The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today - Vol. 2

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CHAPTER XXII
DILWORTHY AT SAINT'S REST, PREPARES FOR RE-ELECTION

--He seekes, of all his drifte the aymed end:
Thereto his subtile engins he does bend,
His practick witt and his fayre fylèd tongue,
With thousand other sleightes; for well he kend
His credit now in doubtful ballaunce hong:
For hardly could bee hurt, who was already stong.

Faerie Queene.

Selons divers besoins, il est une scienceDétendre les liens de notre conscience, Et de rectifier le al de l'actionAvec la pureté de notre intention.

Le Tariufe. a. 4, sc. 5.

T HE session was drawing toward its close. Senator Dilworthy thought he would run out West and shake hands with his constituents and let them look at him. The legislature whose duty it would be to re-elect him to the United States Senate was already in session. Mr. Dilworthy considered his re-election certain, but he was a careful, painstaking man, and if, by visiting his state, he could find the opportunity to persuade a few more legislators to vote for him, he held the journey to be well worth taking. The University bill was safe, now; he could leave it without fear; it needed his presence and his watching no longer. But there was a per-

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