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------------THE ROYAL VISIT…





=- EXTRACTS FROM PUNCH:" & « FUN." Lines to my Umbrella. what is that companion dumb I hat autumn, winter, spring, or sum- Mer I should always have ? My um- Berella! But,ah too oft when showers come, Whatis't, as Yankees say, at hum" That I have left behind? My um- Berella. What does too oft a loan become To friends whose honesty is numb ? (Friendship meets no return) My 11m- Berella! Henceforth' then, foul or fair, by gumf Whether or no they hoist the drum I'll never part from thee, my urn- Berella Henceforth, too, I'll my latest crumb, My latest drop, my fortune's sum, Give to lay friend-but not my um- Berella. AU A LsTic for the Lazy. Ohi themerry shtmmer time! Oh! the sunny &eason Ob! (all call out (,Ii! in rhyme) Oh for any reason. Let the minutes glide avay, ^Q^er toil and bother, What you would have done Vo-dav Do on any other. Loiter, lounge, and dream and sleep. Don't be in a hurry; Let your maxim be to keep Cool, and never worry. Let another take your post Let your work be undone Let us stroll about the coast Let your house in London.' Let alone all babbling tongues, Let repose your dress coat, Let fresh air inflate your lungs, Let—let out your waistcoat. 'Under cliffs lie down and sleep, Life's all hurry scurry; Bat August is the month to keep Cool, and never worry. A Lady on Foreign WfWS. DEAR MR. PT/PTCTI, I have always thought that foreigners have no manners, and though it may suit some persons to ive among them, and fawn upon them, and praise hem up, I stick to my belief, and it is strengthened every day. In the papers it says that whenever the Emperor of Austria has finished a sentence of his address to his nobility (nice nobility !) they all bawl out -Hochl What should we say if at every stop in a speech by the Queen or the Prince of Wales, our Parliament folk were to orv out for Beer ? Yet that is as much the national drink here hock is of the Austrians. Despising such vulgarity, of whioh none but foreigners eould be guilty, I am, sir, your disgusted servant, Gamden-town. MARTHA GBUNDY. Victory to the Classics. (A Holiday Hint.) See here, girls," said their brother Tom, home rom school. Twenty-nine pounds was given at a ale for a single hegg of the great Auk." You might say egg, Tom," said Ethel. And you might say hawk, Tom," said Alios, Eggs is eggs," said Tom," with an effort, "bat it ain't a hawk." Eggs are eggs, Tom," said Ethel. Ain't, vulgar for is not, Tom," said Alioe. Bother," said Tom. "You great stupids, I dob.t mean hawk, as in Horkney and Shetland Isles, XortjL Sea, but auk as in awkward, like you." And that's what papa pays five-and-twentypounds a-quarter for," said Ethel. And just look at his nails, and his arms on the table, said- Alice. Shut up," said Tom. Which of you can say fifty lines of Horaoef (Begins at Humano capiti cervicem, and wver stops until the girls have run o^t -of the room.) Answers to Correspondents. T,i?.t,c Y, -We are much obliged for a sight of your drawings. You have copied good models carefully, but we regret. to add that, though, of course, sketching is dtawing, it can hardly he said that drawing's catdhrag. & Y-ERSH THAN EVER.-W-e have received the seven thousand lines of your epic to be continued." They are of no use in an unfinished state, but if you bring yourlines to a close we have no doubt we can make use of them as close-lines. A QUE:R.Y.-The seat of memory is in the ear, while faith resides in the eye. Are you unacquainted with the passages-" Seeing is believing," and "Let 'sarin' remember." OtrrBBSAK OF VIRTUE—The Monthyon prizes, for Virtue, have been adjudged. There are twenty good women, and five good men in France. A. farmer Was told that he would be disappointed with Staffa, for there was not. food for a dozen sheep on it, "I counted fourteen," he said,1 "and so I was agreeably disap- pointed." So is M. Dupin. A WORD ABOUT OYSTERS.—We rejoice to see that Mr. Frank Buckland is devoting his serious attention to the cultivation of oysters in the mouth of the Thames. We trust that his benevolent exertions will be duly rewarded by a large transference of oysters from the mouth of the Thames to our own. SEASONABLE.—What sort of a bath would a resident of Cornhill probably prefer ? iAOWsBath. A QUESTION FOR THE ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY.-is there any reason why a vestryman who apes the publis orator in speaking may not be regarded as a sort of Harangue-Outang ? POETICAL JUSTICE.—We take the following from 0, morning paperTHE BARON DE ROD-U.-Wearc happy to hear that Government has at last recogsised the long-contested claims of this gentleman, by con- ferring on his only daughter, Auguatq" a grant of il,000 a year. We are happy to hear it too. has shown, in thus shelling out, that like Landor'S celebrated sea-shell, he "Remembers his August Bode."


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