@PeterMac wrote:A later part of the manuscript has been discovered.That is a fascinating historical insight.The case is brought by a common man. He is not a member of the Inns of Court.
He is but a common Carter.
His vile trade is to collect and distribute ordure from the City, and spread it throughout the land.
It is clear that for that reason he was known at that time as the Muck Carter.
In later centuries the family affected more sophisticated ways and hyphenated the name, changing the
ordureorder of the words
and are were gradually more widely known as Carter-Muck.
Later still, court records include another misprint, and the modern name is the one adopted by the present generation.
They still remain, at heart, people who trade in ordure.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate,
contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive and
~John F. Kennedy
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