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BY ALLAN CUNNINGHAM,
“SIR MARMADUKE MAXWELL,” “TRADITIONAL TALES,” &c.
Success, the mark no mortal wit,
IN THREE VOLUMES.
Streets and walls,
The caprice of a young and beautiful lady is pure constancy, compared with the caprice of dame Fortune; she showers her favours on strange places, and scatters her gifts at random. From the heir of some noble name, fed on the dainties of the earth, clothed in scarlet and in purple, and endowed with the gathered wisdom of many tongues, she withholds all farther increase of renown; while some clod of the valley, some lump of rude and undistinguished clay, she causes her luckiest star to shine, endows him with wit at will, covers him with her glory as with a mantle, consecrates the