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What Is A Bull?

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"A buil," Sydney ümith teils us, "ís he exact counterpart of a witticisni, or, as wit discovers rea'l relations that re not app;;rent, bulls admit apparent relations that are not real. " I do not hink bulls necessarily do that. When Sir Boyle Roche told the Irish house of ommons that he wished a certain bill, ;hen before that august asseinbly, at the jottom of tho bottomless pit, he cerainly produced a buil, and a very fine ne, but as certainly his aspiration does not admit apparent relations that are not real. It appears to me that a buil inay perhaps be deflued - in so difficult and subtle a matter I don't like to dogmatize - as a real meaning. I observe in jassing - and I hope I may not in so dong seem to be lacking in justice to reland - that the claim sometimes made on behalf of that country to a sort of monopoly of bulls is untenable. Excellent bulls are produced by people of other countries. As, for example, )y the Austrian offlcer mentioued by Schopenhauer when he observed to a uest staying in the same country house : 'Ah, you are f olí of solitary walks. So am I. Let us take a walk together. " Or by the Scotchman who told a friend hat a common acquaintance had declared him unworthy to black the boots of a certain person, and who, in reply o his remark, "Well, I hope yeu took my part, "said, "Of course I did; I said you were quite worthy to black hem. "' Or, again, by a well known Snglish jidge, who, when passing sentence on a prisoner convicted on all the jounts of a long indictment, observed, 'Do you know, sir, that it is in my jower to sentence you for these many jreaches of the laws of your country to a term of penal servitude far exceeding


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