Seemingly sad beyond consolation, the widow begs the squire to finish her off the same way.
"All right, squire; here it is," returned Bott, and handed over the epistle.
I turned, and saw that squire Fishley had toppled into the river.
The squire, his lady, his daughters, and the clergyman are there.
"I know it is, squire Fishley; but we have got over the worst of it," I replied.
The squire was very hard set for occupation in these summer months.
"No, I think I won't take any," replied the squire, shaking his head.
The squire nodded and spat into the cuspidor between his feet.
But not even as a medicine could squire Fishley be induced to partake of any of the fire-water.
In this there was something that almost amounted to an accusation against the squire.
late 13c., "young man who attends a knight," later "member of the landowning class ranking below a knight" (c.1300), from Old French esquier "squire," literally "shield carrier" (see esquire). Meaning "country gentleman, landed proprietor" is from 1670s; as a general term of address to a gentleman, it is attested from 1828.
"to attend (a lady) as a gallant," late 14c., from squire (n.). Related: Squired; squiring.