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J. HOWARD PAYNE.

OPERA OF CLARI -THE MAID OF MILAN.

Home, Sweet Home.
Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble there's no place like home.

[From Debrett's Asylum for Fugitive Pieces, 1795.)

An Erpostulation.
Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love
But — why did you kick me down stairs ? 47

From the Resolutions presented to the House of Repre

sentatives, December, 1799. Prepared by General Henry Lee.

(On the death of General Washington). To the memory of the Man, first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his fellow-citizens.

CHARLES COTESWORTH PINCKNEY.

(When Ambassador to the French Republic, 1796.) Millions for defence, but not one cent for tribute.

The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church."

“ Plures efficimur, quoties metimur a vobis; semen est sanguis Christianorum." Tertullian. Apologet., c. 50.

Corporations have no souls.They (Corporations) cannot commit trespass nor be outlawed nor excommunicate, for they have no souls.”Lord Coke's Reports, Part x. p. 32.

A Rowland for an Oliver.“ These were two of the most famous in the list of Charlemagne's twelve peers; and their exploits are rendered so ridicuously and equally extravagant by the old romancers, that from thence arose that saying amongst our plain and sensible ancestors of giving one a Rowland for his Oliver,' to signify the matching one incredible lie with another.” Thomas Warburton.

“It is unseasonable and unwholesome in all months that have not an R in their name to eat an oyster.”. Butler's Dyet's Dry Dinner. 1599.

Hobson's Choice."

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“ Tobias Hobson was the first man in England that let out hackney horses. When a man came for a horse, he was led into the stable, where there was a great choice, but he obliged him to take the horse which stood next to the stable door; so that every customer was alike well served according to his chance, from whence it became a proverb, when what ought to be your election was forced upon you, to say "Hobson's Choice.'” - Spec. tator, No. 509.

WASHINGTON IRVING.

The Creole Village. The Almighty Dollar,

FRANCIS DUC DE ROCHEFOUCAULD.

1613–1680.

Maxim ccxvii. Hypocrisy is a sort of homage that vice pays to virtue.

JOSEPH FOUCHE.

1763-1820.

It was worse than a crime, it was a blunder.

KING CHARLES II. When in Parliament attending the Discussion of Lord

Ross's Divorce Bill. As good as a play.

SUPPLEMENT.

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