A Grammatical Distinction

SEVERAL young gentlemen once got up a play at Cambridge. On the day of

representation one of the performers took it into his head to make an

excuse, and his part was obliged to be read. Hobhouse came forward to

apologize to the audience, and told them that a Mr. ---- had declined

to perform his part. The gentleman was highly indignant at the a,

and had a great inclination to pick a quarrel with Scrope Davies, who

replied that he supposed Mr. ---- wanted to be called the Mr.

So-and-so. He ever afterwards went by the name of the Definite


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