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so he has certainly sat down without having made an enemy." An example of irony, covering the most insulting scorn, is found in the celebrated encounter of Curran with Judge Robinson. This Judge had risen to power by sycophancy and the composition of some miserably-written political pamphlets, distinguished by nothing but their venomous personality. Curran, when a poor young man, had a case to argue in the Judge's court, and, in controverting a position taken by the opposing counsel, remarked that he had "studied all his law books, and could not find a single case where the "principle contended for was established." "I suspect, sir," interrupted the Judge, "I "suspect that your law library is rather contracted." Curran, feeling that this was intended as a sneer at his poverty, looked the Judge steadily in the face and said: "It is "true, my Lord, that I am poor, and the circumstance has rather curtailed my library; "my books are not numerous, but they are "select, and, I ho