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FROM GRAVE TO GAY, FROM LIVELY TO SEVERE."

WAIFS.

PLAGIARISM.

THIEVING, although an art of very ancient date and universal prevalence, has never been accounted a very respectable pursuit. There are some things which antiquity helps to make respectable, but this is hardly one of them.

On the contrary, that ingenious portion of mankind who possess but very misty perceptions of the great and essential distinction between meum and tuum, and who devote their time and talents to the cultivation of the art of thieving, are rather shunned than otherwise, by people who attach some importance to that distinction. Insomuch that, as matter of fact, let any member of this extensive brotherhood attain

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