Sir Joshua Reynolds

"What do you ask for this sketch?" said Sir Joshua to
an old picture-dealer, whose portfolio he was looking over. "Twenty

guineas, your honour." "Twenty pence, I suppose you mean?" "No, sir; it is

true I would have taken twenty pence for it this morning, but if _you_

think it worth looking at, all the world will think it worth buying." Sir

Joshua ordered him to send the sketch home, and gave him the money.

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