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DOUBLE ACROSTIC.

No. 4.
A QUEBR superstition,

And ancient tradition,
The views on its origin vary:

And people aro caught;

Each year you'd have thought, Would make them more cautious and wary.

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1.
He stands afar, por joins in croquêt play,
While April sunshine makes a ploasant day;
And as they call his absenco “ too absurd,
Fair lips will pout and, may bo, say this word.

2.
It gives its treasure to her eye,

But when one comes to speak,
Each fair scene's passed unheeding by,
While blushes tint her cheek.

3.
Love that was well requited wrought him woe,
And when his lady by the cruel foe
Was hardly treated, with an answering sigh-
He gasped and calmly laid him down to die.

4.
Where the surges heat in thunder,

On a far-off western shore,
Tinged by sands that lie thereunder,

As a poet 's said before.
There by restless waves surrounded,

In the long-drawn aisles the hymn,
With the sacred service sounded,
From the morn till day grew dim.

5.
Without her you would cut a pretty figure,
As you grow smarter so her bill grows bigger.

AHSHA

PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMANI"

ANSWER TO ACROSTIC No. 2.

P Punjaub
O Olive
T Tara
T Trill
E Elaine
R Rhymes

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CORRECT SOLUTIONS OF ACROSTIC No. 2, RECEIVED 2711 MARCH.-
Tooting; Mrs. Owdashus Cuss; Pipekop; F. J. P.; Bull-pup;
Betsy H.; Darkey; Lawson; Bow-wow; Ganymede; Sheernasty;
Petlein; Lambkin; Snip; Newton Ards; Connu; Warley; Deep-
thought; Quartette; H. E. V. D.; Red-nosed EIK; K. P

...*; Surrey; 'Sciatica; Nanny's Pet; Young Bedo; Ginger ; Carver and Gilder; Spectre Pig; Ferret; Knurr and Spell; Beer and Baked ; Green Mallet; Infirm Mary; E. D. 8.; Gobbles; J. E. B.; F.J. G. W.; Owdashus Cuss ; Boy, and Dolphin; A Cripple; Greenock; Ruby; Bumblepuppy; Jibjobbey; D. G. R.; Mary Port; Knight Templar; J. C.; A Gowk; Gyp; Noonan Eillini; Brain; Dora; Snooks; Dulcamara; Fal; Chichester for B.; Vancouver; J. W.; Birkenhead.

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FROM OUR STALL.

replaced Mr. POWRIB since the first performance, is a good Rob Roy

McGregor, perhaps a trifle stagey. The Nichol Jarvio of MR. PHELPS HE revival of Rob Roy has is one of his best comic parts; an easy second, in fact, to Sir Pertinax afforded the Drury

Lane (which is an easy first). Mr. MCINTYRE was finely grotesque as the management another

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Dougal Creature. In a certain eccentric line of character this actor tunity of distinguishing itself is rapidly making a reputation; and in the forthcoming drama at this by taste and liberality. The house, MR. MCINTYRE is to have a part which will fit him like a piece hardly desorves, in our glove. M188 Cro88, the young lady who performs the part of Diana opinion, the pains that Mr. Vernon, sings well and would sing better if she were less nervous. CHATTERTON has taken with it. M188 L8 THIERE declaimed sonorously as Helen McGregor; and Mrs. Perhaps the feat of trans. AYNBLBY Coox, whose name should certainly be inserted in the bill, forming an excellent novel brought the house down by her singing of the solo part in the Tramp into a tiresome drama was

Chorus, Let us, before we have done with Rob Roy, implore the actor never so triumphantly per.

who plays Mr. Owen, to make him a little bit more intelligent. The formed as in the case of Rob confidential clerk of a large banking firm could hardly have been the Roy. Some extraordinary at- simpleton he is represented on the Drury Lane stage. traction was evidently found

Revivals are the order of the day. The Duke's Motto has been renecessary for the support of vived at the Lyceum, David Garrick at the Haymarket, and It is Never the piece on its revival at Too Late to Mend at the Princess's. We are to have a few novelties at Drury Lane; therefore, MR. Easter, including a burlesque from MR. BURNAND at the Olympic, one SIM8 Reeves was engaged, from MR. W. Brough at the Strand, and one from Mr. GILBERT at and MR. Powrig brought

the Holborn. from Edinburgh to strengthen its effect. The former gentleman, from causes that we have not heard explained, has dis

Received with open arms. appointed the management; and the later has sprained his ancle. The Great Eastern is to run between America and France during the MR. W. HARRISON plays and sings the part of Frank Osbaldistone Paris Exhibition. In order to show how highly the EMPEROR estimates pretty nicely, but he always frightens us by running into falsetto, and the American, it is arranged that the latter shall be conveyed at once not seeming to know his way out again. "Mr. SWINBURNB, who has from the bosom of his family to the Brest of France.

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REFLECTIONS AT A PICTURE-AUCTION.

“ Glad of it,” says the Manchester man. " Fellow advised me to It may shock those who are given to talking about the increasing buy some things of his. Got 'em cheap—they'll fetch twice what I love of art” and the “munificent patronage of art by the MEDICIS of gave for 'em now. Capital pictures !" Manchester;" but there can be no doubt that Picture-Auction Rooms

To a real lover of Art, a visit to a picture sale is full of interest. are only a species of Share Market, and that paintings are a kind of First of all there are the pictures to see pictures he may never have currency. As for the Manchester MEDICIS, in most cases it is to be the chance of seeing again; early works by recognised men, fetching feared they buy pictures as furniture. They see galleries of fine works good prices which they don't merit. Early works by unrecognised in the houses of the old landed gentry, and they feel it necessary to men, fetching about

half their real value. Then there are the buyers have something of the same sort too. Pictures are an investment, and men who buy pictures because they like them-men who buy pictures the only wonder is that so-called Art journals do not give the state of because they want to be supposed to like them-men who buy pictures the market, just as the commercial journals record the rise and fall of because other people buy pictures—men who buy pictures as an shares. The Picture-Auctions would supply the needful statistics ; because they don't care about them—men who don't buy pictures

investment. Next are the non-buyers--men who don't buy pictures and from them the list might be made out something in this style :

"The demand for genuine Old Masters continues active. In Modern because they can't afford to buy them--men who don't buy pictures Works much business has been done, though, in consequence of the because they can afford not to buy them. The varieties are endless. approaching Royal Academy sale, which begins on the 1st May, some

Some never praise or blame a picture till they have found out the large customers are holding back. PICKERSGILLS are a little flat. painter's name in the corner. Others always blame-others always Harts have a downward tendency. CRESWICKS are steady. There is

praise. Then there are the people who know all the technical an advance in LEADERS, and LANDSEERS

go pretty briskly. BARNESES terms, and talk you stupid with keeping and chiaroscuro, scumbling show a tendency to rise. Millais's are lively, and there has been a

and glazing, and a host of more recondite words of obscure meaning. call for CALDERONS. SANDYSEs command good sales, and in some

For our part, we consider Picture-Auctions to be little better than quarters BURNE JONESES are well looked after. It is stated there will slave marts. A man has no business to be always buying and selling be good business done in ARMYTAGES, Nicolses, and PETTIES next pictures, any more than he has to be always changing a wife. He month.”

ought not to buy a painting until he is quite sure he really likes it; Nothing is more common than to meet with “ patrons of Art,” who and once its owner, he ought not to be allowed to part from it unless are coolly reckoning up the returns they are likely to get for their he can show sufficient cause, such as poverty, for instance, before an money.

Art-Divorce Court. It is a desecration of Art for a man to be perpetually "1 say," says old Cotton, the millionaire from Manchester, who has changing the paintings on his walls, as if he were re-papering. The just dropped in at Dryer's studio to see if there's a bargain to be picked collections of such people should be confiscated, and added to the

National Collection. up in the way of Art, “I say, DRYER, how's that chap SMALT getting • Oh, pretty well,” Dryer thinks; "seems to be always at work.

Loaves and Fisheries. Has been married lately.”

"Mr. Spencer Walpole has been appointed Inspector of Fisheries."— Vide “How's he getting on with his pictures,” Cotton means. “Do they Papers. sell well ?"

From aspects which promotion now presents “ Yes, they sell very well,” Dryer is glad to say.

This clear and definite conclusion's Fun's I mean good prices," says COTTON, careful to be particular in his

The duty of “ Paternal” Governments interrogation.

Consists in finding snug berths for their sons. Very good," replies Dryer, who thinks it's very kind of old Cotton to take such an interest in a young and struggling artist. Why is a shirt front likę a bridge ?— Because it looks best-arched.

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Miss G.:-"YOU SHA'N'T DRESS YOUR DOLL LIKE THAT I".
Miss D. :-"YOU'RE NOT TO DICTATE TO ME, MISS !”
B. in the background:-"A I THOUGHT IT WOULD COME TO THIS, THEY BEGAN SO AMICABLY!”

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