SCENE I. The apartments of Alcippus. Enter Alcippus and Pisaro. Pis. 'Tis much, my Lord, you'll not be satisfy'd. Alcip. Friendship's too near a-kin to Love, Pisaro, To leave me any Peace, whilst in your Eyes I read Reserves, which 'tis not kind to hide; Come, prithee tell me what the quarrel was, And who 'twas with; thou shalt, my dear Pisaro. Pis.

"Why, we are said to have one of his descendants among us Sir William D'Avenant," said Louis Kerneguy; "and many think him as clever a fellow." "What!" exclaimed Sir Henry "Will D'Avenant, whom I knew in the North, an officer under Newcastle, when the Marquis lay before Hull? why, he was an honest cavalier, and wrote good doggrel enough; but how came he a-kin to Will Shakspeare, I trow?"

Now, my great-grandfather's nose was for all the world like unto the noses of all the men, women, and children, whom Pantagruel found dwelling upon the island of Ennasin. By the way, if you would know the strange way of getting a-kin amongst so flat-nosed a people you must read the book; find it out yourself, you never can. 'Twas shaped, Sir, like an ace of clubs.

Altho' the Morille grows in April, which is the only time when it may be gather'd fresh, yet one may dress the dry'd ones now, by first softening them in warm Water and Salt for three or four Minutes; but, as observ'd before, they are best fresh gather'd. And again, I chuse to put the Receipts for their Management in this place, because they are so near a-kin to the Truffle.

Ay, but they are Sisters Children, and too near a-kin to be happy. Trusty. 'Twere pity my young Master shou'd be unhappy in a Wife; for he is the sweetest-natur'd Gentleman But one Comfort is, Mr. Charles, you, and your Sister Mrs. Phillis, will have your Portions assign'd you if he marry. Char. Yes, that he can't deny us the very Day after his Marriage. Trusty.

But my brother's child, cried my uncle Toby, has nothing to do with the Pope 'tis the plain child of a Protestant gentleman, christen'd Tristram against the wills and wishes both of his father and mother, and all who are a-kin to it. If the wills and wishes, said Kysarcius, interrupting my uncle Toby, of those only who stand related to Mr. Shandy's child, were to have weight in this matter, Mrs.

That Debt lay heavy on our House for one Generation, but it was retrieved by a Gift from that honest Man you see there, a Citizen of our Name, but nothing at all a-kin to us. I know Sir ANDREW FREEPORT has said behind my Back, that this Man was descended from one of the ten Children of the Maid of Honour I shewed you above; but it was never made out.

If to be hard-hearted were a virtue, the best man there was Dillaway. And now they were to be billeted off among the sturdy colonists as farm-servants, near a-kin to slaves; tools in the rough hands of men who pioneer civilization, with all the vices of the social, and all the passions of the savage.

Purity of mind, or that genuine delicacy, which is the only virtuous support of chastity, is near a-kin to that refinement of humanity, which never resides in any but cultivated minds. It is something nobler than innocence; it is the delicacy of reflection, and not the coyness of ignorance.

Now, as to our adjective "classical:" Why not, in heroic drama, have something a-kin to the old Greek chorus, with its running comment upon motives and moralities, somewhat as the mighty-master has set forth in his truly patriotic 'Henry the Fifth? However, taking other grounds, the epithet is justified, both by the subject and the proposed unmodern method of its treatment: but of all this enough, for, on second thoughts, perhaps we may do without the chorus.