A portly burgher was he, friendly of tongue and free of purse.
It is impossible to doubt that this passion is fatal to more than the purse.
Any trifle will serve—a purse of gold, or even a jewelled goblet.
"If your cask is leer, I warrant your purse is full, gaffer," shouted Hordle John.
"The purse I have already given you, Edricson," continued the lady.
It was heart-breaking ...