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[ 22 J weights and measures. His father was in the habit of using false weights, but trusting to his relationship refused to conceal them before the periodical inspection. The Naib, coming to his shop desired him to produce his weights; instead of obeying, however, he evaded the order with a laugh. But his son was inflexible and ordered his scrvants to bring sorth the weights, and after an impartial examination finding them falsc, condemned them to be destroyed, and sentenced the culprit to pay a sine, and to receive 50 strokes of the ratan. ‘The punishment was inslicted in his presence, after which the Naib leaped from his lorse, threw himself at his father's feet, and bathing them with his tears, said, I have discharged my duty father to God and to my sovereign; permit me now by my respect and submission to acquit myself of the debt I owe to you. Justice is the attribute of God; it is blind, it has no regard to