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THE FRENCH BANK-NOTE FORGERIES.…

CAROLINE GRAVIERE.

A LEECH BAROMETER.

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rHE CONVICT OUTBREAK AT IS…

THE THIRLMERE WATER SCHEME.

A RIVAL TO POET CLOSE.

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A RIVAL TO POET CLOSE. In a north country churchyard is to be found, if there be any faith in tradition, a strange epitaph to the following effect: Here lie I and my three daughters, All thro* drinking the Cheltenham waters; Whereas if we'd stuck to Epsom salts, We shouldn't be lying in these here vaults." This magnificent effort is altogether eclipsed by the recent achievement of a local bard, who lives not many miles from Wigglesworth, and whose effusion has been given to the public: "LINES ON THE SUDDEN DEATH AT WIGGLESWORTH. Death has visited Wigglesworth, How sad the news to tell; It's called our friend Isaac Wilson home, Hark to the tolling bell. "Most suddenly he was called away In to an early tomb,- Just in the morning of his day— Just rising in manhood's bloom. His company we did much admire; He was a kind young man He was also a member of our choir, But now he's past and gone. His iovely voice we'll hear no more Ameng the little few; We now behold the vacant seat In our singing pew." 'There are two more verses even more quaint than these, but they reach the debateable ground, which separates piety from profanity, and, after all, the stanzas which we have given are a sufficient sample of the whole poem. Poet Close, when he passes to the majority, will evidently be in no need of a suc- cessor.

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THE FENIAN PRISONERS.

THE SWITZERS AND SPRING.

CHEAPSIDE IN THE OLDEN TIME.

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THE PROPOSED AGRICULTURAL…

EMBALMING.

THE YANKEE PRIVATEER.

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RUNNING THE BLOCKADE AT CRETE.

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THE COST OF WAR. -

CHANGES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN…

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CANADA.

PENNY BANKS.

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