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‘ [306] Lieutenant's castle, and if it will give no offence, I should like very much to see it.’

His lordship seemed surprised by this unceremonious introduction, but he smiled, and said to a servant, ‘Show this American whatever he wishes to see.’

He was conducted into various apartments, where he saw pictures, statues, ancient armor, antique coins, and many other curious articles. At parting, the master of the mansion was extremely polite, and gave him much interesting information on a variety of topics. When he rejoined his companion, who had agreed to wait for him at some appointed place, he was met with the inquiry, ‘Well, what luck?’

‘O, the best luck in the world,’ he replied. ‘I was treated with great politeness.’

‘Well certainly, Mr. Hopper, you are an extraordinary man,’ responded the lawyer. ‘I wouldn't have ventured to try such an experiment.’

At the expiration of four months, having completed the business which rendered his presence in Ireland necessary, he made a short visit to England, on his way home. There also his hat was objected to on several occasions. While in Bristol, he asked permission to look at the interior of the Cathedral. He had been walking about some little time, when a rough-looking man said to him, in a very surly tone, ‘Take off your hat, sir!’

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