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‘ [304] treat animals kindly, when they are diseased. Never again send to the butchers a faithful servant, that cannot plead for himself, and may, with proper attention, again become useful to thee.’

How little Friend Hopper was inclined to minister to aristocratic prejudices, may be inferred from the following anecdote. One day, while he was visiting a wealthy family in Dublin, a note was handed to him, inviting him to dine the next day. When he read it aloud, his host remarked, ‘Those people are very respectable, but not of the first circles. They belong to our church, but not exactly to our set. Their father was a mechanic.’

‘Well I am a mechanic myself,’ said Isaac. ‘Perhaps if thou hadst known that fact, thou wouldst not have invited me?’

‘Is it possible,’ exclaimed his host, ‘that a man of your information and appearance can be a mechanic!’

‘I followed the business of a tailor for many years,’ rejoined his guest. ‘Look at my hands! Dost thou not see marks of the shears? Some of the mayors of Philadelphia have been tailors. When I lived there, I often walked the streets with the Chief Justice. It never occurred to me that it was any honor, and I don't think it did to him.’

Upon one occasion, Friend Hopper went into the Court of Chancery in Dublin, and kept his hat on,

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