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I am an elderly man of easy fortune, that is to say, I have enough for all the wants of an individual of my retired and moderate habits. Retired I may well enough call them; for, though I move in the sun-beam of human existence, I so rarely impinge upon any of my fellow atoms, that I am almost as little known as if I had no corporeal entity
“ Whatten a dumpy-looking body's that wi' the brown wig?” said a barber's apprentice to the servant girl, as I one day passed up stairs to my lodgings.
“ Troth, I dinna ken,” answered the girl;