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[ 178 ) ence, but as soon as he had finished, said, foLet the money be instantly paid. I am deHighted with the philosopher's way of thinking ; he has done me great homor ; by the largeness of his request, he has shewn the high idea he entertains of my wealth and my mu nificence.” 76. Pertiment reasoning of a peasant. A Protestant who rented some land from a Catholic Nobleman in Scotland, having fallen behind in his payments, the steward during the absence of the nobleman seized his agricultural stock, and advertized it for sale; the poor farmer used every entreaty with him and with the under-steward, but in vain. Happily, the nobleman returned before the sale took place, and the farmer immediately waited on him and told his sad tale, which touched the heart of his landlord, and induced him to grant an order forbidding the sale of his cattle. As the farmer was retiring with a cheerful counte