Only by your bermission, I vill dake a snag of your ham, andt a slice of French roll, or a modicum of chicken; for to dell you the honest fagd, I am all pote famished, for I laid me down on mine billow in bed the lastd nightd widout mine supper, at the instance of mine physician, for which I am not altogeddere inglined to extend mine fastd no longer. Then, laughing: 'Berhaps, Mister Golley Cibbers, you may like to pote this to the vote?

Where you hear that story?" "Well, I don't know," said Fulkerson, rather embarrassed. "It's common talk." "It's a gommon lie, then! When the time gome dat dis iss a free gountry again, then I dake a bension again for my woundts; but I would sdarfe before I dake a bension now from a rebublic dat iss bought oap by monobolies, and ron by drusts and gompines, and railroadts andt oil gompanies."

"This mild return, couched under an apparent compliment, was well received; but Handel, who had a talent for sarcastic drolling, added: "'Pute why blay the Peggar yourself, togder, andt adapt oldt pallad humsdrum, ven, as a man of science, you could gombose original airs of your own? Here is mine friendt, Custos Arne, who has made a road for himself, for to drive along his own genius to the demple of fame. Then, turning to our illustrious Arne, he continued, 'Min friendt Custos, you and I must meed togeder some dimes before it is long, and hold a têde-

Veil, mein friendts, andt how vags the vorldt wid you, mein tdears? Bray, bray, do let me sit town a momend. "Pepusch took the great man's hat, Colley Cibber took his stick, and my great-uncle wheeled round his reading-chair, which was somewhat about the dimensions of that in which our kings and queens are crowned; and then the great man sat him down.

"'Why, by the mercy of Heaven, and the waders of Aix-la-Chapelle, andt the addentions of mine togders andt physicians, and oggulists, of lade years, under Providence, I am surbrizingly pedder thank you kindly, Misder Custos. Andt you have also been doing well of lade, as I am bleased to hear.

"'I hope, sir, observed the doctor, 'you do not include me among those who did injustice to your talents? "'Nod at all, nod at all, God forbid! I am a great admirer of the airs of the 'Peggar's Obéra, andt every professional gendtleman must do his best for to live.

"'Why, yes; it tid last too long, it bereft me of mine poor limbs: it tid bereave of that vot is the most blessed gift of Him vot made us, andt not wee ourselves. And for vot?

"Nodt like here," said Lindau. "Andt you must zee it all the dtime zee it, hear it, smell it, dtaste it or you forget it. That is what I gome here for. I was begoming a ploated aristograt.

Vy, for nod-ing in the vorldt pode the bleasure and bastime of them who, having no widt, nor no want, set at loggerheads such men as live by their widts, to worry and destroy one andt anodere as wild beasts in the Golloseum in the dimes of the Romans. "Poor Dr. Pepusch during this conversation, as my great-uncle observed, was sitting on thorns; he was in the confederacy professionally only.

"Nodt like here," said Lindau. "Andt you must zee it all the dtime zee it, hear it, smell it, dtaste it or you forget it. That is what I gome here for. I was begoming a ploated aristograt.