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gREAT FIRE IN THE CITY.

THE DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION.

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— f SHAKESPEARE'S PORTRAIT.

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— f SHAKESPEARE'S PORTRAIT. In the Sheriffs' Court, London, an action was brought by Mr. Ellis against the defendant, Poland, to recover a sum of money for certain portraits of Shakespeare and engravings of Shakespeare's house at Stratford-on-Avon. Defendant objected to the por- traits, because they were not like the original. His Honour (Mr. Gibbons) would like to know who could decide the question, for there were half-a-dozen different portraits of Shakespeare. Defendant produced two or three of the pictures sent in by the plaintiff, and his Honour remarked that it appeared to be a very good likeness, taken from the celebrated Chandos portrait. Plaintiff: That is exactly so. Defendant had the pictures for the fancy fair held for the benefit of the Dramatic College, at the Crystal Palace. Defendant: Yes; but I could not sell them. His Honour Let me see the engraving of the house. Well, that is a very good one, indeed. What is your objection to it ? Defendant: There is a modern brougham standing at the door. His Honour: I cannot see anything to complain of in that. Perhaps you object to the tiger standing by the brougham ? Defendant: The pictures were sent in on approval, and, as they would not sell, I contend that plaintiff ought to take them back. Plaintiff r They have been so roughly used that I cannot do so. Why, defendant papered the whole of the inside of the Shakespeare-'s house at the Crystal Palase with the engravings,, and; I believe that some were actually nailed up! His Honour asked, the defendant how long he had bspt the goods ? Defendant: Till the fair was over. His Honour thought it was too long. It was clear that goods sent on approval ought to be returned im- mediately they were found not to suit. Defendant assured the court that the engravings were not at all damaged. His Honour directed that they should be produced on a. future day, when he could judge of the state they were in, and if the plaintiff should receive them back upon certain terms.

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