MR. JUSTICE P----, a well-meaning but particularly prosing judge, on one

of his country circuits had to try a man for stealing a quantity of

copper. In his charge he had frequent occasion to mention the copper,

which he uniformly called lead, adding, I beg your pardon,

gentlemen,--copper; but I can't get the lead out of my head! At

this candid confession the whole court shouted with laughter.

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