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, POLITICAL GOSSIP.

THE ARTS, LITERATURE, &e.…

OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. .

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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 ?

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