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opinion df my horse for having been so diftarbed
with that impertinent man, who intruded upon
you this evening. There are in this neighbour
uood a nuuiLer of these talking, idle fellows, who
put themselves in the way of all strangers that
come to iny house." I told my civil landlord to
jive himfelf no uneasiness, for my companion had
ifForded me much amusement; and I had conclud
ed that he was a man of refpetflability, and alked
i he was not a lawyer, or some officer of the church
a. he* was well acquainted with legal procefies and
ecclesiastical discipline. The innkeeper with a
'ook of indignant surprise a flu red me I was de
eived, and that he was as lazy and worthless a
Allow as could be " found unhung". He was a man
of 110 profeflion and in no credit. His father left
iim some property, but he wafted it, in quarrels
it law, and in stirring up ftrife among the neigh-
I oais. Is he not, replied I, a man of honour and
integi ity in his dealings ? The landlord with a
farcaftick sneer laid, " Sir, if you put any proper
ty in his hands, you will ha\e good luck ever to
>;et any of it back again." But he certainly, con
inued I, mutt be a man of veracity. The innkeep
er r out of all patience with my queries, Ihook his
'.'.ad, and in a fignificant linile, replied, " my
leighbour is rather apt to JJjoot flying." This cha
a"ter of my new acquaintance a little agitatedme:
as he had pledged liimfelf to accompany me several
linles in the morning, having ailiired me that buli
'iefs would lead him the direction 1 was going, and
■or the fake of my company, he would Hart earlier
ha,i lie othciwil'e intended. In the morning, at
he hour appointed, he called for me. I mention-d
o him .hut I was exceedingly sorry to dilappoint
iim, but that I had my horse mutt be
:e\v fliad, before he could perform his journey.
SVe tool, leave ef each other, and he allured me,
hit if ever I came that way again, he fliould be
g-ad of a further acquaintance, and that if he fliould
nt happen to be at the inn when I arrhed, the
landlord woi.l 1 give him notice. The chara<fter
of this man fully exhibits a fpccimen of one, who
had been educated an habits of thinking and talk
;nq;npon fo"ir.s, to which Tib substantial meaning
had been annexed, and from which no ufeful ef
fects had boen produced. It led me into a reflec
tion that there niuft be a radical error in a system
of education, which makes the acftions of men so
illy correspond with their conversation.
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