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i ■ ■ 1 .. .. .. ' V 1 ■. . n, • i I 1 ' i . : ■ • ■ : i ; 'l t ■ .. . . .i - n ' ■ • 1 " . 1 " i■ : • .... i j i ' ' - ' ' • . 1 ' • I I : ■ 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. PLAN OF THE GAZETTE of the UNITED STATES. ' A NATIONAL PAPER. 1o be publijhcd st; e seat oj tie federal cbvernment, Wfo camp rift, uj the following Objects, viz. I. 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