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A GENTLEMAN once bought a horse of a country-dealer. The bargain
concluded, and the money paid, the gentleman said, Now, my friend, I
have bought your horse, what are his faults?--I know of no faults that
he has, except two, replied the man; and one is, that he is hard to
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that is the worst, answered the fellow; he is good for nothing when
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