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SIR JOHN GERMAIN was so ignorant, that he is said to have left a legacy
to Sir Matthew Decker, as the author of St. Matthew's Gospel.

Churchill (General C----, a natural son of the Marlborough family) asked
Pulteney the other day, Well, Mr. Pulteney, will you break me,
too?--No, Charles, replied he, you break fast enough of yourself!
Don't you think it hurt him more than the other breaking would?

Walpole was plagued one morning with that oaf of unlicked antiquity,
Prideaux, and his great boy. He talked through all Italy, and everything
in all Italy. Upon mentioning Stosch, Walpole asked if he had seen his
collection. He replied, very few of his things, for he did not like his
company; that he never heard so much heathenish talk in his days.
Walpole inquired what it was, and found that Stosch had one day said
before him, that the soul was only a little glue.

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