Too Civil

MACKLIN one night sitting at the back of the front boxes, with a

gentleman of his acquaintance, an underbred lounger stood up immediately

before him, and covered the sight of the stage entirely from him.

Macklin patted him gently on the shoulder with his cane, and, with much

seeming civility, requested that when he saw or heard anything that was

entertaining on the stage, to let him and the gentleman with him know of

it, as at present we must totally depend on your kindness. This had

the desired effect,--and the lounger walked off.

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