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PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,

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OXFORD

LIBRARY

lemm fcb: 6-1836. convessing with Dorter Falconer, as live walks on the terise et Pincer Buildings, Bath, in repeater the

following anecdote, in reply to an overation of mine that man never recovered their ideach when once in dotage. Mr. Harley

, afterwards ford offers, being threatened with

intertrial for high raton, Besized view with the great duke of Marlborough, On his admission, he nowed the duke a letter, asking his seue if he knew it . again the take ingnified that he ow; they

tepanites, and Halligs trial was tasked A no more. Several spear aftor Mr H.

being at Trumbidge met the duke who was then diwelling & ed about, but on Leeing H. stopped, fixed his eyes firmy

Low bow. This, said D. Falconer, wat undouttih

he recognition & something more ! the letten Enestion was from the D. M. t the Father of Prince Charles De of rich a nature storf brought forward, it wouts have conducted the D. to the Scaffold; and through fear of destroying him. Harley mosecution was dropped,

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BOILÉAU.
OILEAU was one day visited by a noble

and unprofessional person, who reproached him with not having returned his first visit. “You “ and I,” said the satyrist, “ are upon differen Śc terms. I lose

my

time when I pay a visit; you “ only get rid of your's when

rid of your's when you do so." Yet when Menage called upon him one day, and, on finding him at his studies, begged his pardon for interrupting him, he replied, “ Sir, one man “ of letters can never interrupt another.”

Under the ancien regime of France, the manner of paying visits in that country was attended with no inconvenience ; no time was lost, nor any interruption occasioned. Those persons that were not upon very intimate terms with each other were contented with giving in their names to the servants, who kept a visiting-book; this they called se faire inscrire chez un tel, and the compliment was returned in the fame manner, No one can tell what the present French do in these cases, as they have in general appeared to treat each other with as little ceremony as they have done their neighbours. VOL. II.

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