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SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY
THE BROADWAY, LUDGATE.
ROUTLEDGE'S READINGS- COMIC.
With a Portrait of Mr. J. L. TOOLE as Serjeant Buzfuz.
ROUTLEDGE'S READINGS SERIOUS
AND SENTIMENTAL. With Portrait of Mr. BELLEW.
SCENE FROM "THE MAN OF THE
BY CHARLES MACKLIN.
Sir P. Zounds! sir, I will not hear a word aboot it: I insist upon it you are wrong: you should have paid your court till my lord, and not have scrupled swallowing a bumper or twa, or twenty, till oblige him.
Eger. Sir, I did drink his toast in a bumper.
Sir P. Yes, you did; but how, how ?-just as a bairn takes physic—with aversions and wry faces, which my lord observed : then, to mend the matter, the moment that he and the Colonel got intill a drunken dispute aboot religion, you slily slunged away.
Eger. I thought, sir, it was time to go when my lord insisted upon half-pint bumpers.
Sir P. Sir, that was not levelled at you, but at the Colonel, in order to try his bottom; but they aw agreed that you and I should drink out of sma' glasses.
Eger. But, sir, I beg pardon: I did not choose to drink any more.