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BY THB AUTHOE Ot « HIGH-WAYS AND BY-WAYS." IN TWO VOli TTMES, VOXi. The better way is, surely, ,to let readers be cheerful and contented while they may. But I have yet a good deal to say, before I come to the illustration of my subject.
On this principle, I hope mine will believe that the following pages were written in high health, high fortune, and high spirits. It is now several years since, by circumstances of no importance here, I was invited to dine one day with the Bar Club, in an Irish assize, town, on one of the south- ern circuits.
With a friendly few, who may find reason to imagine the contrary, I have little fear of its doing any mischief. anodier of f&e stories I am chiefly indebted to an original French manuscript. 115 The One-handed Flute flayer of Arques in Normandy 123 The Nightmare . As barristers wish to be sometimes exclu- sive, they are glad to escape from the almost continual masquerade of their public life, and at their circuit din- ners they admit no strangers, (except under peculiar circumstances) ; but, throwing off with the Toga the multitude of sins it covers, they shine forth the most sociable, most cordial, and the wittiest of all assemblies.
A portion of the sketches, and one of the tales, con- tained ia the first and second volumes of this v Ulange^ have been reprinted from periodical works; and for VOL. The anecdote entitled the Tea-pot Gentleman, was communicated to a popular actor, and introduced by him into one of his entertain- ments in a garbled form, but has never l^efore appear- ed in print. I was very young at the time in question ; and the bril- liant conversation which I listened to, the flashes of merriment, the classical allusions, the anecdotes, the repartees, and the puns, altogether made an impression never to be effaced.