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We read a short time ago among her determination to use with greater the town and country talk of a precaution and better luck next time. weekly paper, “ An eminent house- The difference in the case is, and breaker, having completed the term that not altogether an unimportant of his imprisonment, applied to the one, that the Grimsby magistrates Grimsby magistrates to have his had got possession of the tools of their skeleton keys and other professional eminent practitioner; while we have tools given up to him.” After laugh, shut up ours, tools and all, and are even ing at the title of eminence as applied now employing efforts the most forcito a burglar, being a character not ble, with some doubtfulness of issue, famed for the possession of the car- to get his tools from him; for he dinal virtues, the thought struck us clings to them like grim Death, and that, comparing great things with will cling to them to all appearance small, the demand of Russia to keep until he is fairly caught by the throat up an undiminished force in the Black and choked off. Sea after the conclusion of peace, Now, supposing that our Grimsby which occasioned the breaking up of friend wanted to prove himself, in the Vienna conferences, was very Jack Sheppard phrase, as innocent much of the same description. Sup- as the babe unborn after his false posing a peace to have been patched imprisonment, what do we suppose up, Russia might have been said to that he would say? He would prohave completed the term of her im- bably say that he had been drinking prisonment, her ships of war and with some friend, name unknown; had offensive stores at Sebastopol being slightly exceeded, and in consequence considered as her professional tools, lost his way; strayed upon a gentleher cannon and mortars as the skele- man's lawn, and tumbled up against ton keys which she would use to pick his. library shutters, when he was the lock of the Ottoman Porte; and caught by Lion and the butler; and which, honest in a sense at last when he would account for the possession brought to bay, she naively declares of the queer things found in his
Schlossee's Geschichte des 18ten und des 19ten Jahrhunderts.
VOLTAIRE. Pierre le Grand.