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still sport my tilbury; and as then, even so now, is it the sole equipage appertaining to the village of Kennaquhair. My boy, now a sober and sedate man, yet rejoices in his livery of subdued green and pink-the more subdued, on account of its years and his; and both - I mean, gentle Public, my worthy domestic and myself—are the envy of the idlers of our town, amongst whom I number passers-by, as I may so term them, and sundry as idle writers' clerks, and would-be gentlemen, who sojourn here for a short space, in the early summer, to try

their skill in the art of enticing trouts in the morning, and hearts, viz, those of the milliner's apprentices, in the afternoon ; in the eyes of which last class, we, that is my

duced by some upstart groom, who, having himself realized a competence, enabling him to run his own vehicle, had somewhat of a fellow-feeling left for his brethren who had been less fortunate in their peculations.* But enough of this. I must now turn me to other, if less attractive metal.

Dear Public, bear with me awhile, if I recall the events of the past to your

recollection; and if, in doing so, I should divide that which I have to say into three separate heads, as our excellent and worthy pastor, Dr. Listento-heaven rest his soul !-was wont to do in his weekly discourse, delivered with infinite energy and

* The worthy Captain, doubtless, means “speculations."--Printer's Devil.

duced by some upstart groom, who, having himself realized a competence, enabling him to run his own vehicle, had somewhat of a fellow-feeling left for his brethren who had been less fortunate in their peculations.* But enough of this. I must now turn me to other, if less attractive metal.

Dear Public, bear with me awhile, if I recall the events of the past to your recollection; and if, in doing

I should divide that which I have to say into three separate heads, as our excellent and worthy pastor, Dr. Listento-heaven rest his soul !--Was wont to do in his weekly discourse, delivered with infinite energy and

SO,

* The worthy Captain, doubtless, means "speculations."-Printer's Devil.

Secondly, To explain that I am not, as has been supposed, and as you, dear Public, I doubt, have been led to believe, a nonentity — a creature of the imagination, without being and without existence, but really of flesh and blood - one, in short, who, with the man in the play-book, may truly ask,

“ Hath not a Jew eyes ? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed ? if you tickle us, do we not laugh ? if you poison us, do we not die ? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?” Secondly, To explain that I am not, as has been supposed, and as you, dear Public, I doubt, have been led to believe, a nonentity-a creature of the imagination, without being and without existence, but really of flesh and blood-one, in short, who, with the man in the play-book, may truly ask, “ Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs,

dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If

you prick us, do we not bleed? if you

tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?"

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