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the taste, the gentlemanly point of it, must have been obvious to the House. But let me assure the right honorable gentleman that I do now, and will at any time he chooses to repeat this sort of allusion, meet it with the most sincere good humor. Nay, I will say more: flattered and encouraged by the right honorable gentleman's panegyric on my talents, if ever I again engage in the compositions he alludes to, I may be tempted to an act of presumption --to attempt an improvement on one of Ben Johnson's best characters, the character of the Angry Boy, in the Alchemist." The fury of Pitt, contrasted with the coolness of the man he had so shamefully attacked, made this sally irresistible, and from that time neither "the angry boy" himself, nor any of his colleagues, were anxious to twit Sheridan on his dramatic talents. Sheridan's oratorical fame culminated on the case of Warren Hastings. On the charge of the ex-Viceroy's treatment of those dusky ladies, the Begums of Oude, S