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which are, however, really excellent, though they are old friends, so that the objection to them is confined to the injury done to Art by this
chewing of the illustrative cud. The book is admirably selected and BY THE SAUNTERER IN SOCIETY.
arranged by DR. MACKAY, is well got up, and is a marvel of cheapness.
But I regret to see MESSRS. ROUTLEDGE cooking up old blocks; they
if we may believe the promise of trees, a splendid fruit year.
The country needs Reform, and all men cry
For aid to keep our ancient liberty;
And yet too dear our hopes are, of Reform, making progress, and
To let the people sow the social storm,
And reap the whirlwind; as with evil trade
Two demagogues a foolish game have played.
lating the transfer of
He comes here quite a “ griff" and very green, is the usual outcry
Until this place is a familiar scene.
against it, that “it stops trade.” Well, if by trade we are to understand the sort of
You're welcome here, old friend of mine, gambling by which the “bears” overthrew the AGRA and MASTERMAN's Bank, to the ruin and misery of hundreds, why the sooner
While sunset rays are shining fair, “ trade" is stopped the better. The argument brought against the
Light up a weed, and pass the wine, bill, that a dealer in shares ought not to be called on to name the shares
And choose the very easiest chair ; he means to sell, any more than a dealer in corn should be expected to
And since to give the wine its due name the exact sacks he will supply, is fallacious. The number of
You need a something, take that, too. shares is a fixed and ascertainable quantity. If the supply of corn were
3. limited in the same way to a small number of sacks, no legitimate
The harp is silent here, and fled trader—no man who really wanted the corn, and did not want merely
All echoes when the music's dead. to gamble, would purchase any, unless he knew that the man who
4. proposed to sell to him had the sacks to supply. I see the Economist is strongly in favour of the measure, which will be keenly discussed in
When night comes on, and twilight's gentle veil committee, no doubt, and will then have to pass the Upper House. I
Is hung o'er all, we hear the nightingale; wish it success, even at the expense of “trade,” when “trade" plays
And as her heart with full song will rejoice, duck and drakes with the savings of old soldiers, widows, and orphans,
We use this word when speaking of her voice. as it did in the case of the bank I alluded to just now, as ruthlessly
5. as if it had been a member of the great firm of STRAHAN, Paul, and
· That she was loveable and fair BATES.
We know from one great poet's lays, The Fenian disturbances have given rise to great anxiety, and have
And strong knights, for her beauty rare, done much injury in Dublin. But they will not do more, unless it be
Oft tilted in the olden days. that they will get a few foolish young men into trouble. Americans account for the outbreak by pointing out the large number of Irishmen discharged from their army at the close of the civil war-with all their
A poet has the wondrous skill fighting blood up, and no peaceful business to return to. This seems
To take you, at his own sweet will, a very plausible solution of the matter. This spirit has been carefully
'Mid purling streams and waving trees, utilised by those sons of the horse-leech who have appointed themselves
By means of music hid in these. Head Centres and receivers of money. It is very unfair to denounce the Irish--the real Irish people—for an outbreak due to malcontents
ANSWER TO ACROSTIC IN No. 95. from the other side of the Atlantic. If you want to see how the Irish
T Trail I men are behaving, look at the conduct of the police, men who are the
Oratorio sons of small farmers, and are Catholics. They have behaved ad
Row mirably, holding out against odds with splendid pluck. It is a pity
Yule they cannot be formed into a flying column, to pursue the flying
CORRECT SOLUTIONS OF ACROSTIC IN No. 95, RECEIVED 13TH MARCH.-Knurr and Fenians, for the troops seem to be absurdly distanced by the fleet, | Spell: Owdashus Cuss; High Roads; R. B. H.; The Swarthy Moslem; Pompabarefooted fagitives, on the tails of whose coats they can't manage to dour; Ginger; Tommy Traddles; Pipehop; F. J. P.; Sciatica; J. H. B.; put salt-much less tread on them.
Lambkin; J. Jumbles; Oldfields; Snuff box; Ye Manne of Bengaule; BumbleI HOPE, whenever a new Copyright Act is contemplated, that some
puppy ; A. W. Y.; Clef; Gobbles ; Paravassa ; Erod; Snooks; Mike : Warming
Pan Gyp: Lawson: Ruby; M. Noswad; Benhill; Lley!; A. W. H.. Alloa : steps will be taken to place illustrations on something like the same
Nanny's Pet: H. L. J.; Pluff; W. C. B. 0.; "Right I Am :” Latchford: Beef footing as contributions to a periodical, ie., to prevent their being and Baked; W. E. W., Lloyds; J. R.; Hop round the Ness; Poeta Nascitur; used for other works after having done service in that for which they
on: Llahtyrt; One Suffolk Punch; Hemel Hempstead; Scissors; Asmo
deus; Cemented Brick; c. W. S.; Portobello; The Little J. J.; Young J. W.; were drawn. An artist nowadays has no protection in the matter,
Kiss Polly Twice; Ferret ; IIerbergergoss. and is liable to see his name paraded as doing a drawing for a book he N.B. Those answers alone are considered correct which give the exact words of has never heard of, or does not care to be connected with. The public, the acr stic, and thoso only, without any second guess. Answers giving“ Yuletide," too, are deceived by such dodges—they buy a new book to find that for example, or "Oratorio or Obligato," cannot pass. its illustrations are familiar to them, or they find the name of a wellknown artist appended to very inferior work, issued as new, to the injury of his reputation, but being in reality some early and tentative
Typographical. effort. I have been led into these reflections by the Thousand and One How does a mother obtain a first impression of her baby ?-By Gems of Poetry, issued by Messrs. ROUTLEDGE, the illustrations to setting it up in “small caps."
LORD DERBY'S LAMENT. NICHOLAS MORALISES WITH REGARD TO HIS FAVOURITE PURSUIT.
A CLASSICAL FRAGMENT. “A gentle answer did the Old Man make.”-WORDSWORTI. Resolution and
All is confusion now-it was not so
Eight calendar months and some odd days ago!
Then, with an eager and a cheerful mind,
For Russell had resigned, anticipation that he would do so, though I did not like to make it too
I sprang, I seized the helm, to navigate public for fear of encouraging the young Duke of Hamilton to be
The Ship of State; more extravagant than ever in backing of the good and gifted animal;
And gaily round me pressed my jolly crew, and, as far as I can see, the DUKE does not stand in need of any en
Clad in the truest, Tory-est of blue ! couragement in that direction, but is having what I may call his
With military zeal, Highland fling, regardless of expense, and I daresay as I should be
Outlaughed the jocund PEEL; quite as prodigal myself if I were at the same period and had not been
Yea-at the sight we wondered for a whilebetter brought up. The remarkablest thing though, brother Sportive
The acrid CRANBORNE was observed to smile! men of England, is that the French claim this as a national victory
Then GATHORNE HARDY's strident voice, along of young H's. being a “ Duc" as it is called in the Gallic peer
Shouted aloud, “Rejoice, rejoice!” age, and than whom I do not think much of them in general, having
Whilst gentle NORTHCOTE's accents clear long ago met with a very seedy young cove which was said to be a
Sweetly charmed the listening ear, Marquee, and did NICHOLAs out of four quid when in liquor. How
And PAKINGTON, albeit he might not sing, ever, some of them-like my noble friend, the COUNT DE LAGRANGE
Blew his enormous nose, that made the welkin ring! may very possibly be the soul of honour and guite incapable of anything
II. shady on the Turf, and which I will only say that if our lively neigh. bours were so precious fond of the Duc as to keep him all to them
All is confusion now-it was not so selves, there is many an Englishman as would try to bear up during
Eight calendar months and some odd days ago! his absence, and am sorry to see him making Ducs and Drakes of the
Nor quickly did our jollity abate; property.
Reform, we knew, could wait,
And BENJAMIN, the son of Isaac, vowed
He wasn't proud, It is said by a writer in a daily contemporary under the signature of
But would prepare, at need, a toothsome bill, “ ASMODEUS" (which I have some reason to believe as it is a fictitious
Or gild, to say the least, the bitter pill. name), “that he would be the last to speak ill of the dead, but there is a
Vain is DISRAELI's charm peculiar moral in the fact that last week a bookmaker died who was
To check the wild alarm! making a £5,000 book on the Derby, and now it transpires that the
Oh, wherefore, jolly mariners, oh, why deceased had not enough capital to defray his own funeral expenses!”
From cozy berths and pleasant quarters fly? Now, my dear young Friend, it is exaggerative in “ AsMODEUS" to
A frenzy urges Peel along; say as he would be the last man to speak ill of the dead, for NICHOLAS
CARNARVON feels the sense of wrong; would be laster still ; but the event, my dear young Friend, is calcu
The bitter CRANBORNE will not stay, . lated to make us all reflect how mutable we are ! Do I blame the
But wags his head and walks away; bookmaker ? No, sir, and I will tell you why. I have been pretty
And vainly PAKINGTON, who fain would sing, much in the same position myself—not meaning that I ever died with
Blows his enormous nose, that makes the welkin ring! out leaving enough to pay my funeral expenses, for you would not believe me, even if I were to swear it, but I have made a book for
III. never you mind how many thousands, at a time when a five-pound
All is confusion now it was not so note was an article which the Prophet seldom saw, and never touched.
Eight calendar months and some odd days ago! Sir, I wan! Thanks to my ingenuity and enterprise, I potted a heap
Ah! me, my father kept, at Knowsley Park, of money-and, as you know, have since become one of the Leviathan's
A sort of Noah's Ark of the Turf, wallowing in riches and in the respectful admiration of
For every animal, or great or small, my fellow-man. Suppose, however, I had happened to lose?
He loved them all! Sir, in that melancholy event, the form of NICHOLAS would not for
More trouble than those brutes e'er gave my sire, many weeks have been distinctly visible to the naked eye, like the
Menageries of Ministers require! recent eclipse-at any rate, not on this side of the English Channel.
Sick of the whole concern, A melancholy, but still handsome old Bird, so to speak, would have
For private life I yearn : been observed to alight on a foreign shore at Bolong, and perhaps to
To lettered ease the Muses still invite, wing its way to some “hay-stamina," as the French call a house of
Far from the broad-brimmod Boanerges Bright; refreshment, just as if it was a feed for horses; the old Bird in ques
From CRANBORNES far, and far from PEELS; tion might probably have had a pair of blue spectacles fixed across my
From Potier far, and far from BEALES; beak; but to the children of Britannia, my dear young Friend, and
And BENJAMIN's despair forlorn, especially to all those Sportive men of merry, merry England with
And classic GLADSTONE's cruel scorn! whom he had any pecuniary transactions, NicHOLA8 would have been
... That sound again ? SIR Joun, in act to sing, “non est”-and although the Poet (than whom I do not think much
Blows his enormous nose, and makes the welkin ring! of him, he often making the most deceptive and ridicolas remarks) observes that "a non-est man's the noblest work of God," yet NICHOLAN is still inclined to doubt whether such would have been the general
A “ Bust-Up." opinion of the Prophet's conduct, whether at Tattersall's, Bride Lane,
The Western Daily News of the 9th, had some rather startling inor the Ruins.
formation about the Fenians. It stated, “Insurgents, 3,000 strong, are But, my dear young Friend, do not let us all be a set of canting
moving on Ballincollig. The powder mills are five miles west of Cork, humbugs! If you say that a betting-man who incurs liabilities which
where the country is pretty open. he cannot meet—who makes bets, in fact, entirely on the basis of
The military are gone out to meet credit-if you say, Sir, that such a man is only one step from a
them.” This is alarming; for if the military who have gone out to Swindler, then I say you are harsh. Be honest, my young Friend ; )
meet the powder mills should happen to come in collision with them, speak the plain truth; say that he is only one step from å Railway the consequences would be awful. Financier; and Nicholas, with a blush that ever he should have fell so low, will sorrowfully own that right you are.
Theatrical Note. All I ask, Sir, on behalf of self and other gentlemen of the same profession, is this : Tar us all with the same Brush! I have done some
We may mention, as a sign of the spirit of innovation which rules queer things in my time, as, perhaps, you will believe; but I never the stage, that i
the stage, that the new comedy to be shortly produced at the Prince created fictitious capital to the extent of a million, and thereby robbed of
of Wales's Theatre was Caste before it was read. What next? the widow and the orphan. I never had the chance !
A Brown Study. P.S.-I think it is just as well for the widow and orphan that I Why is a chignon like a coat of fashionable colour ?-Because it's had not.
BRILLIANT DESCRIPTIVE POWERS. Young Spolker has engaged the lovely Miss Rufus for the next waltz. What would she say if she knew that he (being so bad at catching names,
you know) is putting her down on his card as “turn.up nose and carrots ?”
Of Course Not!
The Hebdomadal Council at Oxford have declined to take action “Appearances are deceitful.”-Old Proverb.
upon the memorial presented to them, praying that the honorary
degree of M.A. should be conferred on MR. ROBERT BROWNING, in He came I could not but admire,
order to qualify him as a candidate for the Professorship of Poetry. The faultless taste of his attire.
Very consistent and proper of the Council, too! MR. ROBERT BrownHe wore the nattiest of boots,
ING is only a poet and a scholar,—besides, he would probably deliver The sweetest thing in tourists' suits
really valuable lectures on a subject he knows so much about as poetry, (Alas, that it must be confest,
and that would never do. What would the other Professors say to such Handcuffs would suit his two-wrists best);
an innovation ?
An "Evening " Performance.
THE County Times, under the head of Egham, informed us the other
day that “ During Lent, service will be held daily in the parish church In perfumed gloves from Regent-street
at 5.30 am., and on Friday evenings at 10 a.m.” The people of Egham (Alas! although the fact be hid,
must have a few odd hours a day more than most people, or they His visit, like his gloves, was “kid.")
must egg'em on in some strange way, so as to extend Friday evening To judge him from his style of dress
into the next morning.
The Home of Tragedy.
We learn that MADEMOISELLE CORNELIE, an artiste of real merit, is
declaiming the finest passages of RACINE and CORNEILLE at the Eldorado, Alas! they ended with the clothes.
one of the cafés chantants of Paris. The monopolising managers of In counting him some swell unmatched
London may make this a plea against the licensing of music-halls for I reckoned on my chicks unhatched.
dramatic purposes. But their objection will not be valid. The parallel He came; and then my eggs were addled !
of the French case would be the recitation of SHAKESPEARE, and as He took the ball-clock and skedaddled !
SHAKESPEARE is never played in England except as a spectacle, the use of his dialogue would not injure the English theatres. It is not likely
that any modern plays will be declaimed at the music halls. Musical Mem. A Scotch friend just returned from Paris informs us that Costa has been directing Naaman there, and that “nae man" could do it
A FREE TRANSLATION.-By ONE Who Has Lost A SUIT. better.
| De minimis non curat lex:-"The law does not stick at trifles."
Glorious Employment for the Troops in Ireland. “The military are in full pursuit of the Fenians, but have not as yet come up with them.”— Vide Reports passim.