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The Politician Out-Witted

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Author: Samuel Low
Published: 1788
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,562 / 89 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 314
Added to site: 2009.06.27
mnybks.net#: 24553
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Drama, Humor
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what do you mean?

TOUPEE. Vous ne m'entendez pas. [_Hastily._

TRUEMAN. Do you threaten me, you insignificant thing? Do you call me names?

TOUPEE. Diable! me no stand under your names.

TRUEMAN. Zounds and fury! I am raving. Must I bear to be abus'd in this manner, by a vile Tonsor?

TOUPEE. Yes, you Schoolmastare; you tell me vat be you booby.

TRUEMAN. Pertinacious, audacious reptile! [_Canes TOUPEE._

TOUPEE. Ah, mon dieu! mon dieu! [_Runs off._

TRUEMAN. To insult a professor of Orthography, Analogy, Syntax, and Prosody!

SCENE II. _A Street._

_Enter YOUNG LOVEYET._

In compliance with the commands of a father, here I am, once more in the place of my nativity. Duty to him, and curiosity to know, why he has enjoined my sudden departure so peremptorily, as well as a desire to see New-York (perhaps never to leave it more) have all conspir'd to bring me here sooner than I am expected,--let me see--yes, I must try to find out Frankton first.

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