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Published November 1 1838. by James Robins, &C Ivy Lane, London.

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LONDON. JAMES ROBINS TO IVY LANE,PATERIICSER ROW

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THE TWO FARMERS.

• Corn riggs are bonuieIt happened in the third year of the reign of the renowned Alderich, prince of Saltzburgh-Oberhasseltun, that two farmers came to settle in his principality. Now there was, unfortunately, as great a difference in their destinies as their dispositions : Gruffel was rich, avaricious, and surly-Wilhelm was poor, generous, and good-humoured. Gruffel looked with scorn upon the small estate and the necessary frugality of the industrious Wilhelm's establishment; and, notwithstanding they were next door neighbours, no one could be more distant than Gruffel, albeit the poor farmer found him near enough of all conscience in the dealings which he sometimes had with him, in which

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Wilhelm, desirous to conciliate and oblige his rich neighbour, generally came off a loser, for Gruffel drove a bargain as he would a stake-that is, as hard as possible. These being the only opportunities that the

VOL. II. July, 1828.

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