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SHERIDAN was very desirous that his son Tom should marry a young woman
of large fortune, but knew that Miss Callander had won his son's heart.
Sheridan, expatiating on the folly of his son, at length exclaimed,
Tom, if you marry Caroline Callander, I'll cut you off with a
shilling! Tom could not resist the opportunity of replying, and looking
archly at his father said, Then, sir, you must borrow it. Sheridan
was tickled at the wit, and dropped the subject.





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