 --> 00:26:18,288
Oh, Lord!

355
00:26:33,660 --> 00:26:35,901
Better or worse? Worse.

356
00:26:44,680 --> 00:26:47,260
Better or worse?

357
00:26:47,300 --> 00:26:51,280
Better.
I will get these made up properly.

358
00:26:51,320 --> 00:26:56,860
You can have lenses made
out of glass, or else of quartz or
even beryl. Precious stones?

359
00:26:56,900 --> 00:27:00,182
Let's stick with the glass.
No need to gild the lily.

360
00:27:01,960 --> 00:27:03,560
And round.

361
00:27:03,600 --> 00:27:07,080
One... To your left.

362
00:27:07,120 --> 00:27:08,980
And turn.

363
00:27:10,520 --> 00:27:12,320
To the right.

364
00:27:12,360 --> 00:27:13,662
Good.

365
00:27:14,680 --> 00:27:16,080
And turn.

366
00:27:16,120 --> 00:27:17,729
And in.

367
00:27:18,640 --> 00:27:19,879
And out.

368
00:27:19,880 --> 00:27:21,381
And in.

369
00:27:23,000 --> 00:27:25,880
And out. Watch this, Peggy,
it's the only tricky bit!

370
00:27:25,920 --> 00:27:27,480
And round.

371
00:27:27,520 --> 00:27:29,720
And... finish!

372
00:27:29,760 --> 00:27:31,520
That was wonderful!

373
00:27:31,560 --> 00:27:33,647
Next week, Peggy,
you will be quite perfect!

374
00:27:38,320 --> 00:27:39,526
Good day.

375
00:27:47,880 --> 00:27:51,088
What a nice little trap!
I hired it from The George.

376
00:28:01,131 --> 00:28:03,156
Girls! Hurry up!

377
00:28:09,060 --> 00:28:10,664
Right.

378
00:28:14,887 --> 00:28:16,354
Lizzie, hurry up.

379
00:28:19,091 --> 00:28:25,707
Do you ever look at Lizzie and Helen,
and marvel that you were once a
child, and ran and laughed like that?

380
00:28:25,747 --> 00:28:28,507
By the time I was Lizzie's age
mother had died.

381
00:28:28,547 --> 00:28:30,267
I was bringing Walter up.

382
00:28:30,307 --> 00:28:31,947
I had no time to play.

383
00:28:31,987 --> 00:28:35,987
After my father passed away,
I was sent to school at Blackheath.

384
00:28:36,027 --> 00:28:40,446
When I came home for the holiday,
the house was hushed,
and my mother silent.

385
00:28:40,447 --> 00:28:44,547
I... used to think she
was not pleased to see me.

386
00:28:44,587 --> 00:28:46,847
But later she confessed
that the reverse was true.

387
00:28:46,887 --> 00:28:49,395
I suppose she did not
like to show it,

388
00:28:50,927 --> 00:28:53,347
...in case she found she could
not stop.

389
00:28:53,387 --> 00:28:55,633
Which would have been alarming
for us both!

390
00:28:56,807 --> 00:28:58,867
What was she like?

391
00:28:58,907 --> 00:29:00,847
Fair.

392
00:29:00,887 --> 00:29:02,527
A widow.

393
00:29:02,567 --> 00:29:04,472
And reserved.

394
00:29:05,587 --> 00:29:07,873
But I'm sure she loved you.

395
00:29:09,347 --> 00:29:11,467
I can see it now,

396
00:29:11,507 --> 00:29:12,934
I couldn't always then.

397
00:29:22,587 --> 00:29:24,248
Sophy!

398
00:29:24,847 --> 00:29:26,508
We're waiting for you!

399
00:29:39,187 --> 00:29:40,916
I think the world of you, Martha.

400
00:29:42,767 --> 00:29:44,473
I think the world of you.

401
00:29:46,267 --> 00:29:48,547
You're happy with Miss Matilda,
aren't you?

402
00:29:48,587 --> 00:29:50,327
It's the best place I've ever had!

403
00:29:50,367 --> 00:29:53,306
The kitchen's a bit
gloomy of an evening,

404
00:29:53,307 --> 00:29:56,427
but you can't
put a price on kindness.

405
00:29:56,467 --> 00:30:00,511
Only I don't think
we should wed until
I can get us a place of our own.

406
00:30:02,267 --> 00:30:03,887
I don't mind.

407
00:30:03,927 --> 00:30:06,547
It's not for want
of you working for it.

408
00:30:06,587 --> 00:30:09,507
I promise you, if we're
no further on this time next year,

409
00:30:09,547 --> 00:30:11,807
I'll build us a place
with my own bare hands.

410
00:30:11,847 --> 00:30:13,991
Jem, I'm not living
in a wooden house!

411
00:30:18,687 --> 00:30:20,917
It's ever so quiet
round here, Martha.

412
00:30:30,027 --> 00:30:31,847
I've Miss Matty's tea to get.

413
00:30:40,247 --> 00:30:42,327
Is your letter
very droll, Mary dear?

414
00:30:42,367 --> 00:30:47,327
It is from Dr Marshland,
he thinks it will be shocking

415
00:30:47,367 --> 00:30:50,637
and so he tells me to take off
my spectacles before I read it!

416
00:30:52,447 --> 00:30:54,447
Who wrote to you today?

417
00:30:54,487 --> 00:30:55,887
This is from the bank.

418
00:30:55,927 --> 00:30:59,327
Some sort of printed sheet,
not personally meant for me at all.

419
00:30:59,367 --> 00:31:01,010
It's a very dull communication.

420
00:31:03,207 --> 00:31:06,047
Oh, this is pleasant.
"Johnson's Universal Stores

421
00:31:06,087 --> 00:31:10,287
"hosts a presentation
of this season's silks and fashions.

422
00:31:10,327 --> 00:31:13,047
"Tea will be served
to favoured clients."

423
00:31:13,087 --> 00:31:15,446
Am I a favoured client,
do you suppose?

424
00:31:15,447 --> 00:31:17,767
I am certain you must be.

425
00:31:17,807 --> 00:31:20,687
The invitation is in his own hand.

426
00:31:20,727 --> 00:31:22,018
And I am summoned, too.

427
00:31:24,327 --> 00:31:27,487
Although I'm sure
we do not wish to attend.

428
00:31:27,527 --> 00:31:30,927
W... Well, I will not
trouble you to go, Mary dear.

429
00:31:30,967 --> 00:31:33,487
You have more clothes
than you care about.

430
00:31:33,527 --> 00:31:37,887
But before my sister left us, we
had much discussion about new gowns.

431
00:31:37,927 --> 00:31:42,167
And I think that she would
urge me to go and view the silks.

432
00:31:42,207 --> 00:31:45,607
She did not like
to seeing us shabby,

433
00:31:45,647 --> 00:31:48,576
she thought it demonstrated
want of rectitude.

434
00:31:52,367 --> 00:31:55,727
Will we cover it with just branches
or do you reckon it'll take ivy?

435
00:31:55,767 --> 00:31:58,206
How much do you care
about being able to see out?

436
00:31:58,207 --> 00:32:00,727
I wouldn't object to it.
But it's not the custom.

437
00:32:00,767 --> 00:32:01,847
Aye.

438
00:32:01,887 --> 00:32:03,087
Letter.

439
00:32:07,807 --> 00:32:09,809
It's from me mam.

440
00:32:11,607 --> 00:32:16,447
"Aunt Clegg fell prey to dropsy
in the second week of Lent.

441
00:32:16,487 --> 00:32:19,567
"She had hid a will behind the clock,

442
00:32:19,607 --> 00:32:22,807
"the clock came to me
and you are left a token, too.

443
00:32:22,847 --> 00:32:25,327
"I enclose the legacy..."

444
00:32:25,367 --> 00:32:27,047
I had a legacy once.

445
00:32:27,087 --> 00:32:28,537
It was a hat.

446
00:32:31,967 --> 00:32:34,697
This is more than a hat.
It's a five pound note!

447
00:32:36,227 --> 00:32:37,747
I can scarce credit it...

448
00:32:37,787 --> 00:32:40,327
Five pounds?!
Let me out of this contraption!

449
00:32:40,367 --> 00:32:41,373
I'm off.

450
00:32:42,447 --> 00:32:43,907
Are we heading down George?

451
00:32:43,947 --> 00:32:46,647
No, I reckon I'm gonna go
buy my Martha something.

452
00:32:46,687 --> 00:32:49,967
Maybe a shawl, then save the rest.

453
00:32:50,007 --> 00:32:53,209
A shawl? If she had her way,
it'd be a wedding ring.

454
00:32:58,067 --> 00:33:01,027
I never thought to see such
an array as this in Cranford!

455
00:33:01,067 --> 00:33:03,207
Look, maize, with a cornflower spot.

456
00:33:03,247 --> 00:33:04,747
It quite lifts the heart!

457
00:33:04,787 --> 00:33:07,207
A new silk gown
is an enormous undertaking.

458
00:33:07,247 --> 00:33:09,847
You are looking for
something to last ten years...

459
00:33:09,887 --> 00:33:12,707
If it would be of interest,
I could sell you some soft...

460
00:33:12,747 --> 00:33:15,067
I think I have the complexion
for this plaid!

461
00:33:15,107 --> 00:33:17,007
People might think you are Scotch.

462
00:33:17,047 --> 00:33:22,907
Or a stripe. Stripes - very
diminishing for the robust figure!

463
00:33:22,947 --> 00:33:28,347
Oh, don't you think it so kind
of Mr Johnson to give us this
as a sort of entertainment?

464
00:33:28,387 --> 00:33:30,207
Serving tea at three o'clock,

465
00:33:30,247 --> 00:33:33,346
I think I even glimpsed
some macaroons.

466
00:33:33,347 --> 00:33:35,947
I am not at all diverted.

467
00:33:35,987 --> 00:33:39,586
Matters of fashion are all the
same to those of superior breeding.

468
00:33:39,587 --> 00:33:43,306
Is that violet bale
a taffeta or a mousseline?

469
00:33:43,307 --> 00:33:46,117
Mousseline. Six and nine the yard.

470
00:33:50,267 --> 00:33:55,707
Oh, splendid, Mr Hearne! He made
such a fine job of my new gate.

471
00:33:55,747 --> 00:33:58,067
I've not had a goose
in my garden since.

472
00:33:58,107 --> 00:34:00,987
I still should not let him
walk out with a maid of mine.

473
00:34:01,027 --> 00:34:04,687
He is a most respectable
and hard-working young
man, Mrs Jamieson!

474
00:34:04,727 --> 00:34:07,787
And six foot two, in his
stockinged feet, do you suppose?

475
00:34:07,827 --> 00:34:10,427
Why else would they choose
him as Jack in the Green?

476
00:34:10,467 --> 00:34:12,667
I know what it is.
But where's it come from?

477
00:34:12,707 --> 00:34:17,387
I got as a legacy from an aunt!
I don't query how you came by it.

478
00:34:17,427 --> 00:34:19,587
Only the bank upon
which it is drawn.

479
00:34:19,627 --> 00:34:22,667
It's the Town and County...
it's a good bank, isn't it?

480
00:34:22,707 --> 00:34:24,427
It's in Manchester.

481
00:34:24,467 --> 00:34:28,427
It's in the Manchester Guardian too,
and things are going ill for it.

482
00:34:28,467 --> 00:34:30,507
I'll not take it,
it won't be honoured.

483
00:34:30,547 --> 00:34:32,547
You may pay in cash, naturally.

484
00:34:32,587 --> 00:34:38,166
Do you reckon I can just go out,
and pick up money off the pavement?

485
00:34:38,167 --> 00:34:39,168
Excuse me.

486
00:34:42,127 --> 00:34:44,994
May I see the note
that is in question?

487
00:34:48,447 --> 00:34:50,266
I am a shareholder of that bank.

488
00:34:50,267 --> 00:34:52,307
Is this note a forgery?

489
00:34:52,347 --> 00:34:55,967
No. But by the end of the week
it'll be worthless.

490
00:34:56,007 --> 00:34:59,994
Town and County's in trouble,
and looks probable to fail.

491
00:35:05,187 --> 00:35:09,067
I will give you five good sovereigns
for that note, Jem Hearne.

492
00:35:09,107 --> 00:35:12,126
If the bank is to fail, I cannot
have it on my conscience

493
00:35:12,127 --> 00:35:15,907
that good, honest people
will lose an amount
that means so much to them!

494
00:35:15,947 --> 00:35:19,035
Miss Matty, I wouldn't want you
to lose out, on account of me.

495
00:35:20,107 --> 00:35:21,507
I shan't, I'm sure of it.

496
00:35:21,547 --> 00:35:24,646
In a day or two that note
will be as good as gold again.

497
00:35:24,647 --> 00:35:27,787
Come, Jem.
Do not distress my feelings.

498
00:35:31,007 --> 00:35:35,068
Now, buy Martha that shawl.

499
00:35:42,907 --> 00:35:45,027
I considered it my duty!

500
00:35:45,067 --> 00:35:48,607
And will you consider it your duty
to give sovereigns in exchange

501
00:35:48,647 --> 00:35:50,928
for every Town and County note
you meet with?

502
00:35:55,187 --> 00:35:56,907
Forgive me.

503
00:35:56,947 --> 00:35:59,187
I've never been of
a very decided mind.

504
00:35:59,227 --> 00:36:00,547
But when I was in the shop,

505
00:36:00,587 --> 00:36:02,947
the course of action
seemed quite clear to me!

506
00:36:10,227 --> 00:36:14,627
Because it was not a personal
letter, she thought it could
not be of any consequence.

507
00:36:14,667 --> 00:36:18,387
Now, when I retrieve it, I read all
about this "extraordinary meeting".

508
00:36:18,427 --> 00:36:20,707
It is not until Friday.

509
00:36:20,747 --> 00:36:23,547
Miss Matty may still attend,
if she should wish.

510
00:36:23,587 --> 00:36:27,247
But it is unlikely
to be a calm affair.

511
00:36:27,287 --> 00:36:32,907
Captain Brown, I do not wish
to take you away from Cranford,
when you are here so little,

512
00:36:32,947 --> 00:36:36,347
but are you likely to be
in Manchester this Friday?

513
00:36:36,387 --> 00:36:38,076
I can arrange to be.

514
00:36:44,667 --> 00:36:46,168
Harry Gregson.

515
00:36:48,347 --> 00:36:51,027
I'm pleased that you are punctual.

516
00:36:51,067 --> 00:36:53,907
Mr Carter taught me
to tell the clock, my lady.

517
00:36:53,947 --> 00:36:57,147
And a great many
other things besides.

518
00:36:57,187 --> 00:37:00,427
I am aware of the respect
you have for Mr Carter,

519
00:37:00,467 --> 00:37:05,308
but I feel his influence upon you
has not been altogether kind.

520
00:37:07,667 --> 00:37:10,027
Help is needed with the cattle.

521
00:37:10,067 --> 00:37:13,826
And I have found you occupation
with the livestock on the farm.

522
00:37:13,827 --> 00:37:16,027
I work for Mr Carter!

523
00:37:16,067 --> 00:37:17,667
He pays me out of his own pocket!

524
00:37:17,707 --> 00:37:20,387
That is no longer the case.

525
00:37:20,427 --> 00:37:22,347
I've been giving money to my mother!

526
00:37:22,387 --> 00:37:24,747
I quite understand.

527
00:37:27,347 --> 00:37:34,487
Since the poaching affair,
your father has proved
slightly more responsible.

528
00:37:34,527 --> 00:37:37,727
But hedging and ditching
is seasonal work

529
00:37:37,767 --> 00:37:40,607
and sooner or later
he may need to poach to feed you.

530
00:37:40,647 --> 00:37:42,848
And if he does,
I'll not step in again.

531
00:37:45,107 --> 00:37:48,407
Once you start work in the cowsheds,

532
00:37:48,447 --> 00:37:52,327
you will be a formal employee
of the Hanbury Estate.

533
00:37:52,367 --> 00:37:57,387
The wage will be of the utmost
advantage to your family,

534
00:37:57,427 --> 00:38:00,254
and you will
keep the position all your life.

535
00:38:04,307 --> 00:38:06,127
Did you know about this?

536
00:38:07,107 --> 00:38:08,608
Until an hour ago, no.

537
00:38:10,947 --> 00:38:13,307
I am sorry, Harry.

538
00:38:13,347 --> 00:38:15,407
For what?

539
00:38:15,447 --> 00:38:17,306
Teaching me to read?

540
00:38:17,307 --> 00:38:20,027
I will never be sorry
for teaching you to read!

541
00:38:20,067 --> 00:38:24,373
I only regret that
the world is such that
you could be punished for learning.

542
00:38:25,347 --> 00:38:28,293
You can't stop this happening,

543
00:38:51,507 --> 00:38:54,547
And I'm sorry to say the
bank's meeting closed in uproar.

544
00:38:54,587 --> 00:38:56,747
It was an ugly scene.

545
00:38:56,787 --> 00:39:00,227
And nothing can be done
for the people who invested there?

546
00:39:00,267 --> 00:39:03,067
None of their money
will ever be returned?

547
00:39:03,107 --> 00:39:07,547
The bank is broken,
every penny in it lost.

548
00:39:07,587 --> 00:39:11,427
I am sorry, Miss Matty,
to bring you such sad news.

549
00:39:11,467 --> 00:39:13,867
It is not your fault.

550
00:39:13,907 --> 00:39:16,227
Can I offer you some tea?

551
00:39:16,267 --> 00:39:18,809
And you must have other investments.

552
00:39:20,347 --> 00:39:22,987
Some. Certainly.

553
00:39:23,027 --> 00:39:27,946
I have lived on very meagre
funds for years, Miss Matty.

554
00:39:27,947 --> 00:39:30,029
It can be done.

555
00:39:31,587 --> 00:39:33,547
Now, I must leave.

556
00:39:33,587 --> 00:39:36,667
I am expected at the railway works.

557
00:39:36,707 --> 00:39:41,593
But if I can be of any comfort
or a**istance, send for me.

558
00:39:43,027 --> 00:39:44,028
Please.

559
00:39:55,307 --> 00:39:59,827
What are these other
investments, Miss Matty?

560
00:39:59,867 --> 00:40:01,715
What is it that you plan to live on?

561
00:40:02,987 --> 00:40:05,990
I have a very small amount,
in savings.

562
00:40:07,467 --> 00:40:09,753
It was never thought
sufficient to invest.

563
00:40:11,867 --> 00:40:14,107
I did not want to dismay poor
Captain Brown!

564
00:40:14,147 --> 00:40:16,447
It's so unpleasant for him to bring
such news!

565
00:40:16,487 --> 00:40:18,074
Oh, Miss Matty...

566
00:40:23,467 --> 00:40:26,547
I can't believe
you're giving me notice!

567
00:40:26,587 --> 00:40:28,387
I can't!

568
00:40:28,427 --> 00:40:30,607
Jem's taken that shawl
back to Johnson's.

569
00:40:30,647 --> 00:40:33,107
He's bringing you back
the whole five pounds!

570
00:40:33,147 --> 00:40:36,727
Martha. This concerns so much more
than the shawl and the five pounds!

571
00:40:36,767 --> 00:40:39,767
I don't care. I'll never leave you,
Miss Matty! Never!

572
00:40:39,807 --> 00:40:42,107
Martha... I know when I have a good
mistress,

573
00:40:42,147 --> 00:40:44,847
even if you don't know
when you've got a good servant!

574
00:40:44,887 --> 00:40:46,687
Martha! You must listen to reason!

575
00:40:46,727 --> 00:40:50,067
Reason? Reason just means what
someone else has got to say!

576
00:40:50,107 --> 00:40:53,887
I can talk reason,
when I've got a mind to,

577
00:40:53,927 --> 00:40:55,991
and I've got a mind to now.

578
00:40:58,667 --> 00:41:02,087
I've got clothes put away
and a little bit saved.

579
00:41:02,127 --> 00:41:03,156
I'll work for no pay.

580
00:41:04,287 --> 00:41:07,727
You can give me notice every hour
of the day if you like.

581
00:41:07,767 --> 00:41:08,989
But I'm stopping.

582
00:41:20,407 --> 00:41:24,667
Your loyalty does you credit and
Miss Matty will be lost without you.

583
00:41:24,707 --> 00:41:26,207
You're staying with her.

584
00:41:26,247 --> 00:41:28,887
I wouldn't dream of leaving.

585
00:41:28,927 --> 00:41:30,767
But I at least can pay my way here,

586
00:41:30,807 --> 00:41:33,087
with the allowance
I get from my father.

587
00:41:33,127 --> 00:41:38,667
The truth of the matter is
that Miss Matty is now going to have
such a meagre sum to live upon,

588
00:41:38,707 --> 00:41:41,487
she will not even be able to find
the money for your food.

589
00:41:41,527 --> 00:41:45,206
Indeed, she will be hard pressed
to find the money for her own.

590
00:41:45,207 --> 00:41:48,667
Is it as bad as that?

591
00:41:48,707 --> 00:41:50,396
It is every bit as bad as that.

592
00:42:02,087 --> 00:42:05,967
Laurentia, my dear.
I wish you to come out with me.

593
00:42:06,007 --> 00:42:07,927
It would be a pleasure, Lady Ludlow.

594
00:42:07,967 --> 00:42:11,487
I have had a letter this morning
from Lord Septimus in Italy.

595
00:42:11,527 --> 00:42:14,327
And I have not shared
its contents with Mr Carter.

596
00:42:14,367 --> 00:42:17,854
Very well. And he will not
accompany us this afternoon.

597
00:42:23,767 --> 00:42:25,576
EXPLOSION

598
00:42:38,907 --> 00:42:43,307
Captain Brown, my lady. I represent
Sir Charles, at the Works.

599
00:42:43,347 --> 00:42:46,907
If your ladyship would
care to come with me
to the engineer's office,

600
00:42:46,947 --> 00:42:49,327
I would be delighted
to exhibit all the plans.

601
00:42:49,367 --> 00:42:51,247
It is but a short way off.

602
00:42:51,287 --> 00:42:56,007
And do those plans
include a map of the line
going all the way to Cranford?

603
00:42:56,047 --> 00:42:59,367
Depicting the route
it would take across my land?

604
00:42:59,407 --> 00:43:03,007
Sir Charles asked
that they be drawn up in full.

605
00:43:05,367 --> 00:43:08,609
EXPLOSION

606
00:43:09,907 --> 00:43:11,454
Then I will see them.

607
00:43:18,827 --> 00:43:24,627
The plan is for a new and superior
residence for Septimus in Italy.

608
00:43:24,667 --> 00:43:26,333
He enclosed it with his letter.

609
00:43:29,067 --> 00:43:31,774
The cost of building this will be...
Considerable.

610
00:43:33,327 --> 00:43:37,487
His rented villa no longer suits
the requirements of his health.

611
00:43:37,527 --> 00:43:41,571
His doctors suggest
that he moves to Lake Lugano.

612
00:43:43,247 --> 00:43:45,374
I cannot deny him.

613
00:43:46,927 --> 00:43:49,607
I should. I know I should.

614
00:43:49,647 --> 00:43:54,818
But I find I must wrestle
my reverence for Hanbury
with my regard for him.

615
00:43:56,727 --> 00:43:59,332
And he is always the victor.

616
00:44:02,407 --> 00:44:04,127
My lady,

617
00:44:04,167 --> 00:44:05,707
he will inherit the estate.

618
00:44:05,747 --> 00:44:09,187
Surely his wellbeing goes
hand in hand with that of Hanbury.

619
00:44:09,227 --> 00:44:13,147
You cannot know what it is
to have a son, Mr Carter.

620
00:44:13,187 --> 00:44:14,432
Perhaps I cannot know.

621
00:44:15,447 --> 00:44:17,574
But I think I can imagine it.

622
00:44:19,507 --> 00:44:23,250
Then you must understand
that I have but one choice...

623
00:44:25,167 --> 00:44:27,347
To give him all that he asks,

624
00:44:27,387 --> 00:44:30,967
and leave a mortgage
on the estate when I die.

625
00:44:31,007 --> 00:44:32,696
Or to give him all that he asks...

626
00:44:34,227 --> 00:44:37,674
...and sell one third
of my estate to the railway.

627
00:44:42,387 --> 00:44:44,627
You do not look happy, Caroline.

628
00:44:44,667 --> 00:44:47,587
What has lowered your spirits so?

629
00:44:47,627 --> 00:44:50,187
Dr Harrison's neglect of me.

630
00:44:50,227 --> 00:44:54,787
He's not neglectful,
merely mindful of your health.

631
00:44:54,827 --> 00:44:58,867
If he were truly mindful of it,
he would declare himself.

632
00:44:58,907 --> 00:45:02,928
I cannot idle along
like this forever, I'm almost 33!

633
00:45:04,467 --> 00:45:06,987
The May Day atmosphere
will bring him out.

634
00:45:07,027 --> 00:45:09,587
You sound very certain.

635
00:45:09,627 --> 00:45:14,587
He is a man with much respect
for the romantic almanac.

636
00:45:14,627 --> 00:45:20,492
In the lore of love, May Day is
nigh on as valued as St Valentine's.

637
00:45:26,307 --> 00:45:30,667
I haven't a grey hair myself. I use
it only as a preventative measure.

638
00:45:30,707 --> 00:45:32,587
It smells a little odd, Miss Pole.

639
00:45:32,627 --> 00:45:34,247
It has indigo in it.

640
00:45:34,287 --> 00:45:36,027
Which is an African vegetable.

641
00:45:36,067 --> 00:45:37,073
Oh!

642
00:45:38,107 --> 00:45:39,827
What if Dr Harrison comes back?

643
00:45:39,867 --> 00:45:41,947
He's only gone out
to lance a carbuncle!

644
00:45:41,987 --> 00:45:43,427
Trust us, Mrs Rose.

645
00:45:43,467 --> 00:45:45,850
We will work like the wind!

646
00:45:47,347 --> 00:45:50,032
FOLK TUNE PLAY

647
00:45:56,027 --> 00:45:59,394
We must hurry,
before it rains again.

648
00:46:02,147 --> 00:46:04,627
Put the yellow one up there.

649
00:46:07,187 --> 00:46:09,951
Come on! Get it up there!

650
00:46:47,627 --> 00:46:53,407
If I say so myself Mrs Rose,
I have taken years away from you.

651
00:46:53,447 --> 00:46:56,187
Oh!

652
00:46:56,227 --> 00:46:58,187
I shall not deny it!

653
00:46:58,227 --> 00:47:03,875
I should not wonder if
the doctor went down upon
his knee before all Cranford!

654
00:47:17,847 --> 00:47:19,951
What a beautiful evening,
Dr Harrison!

655
00:47:21,027 --> 00:47:22,517
It is indeed.

656
00:47:27,727 --> 00:47:30,150
And warm.

657
00:47:31,927 --> 00:47:32,951
Lovely flowers.

658
00:47:34,127 --> 00:47:38,314
When I was a girl, I always
liked to bring in May Day branches.

659
00:47:40,887 --> 00:47:43,987
It was said that where blossom led,

660
00:47:44,027 --> 00:47:45,636
true love would follow.

661
00:47:46,647 --> 00:47:47,853
Oh, yes?

662
00:47:49,687 --> 00:47:52,327
But perhaps, this year,

663
00:47:52,367 --> 00:47:55,194
such invocation is not needed.

664
00:47:57,847 --> 00:48:01,927
Perhaps true love
has already found a home here.

665
00:48:01,967 --> 00:48:04,316
You should not doubt it for a moment.

666
00:48:21,367 --> 00:48:24,097
Woohoo! It's May Day!

667
00:48:28,587 --> 00:48:32,614
MARTHA SOBS GENTLY

668
00:48:35,927 --> 00:48:39,247
Oh, Martha,
that is beautifully done.

669
00:48:39,287 --> 00:48:42,990
Now fetch your best bonnet.
Let's enjoy this lovely day.

670
00:48:47,847 --> 00:48:51,927
Their breeches are
hanging in a very strange way.

671
00:48:51,967 --> 00:48:54,247
We must adjust them, come on!

672
00:48:54,287 --> 00:48:57,694
You adjust them. They're growing
lads, they'll be embarrassed.

673
00:49:00,687 --> 00:49:04,487
Jack in the Green goes first,
the Morris men immediately following.

674
00:49:06,327 --> 00:49:11,094
Harry! Have you put straw round
the may pole? Harry! Hurry up!

675
00:49:14,447 --> 00:49:17,327
All right. Let's get on with it!

676
00:49:17,367 --> 00:49:19,806
CHEERING

677
00:49:19,807 --> 00:49:21,327
DRUM BEAT

678
00:49:21,367 --> 00:49:25,172
FOLK TUNE PLAYS

679
00:49:52,947 --> 00:49:55,187
My dear Mrs Rose!

680
00:49:55,227 --> 00:49:58,087
How very charming you look today.

681
00:49:58,127 --> 00:50:00,687
Do please come
and join Dr Harrison and me.

682
00:50:00,727 --> 00:50:02,848
Thank you.

683
00:50:24,287 --> 00:50:27,507
You are doing very well.

684
00:50:27,547 --> 00:50:29,867
Nobody has noticed
there is anything amiss.

685
00:50:29,907 --> 00:50:33,447
People will find out soon.
How will it be revealed?

686
00:50:33,487 --> 00:50:36,247
Will the bank come
and take my furniture away?

687
00:50:36,287 --> 00:50:39,007
You are not bankrupt.
You do not owe a penny.

688
00:50:39,047 --> 00:50:42,027
I owe Mr Goddard the butcher
for a neck of mutton!

689
00:50:42,067 --> 00:50:44,847
Oh, that isn't of much account.
It is to me.

690
00:50:44,887 --> 00:50:47,687
The little I have
must go so many ways.

691
00:50:47,727 --> 00:50:49,951
Good afternoon.

692
00:50:51,647 --> 00:50:54,969
Such a delightful day.
We believe that it will prove so!

693
00:51:00,727 --> 00:51:03,067
There you are, Jem. Thank you, I'll
have that.

694
00:51:03,107 --> 00:51:05,410
Can you not just
enjoy yourself a second?

695
00:51:06,947 --> 00:51:09,587
Martha! Martha!

696
00:51:09,627 --> 00:51:13,127
What is it, Martha? Can't it wait?
Just come out from under there!

697
00:51:13,167 --> 00:51:15,606
This is an honour!

698
00:51:15,607 --> 00:51:18,770
Oh, it's a different story
when you want something!

699
00:51:20,807 --> 00:51:24,129
DRUM BEAT

700
00:51:31,727 --> 00:51:32,773
My lady.

701
00:51:58,987 --> 00:52:01,091
Pass me the crown, Harry.

702
00:52:21,347 --> 00:52:24,007
Jem and I have decided
to get married.

703
00:52:24,047 --> 00:52:25,587
We've what?

704
00:52:25,627 --> 00:52:27,427
But you have not been engaged!

705
00:52:27,467 --> 00:52:30,847
While, and see no reason for delay.

706
00:52:30,887 --> 00:52:31,887
Do we, Jem?

707
00:52:31,927 --> 00:52:32,987
He'll come to.

708
00:52:33,027 --> 00:52:36,067
He's just overjoyed
with the suddenness of it all.

709
00:52:36,107 --> 00:52:39,547
You do not look quite certain, Jem.
We were meant to be saving up.

710
00:52:39,587 --> 00:52:43,067
Well, there'll be no need if we
get ourselves a nice, quiet lodger.

711
00:52:43,107 --> 00:52:45,127
Which is why
we've come to you today.

712
00:52:45,167 --> 00:52:47,787
We'll set up in a house
that'd suit us all together.

713
00:52:47,827 --> 00:52:51,027
You can have the parlour, and
we'll live at the back. Martha...

714
00:52:51,067 --> 00:52:53,387
I thought you wanted it
as much as I do!

715
00:52:53,427 --> 00:52:57,106
I do. I do, one day! But marriage...

716
00:52:57,107 --> 00:52:59,227
Marriage nails a man, Martha.

717
00:52:59,267 --> 00:53:02,547
And schemes such as this,
with lodgers...?

718
00:53:02,587 --> 00:53:04,227
I'm sorry. I'm that flummoxed.

719
00:53:04,267 --> 00:53:07,667
I hope you don't think my dismay
reflects my opinion of you, madam.

720
00:53:07,707 --> 00:53:09,787
It's just that this
is such quick work.

721
00:53:09,827 --> 00:53:11,907
Martha, my dear.

722
00:53:11,947 --> 00:53:14,947
You cannot forge such a plan
just to benefit me.

723
00:53:14,987 --> 00:53:17,047
Matrimony is a very solemn thing.

724
00:53:17,087 --> 00:53:19,727
Thank you, Miss Matilda.
I've always it thought so.

725
00:53:19,767 --> 00:53:21,667
Then why do you object to it?

726
00:53:21,707 --> 00:53:25,787
I don't object as such! I daresay
I shan't mind once it's done.

727
00:53:25,827 --> 00:53:27,987
I hope the Lord
forgives you, Jem Hearne!

728
00:53:28,027 --> 00:53:30,827
Because I won't.

729
00:53:30,867 --> 00:53:32,818
I'm sorry. I'm just a bit fluttered.

730
00:53:40,587 --> 00:53:44,034
FOLK TUNE PLAYS

731
00:53:49,147 --> 00:53:51,387
Oh, it is a fine sight, is it not?

732
00:53:51,427 --> 00:53:56,827
And you, my dear Mrs Rose,
do you enjoy it, too?

733
00:53:56,867 --> 00:54:01,347
Oh, I bless you for inviting
me to Cranford, Dr Morgan.

734
00:54:01,387 --> 00:54:05,347
I thought when I came that
my best years were done with.

735
00:54:05,387 --> 00:54:10,447
This is the first of many
May Days, Dr Morgan, I'm sure.

736
00:54:10,487 --> 00:54:13,307
Did you hear that, Dr Harrison?
What?

737
00:54:13,347 --> 00:54:18,147
I'm surprised you can hear any
conversation, with Sophy Hutton
banging on that tambourine.

738
00:54:18,187 --> 00:54:19,947
It's making my head ache,

739
00:54:19,987 --> 00:54:23,987
and watching those
girls revolving makes me giddy! Oh!

740
00:54:24,027 --> 00:54:26,547
The blood is draining from her face!

741
00:54:26,587 --> 00:54:28,107
Dr Harrison, can you see it?

742
00:54:28,147 --> 00:54:31,527
It is... It is hard to tell,
against a dress so brightly coloured!

743
00:54:31,567 --> 00:54:35,307
Go to the refreshment tent,
get a glass of water.

744
00:54:35,347 --> 00:54:38,515
I see Sophy Hutton's parasol
is idle by the rector's seat.

745
00:54:40,947 --> 00:54:44,807
Reverend Hutton,
might I borrow this?

746
00:54:44,847 --> 00:54:48,267
Oh, please. My sister
has suffered a nervous eclipse.

747
00:54:48,307 --> 00:54:50,507
Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.

748
00:54:50,547 --> 00:54:53,767
I think it will be
resolved without mishap.

749
00:54:53,807 --> 00:54:56,867
We expect her engagement
to be announced today,

750
00:54:56,907 --> 00:54:59,187
and anticipation has taken its toll!

751
00:54:59,227 --> 00:55:01,647
An engagement...
Am I the first to know?

752
00:55:01,687 --> 00:55:03,707
I think it appropriate.

753
00:55:03,747 --> 00:55:08,807
Her fiance is a proud man,
but she has a substantial dowry.

754
00:55:08,847 --> 00:55:11,987
I expect the banns
to be called very soon!

755
00:55:12,027 --> 00:55:14,447
Is she be marrying
a gentleman from Cranford?

756
00:55:14,487 --> 00:55:16,267
She will be marrying Dr Harrison.

757
00:55:20,447 --> 00:55:22,950
Will you excuse me a moment?

758
00:55:24,687 --> 00:55:27,967
Miss Matty, you have
sat long enough alone.

759
00:55:28,007 --> 00:55:30,446
I think it's sensible
to seek out your friends.

760
00:55:30,447 --> 00:55:33,127
We must still conceal
my misfortune from them.

761
00:55:33,167 --> 00:55:35,606
They would want to know,

762
00:55:35,607 --> 00:55:37,587
so that they might console you.

763
00:55:37,627 --> 00:55:39,427
I do not wish to solicit sympathy.

764
00:55:39,467 --> 00:55:42,907
There is many a poor person with
less than I. Think of poor Martha.

765
00:55:42,947 --> 00:55:46,707
What will her future be?
She has no family at all.

766
00:55:48,007 --> 00:55:51,646
Dr Harrison! Sophy! I thought
the dancing was quite wonderful.

767
00:55:51,647 --> 00:55:53,927
I did not think you would
be swayed by money.

768
00:55:53,967 --> 00:55:54,967
What money?

769
00:55:55,007 --> 00:55:58,447
Caroline Tomkinson's dowry. Do not
ask me to go into vulgar detail.

770
00:55:58,487 --> 00:56:01,907
It is enough you're promised to
another! I don't know what you mean.

771
00:56:01,947 --> 00:56:05,407
You know everything! £4, 000!

772
00:56:05,447 --> 00:56:07,327
Although you pretended to spurn it.

773
00:56:07,367 --> 00:56:10,687
Spurn it? Yes, as one
masquerading as a gentleman would.

774
00:56:10,727 --> 00:56:13,367
Sir, I do not understand this charge!

775
00:56:13,407 --> 00:56:15,507
I have no interest
in this lady's hand.

776
00:56:15,547 --> 00:56:18,207
Oh, sister!

777
00:56:18,247 --> 00:56:20,807
Your pretence to ignorance
compounds the crime.

778
00:56:20,847 --> 00:56:24,247
I did not spurn Miss Caroline's
dowry. It was not offered to me.

779
00:56:24,287 --> 00:56:27,607
And why should it be, when I have
an understanding with another?

780
00:56:27,647 --> 00:56:30,247
Yes! A very definite understanding!

781
00:56:30,287 --> 00:56:33,047
Mrs Rose, defend your fiance!

782
00:56:33,087 --> 00:56:34,856
Mrs Rose?

783
00:56:36,567 --> 00:56:39,507
We're not formally engaged.

784
00:56:39,547 --> 00:56:42,507
But we share an understanding...

785
00:56:42,547 --> 00:56:44,527
Don't we?

786
00:56:44,567 --> 00:56:47,247
Sophy, go and find your sisters.
I would rather not.

787
00:56:47,287 --> 00:56:51,687
If Dr Harrison is to defend himself,
I think it only right
I should stay to hear him.

788
00:56:51,727 --> 00:56:56,367
I do not understand
how I have given this impression.

789
00:56:56,407 --> 00:56:59,087
My only understanding is
with the Reverend Hutton.

790
00:56:59,127 --> 00:57:02,207
And it concerns his daughter.

791
00:57:02,247 --> 00:57:05,567
Mrs Rose, I will escort you home.

792
00:57:05,607 --> 00:57:09,907
You will come to me at
my house to explain your
betrayal of my faith in you.

793
00:57:09,947 --> 00:57:14,047
And what of my sister, and myself?
Who will be our advocate?

794
00:57:14,087 --> 00:57:18,547
Who w