Old Stories Over Again

BUBB DODDINGTON was very lethargic. Falling asleep one day, after dinner

with Sir Richard Temple and Lord Cobham, the latter reproached

Doddington with his drowsiness. Doddington denied having been asleep;

and to prove he had not, offered to repeat all Lord Cobham had been

saying. Cobham challenged him to do so. Doddington repeated a story; and

Lord Cobham owned he had been telling it. Well, said Doddington, and

yet I did not hear a word of it; but I went to sleep, because I knew

that about this time of day you would tell that story.