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MANNERS:

A NOVEL

Dicas hîc forsitan unde

Ingenium par materiæ................

Je sais qu'un sot trouve toujours un plus sot pour

le lire................... .......................... FRED. LE GRAND.

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Now hoist the sail, and let the streamers float
Upon the wanton breezes; strew the deck
With lavender, and sprinkle liquid sweets,
That no rude savour maritime invade
The nose of nice nobility.

COWPER.

On the following evening, wind and tide answer

ing, the packet in which our travellers were to embark was prepared for sailing.

The music of the indefatigable harper, in the passage, was completely drowned by the uproar of an universal commotion: the persons and voices of masters and mistresses, children, ladies' maids, footmen, and boatmen, were mixed in one undistinguished throng, as they crowded about the inn door. Mrs. Sullivan stood at the foot of the stairs, screaming loud enough for her shrill contr' alto to be heard above all the murmuring crowd:-" Meelly! Cilly! do bestir yourselves; we're too late by a mile! here's the wery last boat imparting." The tardy-gaited damsels made their appearance just as one of the boatmen informed their mother, the captain had sent to say, he would not wait another minute; and they reached the side of the ship exactly at the moment he prepared to put his threat in execution. Poor Mrs. Sullivan had seldom seen, and had never been on the sea before, therefore VOL. II.

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