"A fellow that knows no better than to visit a lady, dressed all by guess, and with a handkerchief knotted round his throat--! Ay, and what do you think he was doing when I walked in? READING POETRY TO HER! What a booberkin! I can tell you this, my boy: in MY day we'd more rumgumption than to bore a pretty woman into a lethargy!"
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