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Barry's Powers Of Pleasing

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SPRANGER BARRY, to his silver-toned voice, added all the powers of
persuasion. A carpenter, to whom he owed some money for work at the
Dublin Theatre, called at Barry's house, and was very clamorous in
demanding payment. Mr. Barry overhearing him, said from above, Don't be
in a passion; but do me the favor to walk upstairs, and we'll speak on
the business.--Not I, answered the man; you owe me one hundred
pounds already, and if you get me upstairs, you won't let me leave you
till you owe me two.





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