A Fixture





DR. ROGER LONG, the celebrated astronomer, was walking, one dark

evening, with a gentleman in Cambridge, when the latter came to a short

post fixed in the pavement, but which, in the earnestness of

conversation, taking to be a boy standing in the path, he said hastily,

Get out of the way, boy.--That boy, said the doctor, very seriously,

is a post-boy, who never turns out of the way for anybody.





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