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Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 20, June, 1859

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1859
Language: English
Wordcount: 83,337 / 246 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.1
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 636
Added to site: 2004.07.01
mnybks.net#: 8374
Genre: Periodical
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_Poet._ Ay, that's well known:-- But what particular rarity? what strange, That manifold record not matches? See,

And we fancy him waving his hand in an enthusiastic manner,--

Magic of bounty! all these spirits thy power Hath conjured to attend.

Which manner is only a high-flowing habit, for he adds in the same breath, dropping his figure suddenly,--

I know the merchant. _Painter._ I know them both; t'other's a jeweller.

It is certainly natural that painters should know jewellers,--and, perhaps, that poets should be able to recognize merchants, though the converse might not hold. We now know who the next speakers are, and soon distinguish them.

_Merchant._ Oh, 'tis a worthy lord! _Jeweller._ Nay, that's most fixed. _Merchant._ A most incomparable man; breathed as it were To an untirable and continuate goodness: He passes. _Jeweller. _I have a jewel here.

The Jeweller being known, the Merchant is; and, it will be noticed that the first speaks

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