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Key Under The Door

Dr John Brown, author of the Brownonian System of Physics, a man of somewhat coarse manners, on passing the monument of David Hume, in the Calton burying-ground, observed to a mason who was laying a pavement stone for it, 'Friend,' said he, 'this is a strong and massy building; but how do you think the honest gentleman can get out at the resurrection?' The mason archly replied, 'Sir, I have secured that point, for I have put the key under the door!'

Robert Chambers, 1802-1871.

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