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Mofes', without an h<'rfe, and the b6x at hi* back."

'As fhe fpohe, Mofes came flowly 6n foot, and fweating rtnder the deal box, which he had ftrapt round his fhoulders like a pedlar.

— „Welcome, welcome, Mofes; well, my hoy, what have you brought lis from the fair?" —

have brought you myfelf," cried Mofes, with a fly look, and retting the box on the dreffet — i/Ay, Mofes," cried my wife, „that we know, but. where Is the horfe?" ,,'1 hive fold him," cried Mofes, „f6r three p6unds Five fhillings and twopence." — „Well done, toy good bo-Jr," returned fhe, „'I kne\v you would touch them off. Between ourfelves, three pounds five fhillings and twd pence is no bad day's work. C6me, let us have it then.',' — ,,1 have brought back no money," cried Mofes again. „'I have laid it all out in a bargain, and here it is," pulling 6ut a btindle fr6m his breaft: here they are; a groce 6f green fpectacles, with filver rims and fhagreen cafes."

— ,,'A groce of green fpectacles!" repeated nxjr wife ;n a faint voice. ,,'And you have parted with the Colt, and brought us back nothing but a groce 6f green paltry fpectacles!"

— „Dear mother," cried the boy, why won't you I if ten to reafon?. 'I had them a dead bargain d), 6r 'I fhould not have bought them. The filver rims alone will fell for double the money." — . ,,'A fig e) f6r the filver rims,"

b) dreffer, Anrichtehank {auch KXchentifch),

c) a groce, tin Grofs, awdlf Dutztnd.

d) a dead bargain, urn einen Spottpreit.

«) a fig, tin VerachtHttg iedentendtr Ausdruck.

cried my wife, in a paffion: „'I d ire fwear they gpn't fell for above half the m''>ney at the rate if broken f) fi'lver, five fhillings an >'unce." — ,Yoii need be under no uneafrnefs," cried T, .about felling the rims; for they are not worth 5x-pence, fOr VI perceive they are only copper prnifhed over." — „What," cried m^r wife, pot filver, the rims not filver!" ,,N6," cried I „no more filver than yoi'ir fauce - pan." — ,'And f<>," returned fhe, „we have parted with le Colt, and have only got a groce of green fectacles, with copper rims and fhagrecn pfes! 'A murrain take fiich trumpery g). The Kckhead has been impofed upon, and fhoiild kive known his company better." — ,,The>re, R dear," cried 1, ,,you are wrong, he fhoiild ■ have known them at all." — „Marry h), l»»g the ideot," returned fhe, „to bring me fich ftufF, if I had them, I would throw th^rn n the fire." „There again you are wrong, By dear," cried "I; „f'r though they be copper, R will keep them by lis, as copper fpectacles; fon know, are better than nothing." > By this time the unfortunate Mofes was ^deceived. Ha now faw that he had indeed *een imppfed . upon by a pr'<wlin<r fharper, •M, obferving his figure, had marked him for an eafy prey. 'I therefore afhed the cirsumftances of his deception. He fold the horfe, I feems, and walked the fair in fearch 6f

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f) broken filver, altet Silier.

t) murrain, tigentlich: Seuche unter den Thieren; 9 murrain take fuch trumpery, der Teufel hole filcht Bttriigerei.

^) many, tine nieirige Art der Betheuruni.

another. 'A reverend looking man brought hira to a tent, under pretence of having one to fell. j,Here," continued Mofes, „we rait another man," very well dreft, who defired to borrow twenty pounds up6n thefe, faying, that he wanted money and would difpofe of them for a third of the value. The flrft gentleman, who pretended to be mjr friend, whifpered me to huf them, and cautioned me n6t to let fo good an offer pafs. "I fent for M'r. Flamborough,' and they talked him up as finely as they did me, and f6 at laft we were perfuaded to bo^ the two groce between us."

CHAP.. .Xllf. .

JlfV. Burchell is found to be dn enemy; for hi his the' confidence to give difagreeahle advice.

ur family had now made feveral attemps to be fine; but fome unforefeen difafteri demolifhed eafch as foon as projected. lI endeavoured to take the advantage of every difappointment, to improve their good fenfe in proportion as they were fruftrated in ambition. „You fee, tn$ children," cried 1, „how little is *to be got b$- attempts to impofe upon the world, in coping with 6ur betters. Such as are poor and will affociate with n6ne but the rich, are hated thofe they avoid, and defpifed by thefe they follow. Unequal combinations are always difadvantageous to the weaker fide: the rich having the pleafure, and the poor the inconveniences that refult from them. But c6me, Dick, tnf boy, and repeat the fable that you were reading to - day, for the good of the company."

■~ ,,'Once upon 4 time," cried the child, „i Giant and a Dwarf were friends, and t^pf together. They made a bargain that they "would never foiTahe each other, hut go feetc adventures. The firft battle they f6ught was1 ■with two Saracens, and the Dwarf, who was ve'ry courageous, dealt one 6f the champions a m6ft angry blow, 'It did the Saracen b«t very little injury, who lifting iip his fword, fairly ftruck off the poor Dwarf's arm. He was n6w in a woeful plight; but the giant coming to his affiftance, in a fhort time left the two Saracens dead on the plain, and the Dwarf cut off the dead man's head out of fpite. They then travelled 6n to another adventure. This was againft three bloody-minded Siivrp, who were carying away a damfel in diftreTs. The Dwarf was not quite to fierce now as before; but for all that, ftruck the firft blow; which was returned by another, that hn'cked out his e^e: but the Giant was foon iip with them, 4nd had they not fled, would certainly have killed them every <Sne. They were all very )o-^ful f6r this victory, and the damfel who was relieved fell in I6ve with the Giant, and married him. They now travelled far, and farther than 1 can tell, till they met with 4 c6mpany of robbers. The Giant, for the firfi time, was foremoft now; but the Dwarf was not far behind. The battle was ftout and long. Wherever the Giant came, all fell before him; but the Dwarf had like to have been hilled wore than 6nce. A't lift the victory declared for the two adventurers: but the Dwarf 16ft his leg. The Dwarf had now loft an arm, 4 leg, and kn eye, while the Giant was without a fingle wound. Upon which he died out to

his little companion, My little hero, 1 tliis Ir

'glorious fport; let lis get one victory more, and then we fhall have honour F6r ever. No, cries the Dwarf, who was by this time grown wifer, no, I declare off; Til fight no more: for 1 find in every battle that you get all the honour and rewards, hut all the blows fall upon me."

'I was going to moralize this fable, when 6ur attention was called off to a warm difpute between my wife and M'r. Burchell, upon mf daughters intended expedition to town. M^r wife very ftrenuoufly inflfted upon the advantages that would refult from it. M'r. Biir.chell, 6n the contrary, diffuaded her with great ardour, and 1 ftood neuter. His prefent difluafions feemed but the fecond part of thofe which were received with f6 ill a grace In the morning. The difpute grew high, while poor Deborah, inftead 6f reafoning ftronger, talked louder and at laft was obliged to take fhelter from a defeat in clamour. The conclulion 6f her harangue, however, was highly difpleafms; to us all: fhe knew, fhe faid,- of fome who had their own fecret reafons for what they advifed; but, for her part, fhe wlfhed fiich t6 ftay away from her houfe for the future. —" „Madam," cried Burchell, with looks 6f great compofure, which tended to enflame her the more, ,,as f6r fecret reafons, you are right: *I hive fecret reafons, which 'I forbear to mention, becaufe you are not able to anfwer thofe of which "I make no fecret: but "I find my vlfits here are bec6me troublefome; Til take my leave therefore now, and perhaps come 6nce more to take a final farewel when 'I am cjultting the country. u Thus faying, he

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