A Vain Search





SIR FRANCIS BLAKE DELAVAL'S death had such an effect on Foote that he

burst into tears, retired to his room, and saw no company for two days;

the third day, Jewel, his treasurer, calling in upon him, he asked him,

with swollen eyes, what time would the burial be? Not till next week,

sir, replied the other, as I hear the surgeons are first to dissect

his head. This last word restored Foote's fancy, and, repeating it with

some surprise, he asked, And what will they get there? I am sure I have

known poor Frank these five-and-twenty years, and I never could find

anything in it.





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