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Sheppard

noun
  1. Jack. 1702–24, English criminal, whose daring escapes from prison were celebrated in many contemporary ballads and plays
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  • If ever there was a gentleman Sheppard it's your dear nephew.

    Oh! Susannah!

    Mark Ambient

  • (at table, back to fire) Then, why do you call him a 'Gentle Sheppard?'

    Oh! Susannah!

    Mark Ambient

  • My good girl, this is not a professional visit We've come to see Miss Sheppard.

    Oh! Susannah!

    Mark Ambient

  • (coldly, crossing from him to Plant) Yes, thank you, Doctor Sheppard.

    Oh! Susannah!

    Mark Ambient

  • You are aware that although we are strangers to Doctor Sheppard, he is our cousin.

    Oh! Susannah!

    Mark Ambient