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CHARACTER AND OPINIONS.
RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY;
SOLD AT THE DEPOSITORY, 56, PATERNOSTER-ROW,
SENTIMENTS ABOUT NOBILITY.
IN the days of my youth, it was always reckoned among the chief of my holiday gratifications, to spend a week or more at the house of my Uncle Barnaby, where I met my cousin Frank.
was more than two years older than myself; and, being placed at a public school, was much farther advanced in a knowledge of Greek and Latin, and also of the customs and manners of men. He was nevertheless kind-hearted, generous, and affectionate, and always treated me in such a manner as won my confidence, as well as commanded my respect. This is not uniformly the conduct of school-boys towards those whom they consider as their inferiors.
As to my Uncle Barnaby, he was a worthy, benevolent old gentleman, old-fashioned in some of his customs and opinions; but always good-humoured and kind. He was an early riser; active, neat,