POLITICAL GOSSIP. w NEW Crockford's Club is talked of. Not a Alibiing club, as of yore, but a political one. 1. hear that ere long a batch of Peers will be !¡¡ae. ?HE Hon. General Ponsonby has resigned his ap- d ^er Majesty's Treasury. sa'i E comniittee of the National Reform Union are 0 contemplate holding a "demonstration in Mr. Pllrgeon's Tabernacle. is rumoured that the morning sittings of the House ,0lnTnon.s will be commenced in the first or second 1<M of June. 1 -^FTER an absence of several months from the Reform da^ ^r" Robert Lowe, M.P., has within the last few t re-appeared there. ti» + 1S ^le intention of Lord Derby to personally inves- of fv c^aroes with respect to the political character !(y ^poet Young's writings. We presume it will be n ri^S's and Derby's night thoughts—after busine'ss. f0" Paris correspondents were sent over to London 'lim the great Reform demonstration en masse, and have Ply reported the affair of Hyde-park a fictsco. The t, writer was M. de Tonville, of La Liberie. -j, speech of Morrissey, the pugilist, said to have }j' ,!1 delivered in Congress, turns out to be a hoax. All <tVT a^said in the House since he has been elected is, vi*'0. More than many people can do at the right Neat and place. Q, Observer says, in the several versions of Mr. tev tone's reply to the Reform Union deputation, one Passion of some importance relating to the X5 line g). 8 differently rendered. Three of the morning papers vg, e't thus :—"I do not say that under no circum- _•^Hces am I likely to revive it while the three other Ui$?r's stand thus :—" I do not see the circumstances £ 1 aei which I am likely to revive it." The second is ^correct version. to handsome testimonial intended for presentation v-his RiSllt Hon. Henry Brand, M.P., in recognition of }J(; Services as Whipper-in to the Liberal party, will Rented on the 19th of the ensuing month, at a banquet at Willis's -rooms, when the Right Hon. 7k' Gladstone, M.P., will preside. oS- DEPUTATION waited on the Earl of Derby, at the residence of the First Lord of the Treasury, in etir) 'NINS~street, on Saturday, on the subject of increased p °*ments to the University of Edinburgh. The de- 'atiort, which was introduced by the Duke of Buc- ,:11?b, consisted of the Earl of Dalhousie, the Earl of T lr^e> the Earl of Stair, the Earl of Dalkeith, M.P., lei Amberley, M.P., Lord Elcho, M.P., Lord Colon- Ia., Lord Henry Scott, M.P., the Hon. Arthur, Kin- M.P., DR. Copland, F.R S., Dr. Tweedie, F.R.S ■j/' Sibson, F.R.S., Mr. D. R. Macgregor, Professor Vm Professor Fraser, Professor Macpherson, and ally others. til EIUES of "reasons" have been circulated against disfranchif ement of the borough of Great Yarmouth. reasons," which are signed by the Mayor (Mr. E-. ab e11)' s^a^e the population of the town is 40,000, and that it is rapidly increasing as a bw that the harbour is the principal port i fjS|^Ve.ei1 the Huinber and the Thames that the local Tbo ^6S are moSt extens^ve 'u Europe that the 1OQ°u^ ^las returned two members to Parliament since L q and that its large population and important public I; d local interests require such representation that the .w electors entitled to be registered under the Govern- ^e^orm would be 4,580; and that the un- Sectors computed under the proposed extension f the franchise at 6,000, and the whole community Presented by them ought not to be perpetually Prived of the franchise because of the misconduct of a 6vy whose venality they discouraged and deplored, but jOUld. not control. It is also submitted that in the «t°ry of Parliament no place of approachable magni- ttue, or where the unimpeachable electors preponderate anything like the same ratio as in Great Yarmouth, a ever been disfranchised. THE Spectator says Mr. Gladstone is to be elected Member of Brooks's by a somewhat unusual process, ■i >,Veilted apparently expressly for that end, which the c ioes of the Clubs, a new gossiping' periodical corres- ponding to its name, describes in its first number. rooks s, we need not tell our readers, is an old ^lusive Whig club, where Mr. Gladstone is scarcely as Yet more popular—such is the stubborn nature of old higs-than at the Carlton, of which he has never -°_ed to be a member. The device of those Whigs "ho wished to put away from their club the reproach at it did not contain the leader of the Liberals, and !<r e single man of genius in their party, was this :— Q°wing that Mr. Gladstone would have been rejected 1 f ordinary ballot, they proposed that the committee ° the club should have power at their discretion to .^wiiuate members of their nartv of either House of arliament, not exceeding five in number in any year, as members of the club. And this reso- ^tion was carried by 63 to 55 on Wednesday. Another rsOlution, which was even a more transparent lsguise of the special purpose in view, to the effect that Jy member of the Cabinet of Lords Palmerston and Issell might be put on as an honorary member directly *s name was entered on the list of candidates, did not kerefore come on for discussion. We suppose that Mr. Gladstone will become very quickly a member of Brooks's ader the new regulation. This struggle reminds us of a gOod legend told of Mr. Gladstone's unpopularity in Carlton some 11 or 12 years ago, when he lirst began 4 .betray the undergrowth of Liberal ideas in his mind, is said that some young Tories, wishing to aunoy him, Went up to him once when he was sitting in the club, '> asked him, When are you to be proposed for T^oks's ?" to which Mr. Gladstone quietly replied, Whenever my Lord Derby takes his name off." Lord erby's name outlived his era of Liberalism in the books ° the old Whig club at least as long as Mr. Gladstone's as outlived his era of Toryism in the books of the Carlton.
THE ARTS, LITERATURE, &e. THE Parisian park of Champ de Mars now containe 10 equestrian statues of sovereigns, amongst which ar, those of Charlemagne, Philippe Augustus, Leopold I.r King of the Belgians, the King of Prussia, the Emperos of Austria, and the King of Bavaria. BY the will of Mrs. Locke, widow of the late Mr. Joseph Locke, M.P., there has been bequeathed to the Institution of Civil Engineers, the historical full-length portrait of that distinguished engineer, by Sir Francis Grant, and a sum of XI,000 free of legacy duty. THE monument to the late Lord Feversham is to take the form of an obelisk or monument, to be erected in Duncombe-park, or some other part of the estate. About X2,000 will be required to carry out this object. IN the centre of the English department in the Paris International Exhibition is a very splendid embroidered bed, which is exhibited by Lady Carrington. It is a scarlet velvet, the embroidery of which, by Lady Carrington, is exquisite. The work is said to have been a labour of five years. Some of the Paris papers have passed enthusiastic eulogiums upon this specimen o English art. THERE is now every probability that Foley's statue of Edmund Burke, which has for some time been in the hands of the bronze-founder, will soon be placed on its pedestal at Dublin. The subscription list is nearly full. His Excellency the Marquis of Abercorn has given X20, and the Board of Trinity College have increased their subscription from .£50 to £100. The statue is to be erected in the front of Trinity College, in a line with Mr. Foley'* figure of Goldsmith. A FEW days ago Mr. J. W. Caley, of Norwich, had the honour of submitting to the, inspection of her Majesty the Queen, duplicate copies of the magnificent shawls now displayed by the Norwich manufacturers in the Paris Exposition, from which the Queen was graciously pleased to make a selection, thereby testify- ing her Majesty's continued appreciation of the superior design and texture of these beautiful articles. The rich self-coloured poplins manufactured in the same city also received the Royal approval and patronage. THE editor of the Athenceum writes as follows "Will any btle- "oblige the public with a few particulars of what occurred behind the scenes on the occasion of the performance of that remarkable comedy just enacted at Paris—the award of medals ? All that the public see of it is certainly droll. Eight medals of honour were to be distributed among contending nations, each accord- ing to the merits of its artistic work and of these eight medals France has been judged worthy to receive four, while England has been declared unworthy to receive one The eight medals have been awarded in this way To France four, to Prussia one, to Belgium one, to Bavaria one, to Italy one. The English School of Art is therefore nowhere and we are spending £100,000 in Paris in order to procure a public judgment against ourselves, which will have the appearance of being European, that we have actually no school of Art deserv- ing to be recognised in presence of such superior schools as those of Bavaria and Italy Will anybody, we repeat, be good enough to enlighten the public as to how this wonderful decision has come to be pronounced ? GENERAL GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI, it is stated on we know not what authority, has commenced a three- volume novel, with priests for its principal characters, and Rome for the scene of actioti. He is also engaged on a history of his public life." TI-IE New Tor?:, Ledger contains the first chapter of the Rev. Henry Ward Eeecher's story, Norwood or, Village Life in New England." Mr. Beecher takes especial pains to warn his readers that they need look for nothing sensational, and remarks :—" Our simple story of domestic life will take us to a point intermediate between the rugged simplicity of mountain towns and the easier life of the cities. A HANDBOOK to the Charities of London has just been published. This is a useful little volume, affording a ready means of ascertaining the leading features of upwards of 800 charitable institutions and funds, giving their objects, the dates at which they were founded, the in- come and expenditure, the officers of the society, and other points of interest. We learn from the preface that these institutions in London collect a gross income from voluntary sources of little short of two millions per annum.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON RITUALISM. We think that, on the whole, the House of Lords has taken a sound view of the Ritualist question. The e peers, spiritual as well as temporal, have come to the reasonable conclusion that before Parliament declares I the law it should know what the law is. This discovery, it is fair to assume", will be made by the Royal Com- mission, and a clear majority of. the Upper House has determined that dignity and propriety alike require an adjournment of the debate until the Crown shall lay the report of the Commissioners before Parliament. Hasty legislation, on ex parte allegations and individual researches into ecclesiastical history, will never secure the end in view, which is the harmony of the Church and the prevention of abuses by the adoption of measures based on the broadest and most certain ground. A few months more or less of license or liberty to the Ritual- ists can do small harm, in comparison with the mischief that might spring from the enactment of an impulsive and imperfect" bill. To legislate pending inquiry is opposed to our practice, and there is less evil in allow- ing a grievance to wait for a remedy than in violating a rule of sound policy and fair play.-Telegraph. Whether, however, this I control of influence at Oxford and Cambridge be practicable or not, there is one remark made by the Bishop of London with which we cordially agree. 'I do not believe,' he said, that mere Acts of Parliament, however carefully prepared, can cure the evil.' Again 'My knowledge of young men leads me to suppose that an Act of Parliament will never control their opinions.' This being so, we are rather surprised that his lordship supported Lord Shaftesbury's measure. As a fact, young men, at that period of life when the intellect is unsettled by every new enthusiasm, are likely to be confirmed in any extravagance which takes possession of them by Acts of Parliament, or other strong measures. Rigorous legis- lation would appear tyrannical, would embitter the minds of those with whom it interfered, and might very possibly send over to the Church of Rome a whole batta- lion of young curates whom another lustvum will trans- form into sensible members of the Church of England. Hence we hold that the House of Lords has wisely de- cided to postpone the consideration of this ditlicult topic. Meanwhile, a Royal Commission will issue: and Lord Derby is doubtless right in saying that, from the calm deliberations of such a body we are more likely to obtain a settlement of the limits of the law, than if Lord Shaftesbury's Bill were to be sent down to the House of Commons, there to form the subject of exciting debate. The Obybe. SUNDAY TRADING BILL. We cannot but agree, moreover, with Mr. Walpole, who "feels very little confidence in any legislation upon the subject of Sunday trading." So long as the demand exists, any law on the subject will be more or less evaded.; It is to be feared, in fact, that if a law be really necessary to repress Sunday trading it must prove ineffectual. The custom of the people in these social matters is neither made nor altered by legislation, but the custom of observing the Sunday as a day of rest was certainly never more firmly established. As was observed yesterday, the Saturday half-holiday is be- coming universal, and the poor obtain every year more facilities for resting on Sunday. it, is evident from the debate that every one is anxious to support the obser- vance of Sunday as a day of rest, for the sake of its advantages as a secular institution but whether for this purpose legislation be necessary, and, if necessary, what form it ought to take, are questions of considerable difficulty. This bill will obviously be very roughly handled in committee, and even then the House will do well to be cautious before they finally adopt it.-The Times. The chief objections which may be taken to the mea- sure will probably be based on its exceptional character, and on its pressure on a particular class. The upper and the middle classes do not shop on Sunday, and it will not make a pin's point difference to them whether the bill becomes law or not. It is the lower—and, we may add, the lowest-classes which will be exclusively affected. We have already noticed one of the specific objections which will be raised, and which will rest on the indisputable fact that Sunday is not only the most convenient day for them to shop, but almost the only day on which they have money to shop with. It might, therefore, be worthy of consideration whether, in excep- tional cases, the sale of non-perishable articles should be permitted until nine o'clock on Sunday morning. With- in the metropolitan districts there are nearly 100,000 persons engaged in Sunday trading, and the majority of these desire the passing of such a bill as the present one. A deputation waited on Mr. Walpole, on Tuesday, with a memorial signed by 20,000 tradesmen, praying the Government to give their support to the measure. But, in truth, such manifestations are unnecessary, because so far as regards those who under the existing system are kept in constant employment literally from week's end to week's end, they must necessarily desire to be liberated from their present thraldom. The only question is, whether there is any necessity for permitting trading on Sunday as at present openly carried on. There can be no doubt that no such necessity exists, and we therefore hope that Mr. Hughes may succeed in carrying his bill through its final stages.—Morning Post-,
THE AP),T-ISI'S' GE' -YERAL BEIVEY VOLEI'VT INSTITUTION. The fifty-second anniversary dinner of this society was held at the Freemasons' Tavern, on Saturday night; Mr. Anthony Trollope in the chair. Among the com- pany present were Sir Francis Grant, Mr. W. F. Pollock, Mr. Akroyd, M.P. Mr. R. Redgrave, R. A.; Mr. T. Faed, R.A. Mr. G. Sturt, A.R.A. Mr. H. Weekes, R.A. Mr. Millais, R.A. Mr. Creswick, R.A.; Mr. Elmore, R. A. Mr. Frith, R.A.; K. D. Hodgson, M.P. Mr. E. W. Barry, A.R.A. Mr. Boxall, R.A. Mr. Tom Taylor, Mr. Hurlstone, Mr. Frederick Taylor, Mr. Jonas Levi, Mr. Bates, and about 150 other gentlemen. The report of the proceedings of the society shows that the total net income of the past year amounted to tl,719, that 67 applicants were relieved with the sum of £ 1,324, 62 at the quarterly meetings with £ 1,120, and five urgent cases with the sum of X195. In proposing the usual loyal toasts, the Chairman ap- propriately referred to the valuable patronage which had at all times been bestowed upon the fine arts by her Majesty and her august family. The long-continued illness of the Princess of Wales was alluded to in a feeling and sympathetic manner, and an announcement of the approaching recovery of her Royal Highness was received with hearty demonstrations of pleasure on the part of the company. For the toast of The Army, and Navy, and Volunteers," there was no representative of the regular service to respond and Mr. George Leslie, of the Victoria Rifles, modestly acknowledged the toast, explaining at the time that the fact of his not being a member of the 38th Middlesex (the Artists' Corps) was due to the fact that he had joined the Victoria Rifles before the corps to which so many of his brother artists now belonged had been established. The chairman, in proposing the toast of the evening, explained that the object of the society was to relieve artists who, having attained success in their profession, had not, from various causes, been enabled to ensure for them- selves a competence in their old age, or provision against the contingency of disease or want. The great bulk of the subscribers to the charity, no doubt, thought that they would never become recipients of its bounty. Its funds were carefully and economically administered, and subscribers to the charity might rest assured that their bounty wouJd only be distributed among artists of real merit. The dictates and promptings of charity which were so agreeably shown in the amount of funds raised for this charity contrasted very favourably with the theories of political economy. In the one case the widow's mite was found by experience to bless both her who gave and he who received in the other it was urged, with all the coldness of political economy, that the supply tended only to create the demand, and to en- courage the want which it sought to relieve. In the case of artists there were no doubt many who, prompted by laudable ambition, had taken to the profession, while they did not possess the qualifications to obtain the high position to which they had aspired. No doubt the experience of his friend Sir Francis Grant, their esteemed president, and alsa the honoured President of the Royal Academy, could afford many instances of eases which had occurred where their advice was sought by youthful aspirants. He could well imagine that in some of these cases their friend would feel somewhat embarrassed as to the advice which he would give. His situation re- minded him of a visit paid by a dear old lady friend of his who entertained a scheme for abandoning the cares of family, and writing a series of feminine sermons, by which she thought she could greatly ameliorate the con- dition of her sex in general (a laugh). She took the advice of a distinguished clergyman on the subject. The good man took her hand very kindly in his, he squeezed it, fondly (a laugh), spoke to her with that mellifluous, beneficent voice, without which no distinguished clergy- man was distinguished, and he told her that she and her family and the world at large would be much better if she would stay at home and darn the family linen (a laugh). Of the many who in early youth sough the advice of those whom they considered competent to give it, there were, however, many to whom a word of encouragement would be of great assistance. The society of which he was the advocate had been established nearly half a century, and had already bestowed in relief upwards of £ 30,000. Consi- dering the great benefits which the society had accomplished he felt disposed ta recommend to gentle- men present that on their return home each should make a codicil in favour of the society, and he hoped it would be many years before the society would reap any benefit from this expression of sympathy with its objects (a laugh). A proposal had been made, he said, to establish orphanages, or homes for the orphans of artists. One gentleman, lie was happy to say, had come forward, who had desired that his name should not be made known, and had, in the most munificent manner, offered to build at his own cost, and equip an orphanage for twenty-five boys, provided the maintenance of the establishment was secured by the contributions of the artists themselves (cheers). Towards this expense Mr. Agnew had guaranteed L2,000, and other large sums had been promised by other friends and patrons of art. As soon as the first orphanage was completed and fairly established, the same kind friend had offered to provide a second building for the accommodation of twenty-five more orphans (cheers). Under these cir- cumstances, he (the chairman) felt fully justified in making an earnest appeal on behalf of the charity for whose benefit the tables had been so bountifully spread that evening (cheers). Other toasts followed, amongst which was that of the Chairman, who, in responding, stated that subscriptions to the amount of nearly £1,000 had been promised.
THE VALUE OF QUININE.-The pernicious fever now raging, observes the British Medical Journal, in the Mauritius, is causing ravages more serious than did the cholera at its last visitation. Quinine, the principal remedy,' was fetching fabulous prices; an ounce was sold for 137 dollars, or 127 8s. Even this was a great favour for, wlii' e patients were dying on all sides at the rate of 95 to 100 per diem in Port Louis (which is ten times the ordinary mortality), there were only a few ounces of quinine in the island. The market price in London averages from four to six. shillings, QUEER FACTS.—Attorneys are prohibited, says the Spectator, from taking more than two articled clerks at once. That is very right. Bricklayers are prohibited from taking more tfian a defined number of apprentices. That is very wrong. Attorneys who charge any but the customary sums are liable to be struck off the Rolls. That is righteous. Workmen who take any but legal" wages are liable to be expelled their Union. That is wicked. Attorneys will not do business with other attorneys who break professional etiquettes. That is very proper. Workmen will not work with other j workmen who break trade etiquettes. That is hideous oppression. What a practical, and consistent, and un- selfish people we are, to be sure
OUR MISCELLANY. THE RAVEN AND THE Fox.- Master Raven, perched upon a tree, Held in his beak a savoury piece of cheese Its pleasant odour, borne upon the breeze, Allured Sir Reynard, with his flattery. Ha Master Raven, 'morrow to you, Sir; How black and glossy! now, upon my word, I never—beautiful! I do aver. If but your voice becomes your coat, no bird More fit to be the Phoenix of our wood- I hope, sir, I am understood 1" The Raven, flattered by the praise, Opened his spacious beak, to show his ways Of singing down the good cheese fell. Quick the Fox snapped it. My dear sir, 'tis well," He said. Know that a flatterer lives On him to whom his praise he gives And, my dear neighbour, an' you- please, This lesson's worth a slice of cheese." The Raven, vexed at his consenting, Flew off, too late in his repenting.' "Cassell's Illustrated Boole of Fables," translated from Im Fontaine. HAZLITT IN FKANCE.—I tired everybody out by inquiring my best mode of getting on to Paris next day and being slow to believe that my only way was to go back to Louviers, like a fool as I had come, a young Frenchman took compassion on my embarrass- ment, and offered to be my interpreter, as he spoke both languages." He said, "I must feel great pain in not being able to express myself." I said, "None, but in giving others the trouble to under- stand me." He shook his head; I spoke much too fast for him; he apologised for not being able to follow me, from want of habit, though he said, he belonged to a society of twelve at Paris, where they spoke English every evening generally." I said, we were well matched," and when this was explained to him, he repeated the word matched with a ludicrous air of distress, at finding there was an English phrase which was not familiarised to him in the society of twelve, where they spoke the English language generally every evening." We soon came to a dead stand, and he turned to my English companion in the cabriolet, on whom he bestowed, for the rest of the evening, the tediousness of any "society of twelve. "-Jfe),z oi),,s of William Ifaditt. By W. Carew Hazlitt. FLEET MARRIAGES.—A traffic was now carried on, the shamelessness of which is almost incredible. The taverns and other houses where matrimony had at first taken place, doubtless with some sort of privacy, became known and spoken of as regular marriage-shops. They displayed, suspended from their walls, the huge and elaborate signboards of the day, explaining the nature of the accommodation offered within. But information more precise than the clasped hands, tied knots, and other symbolical devices of these signboards were pro- vided. Notices were put over the doors offering immediate marriage in the plainest terms, and stating the cheapness with which the ceremony might be se- cured. Touters, such as those which now haunt the entrance of cheap photograph-shops, lounged about the marriage-houses, suggesting the parson" to passers-by and fluently urging the facility with which the reverend gentlemen's services might be secured. The better to ensure the zeal of these touters, they were generally allowed to participate in whatever gains they were in strumental in bringing to their employers. Thus stimu- lated, they occasionally carried their zeal to such an extreme as to attempt to drag people to matrimony, and to overcome reluctance by pure physical means. Respeet able churchgoers, passing Ludgate-hill to service, were not secure from the molestation of these men, who pur- sued their calling with as much vigour on Sundays as on other days. Sometimes the parsons themselves plied for customers on their own account; and it is said the more degraded of them would offer to perform the marriage service on terms as low as a pipeful of tobacco or a dram of spirits.—The Fleet Parsons and the Fleet Marriages, in the" Cornhill Magazine. GEORGE IV.'S VISIT TO IRELAND.—For the first time in the history of the connection between the two countries, the King of England came on a mission of peace and conciliation to his Irish subjects, and it certainly seemed as if all the loyalty and enthusiasm of a people that had for so many centuries been widowed to their sovereign was accumulated to be poured out on this occasion. From the moment that the king set his foot in Ireland till he left the shore, the ovation never ceased. Wherever the royal cortege proceeded, its course was lined for miles on either side by thousands of enthusiastic admirers. Loyal addresses "and hearty congratulations poured in from every town and county] Dublin, for the time, presented. a spectacle as rich and gay as the wealthiest cities of England or the Continent could boast; strangest wonder of all, the Orange Cor- poration of Dublin suggested to the Catholic Committee that they should sink their old feuds in the common cause of welcoming their sovereign, and this proposal was heartily accepted. During the whole period of the royal visit, the excitement and the triumph never flagged, and when the sovereign took his departure from Kingstown, O'Connell, on bended knees, presented his Majesty with a laurel crown. We who have read what had been the early history of the relations between George IV and the Irish people—who know what manner of a man he was that they delighted to honour, and how bitterly their bright hopes were disappointed—may well admire while we wonder at their wild loyalty and misplaced confidence; but the story of that solitary kingly visit is surely not without its moral. While George IV. was in Ireland lie showed the most marked courtesy to the leaders of the Liberal party. When the Catholic prelates waited upon him they were received in their ecclesiastical robes, with their golden crosses and chains—though their dignity as prelates had never before been recognised. To the Earl of Finga!, as head of the Catholic laity, the ribbon of the Order of St. Patrick was given at an installation at which the king himself presided he received and treated the rest of the Catholic laity precisely on the same footing as Pro- testants, and when he left Ireland desired Lord Sidmouth to write a royal letter, advising that all sectarian rancour should be laid aside; the letter went on to say, His Majesty trusts that not only the spirit of loyal union, which now so generally exists, will remain unabated and unimpaired, but that every cause of irritation will be avoided and discountenanced, and mutual forbearance and goodwill observed and encouraged." The Life Letters, and Speeches of Lord PhmkeCBjihis Grandson, the Hon. David Plunkct.
EXTRACTS FROM "PUNCH," "FUN," AND "JUDY." A WORSE STRIKE THAN THE TAILORS'. The tailors' strike I do not heed, Let dress grow costly as it will For if my clothes have run to seed, Full many a day they'll last me still. But though it takes me years and years To wear out long enduring suits, I find that very short careers, Alas are run by strongest boots. Patched garments will exclude the cold, And hang together winters yet; Boots can be but a few times soled, And then they will admit the wet. For when the soles replacement lack, The uppers soon want mending too Ere long each seam, and cobbled crack, Will let the dust and water through. But what if madness should invade The cordwainer's contented mind; And there should be, in Crispin's trade, A strike of journeymen combined ? Come, let me hasten, and invest In stock of boots my little store; Though I have two pairs, and the best I Of those may last me some months more. I THE LAY OF THE LITTLE WIFE. Treat her no better than a dog ? Ay, so he may, and never yet Her wish deny, her pleasure clog Because a dog may be a pet. On all things good for him to eat A favourite dog is always fed. His master never tries to beat Unpleasant things into his head. No better than a dog ? Called good, Praised, indulged, fondled Truth to tell, Oh, how I wish that Henry would Just only treat poor me as well! IN AND OUT AT THE HOAIB OFFICE. (A Posy.) For Walpole tears; For Hardy cheers! AN EPITAPH FOR WALPOLE. The best and worst Home Minister I That ever did surprise one He never said an unkind thing ¡ And never did a wise one. I TO MARQUIS TOWNSHEND AND OTHERS. At the Thames Police-court, a few days since, a ruffian was convicted on unquestioned evidence of having enticed two little girls, not 13 years of age, into a public- house under the threat of killing them if they re- fused to accompany him; and then, dismissing one upon some frivolous errand, of forcing the other, also under the threat of to swallow raw gin until she was reduced to a state of senseless stupefaction. The miscreant's ulterior plans, whatever they might have been, were frustrated by a brave and good fellow, who not only threatened him with personal chastise- ment, but positively refused to suffer him to depart save in custody of a policeman. This man, characterised by the sitting magistrate as s. thorough scoundrel, escaped scot free he had been guilty of no legal offence. We must not doubt that this is the case, but the question forced upon us is-. Ought it to be so ? If you assault a man even, or do him a grievous bodily harm externally, you are liable to punishment by the laws not so if the grievous bodily harm be internal. Dose him, drug him, hocus his drink, half poison him (only take care not to carry our your purpose to its bitter end), and you are .safe. We say nothing here of this wretch's intention, we do not even ask if he is not liable for his threat of murder, we simply record the abominable action of which he was really guilty, and ask-Ought these things so to be A LAME EXPRESSION. "This comes hopping" from the Paris corresponded, of the Telegraph :— "The Iviiig- cf Greece ta here, as I told you. He went out riding on Saturday, b, Emperor. mounting him." "Mounting him?" Indeed! Did the King, then, witch the world with a daring act of horsemanship, and go trotting through the city with the Emperor a-pick-a- back ?
INTERESTING.—We understand that some valuable additions have been recently made to the museum of the Numismatical Society. The following are amongst the number of those latest received :—The identical two- pence for want of which the donkey failed to ascend the brass farthing by tossing which into the air a, negative value is estimated; a stray shilling liberated from the pound in which it had been placed by a fraudulent bankrupt; the shilling (much worn at the edge) with which irascible old men cut off their own heirs a pound (in good preservation) that has taken care of itself and the well-authenticated half-farthing for which somebody would have punched another party's head. THOSE LOVES OF B 1 -NV li y is Mr. Punch such an enthusiastic admirer of those charming little bonnets, which are now in vogue ? Must he really tell ? Well, it his fair readers insist upon it, his reason is, that those elegant, excellent, reasonable bonnets are so small, that they can be packed up in comparatively moderate space. and thus lessen the difficulty ot transporting ladies by land or water, occasioned by the impediment of band- boxes. FROM THE MARBLK ARCH.—Was the Reform Meet- ing on Monday, the 6th, within the pale of the law ? Contradictory opinions may be expected about this time from lawyers, but all will agree that it was within, the palings of the Park. THOUGHT FOR TRADES' UMIOJ^.—The movement now visible in the various strikes that are going on amongst the working classes may be said to be unhealthy but this statement must be taken with a qualification. The strikes of the producers have the effect of cod liver oiL How so? Because they are calculated to check con- sumption. ENQUIRE \VI'rHi;¡¡;,oRvERY'rHING.A new edi- tion of a useful book for the domestic circle. Everyone should have a copy. Judy has bought two-one for her own use, the other for the servants' hall. A PROFESSIONAL "VIEW OF THINGS.—An eminent publican, speaking of a married couple, both of whom were fat, and one subject to some little acerbities 01 temper, described them as "two stouts, and a stout ami bitter." GOING WITH THE Times.—As a compliment to the leading journal for the skill it has shown in adapting its politics to the popular feeling of the hour, it is suggested that in future it should be known as "The Winding Sheet." 0 -L I AGRICULTURAL.—A South of England farmer writes to us to say, that he haJ an early harvest in view, as he has already got three ricks in his neck, and is doing very well. WORTH KNOWING.—An euterprisiag hotel proprietor advertises in the Daily Telegraph Where to rtiue at a.ny time," &c. If generally known, this must prove a great boon to many, at a time when—their pockets are empty. FOREIGN AFFAIRS.—What the French may naturally expect from L.N. (Hctttie), after the Exhibition of Paris —a Ten Years' War. THE COMPOUND HOUr-;IlCJ..I)F.R,QuEny.-Cal1 he have survived his late picking to pieces in the House of Commons ? If so, what a well compounded compound he must be A MODISTE NOTE.—Young ladies, as a rule, look so killing in pork-pie hats that they may be said to be armed cap-à-pie. LAWYERS not unfrequently come to ride in their own carriages from the clever way in which they have man- aged the conveyances of their clients. MUSICAL.—The last novelty in the Ethiopian melody line is -'Black Hide Susan." THE RIGHT MAN AT LAN Rat-tat-zi. THE RULER OF Ttir TAILORS.—King Log. A SPILL-BOX.—A caVthat upsets. I "A WISHED-FOR END THAT SLOWLY COMES."—The completion of the Thames Embankment. THE MARCH OF INTELLECT.—A field-day with the Inns of Court." COMFORT FOR THE BLANCH-HAIRED LADIES.—Whom the gods love dye young. A PAT SAYING.—Set a Fenian to catch a Fenian. NEW NAME FOR "THE IIEAG1.m.Rough Reformers. CONUNDRUMS.— My first all other sweets surpasses, My next in brightness doth repose I My whole is sought by lads and lasses, Yet oft regretted ere it close. Yes, that's quite right, it is-Honeymoon. Why is an arranger of melodies like a barber ;—Be- cause he's an 'air dresser. s- Meclvinicd.—Who is the joiner that repairs a' split in the Cabinet ? Legal.-Has a Chancery ward a good chance e reward ? Contradictory. — How can a can be at once fast, loose, and tight Leyal. Can a bad justice of the peace do a good, i piece ofjustice
THE COURT. t THE Queen, with their Royal Highnesses Princess Louise, Princess Beatrice, and Prince Leopold, left Osborne at-twenty-minutes past three o'clock on Saturday afternoon, and arrived at Windsor Castle at seven. In j ttendarice were the Countess of Caledon, the Hon. 1hily Cathcart, Major-General Sir T.. M. Biddulph, Colonel 11. Ponsonby, Mr. Legg, and Mr. Sahi. The Jon. Lucy Kerr arrived at the Castle as Maid of honour the same evening. "Viscount Hawarden and he Hon.' Mortimer Sackville West also arrived as Lord Groom in Waiting. I THEIR Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess Christian dined with the Queen on Saturday. The Earl Derby visited the Castle, and had audience of the )f Derby visited the Castle, and had audience of the iueen. THE Queen, their Royal Highnesses Prince and Pri'-Acess Christian, Princess Louise, Princess Beatrice, anâ Prince Leopold, and the Ladies and Gentlemen. n Waiting, attended Divine service on Sunday morning the private chapel. The Hon. and Rev. P. E. C. 1 chaplain at Hampton Court Palace, preached the ,enmon. ON Monday her Majesty visited the Princess of Wales I t Marlborough-house, and afterwards took part in lay- lJlg the foundation-stone of the Hall of Arts and Sciences South Kensington. f;' Tuesday, the ceremony of christening the infant prince of their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess ^istian took place in the private chapel of Windsor ^astle and on Wednesday evening her Majesty and the f'Oyal Family left Windsor and proceeded by the cus- 0l»ary route to the Highlands. After residing at Bal- -^oral three weeks her Majesty will return to Windsor. THE Prince of Wales, accompanied by the Duke of jdinburgh, and attended by Major General Lord F. ^ulet, Viscount Royston, Major Teesdale, and Major usonj arrived in London on Monday morning from ■^ris. j, Prince of Wales, accompanied by the Duke of J-hnburgh, drove in state to South Kensington, and was j^esent at the ceremony of laying the foundation-stone new Hall of Arts and Sciences. Their Royal 1*§hnesses were attended by Lord F. Paulet, Lord A. ^ervey, General Sir William' Knollys, Major Teesdale, t-" r" Haig, and Mr. Herbert Fisher.