Elegant Compliment





MR. HENRY ERSKINE, being one day in London, in company with the Duchess

of Gordon, said to her, Are we never again to enjoy the honor and

pleasure of your grace's society at Edinburgh?--O! answered her

grace, Edinburgh is a vile dull place--I hate it.--Madam, replied

the gallant barrister, the sun might as well say, there's a vile dark

morning,--I won't rise to-day.





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