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HAT the old French officer had de
livered upon travelling, bringing Polonius's advice to his son upon the fame fubject into my head-—and that bringing in Hamlet; and Hainlet, the rest of Shakespear's works, I stopp'd at the Quai de Conti in my return home, to purchase the whole set.
The bookseller said he had not a set in the world-Comment ! said I; taking one up out of a set which lay upon the counter betwixt us.-He said, they were sent himn only to be got bound, and were to be sent back to Versailles in the morning to the Count de B
-And does the Count de B-, said I, read Shakespear? C'est un Esprit fort, replied A 2
the bookseller. ---He loves English books; and
-And what have you to do, my dear, said I, with The Wanderings of the Heart, who scarce know yet you have one? nor,
till love has first told you it, or some faithless shepherd has made it ache, can'st thou ever be sure it is