CRANFORD EPISODE 3 LYRICS

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They look very nice there.

2
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Well done.
I wish it didn't say he was an angel.

3
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Lizzie! He wasn't.
We never called him so!

4
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Good morning!

5
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You are all well, I hope.

6
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Yes, thank you.

7
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We are well enough.

8
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It wasn't his fault, Sophy!

9
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No. It was mine.

10
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L...

11
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...Is for labour.
A source of bread and pride. I...

12
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...Is for intelligence.

13
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Which all men are born with,
but must learn to use.

14
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B... Books!

15
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Which hold the key
to almost everything.

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E... is for education.

17
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Which will teach me how to...

18
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R... read them!

19
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T...

20
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is for transcend.

21
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To rise above one's circumstances.

22
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Y...

23
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Y is for you, Sir.

24
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You paint over it now,
before somebody comes.

25
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You were not dependent upon your
sister for all things, Miss Matty.

26
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But Deborah's judgement
was always so exact.

27
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I find I defer to her even now,
when I arrange a drawer

28
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or tie up preserves
or must remind Martha
that followers are not allowed.

29
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Martha will not take advantage of
you on that score, I am certain.

30
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Miss Deborah might have taken charge
of all your affairs at the bank,

31
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but who was it who drew up
the weekly accounts?

32
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Well, I suppose it was I.

33
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Quite. That is not an easy task!

34
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I should fail at it altogether.

35
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Come. Eat your orange.

36
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Here?

37
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Oh, Miss Matty.

38
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Why do you not just take it to your
room, as you were used to doing?

39
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Perhaps not today, my dear.

40
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Dr Harrison? I heard a crash.
I think we have had an intruder!

41
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Oh, pray do nothing hasty!

42
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Be careful, you have no
weapon with you!

43
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BARKING

44
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The mutton has gone!

45
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And the knife taken too!

46
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I very much fear it is a spy
from France.

47
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I can hardly bear to think of Dr
Harrison creeping downstairs, armed.

48
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He will have been woken from
sleep, and barely had time
to step into his top-boots.

49
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Or a shirt!

50
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It was a factory hand,
on the run from strikes!

51
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And he has doubtless fled the county,
back to whence he came.

52
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On a horse shod with felt!

53
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For that is what they do to
make their passage silent.

54
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Mr Johnson told me that himself.

55
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Men! They are all the same!

56
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They know everything about
everything, save when it is to
happen and how it can be stopped.

57
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My father was a man -
I think I understand the sex.

58
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I left my butler in the garden,
dusting off his musket.

59
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BARKING

60
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Dadda!

61
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This is Lady Ludlow's land.

62
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It's all some bugger's land.
We've got mouths to feed.

63
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I'll teach you something new.

64
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This isn't like rabbits -
no blood, no wire.

65
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Come on.

66
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Agh!

67
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I've agreed terms with
the mail-coach driver.

68
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Caught game's very popular
down London. Why?

69
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No lead shot in it.

70
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Oh!

71
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CLUCKING
Shh shh shh!

72
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It's probably Irish.

73
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They'll be all over
the district soon.

74
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They're like lice. And the opium
fiends will be hot on their heels.

75
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We shall have to put shutters on the
shop, like you see in Manchester.

76
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We've got a Constable, name of
Graves, farms at Nether Cranford.

77
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He's got a lame leg and a bad back -
he's probably on your books.

78
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I'll have justice for this!

79
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Go on, lad. Show your mam.

80
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You're a good boy, Harry.

81
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Hey, we're not done yet!
Go fetch the twine - these want
putting into brace. Go on!

82
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CLOCK CHIMES

83
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Harry, I must make haste.

84
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Poachers got into the pens last
night and Lady Ludlow wants
the keeper brought before her.

85
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Is he in trouble? Oh, yes.

86
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They were prize specimens.

87
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Her Ladyship sends six brace to
Chatsworth each December,
with her compliments.

88
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And now this year, she cannot.
And she is deeply angry.

89
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Oh, and cut me some nibs when I
am gone. You know the slant I like.

90
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Buy some clothes pegs? Clothes pegs?

91
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At Christmas?

92
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Ask your mistress, dearie.

93
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The crime rate in Cranford
is increasing. You need to
seek out those responsible.

94
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It's only my duty to
apprehend wrongdoers!

95
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I'm not obliged to go
out looking for them.

96
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That's what the
Constables do in London.

97
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Frank, this isn't London...
In London, the Constables get paid!

98
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If you can identify the man
who robbed you, Mr Johnson,

99
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you're within your rights to
bring a prosecution directly.

100
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Simply report the culprit
to Sir Charles Maulver!

101
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Well, he's the magistrate. And then
Farmer Graves can make an arrest.

102
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I don't know who the culprit is!

103
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He came up on me from behind!

104
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Miss Pole! What's going on?

105
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I have gathered up my silver,
we must flee!

106
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The crimes are escalating!

107
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I answered the door myself,
since you had been gone
such an unconscionable time,

108
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and the most abominable gypsy
was there

109
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and she mistook me
for my own servant and tried to push

110
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past me, shouting out "I must speak
with the mistress!"

111
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I've gone cold. Oh, shush!

112
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We must remain stoical
and display calm common sense.

113
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Mrs Jamieson has rooms to spare
and she possesses a butler
with a musket.

114
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Who goes there?

115
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BARKING

116
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Show yourselves,
you lousy thieving cowards.

117
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Make yourself known to Mrs Jamieson!
You said she'd take us in!

118
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But now the dog has been distressed,
I fear it may alter her disposition
towards me!

119
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Do you think he's swallowed
his tongue?

120
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LOUD KNOCK AT DOOR

121
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Miss Pole! Whatever are you
thinking of, opening the door?!

122
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I could have been anybody,
with a cutlass!

123
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Get inside, Bertha!

124
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No! Go straight to The George!

125
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And tell your aunt you may remain
until I fetch you!

126
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The poker! Foolish girl.

127
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There is a plot
to rob my house tonight!

128
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Have there been men in the vicinity?

129
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Three! And one of them has a hump.

130
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It is as well I am not a
creature of fragile nerve.

131
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I came directly here!

132
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Well, you must stay here,
you will have dear Mary's room.

133
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She can sleep with me.

134
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All is well.

135
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There is no man concealed there.

136
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You seem very practised at this.

137
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It has been my habit
since I was but eighteen!

138
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When I was a child, I used to take a
flying leap from floor to bed

139
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lest a hand should reach
and seize me by the foot.

140
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Then Deborah persuaded
me it was not dignified,
so I started with the ball.

141
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I have such a
horror of hands under beds.

142
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I think we might be extravagant
with our candle tonight.

143
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Poor little dog!

144
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Was he... shot?

145
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It was he who alerted us to
the presence of the robbers.

146
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He barked and barked and barked
until completely over exercised.

147
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Or else he simply died of fright.

148
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Either way, it is murder.

149
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It is a dreadful business.

150
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But did they take all your silver?

151
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Truth to be told, they
got away with nothing!

152
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They left more than they took -

153
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great big footprints,
half a dozen or more,
right under the kitchen window!

154
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Don't... ruffle his hair!

155
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It took all night to curl it.

156
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Don't be dallying! Come on.

157
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Don't be daft, woman.
Get in! Come on. Come on.

158
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BELL RINGS

159
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Mrs Johnson...

160
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I don't know how he's got
the brass neck!

161
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Come on, pick one
for your Christmas box.

162
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It's such an extravagance.

163
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You serve them.
I've got matters to attend to.

164
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We have all been
forced indoors so much of late,
we are in danger of becoming morbid.

165
00:13:06,669 --> 00:13:12,009
So Miss Tomkinson is giving a
party in honour of Christmas Eve.

166
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She very much hopes you will attend.

167
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I am not sure that I should.

168
00:13:16,129 --> 00:13:20,089
I think a party
would be most welcome.

169
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It can be no disgrace to your
sister's memory to mark the
season with your closest friends.

170
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We cannot proceed without you -
you would be too much missed!

171
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Is Miss Tomkinson
inviting Captain Brown?

172
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My sister's final words with
him were really very... vexed.

173
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But we need Captain Brown
to carry a club!

174
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Darkness Lane is not so
called for nothing!

175
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Cranford has seen such
trouble, Miss Matty.

176
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I think we should rally,
and demonstrate our strength.

177
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Deborah would not hide away at home.

178
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I am not enjoying this.
I have cuffs quite smart enough
for Miss Tomkinson's party.

179
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If you have cuffs, Miss Jenkyns,
why not think about a gown?

180
00:14:13,069 --> 00:14:18,169
We're only here for haberdashery.
Mr Johnson? Miss Matilda
Jenkyns is planning a new gown!

181
00:14:18,209 --> 00:14:21,549
What is the cheaper this month,
the mousseline de laine or sarsenet?

182
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Two and two the yard, both of them.

183
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Miss Matilda?

184
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This is an unexpected pleasure.

185
00:14:30,669 --> 00:14:35,509
Three months must have passed by
since we saw each other last.

186
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It has been nearer four, I think.

187
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Mary, dear,
this is Mr Thomas Holbrook.

188
00:14:45,589 --> 00:14:49,549
Mr Holbrook, this is my
friend, Miss Mary Smith.

189
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You have had some sorrow
since we last met.

190
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I have suffered a
great loss, Mr Holbrook.

191
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My sister died.

192
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I am sorry to hear that. Truly I am.

193
00:15:05,149 --> 00:15:07,548
I haven't seen Mr Holbrook before.

194
00:15:07,549 --> 00:15:09,389
Is he a Cranford gentleman? No! No!

195
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He has a farm some five miles off.

196
00:15:11,269 --> 00:15:14,709
Although he is a cousin of
Miss Pole's. Once removed.

197
00:15:14,749 --> 00:15:18,369
And I was ordering a length
of sarsenet! No, Miss Matty -

198
00:15:18,409 --> 00:15:22,088
Mrs Johnson was trying to
sell you a length of sarsenet.

199
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Two and two the yard!

200
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TIN WHISTLE PLAYS

201
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Thank you.

202
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BANGING AT DOOR

203
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Job Gregson.

204
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I am arresting you on a charge of
robbery and a**ault

205
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with intent to endanger the
life of Mr Josiah Johnson.

206
00:15:52,350 --> 00:15:58,110
30 years ago my cousin,
Thomas Holbrook, had the nerve
to ask Miss Matilda for her hand!

207
00:15:58,150 --> 00:16:00,350
He asked for her hand?

208
00:16:00,390 --> 00:16:04,750
And she sent him on his way! He was
a farmer who drove his own cattle.

209
00:16:04,790 --> 00:16:07,990
Not enough of a gentleman for
the Rector and Miss Deborah.

210
00:16:08,030 --> 00:16:09,970
Mr Holbrook didn't
want to marry them!

211
00:16:10,010 --> 00:16:14,110
Perhaps I am surmising.
Perhaps she did not like him.

212
00:16:14,150 --> 00:16:16,150
He always had
the most masculine ways,

213
00:16:16,190 --> 00:16:21,070
unless somebody was sick in the
house, he never saw any need
to moderate his voice!

214
00:16:21,110 --> 00:16:22,190
That is enough.

215
00:16:22,230 --> 00:16:25,390
One can be over zealous with
one's Yuletide decorations.

216
00:16:25,430 --> 00:16:30,180
But what did Mr Holbrook do
after Miss Matty declined him?

217
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Avoided Cranford altogether,

218
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for almost 30 years.

219
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CLANGING

220
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What do you want?
Can I see my father, please?

221
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Good lad. Tell them where you were!
What you were really doing!

222
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You were poaching too.

223
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We'd both go down.

224
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Dadda! They'll put you on the ships!
You'll be transported.

225
00:17:07,470 --> 00:17:11,093
You're ten years old.
I'll not seeing you in jail.

226
00:17:14,070 --> 00:17:16,230
Sir. He's not guilty.

227
00:17:16,270 --> 00:17:19,336
Can you vouch for his
whereabouts on that night?

228
00:17:23,110 --> 00:17:25,772
Can you prove that he
was in another place?

229
00:17:28,030 --> 00:17:29,975
Otherwise occupied?

230
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He was on Lady Ludlow's land.

231
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Poaching.

232
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Six brace of pheasants,
two of snipe.

233
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I helped you write it in the ledger.

234
00:17:51,430 --> 00:17:53,534
How do you know it was him?

235
00:17:58,670 --> 00:18:00,160
I was there.

236
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I was helping.

237
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Go home now!

238
00:18:09,730 --> 00:18:11,231
Now, Harry!

239
00:18:22,150 --> 00:18:25,910
Job Gregson is neither a thief
nor violent. But he is a poacher.

240
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And that fact might save him.

241
00:18:28,390 --> 00:18:31,470
Poaching is next to
thieving, Mr Carter.

242
00:18:31,510 --> 00:18:34,030
I abhor it for that reason!

243
00:18:34,070 --> 00:18:37,530
Madam, I am convinced that it
was done because the man was
desperate to feed his family.

244
00:18:37,570 --> 00:18:40,110
Has he no work?

245
00:18:40,150 --> 00:18:41,870
Where does he live?

246
00:18:41,910 --> 00:18:45,910
He is a squatter in Hareman's Lane.

247
00:18:45,950 --> 00:18:50,070
Then he is not,
I think, a tenant of mine.

248
00:18:50,110 --> 00:18:52,870
I have no responsibility towards him.

249
00:18:52,910 --> 00:18:56,030
He is a tenant of
this Earth, my lady.

250
00:18:56,070 --> 00:19:00,950
And since the enclosure of common
land, there is nowhere for the
poor to forage for fuel or food.

251
00:19:00,990 --> 00:19:04,270
What is it that you
want me to do, Mr Carter?

252
00:19:04,310 --> 00:19:06,830
Sir Charles Maulver
will hear the case.

253
00:19:06,870 --> 00:19:10,590
I beg you, most humbly, to
intercede on Job Gregson's behalf,

254
00:19:10,630 --> 00:19:16,150
to explain that he was poaching on
your land, and to state that you can
vouch for the time of the offence.

255
00:19:16,190 --> 00:19:19,010
But the man will still be
jailed for snaring pheasant.

256
00:19:19,050 --> 00:19:22,470
He will serve three months
or be fined five pounds.

257
00:19:22,510 --> 00:19:25,030
My lady, compare that
to banishment in a prison hulk -

258
00:19:25,070 --> 00:19:31,490
a woman as good as widowed
and six children fatherless forever.
I think we will end this discussion.

259
00:19:31,530 --> 00:19:35,176
It is not a subject upon
which we are likely to agree.

260
00:19:39,150 --> 00:19:44,990
Madam, I must hope that if you
cannot help this family,

261
00:19:45,030 --> 00:19:46,480
God will.

262
00:20:05,370 --> 00:20:08,840
Jack?! Merry Christmas, Frank!
Any room at the inn?

263
00:20:09,890 --> 00:20:14,210
Ahh, Mrs Rose! This is my friend
from Guy's, Dr Jack Marshland.

264
00:20:14,250 --> 00:20:18,850
He works at Manchester now,
in the Infirmary. He has come to
join us for Christmas.

265
00:20:18,890 --> 00:20:20,932
Dr Marshland. We are very
pleased to have you with us.

266
00:20:22,170 --> 00:20:24,695
BABY CRIES

267
00:20:28,290 --> 00:20:30,970
Is this where Job Gregson lives?

268
00:20:31,010 --> 00:20:32,540
Yes, it is, my lady.

269
00:20:42,810 --> 00:20:45,540
WAILING

270
00:21:04,210 --> 00:21:09,490
Believe me, Jack, the Tomkinson's
is the last place I wanted
to spend Christmas Eve!

271
00:21:09,530 --> 00:21:14,730
There was one invitation I wanted
more than any other, that was
from the Rector and his daughter,

272
00:21:14,770 --> 00:21:17,550
Miss Sophy Hutton. Oh, yes?

273
00:21:17,590 --> 00:21:19,410
But it did not come.

274
00:21:19,450 --> 00:21:22,450
You swear you don't object to
our attending the Miss Tomkinsons?

275
00:21:22,490 --> 00:21:25,419
To an evening spent in the company
of Cranford's single ladies?

276
00:21:27,330 --> 00:21:29,790
Your turn, Miss Matty.

277
00:21:29,830 --> 00:21:34,970
Of the present company
who thinks themselves the most...

278
00:21:35,010 --> 00:21:37,018
Virtuous... virtuous?

279
00:21:39,190 --> 00:21:41,897
I leave that for you to judge.

280
00:21:46,970 --> 00:21:51,650
Can you tell what those
nearest to you think of you
at the present time?

281
00:21:51,690 --> 00:21:56,553
How can you expect me to reveal
such a secret to the company!

282
00:21:58,090 --> 00:22:00,010
Jesus wept!

283
00:22:00,050 --> 00:22:02,970
You sent for me, my Lady?

284
00:22:03,010 --> 00:22:05,610
Mr Carter,

285
00:22:05,650 --> 00:22:07,970
On Christmas Eve?
I wish you to attend with me.

286
00:22:08,010 --> 00:22:09,733
Come. We must make haste.

287
00:22:11,330 --> 00:22:15,010
It makes me laugh to see
him purring and murmuring
his way around the room!

288
00:22:15,050 --> 00:22:16,970
We had such a time of it at Guy's!

289
00:22:17,010 --> 00:22:18,970
He has never spoken of it!

290
00:22:19,010 --> 00:22:22,310
Did he not tell you of the time he
caught a dog, a terrible mangy cur,

291
00:22:22,350 --> 00:22:25,670
and put it to bed in my room?
I think he lured it with a chop.

292
00:22:25,710 --> 00:22:32,212
When I got home, I lay right beside
it without noticing and fell fast
asleep until it licked my face!

293
00:22:34,570 --> 00:22:36,389
That is quite enough from you!

294
00:22:36,390 --> 00:22:42,210
Whist? I do like spices,
but they do not like me.
Oh, you'll like it, Captain Brown.

295
00:22:42,250 --> 00:22:45,099
I'm so glad they didn't ask me
to play cards.

296
00:22:48,550 --> 00:22:51,930
Good evening, Sir Charles.
What the devil is going on, Graves?

297
00:22:51,970 --> 00:22:54,550
Her Ladyship awaits
you in her carriage, Sir.

298
00:22:54,590 --> 00:22:57,860
Fine Christmas Eve this is!
Sir Charles. Mr Carter.

299
00:23:02,910 --> 00:23:06,290
I issued the Constable with
a warrant for this arrest!

300
00:23:06,330 --> 00:23:09,030
The offence brought to me
was robbery with violence.

301
00:23:09,070 --> 00:23:12,390
The man will be tried for that,
and found guilty.

302
00:23:12,430 --> 00:23:15,510
He is guilty of poaching.
Nothing more.

303
00:23:15,550 --> 00:23:17,310
And nothing less!

304
00:23:17,350 --> 00:23:21,210
I am plagued by poachers too,
and they are all vagabonds.

305
00:23:21,250 --> 00:23:25,610
Vagabonds can be sentenced
purely for their way of life.

306
00:23:25,650 --> 00:23:28,690
No specific crime is required.

307
00:23:28,730 --> 00:23:31,850
That, Lady Ludlow, is the law.

308
00:23:31,890 --> 00:23:34,329
And who is it who makes the law?

309
00:23:34,330 --> 00:23:39,390
Those such as you in the
House of Commons, those such
as I in the House of Lords!

310
00:23:39,430 --> 00:23:42,930
You can also mete out
justice as you see fit.

311
00:23:42,970 --> 00:23:45,570
That's your privilege,
as a magistrate.

312
00:23:45,610 --> 00:23:49,176
Convict Job Gregson of poaching...

313
00:23:50,250 --> 00:23:53,570
...and I will pay the fine.

314
00:23:53,610 --> 00:24:00,290
Five pounds from my own purse
to save a father of six from gaol.

315
00:24:00,330 --> 00:24:05,011
He will work on my land,
unwaged, in reparation.

316
00:24:06,050 --> 00:24:07,312
My Lady.

317
00:24:10,750 --> 00:24:14,493
Mr Carter, take the constable's key.

318
00:24:38,630 --> 00:24:42,630
May I offer you the compliments
of the season, Captain Brown?

319
00:24:42,670 --> 00:24:44,490
You may indeed.

320
00:24:44,530 --> 00:24:47,891
And I return them,
most wholeheartedly.

321
00:24:49,430 --> 00:24:54,510
It will be a sad Christ-tide,
I fear, in both our houses.

322
00:24:54,550 --> 00:24:59,413
But tonight we enjoy the company of
friends. Which is as it ought to be.

323
00:25:03,710 --> 00:25:06,310
My sister Deborah was
very fond of Jessie.

324
00:25:06,350 --> 00:25:07,990
I think she hoped to see her married.

325
00:25:08,030 --> 00:25:11,255
The poor girl never even
had a chance of that.

326
00:25:14,190 --> 00:25:19,710
My sister was a woman who
noticed things, Captain Brown.

327
00:25:19,750 --> 00:25:24,500
And she noticed
Major Gordon's interest in Jessie.

328
00:25:25,510 --> 00:25:29,630
She was of very decided
opinion when it came to matches,

329
00:25:29,670 --> 00:25:35,030
but I believe she thought that
Jessie should have encouraged him.

330
00:25:35,070 --> 00:25:37,410
Major Gordon?

331
00:25:37,450 --> 00:25:39,696
But he has gone to India.

332
00:25:44,590 --> 00:25:47,230
I did not know.

333
00:25:47,270 --> 00:25:49,471
I truly did not know!

334
00:25:59,430 --> 00:26:03,870
I was hoping for some soil.
It's crocuses. Or it will be.

335
00:26:03,910 --> 00:26:05,550
Thank you.

336
00:26:05,590 --> 00:26:13,069
# Of all the money that e'r I had
I spent it in good company

337
00:26:13,070 --> 00:26:20,589
# And all the harm I've ever done
Alas, it was to none but me!

338
00:26:20,590 --> 00:26:25,230
# And all I've done for want of wit

339
00:26:25,270 --> 00:26:28,949
# To memory now I can't recall

340
00:26:28,950 --> 00:26:32,830
# So fill for me the parting glass

341
00:26:32,870 --> 00:26:36,755
# Good night
and joy be with you all

342
00:26:37,770 --> 00:26:41,670
# Of all the comrades that e'r I had

343
00:26:41,710 --> 00:26:45,870
# They are sorry for my going away

344
00:26:45,910 --> 00:26:50,030
# And all the sweethearts
that e'r I had

345
00:26:50,070 --> 00:26:54,110
# Need wish me one more day to stay

346
00:26:54,150 --> 00:26:58,350
# But since it fell unto my lot

347
00:26:58,390 --> 00:27:02,149
# That I should rise
and you should not

348
00:27:02,150 --> 00:27:05,890
# I'll gently rise and softly call

349
00:27:05,930 --> 00:27:09,872
# Good night
and joy be with you all! #

350
00:27:12,170 --> 00:27:16,990
"Winter is the darkest season
when one is alone.

351
00:27:17,030 --> 00:27:19,770
"You must miss your
sister by the hour,

352
00:27:19,810 --> 00:27:23,409
"and I would not seek to
disturb you in your grieving.

353
00:27:23,410 --> 00:27:28,130
"But mornings will lighten
and leaves return anew.

354
00:27:28,170 --> 00:27:34,370
"I hope that when your
deepest mourning is concluded, you
will allow me to attend upon you.

355
00:27:34,410 --> 00:27:37,954
"Yours respectfully,
Thomas Holbrook."

356
00:27:50,530 --> 00:27:55,210
I do not think Cranford
has ever seen such a display
of Valentine cards.

357
00:27:55,250 --> 00:27:59,450
Mrs Johnson says some of them
have been made by machine!

358
00:27:59,490 --> 00:28:01,310
Machine?

359
00:28:01,350 --> 00:28:08,169
I cannot imagine what sort
of sentiment a card made
by apparatus might convey.

360
00:28:08,170 --> 00:28:09,930
Oh! Mrs Jamieson!

361
00:28:09,970 --> 00:28:12,370
You are back from Cheltenham!
Indeed I am!

362
00:28:12,410 --> 00:28:15,490
Oh! We can quite cease to
grieve for our little lost friend!

363
00:28:15,530 --> 00:28:21,770
He is called Giuseppe. I purchased
him full grown, the better to fit
my poor dead Carlo's jackets.

364
00:28:24,210 --> 00:28:27,650
When I was a girl there was
very little call for cards,

365
00:28:27,690 --> 00:28:30,970
a posy of flowers was thought
sufficient as a Valentine.

366
00:28:31,010 --> 00:28:33,770
But cards are the
fashion now, Mrs Jamieson.

367
00:28:33,810 --> 00:28:39,490
Still. Were a maidservant to receive
one, it would be far more difficult
to explain away than flowers.

368
00:28:39,530 --> 00:28:42,930
Followers would give
themselves away at a stroke.

369
00:28:42,970 --> 00:28:45,057
We had not thought of that!

370
00:28:50,770 --> 00:28:52,890
Frank! It's Jack.

371
00:28:52,930 --> 00:28:55,650
Any news of your young lady,
Miss Sophy Hutton?

372
00:28:55,690 --> 00:28:57,930
None.
And she is still not my young lady.

373
00:28:57,970 --> 00:28:59,850
Sadly.

374
00:28:59,890 --> 00:29:06,209
Jack! She is just exquisite,
and I'll work night and day
to deserve her if I have to.

375
00:29:06,210 --> 00:29:09,550
What happened to the other one?
Miss Smith?

376
00:29:09,590 --> 00:29:12,810
Now why are you asking
about Miss Mary Smith?

377
00:29:12,850 --> 00:29:17,370
I was watching her at Christmas,
when we were at cards, and I think
she has a problem with her eyes.

378
00:29:17,410 --> 00:29:19,050
Farsight, certainly.

379
00:29:19,090 --> 00:29:21,050
Perhaps an astigmatism.

380
00:29:21,090 --> 00:29:22,770
Astigmatism?

381
00:29:22,810 --> 00:29:24,410
It's a refractive defect.

382
00:29:24,450 --> 00:29:29,570
Jesus! I love eyes! I love their
lenses and their humours, I love
their ligaments and their nerves.

383
00:29:29,610 --> 00:29:34,810
I even love the way most girls
have two, you know stuck
right in the middle of their faces.

384
00:29:34,850 --> 00:29:37,510
I'm not in love with her though,
or like to be.

385
00:29:37,550 --> 00:29:40,970
You're the one with
the unresisting heart.

386
00:29:41,010 --> 00:29:45,590
Anyway, you should send her
some flowers on Valentine's Day.

387
00:29:45,630 --> 00:29:47,550
It may not go down well -
they are still deep in grief.

388
00:29:47,590 --> 00:29:51,310
You want a nice, unassuming
posy, preferably in some
tender dainty shade.

389
00:29:51,350 --> 00:29:54,210
Dr Harrison! Dr Marshland.

390
00:29:54,250 --> 00:29:57,530
It seems such a time since you
came to our little Christmas party.

391
00:29:57,570 --> 00:29:59,970
I have been inside the stores
with the Hutton sisters -

392
00:30:00,010 --> 00:30:04,610
you cannot imagine the amusement
dear Lizzie and Helen had
from the Valentine cards!

393
00:30:04,650 --> 00:30:09,569
Do you affix much meaning to
the little gallantries
of the day, Doctor?

394
00:30:09,570 --> 00:30:11,891
I think they can be
of miraculous benefit.

395
00:30:16,950 --> 00:30:19,730
Dr Harrison!
Sophy, Dr Harrison is here.

396
00:30:19,770 --> 00:30:24,810
How delightful to see you all!
Miss Hutton, Lizzie, Helen,
may I introduce Dr Marshland?

397
00:30:24,850 --> 00:30:26,750
We are pleased to meet you, sir.

398
00:30:26,790 --> 00:30:30,170
And I you. You are all well, I hope?

399
00:30:30,210 --> 00:30:32,274
We could not be better, Dr Harrison!

400
00:30:34,670 --> 00:30:38,140
Send her snowdrops.
She's got that sort of face.

401
00:30:40,070 --> 00:30:40,161
Must you leave tomorrow?
I can't cope with
the social whirl of Cranford.

402
00:30:40,190 --> 00:30:44,456
Oh, dear God!
Who are you sending Valentines to?

403
00:30:50,670 --> 00:30:52,970
The two little Hutton girls.

404
00:30:53,010 --> 00:30:59,273
Ah, go on, Frank,
they're such sweet funny things,
they remind me of my sisters.

405
00:31:08,190 --> 00:31:11,909
Girls, the postman has been and
what a delivery. Sophy! Sophy!

406
00:31:11,910 --> 00:31:16,270
There's one for Lizzie and one
for Helen. We've got cards!

407
00:31:16,310 --> 00:31:18,230
Let me see.

408
00:31:18,270 --> 00:31:21,289
What good bold handwriting
your admirers have.

409
00:31:21,290 --> 00:31:22,810
Both of them!

410
00:31:22,850 --> 00:31:24,300
Oh!

411
00:31:32,670 --> 00:31:35,559
"With the compliments
of Dr Harrison."

412
00:31:36,910 --> 00:31:39,014
Shall I invite him to visit?

413
00:31:40,030 --> 00:31:41,930
Yes.

414
00:31:44,470 --> 00:31:47,110
DOOR OPENS
Morning, Miss Matty.

415
00:31:47,150 --> 00:31:48,816
Good morning, Martha, dear.

416
00:31:51,150 --> 00:31:53,230
A valentine!

417
00:31:53,270 --> 00:31:54,990
Oh, Martha!

418
00:31:55,030 --> 00:31:56,350
Martha!

419
00:31:56,390 --> 00:31:59,550
What would Miss Deborah have said?

420
00:31:59,590 --> 00:32:02,490
You gave your word!

421
00:32:02,530 --> 00:32:04,913
Oh, sister! Sister!

422
00:32:05,950 --> 00:32:07,451
A Valentine?

423
00:32:09,950 --> 00:32:14,830
It is anonymous. As all such tokens
are. Read the verse!

424
00:32:14,870 --> 00:32:18,510
"My heart aches,
I can no longer tarry.

425
00:32:18,550 --> 00:32:24,110
"You must give me physic
And agree to... to marry!"

426
00:32:24,150 --> 00:32:29,110
Give ME physic. Me! My admirer
has underlined the word

427
00:32:29,150 --> 00:32:36,190
to point out that our customary
relationship is reversed! The ink is
blotched and the hand looks awkward.

428
00:32:36,230 --> 00:32:39,989
Dr Harrison is a medical man!
He is allowed to write badly!

429
00:32:39,990 --> 00:32:42,710
Have you nothing else to say to me?

430
00:32:42,750 --> 00:32:50,070
Only that
I cannot deny that I shall miss you
very much when you are married.

431
00:32:50,110 --> 00:32:51,879
Oh, Augusta!

432
00:32:53,670 --> 00:32:56,480
I hardly dared hope
this day would ever come!

433
00:32:57,670 --> 00:32:58,830
Oh!

434
00:33:01,270 --> 00:33:03,310
Oh, Mary dear,

435
00:33:03,350 --> 00:33:06,350
we have been invited
to Mr Holbrook's house!

436
00:33:06,390 --> 00:33:10,149
You and I both. And I too!
I received mine just this hour!

437
00:33:10,150 --> 00:33:13,450
Miss Matty.
I hope you will forgive me...

438
00:33:13,490 --> 00:33:15,530
and Miss Pole...

439
00:33:15,570 --> 00:33:20,672
if I tell you that I do know
there was once a friendship
between yourself and Mr Holbrook.

440
00:33:22,210 --> 00:33:26,430
Well, at least I need not explain
why I must refuse his invitation.

441
00:33:26,470 --> 00:33:28,630
Why must you refuse?

442
00:33:28,670 --> 00:33:30,770
So much time has passed!

443
00:33:30,810 --> 00:33:35,330
And it is not as if you
are invited there alone! Why do
you seek to force me into this?

444
00:33:35,370 --> 00:33:41,689
I haven't been invited since Mr
Canning was Prime Minister. Deborah
would deplore my going there!

445
00:33:41,690 --> 00:33:44,716
She deplored him.
That is not the same at all!

446
00:33:52,410 --> 00:33:55,994
Ladies!
Ladies, you are welcome indeed!

447
00:34:02,010 --> 00:34:04,450
What a delightful room!

448
00:34:04,490 --> 00:34:07,410
This is my counting house,
Miss Matilda,

449
00:34:07,450 --> 00:34:10,230
it is not a room where I thought
you'd like to sit.

450
00:34:10,270 --> 00:34:14,630
I should like it very much.
It is the sort of room
Dr Johnson might have had!

451
00:34:14,670 --> 00:34:18,090
In that case,
we will eat our dinner here.

452
00:34:18,130 --> 00:34:23,357
Mrs Willets, will you show the
ladies upstairs? How very kind!

453
00:34:24,910 --> 00:34:27,850
I shall take a turn around
the garden in the meantime.

454
00:34:27,890 --> 00:34:31,330
Come along, Mary.
I should rather see the garden,

455
00:34:31,370 --> 00:34:35,517
if that is agreeable to Mr Holbrook.
Oh, yes, most agreeable!

456
00:34:43,850 --> 00:34:46,011
DISTANT VOICES

457
00:35:06,970 --> 00:35:09,990
I thought Miss Matty
might like a drive after dinner.

458
00:35:10,030 --> 00:35:12,530
She would like it very much,
I'm sure.

459
00:35:12,570 --> 00:35:16,090
I recollect
she was very fond of baby chicks.

460
00:35:16,130 --> 00:35:20,630
We've just had three dozen hatched.
They'll be delightful viewing.

461
00:35:20,670 --> 00:35:23,633
Miss Matty is fond
of all small things.

462
00:35:25,810 --> 00:35:29,177
You have put a great deal
of thought into her entertainment!

463
00:35:31,770 --> 00:35:34,250
I have had 30 years to plan it.

464
00:35:51,530 --> 00:35:55,730
I hope the dumplings haven't
blunted your appetites too much.

465
00:35:55,770 --> 00:35:59,050
My housekeeper doesn't
like to serve them.

466
00:35:59,090 --> 00:36:03,410
When my father was alive, we
always started with dumpling,

467
00:36:03,450 --> 00:36:07,350
and we didn't get any meat
until we'd done justice
to the first course.

468
00:36:07,390 --> 00:36:09,829
I think it a very proper
way of doing things.

469
00:36:09,830 --> 00:36:13,254
Dinners have gone all
topsy turvy nowadays.

470
00:36:31,250 --> 00:36:36,170
In the Spring, a fuller crimson
comes upon the robin's breast.

471
00:36:36,210 --> 00:36:40,250
In the Spring, the wanton lapwing
gets himself another crest.

472
00:36:40,290 --> 00:36:44,690
In the Spring, a livelier iris
changes on the burnished dove.

473
00:36:44,730 --> 00:36:50,253
In the Spring, a young man's fancy
lightly turns to thoughts of love.

474
00:36:55,990 --> 00:36:57,992
Thank you, Miss Matilda.

475
00:36:59,570 --> 00:37:01,730
That is beautifully done.

476
00:37:01,770 --> 00:37:05,410
There is a shocking draught in
here, I am sure it was never
thus in my uncle's time.

477
00:37:05,450 --> 00:37:09,380
Oh, excuse me. I have been remiss.

478
00:37:14,130 --> 00:37:16,371
Oh, thank you.

479
00:37:21,810 --> 00:37:23,990
Miss Matty, madam!

480
00:37:24,030 --> 00:37:27,450
To think you went out in
that thin shawl at your age!

481
00:37:27,490 --> 00:37:29,050
At my age! At my age!

482
00:37:29,090 --> 00:37:32,670
How old do you think I am,
that you must talk about my age?

483
00:37:32,710 --> 00:37:35,855
Some people do look
much older than they are.

484
00:37:41,510 --> 00:37:43,978
CLOCK CHIMES

485
00:37:50,950 --> 00:37:53,390
What is amiss?

486
00:37:53,430 --> 00:37:55,830
Is this cap unsuitable for a weekday?

487
00:37:55,870 --> 00:37:59,197
It is only that I see
another underneath it.

488
00:38:01,990 --> 00:38:03,990
How on earth did I do that?

489
00:38:04,030 --> 00:38:06,550
You spent too long
before the looking glass.

490
00:38:06,590 --> 00:38:10,020
There is a madness that descends
on such occasions.

491
00:38:14,590 --> 00:38:16,660
I will arrange myself here.

492
00:38:35,190 --> 00:38:37,658
CLOCK CHIMES

493
00:38:47,350 --> 00:38:49,432
CLOCK CHIMES

494
00:39:02,470 --> 00:39:06,150
I don't think there will
be visitors today, Martha.

495
00:39:06,190 --> 00:39:07,720
Perhaps he'll come tomorrow.

496
00:39:09,990 --> 00:39:14,310
Well, it's all right for her -
if he turns up or not, at least
she's allowed to entertain him!

497
00:39:14,350 --> 00:39:16,750
Martha! You know how much I
think of Miss Matty!

498
00:39:16,790 --> 00:39:19,149
But it's so hard that I'm
not allowed a follower!

499
00:39:19,150 --> 00:39:23,150
It's a wasted opportunity, there's
such a lot of lads in Cranford.

500
00:39:23,190 --> 00:39:25,670
It's not like it was
when I was on the farm,

501
00:39:25,710 --> 00:39:28,370
and there were only old dairymen
and Ginger Jack, who was simple!

502
00:39:28,410 --> 00:39:31,910
But I think the world of Miss Matty,
and I'd never take advantage.

503
00:39:31,950 --> 00:39:34,674
I know.
Oh, I'm sorry. I've let myself down.

504
00:39:37,190 --> 00:39:43,410
But after the to-do about the
Valentine, I felt obliged to shut
the door in Jem Hearne's face!

505
00:39:43,450 --> 00:39:47,597
And he did not like it,
and I haven't seen him since!

506
00:39:49,530 --> 00:39:53,150
Are you going to toss it, Sophy?
No, Lizzie, I am not!

507
00:39:53,190 --> 00:39:56,289
Bessie has quite enough pancake to
clean up off the floor. I'm sorry.

508
00:39:56,290 --> 00:40:01,637
I should not have even tried!
You fared no worse than I did
last year. I dropped two.

509
00:40:02,670 --> 00:40:06,561
Will you have the last, Dr Harrison?
I should be delighted.

510
00:40:08,950 --> 00:40:10,793
That's your eighth!

511
00:40:13,050 --> 00:40:15,910
LAUGHTER

512
00:40:15,950 --> 00:40:21,490
Especially for you. Pancakes!
There are more in the kitchen.

513
00:40:21,530 --> 00:40:24,250
Oh, Mrs Rose.

514
00:40:24,290 --> 00:40:27,754
It is the little things
that make a house a home.

515
00:40:31,330 --> 00:40:33,170
I'm sorry for my tardiness.

516
00:40:33,210 --> 00:40:37,610
I should have come sooner, but
there was trouble with the calving.

517
00:40:37,650 --> 00:40:40,158
Spring must be a busy time on a farm!

518
00:40:43,090 --> 00:40:44,671
Oh!

519
00:40:57,570 --> 00:41:00,690
You used to be fond of primroses.

520
00:41:00,730 --> 00:41:02,453
I have remained so, always.

521
00:41:04,010 --> 00:41:05,650
These are still in bud.

522
00:41:05,690 --> 00:41:07,618
They will open up in time.

523
00:41:10,630 --> 00:41:12,750
Miss Matilda,

524
00:41:12,790 --> 00:41:14,798
I am resolved to take a trip away.

525
00:41:16,430 --> 00:41:20,030
Will you be gone very long?
Oh, no. It is not far - to Paris.

526
00:41:20,070 --> 00:41:24,350
Paris? Are there any
revolutions there at present?

527
00:41:24,390 --> 00:41:28,350
Oh, it is tranquil of late,
and I thank God for it,

528
00:41:28,390 --> 00:41:31,092
I am not limber enough to be
clambering over barricades!

529
00:41:39,150 --> 00:41:40,830
Miss Matilda,

530
00:41:40,870 --> 00:41:43,355
it cannot, I think,
be denied that our...

531
00:41:45,870 --> 00:41:52,470
...association has been drawn
out over more years than
we might have wished.

532
00:41:52,510 --> 00:41:54,670
We cannot reverse the clock,

533
00:41:54,710 --> 00:41:58,830
only move forward,
in the way of time itself.

534
00:41:58,870 --> 00:42:02,130
And I do not arrange an
absence for no reason.

535
00:42:02,170 --> 00:42:05,710
I do so hoping that,
whilst I am away,

536
00:42:05,750 --> 00:42:10,750
you will take pause to consider
how our future path might run.

537
00:42:16,530 --> 00:42:18,270
I see.

538
00:42:19,950 --> 00:42:21,440
I believe you do.

539
00:42:24,130 --> 00:42:28,150
Haste has never been our
hallmark, Miss Matilda.

540
00:42:28,190 --> 00:42:32,314
We would be unshaped,
if we began to move at speed.

541
00:42:35,970 --> 00:42:39,310
Oh, I almost forgot.

542
00:42:39,350 --> 00:42:43,155
Mr Tennyson's poems,
which you so enjoyed at my house.

543
00:42:56,390 --> 00:43:00,270
May I call to see you as
soon as I return?

544
00:43:00,310 --> 00:43:02,370
Yes, Mr Holbrook.

545
00:43:02,410 --> 00:43:04,474
I would like that.

546
00:43:08,390 --> 00:43:10,995
Take care of yourself, Matty.

547
00:43:49,710 --> 00:43:52,970
Is this your family
Bible, Miss Matty?

548
00:43:53,010 --> 00:43:54,597
I have not seen it before.

549
00:43:56,150 --> 00:43:57,990
It has become so frail,

550
00:43:58,030 --> 00:44:00,930
I hardly ever bring it out.

551
00:44:00,970 --> 00:44:03,717
Oh, I must find a better
place to keep these letters.

552
00:44:11,330 --> 00:44:14,490
Miss Matty, what happened to Peter?

553
00:44:14,530 --> 00:44:17,170
Peter?

554
00:44:17,210 --> 00:44:20,030
Your brother.

555
00:44:20,070 --> 00:44:25,559
His birth is entered here
under yours, but nothing else, and
I have never heard him mentioned.

556
00:44:29,850 --> 00:44:34,139
My sister maintained that
was the better way.

557
00:44:51,010 --> 00:44:52,570
Dr Harrison.

558
00:44:52,610 --> 00:44:55,010
LOW VOICES

559
00:44:55,050 --> 00:44:57,050
Good morning, Doctor.

560
00:44:57,090 --> 00:44:59,810
Were you hoping to
chance upon Miss Hutton?

561
00:44:59,850 --> 00:45:01,118
No.

562
00:45:02,130 --> 00:45:05,338
I, er...
I just came in to buy a pair of...

563
00:45:07,650 --> 00:45:08,770
...gloves!

564
00:45:08,810 --> 00:45:12,558
Kid, leather, satin, gauntlet,
chamois, wool or gardening?

565
00:45:15,290 --> 00:45:19,970
This was from my father, when he
was away from the Rectory once.

566
00:45:20,010 --> 00:45:22,130
It is mostly Latin, and in verse,

567
00:45:22,170 --> 00:45:27,500
but after he signs his name
he writes "DO NOT KILL THE PIG"
in very black letters.

568
00:45:29,290 --> 00:45:31,815
In this one, your grandfather
says...

569
00:45:33,210 --> 00:45:39,850
"I am certain that if the child
Matilda has your hair and
eyes as you describe,

570
00:45:39,890 --> 00:45:43,170
"she will grow up to be
a great beauty."

571
00:45:43,210 --> 00:45:48,210
I am not sure that was true.
But people did say I had
a very good complexion.

572
00:45:50,530 --> 00:45:52,498
Do the letters distress you,
Miss Matty?

573
00:45:54,050 --> 00:45:56,290
It is not the letters,

574
00:45:56,330 --> 00:45:59,370
but the memories that grieve me.

575
00:45:59,410 --> 00:46:06,229
Suddenly they rise up,
when I thought them fastened down.

576
00:46:06,230 --> 00:46:09,550
Here is a letter from Peter,
which he wrote at school.

577
00:46:09,590 --> 00:46:13,990
It does not matter that I can
barely see to read it, or
that one day it will be dust,

578
00:46:14,030 --> 00:46:20,610
I have been through it so many
times, "Mother dear, I have been
beaten again and I've seen a ghost.

579
00:46:20,650 --> 00:46:23,955
"Please send some cake,
with some citron in."

580
00:46:25,970 --> 00:46:28,949
Was he sent far from home?

581
00:46:28,950 --> 00:46:31,750
Shrewsbury.

582
00:46:31,790 --> 00:46:34,910
But things did not
work out as they ought.

583
00:46:34,950 --> 00:46:39,430
So father
decided to tutor him at home,

584
00:46:39,470 --> 00:46:41,216
to keep him out of mischief.

585
00:46:43,150 --> 00:46:46,574
Because he really did have a
dreadful habit of...

586
00:46:48,390 --> 00:46:51,490
He had a habit of hoaxing.

587
00:46:51,530 --> 00:46:53,170
Boys misbehave.

588
00:46:53,210 --> 00:46:56,190
Peter was more than a boy.

589
00:46:56,230 --> 00:46:57,930
And less than sensible.

590
00:47:00,130 --> 00:47:04,692
That's when things
began to come undone.

591
00:47:07,590 --> 00:47:11,777
Might we blow out the candles,
Mary dear? I think I might
talk better in the dark.

592
00:47:18,630 --> 00:47:21,750
When he was 16,

593
00:47:21,790 --> 00:47:26,789
our sister Deborah
went to stay with friends near
the garrison at Newcastle.

594
00:47:26,790 --> 00:47:31,056
She was away three months
and Cranford had begun to miss her.

595
00:47:32,630 --> 00:47:37,070
One day,
Father had come back from his walk,

596
00:47:37,110 --> 00:47:39,413
and he saw a crowd
at the Rectory gates.

597
00:47:41,870 --> 00:47:45,870
As he approached,
he saw a woman in the garden

598
00:47:45,910 --> 00:47:48,510
holding an infant in her arms

599
00:47:48,550 --> 00:47:53,549
and babbling to it
as if it were newborn
and out for its first airing!

600
00:47:53,550 --> 00:47:55,654
Even Father...

601
00:47:56,670 --> 00:47:59,590
...thought it was Deborah
for a moment.

602
00:47:59,630 --> 00:48:04,490
But it was Peter, dressed in a
bonnet and her pea-green gown,

603
00:48:04,530 --> 00:48:09,678
and holding a pillow in his arms,
wrapped in a shawl as if...

604
00:48:11,650 --> 00:48:13,959
...as if it were a baby.

605
00:48:19,610 --> 00:48:26,450
Father was so incensed
he took his stick and beat poor
Peter there, in front of everyone,

606
00:48:26,490 --> 00:48:29,317
until he was sickened
and they both wept.

607
00:48:30,850 --> 00:48:32,954
By then the crowd had gone.

608
00:48:34,810 --> 00:48:37,790
But they had seen that
it was not Miss Deborah!

609
00:48:39,330 --> 00:48:41,230
Peter was so ashamed.

610
00:48:42,970 --> 00:48:45,530
And you know Cranford by now.

611
00:48:45,570 --> 00:48:47,839
How people talk and talk.

612
00:48:50,930 --> 00:48:53,210
He ran away.

613
00:48:53,250 --> 00:48:55,110
They dragged the river for him!

614
00:48:58,130 --> 00:49:03,290
Then we got a letter
saying he had joined the Navy

615
00:49:03,330 --> 00:49:04,996
and would go abroad.

616
00:49:07,170 --> 00:49:09,400
My mother would not credit it.

617
00:49:11,390 --> 00:49:13,972
I fear she parted
with her proper mind.

618
00:49:15,730 --> 00:49:18,930
She took my father's hand,

619
00:49:18,970 --> 00:49:21,250
and said, "Come, husband,

620
00:49:21,290 --> 00:49:25,232
"if you come with me,
I am sure we will find him."

621
00:49:26,770 --> 00:49:30,770
And they would walk from
room to room with Mother
looking for their boy,

622
00:49:30,810 --> 00:49:34,217
and Father at a loss to know
how he could correct her.

623
00:49:37,130 --> 00:49:39,872
She did not live another twelvemonth.

624
00:49:42,130 --> 00:49:44,337
And what became of Peter?

625
00:49:45,890 --> 00:49:47,410
We had a letter,

626
00:49:47,450 --> 00:49:49,250
from India,

627
00:49:49,290 --> 00:49:51,530
the week my mother died.

628
00:49:51,570 --> 00:49:54,170
He said he would go to sea no more,

629
00:49:54,210 --> 00:49:57,250
that he'd made a
fine new life on land.

630
00:49:57,290 --> 00:50:04,611
And that he'd bought some
white-sprigged muslin that he would
send... for my wedding dress.

631
00:50:06,170 --> 00:50:08,069
For your wedding dress?

632
00:50:08,070 --> 00:50:11,290
He knew about Mr Holbrook.

633
00:50:11,330 --> 00:50:12,939
But, Miss Matty, you...

634
00:50:15,310 --> 00:50:18,050
I thought you had
turned Mr Holbrook down!

635
00:50:18,090 --> 00:50:21,730
I had hoped to persuade
my family of his worth.

636
00:50:21,770 --> 00:50:26,450
I knew it would take some time,
but Peter knew of his intentions,
and he liked him so much!

637
00:50:26,490 --> 00:50:29,110
That gave me hope.

638
00:50:29,150 --> 00:50:32,090
Then Peter ran away.

639
00:50:33,770 --> 00:50:36,455
Mr Holbrook proposed in the
midst of all our sorrows.

640
00:50:38,010 --> 00:50:42,370
I so wanted to say yes, but I
couldn't. I couldn't accept him!

641
00:50:42,410 --> 00:50:44,338
Not after all that had occurred!

642
00:50:47,550 --> 00:50:53,130
Were you afraid
you might upset your family further?

643
00:50:53,170 --> 00:50:55,310
I was afraid it would destroy them.

644
00:50:55,350 --> 00:50:57,430
We had been so buffeted about.

645
00:50:57,470 --> 00:50:58,931
I had no choice.

646
00:51:00,550 --> 00:51:02,970
I wounded Mr Holbrook,

647
00:51:03,010 --> 00:51:04,858
instead of them.

648
00:51:06,510 --> 00:51:08,978
What did you do with the muslin?

649
00:51:10,950 --> 00:51:12,895
It never arrived.

650
00:51:14,510 --> 00:51:16,819
And we never heard
from my brother again.

651
00:51:26,710 --> 00:51:29,030
Miss Matty? There's a letter.

652
00:51:29,070 --> 00:51:31,150
It looks foreign.

653
00:51:31,190 --> 00:51:34,949
"Paris cannot match the charms
I left behind in Cheshire.

654
00:51:34,950 --> 00:51:38,070
"And so I am resolved
to return forthwith.

655
00:51:38,110 --> 00:51:42,870
"I hope you will dine with me on
Easter Day and that you will have
a favourable answer

656
00:51:42,910 --> 00:51:49,830
"to the proposition put before you
by your faithful friend,
Thomas Holbrook."

657
00:51:49,870 --> 00:51:52,670
You are right!
I must prevaricate no longer!

658
00:51:52,710 --> 00:51:57,870
I feel the need for lace to lift
my features, but I fear Mr Holbrook
might prefer things to be plain.

659
00:51:57,910 --> 00:52:03,630
Then there is the question of
the pleating at the back. Would
a double fold be too elaborate?

660
00:52:03,670 --> 00:52:08,351
Miss Matty, it has taken us the
morning to decide to come at all!

661
00:52:12,950 --> 00:52:16,431
And now Miss Galindo is not in,
and we waste another day!

662
00:52:22,430 --> 00:52:25,070
Good morning, Doctor.

663
00:52:25,110 --> 00:52:28,450
I found these
gloves on the table in the kitchen.

664
00:52:28,490 --> 00:52:31,830
They are ladies gloves, and new.

665
00:52:31,870 --> 00:52:34,490
They are still
wrapped in the tissue.

666
00:52:34,530 --> 00:52:37,549
They are a gift, Mrs Rose.

667
00:52:37,550 --> 00:52:39,233
For you. Oh!

668
00:52:40,790 --> 00:52:43,470
Oh!

669
00:52:43,510 --> 00:52:46,070
Oh!

670
00:52:46,110 --> 00:52:50,410
Perhaps you attempt to alert me
to something?

671
00:52:50,450 --> 00:52:56,838
I suspect you have tired of
seeing me in black, and wish me to
lighten my mourning, just a little!

672
00:52:58,750 --> 00:53:02,790
It has been a year
since my husband died.

673
00:53:02,830 --> 00:53:04,951
I could perhaps move on to mauves.

674
00:53:06,550 --> 00:53:08,350
Really, I am very touched.

675
00:53:08,390 --> 00:53:09,920
BELL RINGS

676
00:53:16,010 --> 00:53:19,630
Do not alarm your mistress,
only tell her the fly
is summoned urgently,

677
00:53:19,670 --> 00:53:21,973
and likely to be at her door
within the minute!

678
00:53:50,635 --> 00:53:54,981
Mr Holbrook contracted a chill
on the voyage back from France.

679
00:53:56,741 --> 00:54:01,223
By the time he reached home,
pneumonia had set in.

680
00:54:04,560 --> 00:54:06,551
I'm so very sorry.

681
00:54:12,120 --> 00:54:13,781
I will go to him.

682
00:54:16,220 --> 00:54:19,109
It is the proper thing to do.

683
00:55:13,140 --> 00:55:18,900
"I have hid my feelings
fearing they should do me wrong.

684
00:55:18,940 --> 00:55:21,959
"Saying, "Dost thou love me?"
Weeping.

685
00:55:21,960 --> 00:55:24,463
"I have loved thee long.

686
00:55:25,460 --> 00:55:27,100
"What is this?

687
00:55:27,140 --> 00:55:29,160
"His eyes are heavy,

688
00:55:29,200 --> 00:55:32,620
"think not they are glazed with wine.

689
00:55:32,660 --> 00:55:38,581
"Go to him, it is thy duty,
kiss him, take his hand in thine.

690
00:55:40,140 --> 00:55:44,720
"Cursed be the social wants that
sin against the strength of youth!

691
00:55:44,760 --> 00:55:50,101
"Cursed be the social lies
that warp us from the living truth!"

692
00:55:51,840 --> 00:55:54,000
Well...

693
00:55:54,040 --> 00:55:56,040
"'tis well that I should bluster!

694
00:55:56,080 --> 00:55:59,360
"Had'st thou less unworthy proved

695
00:55:59,400 --> 00:56:01,620
"Would to God

696
00:56:01,660 --> 00:56:03,781
"for I had loved thee more...

697
00:56:04,800 --> 00:56:07,303
"...than ever wife was loved!"

698
00:56:10,240 --> 00:56:12,520
It is all in there.

699
00:56:12,560 --> 00:56:15,068
KNOCK AT DOOR

700
00:56:17,080 --> 00:56:19,310
Did you want me, Miss Matty?

701
00:56:20,840 --> 00:56:23,280
Martha, you are young.

702
00:56:23,320 --> 00:56:30,800
And it seems to me that you might,
in time, meet with a young man
whom you like and who likes you.

703
00:56:31,840 --> 00:56:35,920
I know I said that
followers were not permitted,

704
00:56:35,960 --> 00:56:41,440
but if you do meet with such a man,
and you come to me, and tell me,

705
00:56:41,480 --> 00:56:44,261
and I find him quite respectable...

706
00:56:45,280 --> 00:56:48,511
...you may see each other once a week.

707
00:56:50,360 --> 00:56:53,523
I should not like
to grieve any youthful hearts.

708
00:57:03,800 --> 00:57:06,405
Jem! Jem!

709
00:57:07,840 --> 00:57:10,680
Jem! You'll never guess!

710
00:57:10,720 --> 00:57:12,960
Martha! What coat have I got on?

711
00:57:13,000 --> 00:57:19,024
Sorry. I'm on my way
to Mr Holbrook's.
That's his coffin on the back.

712
00:57:21,280 --> 00:57:23,680
Will it keep until tonight?

713
00:57:24,840 --> 00:57:26,922
It will.

714
00:57:42,320 --> 00:57:46,860
I am quite certain
which style will suit me best.

715
00:57:46,900 --> 00:57:48,840
I would like two,

716
00:57:48,880 --> 00:57:50,967
made like Mrs Jamieson's.

717
00:57:51,980 --> 00:57:53,902
Coming to a peak in front.

718
00:57:55,460 --> 00:57:59,681
But Mrs Jamieson
wears widow's caps.

719
00:58:01,220 --> 00:58:02,721
Yes.

720
00:58:48,860 --> 00:58:53,600
I would like your permission to walk
out with Sophy. And what makes you
suppose that I am likely to agree?

721
00:58:53,640 --> 00:58:56,739
Do you know nothing of the lore
of love? He sent me a valentine!

722
00:58:56,740 --> 00:58:58,840
It spoke of marriage.

723
00:58:58,880 --> 00:59:01,160
Matrimony is a very solemn thing.

724
00:59:01,200 --> 00:59:04,640
As the railway comes closer, it will
devour every acre in its path.

725
00:59:04,680 --> 00:59:09,441
Harry Gregson ought to be
working in the fields.
Harry Gregson ought to be in school!

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