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Taking Notes

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-A great many yeara ago there was a eiergyman in a iowu in Massaehusetls. whom we cal] Rev. Mr. CoggHwell, who had an old and favorite sërfarit by the name of puffeö. - As was often Ui o case, Cufie e h,ad as inuoh liberty to do as he pluased as any bod}' in the hunse; and he probably oiiturtained a lugh respect for hirnself'. On theSabbath, heitiight have been seen in the mimstsr's pew, looking round ; with B gfarfd air, and so far as . anee indicnted, proÜLing quite as much j by his master's preoohinjf as many ' ntbera ubout him. Cuflee noticed, one Sunday morning, that seyeral gentlemen w'ere tuking notes of tho sermón, i and he determinad to do the stime thing. So, In tho afternoon, he brought ■ a t)hent of paper, and pen and ink. - Th minister haDDenuier to look down into hia pew, could hardly maintain his gi-avity, is he aaw the negro " spread out" "to bis task vith ona sida of his j neo nearly teaching hls paper, and bis tongue thrust out of Mg rncuü). Culïee kwpt at iiis notos, howover, untii the j sermón was concluded, knowing ingr, and oaring as little nboot the ! d ;rment of his mnster. When thp minister ruiiched l;q:n(i, ha sent for Oi-ffee to como into his study. "Well, Cuflee," said he, liwh;ir, vvere ybu doing in meeling thia aftenioon T' "Doing maasn? Tiiking iiiitts!" wrtB bis rrply. - j loM,t:ikinii notes?" exclaiinsd the mistur "Sunin, massa; all the gentlnum inke notes." "Wull, thon, let tnu sec them' s:i;d U. Pogg8ell. Cntlce thereupon produced his sheet ot pnuer; and his rnnster found it scrawlpd all over with )1 sorts of rnarks and linei as ihiiugh a doaon ppidtrs, dipped in ink, h;ul iiiarclied over it. "Why, thia a 11 noasenae " said tlie minister, as he look ed at the " notes." '■ Well, massa," Cuffee replied. " 1 Oioug'd so cill the tune you was preachmg."


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