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Tom Shuffleton, in the comedy of John Bull, is represented in Plate LXVII. as addressing himself to the moral, sententious Peregrine. After a long lecture from the above gentleman, Shuffleton walks up to him and makes the following interrogation.
Tom. Pray, Sir, are you a methodist parson, in want of a congregation?
Pert. Perhaps, Sir, I am a quack doctor, in want of a Jack Pudding. Will you engage with me?