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The Seconds in a Duel.—According to a French maxim, 11 It is neither the balls nor swords that kill, it is the seconds. And there is an Irish story that one of paraes, thinking the seconds too pugnacious, turned to his adversary and said, "I will fire at your second if you w at mine." But in England the sense of responsibility is. so strong that seconds were more prone to compromising arrangements than the contrary. The late Sir Alexander Grant, having occa- sion to employ a friend, applied to the late Lord Hert- ford (then Yarmouth), who settled the affair amicably. On Sir Alexander mor, tioning what had passed to the late Sir Robert Peel, he said: "You are wrong; Yar. mouth would be thinking more of getting out of the scrape himsylf than of your honour. I should have preferred Daly," naming an Irish gentleman, whose gallantry was well known. If we aie not mistaken, he was the Opposition candidate for the county of Galway, when Martin, on being asked which would win the seat, replied, "The survivor."—Fraser's Magazine. '¿. i. .S. J! f ) ?'r_ Ü

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