The principal gentleman who officiated behind the counter, took a good deal of notice of me; and often got me, I recollect, to decline a Latin noun or adjective, or to conjugate a Latin verb, in his ear, while he transacted my business.
’Is it possible that I had the honour, sir, of officiating when —?’
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accused of betting on games at which he officiated