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SPADES CALLED SPADES.

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SPADES CALLED SPADES. (A PASSAGE FROM THE FAVOURITE FARCE OF THE QUEEN'S SPEECH.") LORD JOHN icritiinj at table. CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER, MR. JOHN BULL, John Bull (buttoning his pockets with energy).—Not a shilling more—like it or lump it—-you must make that do, or do with- out. Chancellor of the Exchequer.-But the state of Europe' John Bull.-—Stuff! Chancellor of ihe Exchequer.—The efficiency of the public service— John Bull.Fiddlesticks!. Chancellor of the Exchequer.—-Then you really won't, Mr. Bull? John Bull.-—I won't! (Ile has by this time all i7ii pockets.) Lord John (aside to Chancellor of the Exchequer.)—Yvell ? Chancellor of the Exchequer (aside to1 Lord .■ jJtii.)—He won't. Lord John (with a sigh—writes). The present aspect of affairs enables me to make large reductions the Estimates of last year."—Punch.'

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