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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 2

Lambton Kay, February 20th, 1879

Lambton Kay,

Me Dear Brieny,—

I've grate pleasure in inthroducin' to yer notis His Ixcillincee the Markiss o' Normanbee, as dacint a boy as iver broke bread. 'Pon me conshinse, ye'll obleedge me very much be puttin' him up to a wrinkle or two in connection wid bis jewties. But, Brieny, allanah, the mane thing I want to bring undher yer notis is the fact that the Markiss has a waikness for throwin' about and squandherin' his money foolishly. Now, Brieny, ma bouchil, I want ye to keep yer eye upon him, and thry to resthrain his ixthravagint propinsities. I confide him to yer care, an' I know ye'll take care av him. Pat O' Rell brings ye another few lines from me. Be kind to Pat, an' in- throduce him into dacint society. Ye needn't be afraid av him, he's as mild as a lamb among the ladies.

Yer affectionate Cousin,

Paddy Murphy.