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The Daily Dispatch: June 25, 1862., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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The Ricals. --Miss Adeline Parks, a young mantun maker (and man-tormentor likewise) is blessed with two beaus — John Morrow, a journeyman tailor, and Theodore Barkman, a Crispinite. Barkman keeps "Blue Monday." (according to an ancient custom among shoemakers,) and devotes that day to the offices and affairs of love. Morrow, the tailor, is inclined to be jealous — having some reason to complain of the preference which Miss Adeline shows for his rival, who is a man of whiskers and has a mof intense hatred at the stupendous and exquisitely modeled boots of the beatified Barkman. At last the jealous tailor hears his own name introduced in the colloquy which was carried on above him. "Sack that dirty little ship," says Barkman to Miss Parks; "give him his walking papers, and I am yours forever. He's a shcaking acoundrel and a snake in the grass." Hearing himself called a snake, Morrow thought it becoming to act in character, and setting his sharp teeth in Barkman's heel, just at