Blowing A Nose

SIR WILLIAM CHERE had a very long nose, and was playing at backgammon

with old General Brown. During this time, Sir William, who was a

snuff-taker, was continually using his snuff-box. Observing him leaning

continually over the table, and being at the same time in a very bad

humor with the game, the general said, Sir William, blow your

nose!--Blow it yourself! said Sir William; 'tis as near you as


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