"Item, it is my wish that if Antonia Quixana, my niece, desires to marry, she shall marry a man of whom it shall be first of all ascertained by information taken that he does not know what books of chivalry are; and if it should be proved that he does, and if, in spite of this, my niece insists upon marrying him, and does marry him, then that she shall forfeit the whole of what I have left her, which my executors shall devote to works of charity as they please.
"Item, I entreat the aforesaid gentlemen my executors, that, if any happy chance should lead them to discover the author who is said to have written a history now going about under the title of 'Second Part of the Achievements of Don Quixote of La Mancha,' they beg of him on my behalf as earnestly as they can to forgive me for having been, without intending it, the cause of his writing so many and such monstrous absurdities as he has written in it; for I am leaving the world with a feeling of compunction at having provoked him to write them."
"I appoint," he said, "as sole executor
and trustee--Richard Turlington."
It directs his executors
to inquire into the relations that have actually existed between Anne Silvester and his younger son.
Then, as to executors
, I assured him I had no heirs, nor any relations in England, and I should alter my condition before I died, and then his trust and trouble should cease together, which, however, I had no prospect of yet; but I told him if I died as I was, it should be all his own, and he would deserve it by being so faithful to me as I was satisfied he would be.
Lecount's legacy, and there is no point of attack in your late husband's choice of an executor
. He has made the wise choice, and the natural choice, of the oldest and trustiest friend he had in the world.
"And your father, sir, the Colonel's executor! Why, I would have laid any bet you like, Mr.
Tell me what you know about him, and I'll tell you how my father came to be his executor, and more besides.
Weller settled the bill, and, issuing forth, the executor, legatee, attorney, and umpires, directed their steps towards the city.
'Counsel's Office,' replied the executor in a whisper.
He thought of writing to the solicitor who had been his father's executor
, but he could not bring himself to, for it was contrary to his express advice that he had sold the mortgages in which his money had been invested.
1--In choosing the words and style of speech, more female executors
use more intensifier adjectives than males to influence their audience and get their attention.