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Jeffrey was jokin'!
Very like, James,-very like. I am a bit of a bigot, I confess. Most-indeed all men, are so in one respect or another ; but if Phrenology be a Fact in Nature, as Mr Combe and his adherents say,—why,_" Facts are chields that wunna ding ;" and, with the exception of the high authorities cited by Mr Combe, all the way up to the Philosophical Editor of the Chirurgical Journal, down to the worthy Dundee mechanic, who procured from the generosity of its author a copy of Combe's Phrenology at the trade price, through the instrumentality of the guard of the Champion coach, mankind will look very foolish on the establishment of the Fact, and nobody will be able to hold up their heads but the Members of the various Phrenological Societies. Won't that be exceedingly hard, James ?
Rather sae—but I'm determined to haud up my head, whether Phrenology's true or false. I ken a gude heap o' Phrenologers, but maist o' them's geyan stupid and wrang-headed,—no them a', but the greater feck o' them, and I wud na just wish dunces to be discoverers.
The Phrenologers occupy a most distinguished rank as men of letters in Europe, James. I confess that to be “ a Fact in Nature.” Independently of their own science, they have produced many celebrated works on life, manners, morals, politics, and history.
What's their names ?
Hark! the Calabrian harpers. Ring the bell, James, and we shall have them up stairs for half an hour.
SHEPHERD (rings.) Awmrose-Awmrose bring my fiddle. I'll accompany the Calawbrians wi' voice and thairm.
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