The Ruling Passion Strong In Death

A DYING miser sent for his solicitor, and said, Now begin, and I will

dictate particulars.--I give and I bequeath, commenced the man of

law. No, no, interrupted the testator; I do nothing of the kind; I

will never give or bequeath anything: I cannot do it.--Well, then,

suggested the attorney, after some consideration, suppose you say, 'I

lend, until the last day?'--Yes, yes, that will do, eagerly

rejoined the miser.