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[305] according to Quaker custom. While he was listening to the pleading, he noticed that a person who sat near the Chancellor fixed his eyes upon him with a very stern expression. This attracted the attention of lawyers and spectators, who also began to look at him, Presently an officer tapped him on the shoulder, and said, ‘Your hat, sir!’

‘What's the matter with my hat?’ he inquired.

‘Take it off?’ rejoined the officer. ‘You are in his Majesty Court of Chancery.’

‘That is an honor I reserve for his Majesty's Master,’ he replied. ‘Perhaps it is my shoes thou meanest?’

The officer seemed embarrassed, but said no more; and when the Friend had stayed as long as he felt inclined, he quietly withdrew.

One day, when he was walking with a lawyer in Dublin, they passed the Lord Lieutenant's castle. He expressed a wish to see the Council Chamber, but was informed that it was not open to strangers. ‘I have a mind to go and try,’ said he to his companion. ‘Wilt thou go with me?’

‘No indeed,’ he replied; ‘and I would advise you not to go.’

He marched in, however, with his broad beaver on, and found the Lord Lieutenant surrounded by a number of gentleman. ‘I am an American,’ said he. ‘I have heard a great deal about the Lord

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