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FROM OUR STALL.

The German who wrote this drama has found a delightful hero in the The Prince of Wales's Theatre—MR. T. W. ROBERTSON’s especial nephew of Ramaev, immortalized by DIDEROT and written about so field of fame-adds another monosyllabic title to his list of successes.

charmingly by JULES JANIN. But the scamp's christian name, if our There is in Play one unpardonable fault, and that is an utter want of memory be good for anything, was Bénigne-Octave and not Narcisse. attractiveness in the characters. Not a soul in the story appears to us

That matters very little; the piece, though much too long, is interesting worth an atom of interest. The people are not pleasant enough to - despite its atrocious falsifications of history. One scene in particular excite the least sympathy nor unpleasant enough to provoke a lively (where Narcisse questions a Chinese tombola on theology and metaphysics, antipathy. There are millions of such people in the world, but it is making its head respond in what CARLYLE would call the "overlasting not to these colourless natures that the dramatist should hold the yes ") is highly quaint and original. The ballet ja a gigantic mistake, mirror up. Even the lovers in Play are young folks that we cannot although Espinosa dances with agility and grace. HERR BANDMANN care about ;-Frank Price is a brave youth but a "spooney,"

and is a powerful actor; a little too abrupt in extreme transitions, after the Rosy is a little darling but a goose. It is only as vehicles for the

manner of the French school. His features are expressive and his conveyance of quaint and crisp dialogue that the characters in this actions graceful; now and then he speaks in so low a tone as to be comedy entertain us: not what they do, but what they say, is in almost inaudible, and this fault is the more serious for occurring at a teresting; In his talk the author is as brilliant and effective as ever ;

most important point of the dialogue. His make-up is careful and we could quote a dozen happy things that are entirely in the Robert picturesque. MR. JORDAN has little to do beyond sporting his fine sonian vein and could scarcely have come from any other

pen. An figure and airing his elocution. ME88R8. FARREN, FERNANDEZ, and audience kept on the qui vive by the anticipation of these epigrams can

Dalton are very respectable. Of M188 MILLY PALMER's acting it is readily forgive some little shortcomings in the story. Taken as a

difficult to speak with sufficient praise. Her performance of Doris whole, we should place MR. ROBERTSON's latest production above Quinault-a model of grace, tenderness, and passion-shared the Society but below Ours and Caste. The piece is admirably played. honours of the first night with Mr. BANDMANN's Narcisse. M188 MR. BANCROFT, whose make-up is capital, shews us that he only wants HERBERT is an elegant Pompadour, and M188 FURTADO makes Madame good parts to be a good actor. "MR. HARB has not much to do, but his d'Epinay so handsome and sprightly that RousseaU's affection for that finished manner and clear delivery make a deal of a little. Mr. lady becomes a merit of taste though a fault in morale. BLAKELEY has toned himself down considerably and is all the better

MR. STIRLING COYNE's new comedy, The Woman of the World, is for it: Mr. H. J. MONTAGUE plays with spirit. The ladies are all that lively in itself and made more lively by MR. CHARLES MATHEWS, MRS. can be wished-M188 MARIE WILTON al grace and liveliness ; M188 STIRLING, M188 Lovisa Muore, and Miss E. FARREN. The other Lydia Foote all sweetness and sentiment; MR8. LEIGH MURRAY all performers have little to do: MR. Ashley gave effect to a not very care and polish in a very ungrateful part. The scenery of Mr. Hawes original character. CRAVEN is highly effective.

The play of Narcisse, produced at the Lyceum the other evening, has a "booky” flavour about it that is agreeable. Cultivated folke

Keep your Whip Still! will take pleasure in seeing such persons as DIDEROT, D'HOLBACH, Tas public bite so charmingly at the gorge-us fly thrown out at the Grimm, and MADAME D'EPINAY brought before them; though the con- Langham Hotel Banquet, that we venture to suggest that the next versation of that famous clique may turn out a little disappointing. re-union of hippophagists should be held at the Gnat Langham Hotel.

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improvement, but it needs most of all to be made clear, definite, and EDUCATION.

final. At present it is a legal muddle, which not seldom assists the Air,-pitched in a Lowe key.

rogue instead of the honest man ;-a thing which vague legislation is The famous "good time" seems a-coming at last,

prone to do, in the most topsy-turvy fashion. What is worse still

, There's a talk of great things for the whole population

perhaps, is that interested people give their own views of the law,

which are gwallowed whole by those affected with the general ignorance A boon for the million-a benefit vast :And that's Education--and that's Education !

of the statutes. My attention was attracted the other day to an article

in Beeton's Journal, headed “Copyrights and Copywrongs"—that title The popular mind will no longer be waste,

being plagiarised, by the way, from the well-known series of letters on 'Twill soon reap the fruit of this great innovation

Copyright by Thomas Hood. In the article I find d-propos of con(The Tories from Dizzy have had the first taste) —

tributions to the periodicals the following paragraph :And that's Education-and that's Education !

None can reproduce these articles without the permission of the proprietor of the The nob that is poor, and the snob that is rich,

magazine, or of the proprietor of the article. If no arrangement to the contrary Will learn of their “h's the right aspiration;

has been made, the right remains with the proprietor of the periodical, and he can

reproduce them in what form he pleases. And scribes will discover the sins of “and which And that's Education and that's Education !

Can he ? Unfortunately, the law is, that if no arrangement has been

made, neither proprietor nor writer can re-produce the article without The man who sells music will stick to his shop,

the other's permission. The proprietor cannot re-produce it in a new Not rush into print in a fit of vexation;

form, unless in the receipt which the author gives him, "the copyright" And long-wilded parsons will know when to stop

is specified as sold. The case of Wood v. Boogey throws more light And that's Education and that's Education !

on the splendid uncertainty and inadequacy of the Copyright law. Debates in the House will be brief and concise,

Mr. Wood bought the English copyright of a certain opera. Ho And WHALLEY learn reason, and all-concentration;

published a pianoforte adaptation of it, which was the work, not of Then BRIGHT will take office, and ROEBCCK advice

the composer who was dead, but of another musician employed by And that's Education—and that's Education !

the composer's representatives. He then registered the adaptation of The verdicts of juries will always be sense,

the opera, not unnaturally, in the name of the composer. Mr. Boosey And coroner's law will not need explanation,

published the adaptation, too; and the parties went to law. One would And Jews will not haggle for ha'pence and pence

suppose that equitably Mr. Wood would win the day, but not a bit of

it! The court ruled that the music should have been registered as the And that's Education and that's Education !

adapter's work,-in other words ignored the composer's copyright and Oh, the fools will feel wise! And the wise will feel fools!

recognised the arrangement! No wonder the Lord Chief Baron, who 'Twill result in a general equalization.

confirmed this judgment in appeal expressed his regret at being obliged They will pull down the prisons for sites for the schools

to do so! That legal right should be diametrically opposed to moral And that's Education-Yes! That's Education !

right is a thing of which legal right may well be ashamed. Let us put a parallel case :-You buy certain yards of cambric, which are sent in a parcel duly directed to you. Of course if anyone steals that parcel it is robbery. You have the cambric cut into handkerchiefs and hemmed; and you put one in your pocket and go out for a walk.

Somebody takes it out of your pocket, and you call in the aid of the BY THE SAUNTERER IN SOCIETY.

law to punish him. What says the law-or what would the law say, HY is it that the Dud: certainly bought the original so many

yards of cambric, but when you rather, if it were built on the same lines as Copyright law? “You ley Gallery is so full had it made into pocket handkerchiefs you did not have your name of pictures by female worked in the corner of each, so the gentleman in the dock has a legal artists ? The ladies right to help himself to it.” have an exhibition of their own in Conduit

I forgot to mention, in noticing the revivification of the Atlas, the street, which should which is the best feature of the new paper. The writer of " Notes,".

very able résumé of topics of the week, modestly headed “Notes,". be supported by the however, should talk to his friend the author of the second leader of sex and especially the issue for the 14th February. That gentleman having come down by those who can paint fairly. Most penning such a sentence as

on a Pau Mall article for "errors in style” should have abstained from of the ladies who cut but a poor figure in

“The Rev. C. SPURGEON or MR. MARTIN Tupper might come out as our in.

tellectual ANAKIN.”

Piccadilly would
PSTARYING

"stick fiery off in

The Rev. C. S. and MR. M. T. might come out as Anakim, but neither NO WORK

deed” at their own

could-even though he were "two single gentlemen rolled into one

--come out as the plural of a noun signifying a giant. “Or," in sur gallery. The authoTO DO

rities of the

Dudley short, is a disjunctive, not a copulative, conjunction.
Gallery err from ex-

The election of Associates at the Royal Academy is satisfactory—and
cessive gallantry, I get unsatisfactory; Every one is glad to see Mr. Thomás LANDEBER
have no doubt; but
elected. He has done noble work with the graver

in his time, and had As they lay themselves he not devoted himself to the reproduction of his brother's pictures on

open to a charge of steel might have done notable things on canvas himself. Mr. Leslie admitting inferior is an able painter, and the son of a distinguished father. And works to heighten

Mr. ORCHARDSON is so good that it is strange that his election did not the effect of their precede that of Mr. Petrie, & painter of the same school. Yetown pictures, and somehow_one doesn't know why—there is a feeling that some names exclude those of have been passed over which ought to be enrolled in the list of R.A.'s. rivals. The exhibi- It is always invidious to mention those who have not been elected, even tion is a good one, though they are unfairly passed over, so I will not speak of certain

however; the best painters whose pictures speak for them. But Mr. Poynter last year since the first-it might, possibly, have equalled that famous

display at the opening of the exhibition, when his “ Israel in Egypt" appeared, had a little more judgment been shown in excluding the weaker

was stated to have been made an Associate on the spot. It is a pity be vessels. This may seem severe on a sex we all admire; but the truth

was not-the distinction would be best conferred thus, and he most is that, though the ladies can do almost anything, they cannot be first decidedly deserved it. rate artists without a sound art education, and that they have not had the chance of obtaining. In the next generation this will be rectified, for Female Schools of Art are becoming plentiful. I ought to add

The Latest from the Press-room. that I have not forgotten that in Miss EDWARDS and some other lady- We learn from the London, Provincial, and Colonial Press News that artists we have brilliant exceptions, proving the rule that I have laid a new guillotine" paper-cutting machine has been introduced. It is down. I WONDER whether the new Parliament will do anything to amend situated in the Old Bailey. Its execution is described as first okop.

obtainable at a Printing Material Manufactory, most appropriately the law of copyright. It wants reforming sadly. It is very capable of We observe it is advertised as suited for demies.

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DOUBLE ACROSTIC.

A TEMPTING OFFER.
No. 51.

TO THB BPITOR OF FUX..
GENTLE heralds
of the Springs

S18,-Having a large stock of hilarions material on band, chiefly in
From your winter sleep awakings

a raw state, and being disposed to part with the samo at a-figure conHark, the birds to hail you sing,

siderably below the market quotations. I take the liberty of addressing All the world is merry-making!

you, as a possible purchaser. If you do not oare to take the whole of Children bless you,

my unmanufactured jocularity, or any, portion, in paroolo, at a very low Winds cartes you,

price, I shall be exceedingly obliged by your informning me where I can Poets joyfully addreso you!

get it made up, and on what terms.

A great quantity of the staff woud, I think, be usefulat the present time to any professional praster, as it relates to horseflesh. Among the

jokes are some which are advanced a stage or two toward completion, Take, oh, laundress, twice thy fee

They turn principally on the words, filly, tit, bit, course, hoof, saddle, I do not grudge the dollars,

curry, tail, trotter, manger, collar, hock, whip, chestnut, and carte. I But never-never bring to me

particularly call your attention to a sample which I have marked o 0, Again such flabby collars.

and which consists of Boiled Withers. This, as you may perhaps 2.

remember, was one of the disbos at the Langham Hotel banquet; and I know a grocer whogo aboder

I am strongly of opinion that it contains in a very marked degree the Is somewhere in the Borough-road;

elements of comicality. Builed withers, you know, might be boiled to A man of honest conversation,

rags. When people boil rags, for the purpose of ol ansing them, they Though backward in his education

wring the rags to get the water out. What can be more obvious than He has bás faults of language : ope

that a joke might henee bio made by using Hamlet's-expression (see the Ik what he calls his sister's son..

well-known dramatic piece, Hamlei, Prince of Denmark, Actiii, Scene 2) “Our withers are unwrung/

Further than this, Sir, I have very 3.

little doubt that, by careful pressure of the same sample, additional fun When you wake with a seream

might be extracted. The phrase " done to rags" will readily suggest From a very bad dream;

"Tattersall," a name of tworld widè celebrity in connection with that A very long, word for your suff'ring 'twill seom.

noble animal the horno From:"Tatters-all," by, inversion, we get at the comppund word." wholesome!"; and thus wo) proceed to the

questien, " Are these same withersy being done to tatters all, wholeFrom A sort of pyrites the extract you getilla

some f" This would perbape lead up to a very good opening for the Most probably turn out a malleable metal,,

words" witherraway. Its title you'll find, if you know mineralogy

I have as muebhof this roughi material as might fill, when cattinto And you'll get at the adjective then by analogy

shape and finished, an extra number of Fun, if you should think it worth 5.

while to give special and soparate proanidence to the subject of bippo. A deepc excavation,

phagy. Perhapssyou will kindly obligo me with your opinion of an

idea for a burleoqpe scene, in which, after supperi on the night, preIn fortification.

ceding the Battle of Bosworth Hield, the tyrant and usurper; King 6.

Richard the Third, should staxtı up with the ory, "Give me another This deed, we trust, will ne'er our annals soil,

horse." References to the popular plays of the Immortal Bard (I mean, When once we've “Sheffield off this mortal coil."

of course, the Swan of Avon, Nature's Child) will materially assist the working-up of these jocular notions. “ Jockey-lar," by the bye, occurs

to me as a pun, never before printed. A physiological reason for the A creeping, crawling, hairy thing,

horse's not fattening, like other beasts of The Field, or of Land and Water, You'd think a bard would flout it,

is, that he has no gall. Never mind whether he bas or bna not. It And yet. CHARLES KINGALEI chose to sing

sounds quite scientific to say that he has no gall, and that by conseA little song about it

quence there is very little adipose deposit in his tissues. Ву

assuming that horses have no gall, we can ask facetiomaly, how it is 8.

that the galled jade has been said to wiace. Once Fashion wore it on cheek, chin, or nose,

Awaiting your reply, not to this concluding query, butito the general But never countenanced its use in clothes..

sabstance of my communication. I am, Sir, your obodiens servant,

G. 0. DOBBIN.
ANSWER TO ACROSTIC No. 49.
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CORRECT SOLUTIONS OF ACROSTIC No. 49, RECEIVED FED. 19th:-None correct.

A Remonstranco.

The Whitburn fishermen in consequence of an unfounded rumour Whipping Creation.

that false lights were exbibited on their part of the coast, have declared A CORRESPONDENT suggests to us that whipping should be ad. Now all that could be done to prove their innocence has been done, and

they will not launch their lifeboat again until the charge is investigated, ministered to the inebriate and disorderly gentlemen, who occupy so

it is unreasonable of them to say they will allow people to perish who much time at the police courts in certain districts. We are not ardent have had nothing to do with a libel that has been practically disproved. admirers of corporal punishment, but having read of the recent pre- Fun hopes therefore that they will think better of it, and not lose their sentation of a birch to the Rev. MR. HORNBY, we are inclined to wits, or allow us to lose our Whitburns, from the list of the gallant think that what is held good for Eton boys might be good for drunken rescuers of life, published annually by the National Lifeboat Institution.

The report of a false charge must not deafen them to the roar of “the

minute gun at sea." Hoyle's Games. THE hippophagists bave, naturally, come in for a considerable amount of chat-undeservedly-for they are doing good, as witness

Phil O'Logical. their last philanthrophic movement-they are about to light Hackney A STUDENT of Trinity, Dublin, who has been recently taking a tour * Wick with horse-oil !

in France, is engaged on a treatise intended to prove that the French

provinces are colonies of Dublin. One of the proofs of their Irish WHERE should our Fishery Inspectors exo ise the utmost vigilance ? extraction is to be found, he alleges, in the fact that they call a brogue -In Leister-shire.

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MATRIMONY

men.

On a certain Lord's Letter.
A LIGHT THROWN BY CANNING'S SHADE.
It clearly appears that the fault of the Whig,
Is doing too little, and talking too big ;
And whatever the veteran Earl may have meant,
There is nothing at all in the letter he's sent-

Letter Lo's sent

Letter he's sent
“Nothing times nothing times nothing per cent !”

Coat and Breeches. The ingenuity which ROBINSON CRUsos displayed in clothing himself has been outstripped by the reporter who supplied the account of CAPTAIN VIVIAN's speech which appeared in the Western Morning News the other day. CRUSOB made his coats from goats, but the reporter uses boats, and as for his continuations, there seems to be a-bridge-ment. We quote the paragraph :- *****!

“Mr. Gladstone, with a frankness and courage which is all pruseworthy, avowed at the beginning of the session that he would stand or fall by his bill; that he bad burned his coats, destroyed his breeches, and did not mean to recross the river." We suppose our friend uses Taylor's system of shorthand.

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The Irish car-drivers hare a reputation for wit. One of their jokes is, when they get two pretty girls on their cars, to offer the seat between them to eligible young gentlemen for—"ON'Y TUPPENCE, YER HONOUR; A SATB WORTH ANY MONEY !” Young O' Feargus, whose future father and mother-in-law are just behind him, thinks the joku confoundedly stupid."

An Ex-train-eous Growth.

Literary Note. Ir the Cork Examiner reports correctly, Train in a “lecture"_to The fact that TENXY8on is about to issue a “standard” edition of use the term by which he dignifies his uneducated rant-read some his works is not to be taken as a proof that the sale of previous editions poetical epistle, “ intended,” says the Examiner, " to be satirical,” which is “flagging." His popularity is greater than ever, and it is quite time he had sent to Fun, but which, it alleges, had not been allowed to he should set up his own standard when so many small versifiers appear. It is hardly worth our while to notice the nonsense of a man have copied what the late CHARLES Kean would have called his who is scarcely a responsible being, but we may say that we have banner.” received no such epistle. That we should have printed it if we had received it, is, we own, improbable, for the poor fellow's versification, like his grammar, is scarcely up to the mark. To judge from this

Good News for Light Blue. flight of imagination, Train when he is tired of lecturing, might make Every admirer of pluck and perseverance must have read with his débat on the stage in the character of Jack Wilding in The Liar. pleasure that Cambridge, nothing daunted, will again meet Oxford in Trne, with all his faults of exaggeration Jack Wilding is a gentleman. that wonderful exhibition of skill and endurance, “ The University Still, if we may believe the Cork Wækly Herald, TRAIN has “con- Boat Race.” For some years past, bard lines, rough weather, and rude siderable mimetic powers."

buffeting have fallen to the Cantab's frail boat, but we all know that

after a Storm comes a Cam, and look forward to the eventful day WHAT SHAPE SHOULD A TEA-BOARD BE ?-A Tea-tray-hedron. prepared to see the nose of her boat just in front at the finish.

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A PLEASANT “DOWN WEST” WAY OF DOING BUSINESS WITH WHICH WE ARE THREATENED.

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