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"EVERY MAN TO HIS TRADE." A Domestic Dialogue between lI-fr. and Mrs. Breton by a Painter, lately don,- broicn." Scenc. Morning. The Workhouse in the distance Enter Brown.—I'm off! Good bye, love, and take good care of yourself iii iiiyibsciiee. Airs, Hit,t\u (iu her most insinuating manner).— Good bye, dear but when do you purpose re!urning ? Shall you be a month away ? Air. Bro 11 (somewhat alarmed).—Ha! you don't I-can that; very good, indeed. Pray v.ha', mis- (!lief He you hatching that you need require my being absent so long;—I should like very much to know. All's. B. (fondly).-Ok I now; how could you- don't yon know that absence makes the heart grow fonder," as Shakspere or somebody says; but those horrid painters, when once they get into one's house, 'tis utterly impossible, you know, for oue to get them out again. Mr. B. (again alarmed).—Eh! what's that? Pain- ters! Well, upon my word! Did I not tell you, Mrs. Brown, that I could not afford to pay their ex- travagant prices? Oh yes I be sure to employ pain- ters—not I, indeed. Why if that's it, I would i-ui;ler h, ing paiut back with me, and either put it on my- j self, or employ some poor fellow at low wages to do it. Mrs. B.-Ilitt, my dtar, painting can be done for one-half now that it cost teu years ago, when our house was l; st p iuted; for I 68W in the uewspaper that the estimates for paiuting the workhouse are just about half whit the-y were before, and the plaee is not growit smaller, not a whit, I assure yoa. 1 was delighted to find paint so much cheaper, for I thought we should have a smart clean house. Now you know. MR. B. When my office was painted (and that i;¡tlt be made to look we)!, or j>eople will think one as nothing to do) I know I paid as much as ever. FS'C' you did not f{o THE riht way to ,A, oR.Tk-. I will employ a plumb r and glazier, lor they can do painty work cheaper than painters can, bv OUU3. l I I Mr. B.—Well, well, Mrs. Brown, if you can get the house painted for half of what it cost us last time, hr.ve it done by all means but mind you look at the ) paint, and see that it is paint and not whitewash which they put on. I Mrs. B.—Thank you, thank you, dear Do you make haste and—so will 1. Air- B. (advisedly).lily dear, you had better employ a proper t.iadesm?n when you are at it. Chacun a son metior." as the Preach have it. "Jack I of all trades good at none." [Exit inir. Brown, leaving Mrs. Brown in a j brown stadf.1

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