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AT a grand review by George III. of the Portsmouth fleet in 1789, there
was a boy who mounted the shrouds with so much agility as to surprise
every spectator. The king particularly noticed it, and said to Lord
Lothian, Lothian, I have heard much of your agility; let us see you run
up after that boy.--Sire, replied Lord Lothian, it is my duty to
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