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Loud sneered the doughty man of France,

Ho, ho! He! he! Ha! ha! Ha! ha!
The French for Pish!'” said Thomas Haxce.

Said PIERRE, “L'Anglais, Monsieur, pour' bah.''

Right shoulthers, bedad! (That's yer left, TERRY BRIERLEY!)
Said Mrs. H., “ Come, one! two! three !

Kape on marchin', me boys, right away widout cease.
We're sittin' here to see all fair;

'Tis a moighty fine noight, and it's darkness entirely-
“ Oest Magnifique !" said Madame P.,

Let's go to the barracks to shoot some perlice. “Mais, parbleu! ce n'est pas la guerre !”

Sure we've come all the way from Amerrikey, honeys,

To lead yez to freedom and tache yez yer dthrill-
“Je scorn un foe si lâche que vous !”

Likewise for the sake av collectiu' yer moneys-
Said PIERRE, the doughty son of France..

We'll take yer last shillin's, me boys, av ye will !
“I fight not coward foe, like you !"
Said our undaunted Tommy HANCE.

Av coorse, boys, ye'll thrust us, although we are strangers

And thin, since our lives is such precious ones, sure, “The French fop! Pooh!'” our TOMMY cried.,

Ye'll not moind, whin there's any apparence o' dangers, ,
"L'Anglais pour Va!",” the Frenchman crowed,

Av our safety's the very first thing we secure,
And so with undiminished pride

Thin, onward to freedom, boys, onward so bould now,
Each went on his respective road..

Oh, be off, thin, and slarter all Saxons yez find-
But, yez see, since the noights is oncommonly could now,

We'll look arter yer money and jist stop behin.

Whist! Trayson among us?-a Saxon is pris'nt !
We have heard of looking into a man; and it would seem that, St'thrike one blow for Freedom and Liberty's sake!
the police authorities believe to the fullest extent in such penetration Rimimber, my hayroes, ye're armed and ho jsn't
of sight as a not uncommon gift among Her MAJESTY’s lieges. What

We're st'throng, too, an' many, an' he's one and wake, else would induce the guardians of the public peace to issue those But since yez moight fetch them perlice wid the shindy curiously minute descriptions of the missing Fenians, KELLY and. Ere this great act of justice to Ireland yez do, Deady, which refer to marks as profoundly hidden as the men who Jist wait till yer leaders has got out o' windy carry them? Not content with the enumeration of teeth which are Sure, we're safe now,--so go it, me boys!--philliloo, absent from the side or back of the jaw, where the deficiency is concealed, or with the reference to scratches on those parts of the limbs which are always covered by clothing, the writer of the bill which

Couleur de Rose.. promises a reward of £300 to the informant who shall aid in the capture of the fugitives, actually alludes to a large scar

In the reports on the Classes of the Paris. Industrial Exhibition

“inside the belly." of one of them. Now, the notion of searching the abdominal prepared by onder of the Committee of Council on Education, we read

that in Class, 36, "Jewellery and Precious Stones," M.CoSTLER exhibitsinterior of a concealed Fenian captain for a cicatrice could never occur to the mind of mortal policeman, if that mind were not thoroughly property

of becoming perfectly bleached by an exposure of some four minutes to

"A rose-pink diamond of some 29 carats, endowed with the extraordinary imbued with transcendental theories of human vision. We hope that ordinary daylight., lt recovers its rose colour at a gentle heat, and retains it for some clairvoyant will speedily earnthe £300. At present the difficulty any length of time'in darkness." seems to be in reconciling the visibility of Deady's intestines with the It is not quite clear to us how it is possible to determine its retention invisibility DEASY.

of rose-colour under the condition specified, but so great is our con

fidence in the luminaries representing England at the ExpositionA Free (man) Translation.

particularl your "black diamond,” Cole—that we are quite willing LORD ABERCORN the other day made a very neat speech on the occa- to believe they are able to see—in the dark! To be sure, the paragraph sion of a distribution of prizes in Ireland. The Freeman's Journal

we quote is from the Illustrated London News, in which the literary reports the address in fall, and

favours us with a bit of Latin—a prize matter, like the pictures, seems to be produced from blocks. for the translation of which, we trust, was one of those distributed on the occasion. Here is the passage :“I would beg you also to remember, in seeking what are falsely called the

Guswers to Correspondents. favours of fortune, that the maxim of 1,700 years ago is as appropriate to our own days as it was to days of old

# Nullem numeris, habit si, sit prudentia, nos facimus, fortuna, deam, nos te [We cannot return rejeoted M88. or Sketches unless they are accompanied aetogue locamis.'

by a stamped and directed ongelope. We can take no notice of communica“With every wish that your future may be blessed by the result of your own tions with illegible signatures or monograms,] exertions in all that can render you virtuous, saccessful, and happy, I bid you farewell. (Applause.)”.

E, M. G. (Glasgow.)-You have omitted to send the envelope as stated.

We will, however, keep the MS, for a few days, for you to correct the overNo wonder applause greeted this (according to the F. J.) elegant and

sight. accurate quotation! It is to be regretted that his Lordship did not

BEATRICE.—Most complimentary, but our modesty will not allow us, to finish the very apt extract

print it. "O mihi, dident thatre porter mâca modelo fas entence oflatin!”

B.-We have no desire to consult your individual tastes at the expense of numerous subscribers. You have made an ignorant blunder in your solu

tion too confidentiy knocked off “in a few minutes." Sheer Nonsense.

PAWNEE.-The paddler faces the stern when he ceases to paddle, and In answer to numerons inquiries after NICHOLAB, we beg to place doesn't care where he is going, we fancy. Good morning!

C. H. (Weymouth.)-Send us the paper. before our readers the following paragraph from the Glasgow Evening

B. JUNIOR-You must B more than junior--minimus to think " leather" Citizen :

rhymes with “ever.". Nothing like leather could do that! In reference to a statement published this morning, of a Penian raid J., T. P. (Sheffield), cum multis aliis, will pbligo us greatly by underVolunteer armoury at C, in Roepham, Norfolkshire, we have just received the ol standing, once for all, that our Acrostic department is fully supplied. lowing special telegram from Norwich.

H. M. (Regent's-square.)-One of the most alarming symptoms conNicholas was never superior to the temptation of a glass or a go. We nected with Fenianism is, in our opinion, the frequent revival of that most presume the two combined were too much for his loyalty.

antique joke on Pat-riots.

s. c. W. (Kimberley.)-Take our advice, and never attempt comic copy

again. We have had some experience, but we were prostrated by the Parliamentary Intelligence.

attempt to extract anything funny out of your MS.

SKINNEM.-The absence of the birds forms no excuse for your pigeon' MR. E. MIall was lately invited by the electors of Bradford to into us! contest the representation of that borough in the place of the late A SMALL TRAVELLER. — Would you had gone over less paper! MR. WICKHAM. We feel it our duty to contradict the possible rumour E. P. (Shrewsbury.) - What you are so complimentary as to call “ the that the M.P. for Westminster and the supporters of Female Suffrage Great Intellent Journal" has no mind to lend itself to your local jokes. wished to bring forward a lady-candidate, on the ground that."a Miss Declined with thanks :-L. E., Halifax; F. A. K., Brixton; A. M., Glasis as good as a MIALL !”

gow; Alumdus; T. F. B., Abbeybix; W. E., Cambridge; A. 'I. J.,

Gooch-street; P. P.; W. M., Bitteswell; A. H., Manchester ; Xit, Change of Name.

Tower-street: B. H.; J. C., Praed-street; B. C. S., Thornhill-crescent;

J. H. D'E., Worcester ; D. W.; G. W. P.; Romeo, H. K., Manchester; THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE's colt is to be known in future as Julius Stephens H. C. Q. R.; W.A. S.; Novice; X. Y. Z.; Sartorius; Rallim, Cæsar-ewitch, in memory of his great victory.

Piasgow; D. D., Langham-street.

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THOUGH the planet of Love has grown dimmer
SIR,-From my earliest childhood I have adored arithmetic, which

And threatens to vanish from sightpeople tell me is a dull and prosaic thing. I deny it!

Though the pale star of Hope gives a glimmer, To prove that it is the highest poetry I will tell my sad story:

And nought but a glimmer, to-nightI loved and was beloved again. I believed I was about to be united

Still the planet and star are above me, to the object of my affections. I believed my state so fortunate that

And neither has left me for good; I seemed to be in heaven. But hate - the hate of another, which has

Though my lady refuses to love me followed me through life-dashed the cup of bliss from my lip.

She says that she would if she could. In the first anguish of my loss I sat down and penned the following

They have plighted her troth to another ;lines. Though a little incoherent, as might be expected under the

She bends to the cruel command circumstances, they are true poetry. I defy you or any one to deny

Of a tyrannous father and mother, it.-Yours, etc.,


Which severs the heart and the band.

When I pleaded my depth of devotion
6 +, •, 8, 11,

She said-or I misunderstood — 2, 0, 1, 4, 1, 2, 8,

That sbe might not encourage the notion, 4, 0, x 4, 2, 1, 1, = 7,

But certainly would if she could. 8, 2, 2, x 10, — 100, X 5, 8!*

Can I ever be happy, I wonder,

With anyone else for a wife ?
Hoppera Omnia !

No; the Fates that have torn us asunder
As Iowa paper states that a train on the North Western Railway, in

Have made me a Coelebs for life. the western part of the province was delayed an hour and a quarter by

But I've still a reflection to cheer me grasshoppers, “which covered the track so thickly that the engine

And brighten my bachelorhood slipped on the rails." We suspect that the only hoppers concerned in

Yes; my love in declining to hear me this extraordinary story are "tiddyhoppers !”

Confessed that she would if she could. Our correspondent will, we fear, hardly persuade any one that his lines are in The latest novelty in tire-arms is a gun which is capable of being the least degree approaching to poetry. We read them thus:--Six, add, divided by, of eight, eleven, two, cipher, unity, four,

one, two, eight, four, nought

, of four, discharged with a reprimand.
two, unit, one, equals seven, eight, two, two, of ten, minus, hundred, of five,
eight ;-or to put it in the form of verse :--

NOTICE.-On November the 4th, price Twopence,
Sick, sad, divided by of hate a learen,
To sigh for unity--for one to wait-

For nought of fortunate, won, equals Heaven !

Sixteen pages, Toned Paper, with numerous Illustrations, engraved by the
Hate-too, too often mine-us sundered. Ob fie, fate !


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NCE, under Spain's enfeebling sun,

Twin brothers lived with me,
And, personality to shun,

I call them A. and B.
They loved each other—that they did,

'Twas rumoured near and far,
But from the time each was a kid

Were most dissimilar.
A. had a pair of monstrous eyes,

B.'s eyes were awful small;
B.'s nose attained a fearful size,

A. had no nose at all.
A.'s hair reached, when he shook it out,

The middle of his leg;
B.'s little head was just about

As bald as any eg8.
B. had a thin and taper waist,

A. had no waist at all;
A. was too short for proper taste,

B. just as much too tall.
And for his benefit I say

Who further knowledge seeks,
The one had Civil Service pay,

The other wrote critiques.
They meekly bore their painful lots,

Men shunned them as a cuss :
And little tiny todding tots

Would babble at them thus :
“We don't believe you're human kind-

We would not on your oath-
So unconceivably designed,

Exaggerations both ?”

“Divide us, please !” they would exclaim,

With unabated noise,
A mania it at length became

With these afflicted boys.
A Turk there was-BEN OUSEPP named,

An armourer by trade
(He was the maker of the famed

“One shilling Damask blade.") These lads their little joke would shout

At peaceful OUSEFF's side,
And took delight in screaming out,

“Divide us – pray, divide !"
The quaint conceit amused him much,

Ho'd laugh, and would declare With all his honest heart, that such

A jest was passing rare ! Encouraged in their mirthful play

They'd scream and yell and shout, Divide us, please !” till he would say,

“Enough, my friends, get out." But still they screamed and would not list,

“Divide us, monstrous men!” & Well, since upon it you insist,

I will," said honest Ben.
“ Your joke is getting stale and trite,

You shan't offend again."
And then be smote a mighty smite,

And cleft them into twain !

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I often wish I knew how they

Drain their unpleasant cup:
I only know that A. and B.

Were terribly cut up.
Perhaps they lived in severed bliss-

Perhaps they groaned and diedPerhaps they joined themselves like this,

And gave their legs a ride.

And A.'d reply, “ It's very true

That I am much too short; And. B., I must admit that you

Too tall by half are thought.” “But why this taunt from every curb,

In bold defiance hurled ?
The average we don't disturb-

We wouldn't for the world! “ If you complain we're badly planned,

Why all you've got to do
Is, add us both together and

Divide the sum by two!
The notion pleased the simple lad,

He thought it quaintly rare,
It soon became his favourite fad

To sing it everywhere.

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No. 34.

Ar Athens they're going to make him

A citizen chiel from henceforth;
NOTHER great smash

Well! unless people sadly mistake him,
- the failure of the

He always was “ very far North.”
Royal Bank of Liver.
pool- proves that we
are not yet out of

the whirlpool pro-

In savage hordes the Northmen came
duced by the late

And gave the land to sword and tiame.
panic. And it is to be
feared that this crash
is not likely to be the

And when you've leart the Northman's name,
last. Every such fall

You'll see that this word is the same.
shakes other edifices

of card-or Bank-
note paper- and pre-

His bright and brittle ware,
sently they topple

He brought to England o'er down. Meanwhile,

From Italy the fair-
the unsettled state of

From proud Venetia's shore.
Europe keeps the

money marketat fever

On this blue beauty, I opine, heat, and there seems

Men diff'rent verdicts pass— little chance of an

Some like it on the banks of Rhine-
early improvement.

And others in a glass.
Luckily, the EM-

did not carry out his

One whom the poets rave about notion of intervention

With most romantic feelingthe other day, or by

In real life he is, no doubt,
this time, probably,

A rogue much given to stealing.
a great European war
would have been

heralded by the first

By the sad sea waves where the curlows whistle, salvo of artillery fired

Unless you're an ass, you'll discover the thistle. by either side-France or Italy. Let us hope that the cannons won't

7. go off" as an invitation to “come on!" The law is in a strange position as regards the prize ring, and the

If high out of water you're sailing sooner an alteration is made with respect to that noble institution the

This party's a cure for that ailing. better. It is absurd to think that respectable railway companies and

8. active and intelligent police officers may combine to send off special trains—to commit a breach of the peace. Surely if Mace is amenable

Uncommonly sadto the law for the mere intention of fighting, police-constable A 1, who

In fact almost madaided the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway in abetting those

Over mountain and plain she was driven-by gad! who were to assist at the said breach of the peace, must come into the same category with Mace. I see Bell's Life ,speaks of the probable

ANSWER TO ACROSTIC No. 32. and proximate decease of the noble pastime. And when Bell's Life

Cow W begins to think that, I fancy the Ring must feel uncomfortable. For my

Ich part, though I think it a brutal sport, yet I am not sure I could vote

R Rabbi for its extinction. When fists go out, knives como in; and I believe it

Colt will be found, that with the decline of the science in late years, there has been an increase of stabbing cases. Here's a job for one of those

Eclipse devoted creatures who delight in drawing up statistics—who can tell


Walker; Erin-go-Bragh; Vampyre; Mark Tapley; Pedro ; Jussie; Clunch; how many horseshoe nails are picked up in the London streets per E. T.; W. A. W.; B. M. Brompton; Sweedlepipes; Piggevian; Yerrap'; Poth ah annum, and what is the proportion of married women with a cast in Four Firs; J. R.; Para varsa; Varney the V.; Tim Bobbin; Valentine ; Nous the eye to the rest of the sex, and other equally important matters. vincit; Engineers out of work ; Tummy, Four. Boobies ; S. & K.; Bunnie, p.;

E. W.'H. & R. W. B.; D. E. H.; Carry Rose A; Bowa ; Emily of S.; C. B. H., It would really be worth knowing how many people are stabbed Chester; sid; Laura G.; Printer's Devil; Gyp; Towhit; Scarr Wheel; Xarifa annually in these days when boxing is in disrepute, and how many in A. J. H'; A. B. Z.; ci Mawr; Constance; J. W.; Nanny's Pet; Bad Knee; R. the good old times, when every gentleman could put up his hands

B. H.; Sheernasty, Tiny Ditton; A Gowk; Crathes; 0. K., Brighton; The Lang. scientifically. I know for a fact, that, among the Cornish miners, Bolivar ; Buliwood; Wag; Harrow Weald.

ham Anchorite; Polar; R. O. Y. ; Old Trafford; M. M. G.; (Edipus Brothers; who wrestle but can't spar, the use of the knife is far too common.

What a splendid autumn we are having. I had occasion the other day to travel westward through Bucks and Berks and I think I never

Touching Incident. saw autumn foliage so rich in tint. The leaves have not yet begun to fall much, so that the woods are in full clothing, but not of greenery: brute creation when well treated by their masters, occurred a few days

A WELL authenticated instance of the affection displayed by the Red, gold, purple, and russet, in glorious contrast, make one half inclined to believe that " an autumn on the Hudson" "can scarcely be since on the occasion of a wedding in the family of a country gentlemore brilliant. I trust MR. LEADER has noted the peculiarity of the

man. The happy pair were on the point of setting out for their season and that we shall see some memorials of this lovely autumn in honeymoon, when the carriage horse, an old servant, a gallant grey, the Royal Academy of 1868.

cast his shoe at the carriage. To the sceptic who suggests that the The Paris Exhibition may remain open a little longer. It is said to wearing out of the shoe was the cause of the occurrence, we reply, be at the special request of the Emperor in order that all his subjects

Truth is stranger than Friction. may have an opportunity of seeing the show. Whether this is the case or not of course one can't say, but it looks very much as if it was a

Who'll Eat Me? further extension of the time for getting in a little money. The show A TASMANIAN paper states that the pigs which CAPTAIN Cook landed has not been “ran after” (as a grammarian happily phrased it in the in New Zealand have so multiplied, that landlords offer rewards for Telegraph the other day) so extensively as was expected, but no killing them-(do they kill pigs for nothing in England ?)—but the doubt the scheme has been a sufficiently paying one. If it is not, then paper strangely enough omits to add that sage grows there in rank we may feel assured no such exhibition ever will pay, for every possible luxuriance, and that onions are plentiful as blackberries, weighing on “concession"-even of the right to sit down-was made with a view an average 6lb. each. There is also a fair supply of knives and forks, to turning a little profit.

but napkins and finger-glasses are scarce.





years ago, when only three weeks old, he ran away to Poland, and I

have never seen him since. Bear him to my chamber! ACT I. Scene 1.– Exterior of Olinska's Apartments. Night. Sentry avenged! The jacket and the helmet shall yet be mine!

THAMAR.— Then the crown will not be mine! But I will be on Batllements.

KHAN.-Bring out the cheap Mazeppa banner that we've always Enter MAZEPPA.

kept in readiness for an event of this description! MAZEPPA.–Olinska, the dewy night is, &c.—the soft beams of early The Mazeppa banner ready emblazoned is brought forth with pomp. zephyrs will soon, &c., and under these circumstances I call on thee to

Tableau. come forth! OLINSKA (coming from chamber into balcony).- My Cassimir!

SCENE 3.- Interior of Khan's tent. MAZEPPA borne in senseless on litter. SENTRY.-Ha, a conversation! It must be the wind. I will report

Enter KHAN. the phenomenon to my employers.

[Exit to do so. Khan. My long lost son! I will take a nap. OLINSKA.-I am to be married to the Palatine!

[Goes to sleep on the floor. MAZEPPA wakes up. MAZEPPA.— Never! I will prevent it.

[Exit to do 80. MAZEPPA. Ha! Where am I. (Looks out of tent.) The name on the Flourish. Enter the CASTELLAX and Suite.

street-corner says Tartary. Have I then ridden over from Poland, right CASTELLAN. —Dy dotter, you are this day to be marryed to the through Russia, into Tartary? It must be so! It must have taken Palatine.

me about eighteen months to accomplish the journey, and yet, OLINSKA.—This is indeed sudden.

although I have been tied hand and foot to a wild horse for that CASTELLAN.– It is. It is now 4 a.m., and I expect him here at 5. considerable time, and have had nothing to eat or drink, here I am At 5.30 a.m. the nuptials will take place.

beautifully clean and as fat as ever. A little more, and it would have

been almost miraculous. I will celebrate my deliverance by some Enter a MESSENGER.

appropriate gesticulation. MESSENGER.—My Lord, heven now a princely cavalcade can be distinguished by the naked his in the far distances [Points off Left.

Defies the lightning; overhears a conspiracy ; ties his sandal; kills Abel ; CASTELLAN.-It must be the Palatino. They have walkod over from:

triumphs over Satan; impeaches Warren Hastings ; snlutes Cæsar, the Warsaw before breakfast.

emperor ; bids farewell to all his greatness ; carrios off the Sabine Women;

leaps into the Gulf in the Forum ; orders off that: bauble ; rises from the Enter immediately the Palatine's Procession from Right. The PALATINE SEA!; murders Ritzio, and exit to see what sort of a night it is. himself in a Tort Bedstead. MESABNOIU suddenly points off Night..

ENTER. Thamar and Conspirators. . It is observed that the Nobility of Poland wear their frocks fastened behind, and do not wash behind their ears.

THAMAR-Now to strike the bull-low that will make me master of

Tartaria and a new suit! Die, thou aged. Caw!! OLINSKA.- Ah me!

The PALATINE (suddenly appearing from behind curtains of Tent Bed). The KHAN starts up, defends himself and is almost over powered when Boh! 'Tis hi!

[Awkward pausa

MAZEPPA comes to his rescue. The KHAN takes new courage and he OLINSKA (aside to Castellan).-Go on, it's you.

and MAZEPPA finally triumph over the whole body of conspirators. Cast.-Eh? I think not.

Tableau (MazerPA, Kuan). “ The meeting of Wellington and Ghostly Whisper. -My Lord, I THANK you for this hondur!

Blucher after Waterloo." Cast.—My Lord, I thank you for this honour.

MAZEPPA. --And now to conqner Poland !! PALATINE.—The orty Olinska will sonn be my-ino!

KHAN (not unmaturally). But why Poland ? Cast. (aside.) — This is going flat. (Aloud).mWo'di better, got on: MAZEPPA.-Because my Olinska, whom I love, is there. with the toornymong.

KHAN (policely), Quite so-!

[Exeunt to conquer Foland. Grand toornymong. Knights in crumpled armour prod their horses with their swords, and engage. General triumph of everybody in turn, and

ACT III.-Poland. Preparations for marriage of the PALATINE.

Enter a COMIC AND INDELICATE SERVANT. all at the same time. Everybody crownedno blanks.

Comic S.-Nearly everything I have to say has a double entendre, SCENE 2.- The Palatine's private apartment.

and I stagger about the stage as if intoxicated. My performance PALATINE.-It were a right royal spectaclo! But if the orty throughout this part is considered the best imitation of drunkenness Castellan had spent less money on his toorny mong, and more on far ever seen in a British theatre. But where are the wandering Tartar nishing his guests' chamber, it would have been better.

acrobats who are to perform before the Mighty Palatine ? Enter MAZEPPA, cloaked and masked.

Enter the Khan, Mazeppa, and others, disguised. MAZEPPA.--I have come to kill thee.

MAZEPPA.—We are here! (Aside) To-day she is to be married to PALATINE.-Does it not occur to you that this is an uncallod-for the Palatine. We are, as usual, just in time. liberty ?

Enter OLINSKA, in high spirits, being about to be married to some one MAZEPPA.-It does. But no matter. There is a sword. Fight.

she hates. [PALATINB takes sword, fights, and is killed. MAZFPPA (aside).-Olinska-do not start-'tis I! We walked over Enter EVERYBODY.

from Tartary this morning. We were three hours crossing Russia. EVERYBODY.—'Tis Cassimir who killed him.

OLINSKA.-My Cassimir ! Cast.—Then tie him to the wild horse of Tartary!

The CabTELLAN..-Let the a-sporruts commence. Mazeppa- This is too awful. True, the horse is a compatriot, but Enter thousands of sham acrobats, who take Poland by force of arms. to be lashed to his back! Ah, 'tis a foarful doom! Tableau. Combats of two everywhere. Violent death of all Olinska's relations, SCENE 3.- Eligible Building Plot in Poland. ATTENDANTS bringing in the

and ecstacy of OLINSKA herself, who, we hope, will enjoy the change from Wild Horse. Mazeppa is tied on to his back, all scream, and the horse

civilized Poland to barbarian Tartary. Fires of all sorts, and triumph trots off. Tableau.

of Tartaria, Banners emblematic of the victory (always kept ready)

produced at the moment of Poland's downfall. Plourish. Curtain. ACT II, Scene 1.- Tartary. Enter TARTAR SOLDIERS and THAMAR. THAMAR.–The crown will one day be mine. Then I will buy a

OURSELVES.-Fine old crusted absurdity; very well mounted, and jacket that is big enough for me.

always worth seeing. MAZEPPA's dresses in first and third acts worth

(probably) millions; in second act, about fourpence-halfpenny. Enter PeasanTS screaming. PEASANTS.—The wild horse of the Volpas! He is coming! (The wild horse of the Volpas trots across the stage with MAZEPPA ON

“ Tupper'nce more, and up goes, etc.” his back.)

We have been inundated with letters asking us to inform their SCENE 2.- Another part of Tartary. Enter THAMAR.

writers what is the correct sum to give to the Tupper Testimonial. Thamar.—The crown must some day be mine. Then, ha! ha! a

We think--more especially as it is stated that no account of the money

will be rendered—that a tupper-ny subscription will be the best thing new helmet. Enter PEASANTS.

under the circumstances.
PEASANT— The wild horse of the Volpas !
Comic Peasant (to give a local colouring) The wild 'orse of the

None so Dusty !
Wollopers !

The contractor for St. Margaret's and St. John's, Westminster, has Enter the wild horse of the Volpas as before. Shrab falls on him. Wild to pay three hundred and fifty pounds per annum for the privilege of horse (a nerrous animal) fuints. Enter the Khan.

clearing the parish dust-bins. He has to be down with his dust, in KHAN.-Ha! This is evidently my long-lost son, Mazeppa. Twenty short, before he can take up that of other people !


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