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A Manufactured Orator. What constitutes an orator ? This illustration will perhaps elucidate. A short time ago two gentlemen were breakfasting at Coleraine, which is, as everyone knows, in the electorate of Normanby. The honorable member for the county dropped in and joined the repast. The introduction of Mr Tytherleigh to one of the two at the table took place. When he heard the name, he (Mr T.) said, “ Oh, are you a son of the late ileverend So-and-so, of Portland “ I am,” was the reply. “Then,” said the legislator graciously, “ I am glad to meet you, as I owe a deep debt of gratitude to your late father—he first taught me to be an orator. ” Shade of Demosthenes ? an orator. —JEgles A Western editor apologises to his readers somewhat after this fashion:—We expected to have a death and a marriage to publish this week, but a violent storm prevented the wedding, and the doctor being taken ill himself, the patient recovered, and we are accordingly chedate out of both. ”

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 10, 18 October 1879

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Untitled Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 10, 18 October 1879