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A SCRAP FROM THE STREET.

BY RALPH RIGMAROLE, ESQUIRE.

* Armagh-virumque cano."

Ough! augh!—ough! augh!-ough! augh!-alternately ejaculated two plain, unvarnished sons of the “Imerald Isle," as they let their heavy rammers fall on the loose stones of High-street, St. Giles', until having rung the changes on these two sounds for a few minutes, they paused to rest awhile. “Tunder an' pratees!” cried one, “but this is hingry work.”

Hingry!" responded the other, “an' is it only hingry you'd be after callin' it? Shure an' its the complate veracity of the American sea sarpint after a month's residence in the Thames that I faal.”

Asy, asy there, Dennis, lave off your balderdash now. By the powers, it's enough, so it is, to make a crocodile ate his own eggs for breakfast, to hear you

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goin' an about your sea sarpint, whin every body knows the divil a one there ever was at all, at all.”

“ Blur an' agers !" cried Dennis, if

you

wouldn't be after givin' the lie to Misther Munchausen himself, so you would; an' what the dickins do you know about bastes beyant your own feyther and his pigs? Augh! an' your enough, you discriditable cratur', so you are, to make Parson Phillpotts commit suicide. May be now you wouldn't belave it, whin I seed it mysilf wid my own eyes--so I did.”

“ Whoo! an' that's quite a diffierent kind o' thing intirely."

“Get out wid ye!--so you'd be after belaving I seed a baste which you wont belave to exist.”

“ Shure an' my mither (rist her ould sowl!) didn't pay a pinny ixtra to larn me manners, for me to be after givin' a lie a gintleman like yoursilf-but do you mane for to say thin, Dennis, the cratur is railly

so tremindous ?"?

“ Tremindous! is it tremindous you say? Isn't thim Boa Instrictors like so many maggots beside o the cratur?"

“ Arrah be aisy

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