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people into a sense of decency. Only the other day the body of a poor Town Talk.

fellow who was found drowned there was left in the beadle's front

garden by the police, because they could not prevail on anyone to BY THE SAUNTERER IN SOCIETY.

receive it for the coroner's inquest. It is surprising to think that such

indecent ignorance and want of feeling should exist within so short a HERE are likely to be some

distance from London-in remote parts of the country we might exchanges in things dramatic. pect to meet with it. A propos of the Hornet, I see that the Wimbledon

As in the old game of Earwig is again spreading its wings to the gale of popular favour. No "Family Coach,” when that

doubt the visit of the Belgian volunteers will supply its pages with vehicle is named, all the plenty of fun. The numbers in which our Belgian friends propose to

come form a subject for alarm :-not that I fear our ability to enterplayers have to jump up and tain our hospitable invaders properly, for the Reception Committee change seats, so in the have secured Mr. GEORGE DOLBY's services, but there will be such a theatrical world, at times, drain on the little kingdom that I cannot but think it fortunate that there comes a general shifting of places ; and it is as he might be tempted to try annexation. Wimbledon will

be as densely
"a certain Imperial party" has his hands full with his Exhibition, or
well there should now and
then. The Adelphi, Olym- populated as over this year, I hear. The weather seems likely to be
pic, and Holborn Theatres peculiarly favourable. Indeed, lately the clerk of that department
appear to be those where has been unusually obliging. There has been a splendid time for the
the chief changes will take hay barvest, and now the rain has come not a bit too soon to refresh
place. The Dramatic Fete

the earth, and give the green things new vigour.
takes place next Saturday,
and will no doubt be largely
attended. I wish I could

DOUBLE ACROSTIC.
honestly say that I hope it

No. 18.
will succeed; but I have

On the breeziest common the days of July
long had my doubts whether
the benefit the charity de-

Will be pleasant, and we be enchanted to spy

The tents in the distance in regular lines,
rives from the bazaar quite

While the sun upon arms and accoutrements shines.
repays the cost of candles.
I fear the profession some-
what endangers its position

1.
by doing what it does once

A mighty poet gave this place a name,
a year at Sydenham. At

For ever foremost on the roll of fame.
any rate, the ladies have to
submit to a very great deal

2.
that is disagreeable, for the

If you wanted to mention the place a man gat in British snob is always rampantly odious when he gets a chance of

And say he sat there, you might use this in Latin. seeing an actress off the stage. I trust this hint in season may repress

3. him slightly, and shall be very glad if it does, for we of Fun owe a debt of gratitude to the dramatic profession for the kindly aid it has

How, happy thing, her darling fingers lie lent us in the performance for the benefit of Mrs. GRAY. Actors

Within thy soft embrace: anon she'll fly and actresses have given valuable time, and taken great trouble in the

With scornful looks and laughter far away cause. Managers have kindly placed their theatres at our disposal,

Proclaiming you a word I dare not say. and, last not least, MR. ROBERT SOUTAR has done unwearied service

4. as stage-manager--no easy task with a large troupe of amateursand Mr. WALLEESTEIN arranged the music at short notice most

She stole an instant on my ravished sight, admirably.

Then swept away and left me sadly keeping, The Sheffield revelations have taken everyone by surprise, and must

My witch against the doorway all the night, not be taken as an example of what all Trades Unions would do. The

At this, when I should have been soundly sleeping. Sheffield saw-grinders were exceptionally unfortunate in falling under

h. the despotism of a man like BROADHEAD-one of the most un-English

This, floating, her loveliness highly enhances, and ignorant creatures possible--a fellow only fit to herd with Leicester

And tangles my feet in the midst of the dances. square assassins, and utterly unsuited to represent the British working man. Of course I don't forget that the Societies adopted his crimes by

6. silent acquiescence, but one should remember how great the influence

A frown, a supercilious smile, of one such active mind would be over an Association compelled to

The forehead tapped: and then, leave much of its work to be done by the discretion of a busy leader.

We think him mad; He's this the while, It is to be hoped the Commission will do good, and that the germs of

Like many other men. real usefulness to be found in Trades Unions will be fostered, and the ill weeds that choke them removed.

7. I suppose the hot weather has affected the magazines this month, for

What did the great bard who sang Astolat say, they do seem-well, a trifle weak. The Cornhill has an exceptionally good

When he found how his poem was turned to a play? drawing by M188 EDWARDES, who is better engraved than usual. Mr.

8. Lawson's illustration is pleasing in conception, but is spoilt in the execution. The Classics in Translation” reads most pestilently like

While speaking of all things, a popular book MR. HANNAY, and is, I need not say, thoroughly good—a delight to all

Contains it, I think, as the name of a “dook." i who love the English, as well as the Old World classics. Mr. MATTHEW ARNOLD is didactic, but occasionally forgets to be grammatical in his

ANSWER TO ACROSTIC No. 16. learned thesis. London Society seems a good number. There are some

D Dactyl L clever drawings (notably to the "Servants' Registry"), but Miss CLAX

U Ultimo TON might have had the care, not to say honesty, to adhere to the times

R Ramadan specified in the “Twenty-four Hours of the Season" she is supposed

Hybrid to illustrate. Her drawing is scarcely as artístic as a map; it might,

A Abo at all events, be as accurate. Some lines entitled “Only a Year Ago

M. Mormon N are very charming. The Sunday Magazine sustains its position. Good

CAPTACY SOLUTIONS OF ACROSTIC No. 16, THURIVEN JULY'S – Ráby: Hey; oja Words bousta a delightfud picture, by PINWILL, of a quiet bit of beach Trafford; Sauff-box, Frances Marian; Ledbury; 9.3.; Pear Boobies; Tooted and sea beyond. "The Argosy-well, I do mias my "Shoemakers' four; Nelly and Bella ; Greenhithe; J.'A. P.; Kiss Poly' Twico.. Village," and am accordingly dimeongolate. ROUTLEDGE's Boys' Magasinerhaa a capital coloured picture this month, is light in tone, and agret.ble. Le Follet and the Gardener's Magazine are as full of

Must be Orple-us Head. valuable information for their respective publics, as igual.

McTOOTLBR says that the next most musical thing to a fiddlestick, HORNSEY certainly requires its Hornet to sting some of the parochial ( is an umbrella-when it's a “Sangster."

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HORADA

PBARE was.

SPORTING INTELLIGENCE.

SINGULAR PROCEEDINGS ON THE PART OF TlLB CAMBUIDOR ELEVEN. NICHOLAS ON THE UNIVERSITY MATCH.

MR. A. H. WINTER. — Like his I'm a youngster; and so here goes : THE ORIENTAL REPOSITORY (LIMITED) HORSELAYDOWN.

impertinence!

Bless you, old man ! My Dear Young FKIEND,—You have desired me for to draw

1st MR. RICHARDSOX.-Presum- MR. GREEN.—Good deal of truth upon tuous cove!

in what Stow says! my recollections of my earlier years, and likewise for to give a vivid

2nd MR. RICHARDSON. - Pre- Hon. S. G. LYTTELTON.-Nicand a life-like sketch of the late match at Lord's between the kindred Universities of the Isis and the Cam, than whom I am sure though a

suming individual!

HOLAS, sir, is a great man !

Mr. Hood (not you, little too apt for to boast of being so, but youth will be served.

sir !).--Au- Hon. F. G. Pelham. So he is ! dacious ereature!

Noble old fellow! Agreeable, honoured Employer, to your direction, which I do not

Mr. ABSOLOM. Arrogant MR. WAKNER.-Quite ono of mean your private address, you never having asked me for to meet

mortal!

Nature's noblemen! you on the footing of a man and of a Son of Toil whose hond is whiter

MR. Stow.-Well, you know, MR. BEUNE.-Right you are! than the grisly avalanche--in accordance, respected Sir, with your instructions, I proceed to the neighbourhood of St. John's Wood. And,

RESULT. Sir, I paid for my admission.

The cordial and encouraging reception which Nicholas met with If, in your dying hour, my dear young Friend, at winge of remorse from the Oxford Eleven was such (18 it will be seen above) that he should suddenly strike across you like a toothache, it will be when immediately prophesied as they would lose the match; which they you reflect that you—blessed, as you are, with a palatial office and with did; and which it will be seen as the few young gentlemen which numerous subscribers per weekum-allowed that grisly Son of Labour, were civil to NICHOLAS on the side of the Cantabonians were likewise meaning me, for to pay his own admission. But, perhaps, my wild the most successful in the match. young Employer-for I can hardly believe as it was deliberate Guilt

MORAL. perhaps we had better put it into a dramatic form, by which I do not Always be civil to NICHOLAS. mean one of them stage benches as is often brought forward at the

ADDENDUM. theatres, but only a method of literary expression, such as SHAKES

The Old Man have a really good thing for the Derby of 1868. Scene : LORD'S.

NICHOLAS. N.B.

.? Present : Six Thousand People, more or less connected with the kindred of the Universities of Isis or of Cam. Enter : NICHOLAS. – Which he has never been in the slightest degree

THE SORROWS OF MAYBURY. connected either with the University of Cam nor yet with that of Isis.

Once on a time at the Palace of Sydenham, Preliminary Incident.Your Prophet had long had a bad halfcrown - which, his expenses not being allowed by the office, why

On a warm Saturday born July, should he endeavour not for to pass such on the present occasion ?

Ladies with eyes which had powers to bid in 'em

Clustered around us and begg d us to buy; This little misunderstanding, Sir, was not of long, endurance. I pro

Then on a fete day of fun and frivolity duces a different coin—and when the Inspector said as he would keep

Charity told us we ought to be teased; a eye upon me, it was like his impudence.

Voices we listened to ringing with jollity,
SCORE.

What could we innocents do but be pleased ?
Gntlemen, and ye my Editor, there are a few things about which
the l eart of a laughing hyæna would rather trust itself with sup-

Fortunate Maybury, thus to be pleaded for, pres sed merriment than what it would explode into a guffaw.

Hopes both for peace and for comfort renew! Do you ask me for the Score-me, Nicholas-me, the Prophet?

Not a small doubt for the future was needed, for Ask them as gave me credit—the more fools they!

Sweet M 18. STIRLING was begging for you!

Old men and young golden sovereigns shelling out,
DIALOGUE.

Even old fools who the stage had abused, NICHOLA8 (quite gay, so to speak).-Holloa, my gallant young Canta- Yielded to one pretty merchandise telling out, bonians ? The old man's heart, it is a-vorming up ton ards you, so for

Could Mrs. MELLON be ever refused ? to speak. He wishes you victory and triumph, so for to speak! May an old man's blessing-80 for to speak – rest upon your flaxen heads !

These were the days when “ The Strand" could afford Chorus of Cantabonians.-Look here, old man, you've been having

for us ratner too much for to drink. Hast thou not prophesied, through

Popular Patty and Merry MARIB,

When near an obstinate counter was stored for us, miny years, the triumph of the Oxtabs ?

One called Miss Herbert, and when we could see
TABLEAU.-NICHOLAS LEFT Quite ALONE.

Dear Mrs. Frank brimming over with merriment,
The Old Man.-Thus has it ever been, from comparatively middle

Kate and her sister with glorious hair, age's hear! The moment I prophesy, that moment the people go and Then, having tried, we enjoyed the experiment lay against me-against me, and my selection. I shall go aside-they

Granted to us by the fun of the fair! often do such in the theatres—I shall go aside, and I shall have-80 for to speak—a glass of sherry wine.

These were the days when 'twas easy to walk about
TABLEAU.-DUET BETWEEN NICHOLAS AND A GLASS OF SHERRY-

Right through the thick of the holiday crowd,
WINB.

When we encountered no troubles to talk about,

When silly cadging" was never allowed, Stage Directions.-The glass of sherry-wine is brought to NICHOLAS

Then no enamelled girls ventured to bother one, by a braway fisted menial ; NICHOLAS gazes at it. They approach

Ladies, thank goodness, knew how to behave,
each other. NICHOLAS seizes the glass of sherry-wine in his brawny Then no one dared with sweet essence to smother one,
right arm; and swallows it. It is not the first which he has done so.

Then unmolestod we walked down the nave.
SCORE.
Exactly, my dear young Friend! Such is what I put it down to.

Now if we visit the scene of vulgarity,

Left to the snobs who still haunt it in throngs,
DIALOGUES.
NICHOLAS (at the top of his voice, to the Oxford Eleven).-Hullo, my

Can we experience any hilarity,

Pestered by music-hall singers and songs? gallant young Oxtabs! Dost ye not know the aged man?

Still we can think of the caure and can sigh for it,
SINGULAR PROCEEDINGS ON THE PART OF THE OXFORD ELEVEN.

What we can do for it, we are perplexed,
MR. TRITTON.--Be off!
M8. MAITLAND.-Leave the

We should do wrong to let Maybury die for it;
MR. Casp.--Go away!
ground !

Tell us, though, what can we do--but be vexed ? MR. BOYLB.-Cut it!

DR. DIGBY.-Kick you, if you MR. FKBDBRICK.--Come, I say! don't!

Charley over the Water. Mr. Reid.-It won't do!

MR. Hill.—You really bad THE EMPEROR OF THE FRENCH has written a letter to the Prefect MR. CARTER.--Slope ! better move!

of Police expressing his satisfaction with the zeal and excellout MR. KENNEY.-Fly!

MH. MILES.—My dear Friend ! conduct of the service under his orders. It would be a graceful act NARRATIVE.

were the Home Office to follow the Emperor's example, the polico NICHOLAS (resuming his observations, also at the top of his voice, to the of the metropolis have an unlimited arca for their services, and in Cambridge Eleven).-Hullo, my gallant young Cantibonians! Dost ye justice to the force we are bound to admit that they bestow on it not know the aged man?

their almost undivided attention.

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FOR EXHIBITION ? Pain:er :-“OH! THEY WON'T HANG IT, I KNOW—'TIS OF NO USE SENDING IT." Wife :-“ WELL, MICHAEL, IF YOU KEEP IT HERE THEY WON'T HANG IT, WE KNOW—BEND IT AND TRY: THEY HANG BAD PICTURES SOMETIMES.

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From the cradle and the coral

From the sunny days of youth-
We are taught the simple moral,

Still we doubt the moral's truth.
When a boy they found me rather

Loth to do as I was bid.
“I
shall buy a birch,” said father.
Broken vows! He never did.

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Grown extravagant, when youthful,

In my tailor's debt I ran;
He appeared about as truthful

In his talk as any man.
Let me tell you how he sold me:

“Look you, Mr. What's-Your-Name,
I shall summons you," he told me--

But the summons never came !
Through the meadows, daisy-laden,

Once it was my lot to stray,
Talking to a lovely maiden

In a very spooney way;

Roses in Crystal. The rose show at the Crystal Palace was as good as could be hoped for this year. But frost and blight have done such damage that the flowers were scarcely as fine as they were expected to be. But it was a treat to see how admirably the sort of anteroom behind the boxes, erected for the Royal visitors to the concert in aid of the re-building fund, had been decorated by Messrs. CARTER, the company's florists, French taste could not have suggested anything more graceful, and the flowers which surrounded the central fountain were admirably arranged, and looked fairy-like in the subdued light shed through the velarium. No wonder the Royal visitors lingered here until they had to be informed that their presence was waited for, and the second part of the programme could not be begun until they returned to the boxes. In short, they were der when they were on the flowers.

A Fly Note. Young CREEL, who is a devoted follower of the gentle art, tells us that the årst rise of Spring is far preferable to the last rose of Summer,

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British Workman (crushing the viper) :—“WE DON'T WANT MURDERING VERMIN LIKE YOU CRAWLING AMONG US!”

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