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" Ridiculum acri
* Fortius et melius magnas plerumque fecat res."

Hor.

« Ridicule shall frequently prevail,
And cut the knot, when graver reasons fail."

FRANCIS

DU BLIN:

PRINTED BY BRETT SMITH,

YOR NOGAN, BURNETT, GILBERT AND HODGES, BROWN,
RICE, PORTER, DORNIN, FOLINGSBY,

AND FITZPATRICK.

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“The pudding is very good,” replied Mr. Mapple, "and does great honour to my cousin Biddy, who, I dare say, is the maker.”

• I have oftení told you,' cried the young lady in a resentful accent, that my name

is Biddy. Will you never learn to call me Brid

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i getina ?'

« Well, well, Biddy, or Biddytiny, or what you please," rejoined the old gentleman; “though, in my opinion, the world went as well when people were contented with the names that were given them by their godfathers and godmothers in their baptism. Bridget is a good christian name, and I

pray

the Lord make you as good a woman as your aunt Bridget, from whom you had it. She too was an excellent hand at making a plum-pudding.'

A pudding !' repeated Bridgetina, reddening with anger, I do assure you, sir, you are very much mittaken, if you think that I employ my time in such a manner.'

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