The Two Smiths

A GENTLEMAN, with the same Christian and surname, took lodgings in the

same house with James Smith. The consequence was, eternal confusion of

calls and letters. Indeed, the postman had no alternative but to share

the letters equally between the two. This is intolerable, sir, said

our friend, and you must quit.--Why am I to quit more than

you?--Because you are James the Second--and must abdicate.

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