MEMOIBS 03? JOSEPH GEIMALDI. 39 in the habit of making from similar premises. The discovery was not unattended by many misgivings. The great difference of station, then existing between them, appeared to interpose an almost insurmountable obstacle in the way of their marriage; and, further, he had no reason to suppose that the young lady entertained for him any other sentiments than those with which she might be naturally disposed to regard the son of a Mend whom she had known so long. These considerations rendered him as unhappy as the most passionate lover could desire to be; he ate little, drank little, slept less, lost his spirits; and, in short, exhibited a great variety of symptoms sufficiently dan- gerous in any case, but particularly so in one, where the patient had mainly to depend xipon the preservation of his powers of fun and comicality for a distant chance of the fulfilment of his hopes.a sweetheart."