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speare. The Right Honorable Daniel Dowlas, Baron Duberly. And now, my lord, to your lesson for the day. (They sit.)
Lord D. Now for it, doctor.
Pang. The process which we are now upon is to eradicate that blemish in your lordship's language, which the learned denominate cacology, and which the vulgar call slip-slop.
Lord D. I'm afraid, doctor, my cakelology will give you a tolerable tight job on't.
Pang. “ Nil desperandum."--Horace. Hem ! We'll begin in the old way, my lord. Talk on: when you stumble, I check. Where was your lordship yesterday evening?
Lord D. At a consort.
Lord D. Tête-à-tête with five hundred people, hearing of music.
Pang. Oh! I conceive. Your lordship would say a concert. Mark the distinction. A concert, my lord, is an entertainment visited by fashionable lovers of barmony. Now, a consort is a wife.
Lord D. Humph! After all, doctor, I shall make but a poor progress in my vermicular tongue.
Pang. Your knowledge of our native, or vernacular language, my lord, time and industry may meliorate. Vermicular is an epithet seldom applied to tongues, but in the case of puppies who want to be worm’d.
Lord D. Ecod, then I an't so much out, doctor. I've met plenty of puppies since I came to town, whose tongues are so troublesome, that worming might chance to be of service. But, doctor, I've a bit of a proposal to make to you, concerning my own family.
Pang. Disclose, my lord.
Lord D. Why, you must know, I expect my son, Dicky, in town this here very morning. Now, doctor, if you would but mend his cakelology, mayhap it might be better worth while than the mending of mine.
Pang. I smell a pupil. (Aside.) Whence, my lord, does the young gentleman come?
Lord D. You shall hear all about it. You know, doctor, though I'm of good family distraction-
Lord D. Though I'm of a good family extraction, 'twas but t'other day I kept a shop at Gosport.
Pang. The rumor has reached me. “ Fama volat viresque."
Lord D. A tradesman, you know, must mind the main chance. So, when Dick began to grow as big as a porpus,
I got an old friend of mine, who lives in Derbyshire, to take Dick 'prentice at half-price. He's just now out of his time; and I warrant him, as wild and as rough as a rock. Now, if you, doctor_if you
would but take him in hand, and soften him a bit
Pang. Pray, my lord" to soften rocks."-Congreve. Hem! Pray, my lord, what profession may the Honorable Mr. Dowlas have followed ?
Lord D. Who? Dick? He has served his clerkship to an attorney, at Castleton.
Pang. An attorney! Gentlemen of his profession, my lord, are very difficult to soften.
Lord D. Yes; but the pay may make it worth while. I'm told that Lord Spindle gives his eldest son, Master Drumstick's tutorer, three hundred a year, and, besides learning his pupil, he has to read my lord to sleep of an afternoon, and walk out with the lap-dogs and children. Now, if three hundred a year, doctor, will do the business for Dick, I shan't begrudge it you.
Pang. Three hundred a year! Say no more, my lord. L.L. D. A double S, and three hundred a year! I accept the office. 6 Verbum sat.”—Horace. Hem ! I'll run to my lodgings--settle with Mrs. Suds--put my wardrobe into a no, I've got it all
and- (Going.) Lord D. Hold, hold ! not so hasty, doctor; I must first send
you for Dick, to the Blue Boar. Pang. The Honorable Mr. Dowlas, my pupil, at the Blue Boar.
Lord D. Aye, in Holborn. As I aint fond of telling
- " I've often wished that I had, clear
“ Three hundred.” Lord D. I wrote to him just before I left Gosport, to tell him to meet me in London with
Pang. Three hundred pounds a year !-Swift. Hem !
Pang. Dr. Pangloss, with an income of !-no lap-dogs, my
lord ? Lord D. Nay, but listen, doctor; and as I didn't know where old Ferret was to make me live in London, I told Dick to be at the Blue Boar this morning, by the stage-coach. Why, you don't hear what I'm talking about, doctor.
Pang. Oh, perfectly, my lord-three hundred-Blue Boars-in the stage-coach!
Lord D. Well, step into my room, doctor, and I'll give you a letter which you shall carry to the inn, and bring Dick away with you. Į warrant the boy will be ready to jump out of his skin
Pang. Skin ? jump! Bless me! I'm ready to jump out of mine! I follow your lordship—oh, doctor Pangloss. Where is your philanthropy now. I attend you my lord !“ Æquam memento."Horace. Servare mentem—hem ! bless me, I'm all in a fluster, L. L. D. A. double S., and three hundred a-I attend your lordship
DO AS OTHER PEOPLE DO.-ANON.
One Richard Daw, as stories go,
For ever wanting something new,
What now,' says Daw, 'what want you next ?'
0, Daw!' she cried, 'what shall we do!'
And when you ask him, 'How do you do ?'
JOHN LITTLEJOHN.-CHARLES MACKAY.
John Littlejohn was staunch and strong,
John Littlejohn was firm and true,
John Littlejohn maintained the right,
When told that kings had a right divine,