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THE ROYAL CROWN OF ENGLAND.I…

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HONOUR TO TRUE BRAVERY!

DEATH OF A FRENCH CELEBRITY.

FORTUNE-HUNTING IN PARIS.

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FORTUNE-HUNTING IN PARIS. The advice so humorously given by Punch "to per- sons about to marry-don't," should, it appears, be in- variably followed in Paris, for whether the fashion be followed by old men and children, or young men and maidens, it seems to bring with it a punishment too great to bear (writes the Paris correspondent of a contemporary). A curiousgcase, in proof of this asser- tion, is now on trial. A certain old gentleman having run through his fortune like a young one, resolved to follow up his youthful bent by seeking for a wife with money to repair his fortunes, as the very young men do in the like emergency. Like these same young men also, he resolved to look for a wife that'would not last over long, and so sought amongst the most aged of his fair acquaintances for a spouse that wouldlwear not too well. The gay deceiver was asthmatical, querulous, bald, and gouty, therefore boldly set forth on his search, supported by a splendid pair of patent crutches, and adorned by a flaxen wig from the first maker. The aged lady was soon found, the deeds immediately drawn up, the consent of the nearest relation (perhaps a grandchild) speedily obtained, and the knot instantly tied. Both parties believed themselves immensely enriched by the ceremony, but after a while each one found that infirmities alone had been added to the common stock, and life became intolerable. The asthma was the worst of all to bear; and this being the property of the husband alone, means were resorted to by the wife to settle it entirely on himself; but, finding that he still insisted on sharing the inconveni- ence of the hollow cough and watchfulness of the com- plaint, she resolved to get rid of her troublesome com- panion. This she accomplished in the most artistically treacherous way ever dreamt of. As cure of the terrible asthma to which he was subject, the husband was in us the habit of taking various poisonous drugs in the medicines administered to him by the doctors. The wife managed to find a portion of these in the various articles of food prepared for herself, and lodged a com- plaint with the commissary of police against her hus- band for an attempt to poison her. The husband was carried off, after due examination of the case, to prison, and in consequence of the shock he fell seriously ill. The Procureur Imperial, however, judging differently of the case, ordered his immediate release, and com- manded the arrest of the wife, who, beholding her scheme unveiled and her treachery discovered, has just died, after a full avowal of her guilt. Perhaps the disconsolate widower may set forth on another matri- monial chase. This time he will, no doubt, be prudent enough to add deafness and blindness to the other in- firmities he evidently considers indispensable to the short and sweet conditions of conjugal happiness in modern French life.

RAGS AND THE PAPER DUTY.

MR. ROEBUCK AGAIN ABUSES THE…

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