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LONDON

SAVILL, EDWARDS AND CO., PRINTERS, CHAN DOS STREET,

COVENT-GARDEN,

CONTENTS.

PAGE

59

71

107

Lost and Found

From "Atlantic Munthly' 109

A Tale of the Tropics

Tom Hood

126

Good Ale

John Still......

127

How Commodore Trunnion went

to get Married

Tobias George Smollett ... 129

The Ball-room Belles

From Fun"

135

The Plague in the Forest ...... John Gurney Adams 137

The Present to the Priest....... Samuel Lover

140

John Gilpin

William Cowper.

147

Mrs. Brown's Vote Solicited...... Arthur Sketchley

155

The Hviglit of the Ridiculous 0. W. Holmes....... 160

75

COMIC READINGS.

TOE KING OF BRENTFORD'S TESTAMENT.

W. M. THACKERAY.

The noble king of Brentford

Was old and very sick, He summon'd his physicians

To wait upon him quick; They stepp'd into their coaches

And brought their best physick.
They cramm'd their gracious master

With potion and with pill;
They drench'd him and they bled him:

They could not cure his ill.
"Go fetch," says he, "my lawyer,
I'd better make

my

will."
The monarch's royal mandate

The lawyer did obey ;
The thought of six-and-eightpence,

Did make his heart full gay.
“ What is't,” says he, “ your majesty

Would wish of me to-day?”
« The doctors have belabour'd me

With potion and with pill:
My hours of life are counted,

O man of tape and quill!
Sit down and mend a pen or two,
I want to make my will.

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