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MEDICINE UNDER THE MAINE LAW.

EXETER HALL IN PARLIAMENT.
DMIRABLE PUNCH, -"WHAT

LORD DUNGANNON, in the Lurds, inquired whether Bishops, and
wine will you take ; aloes or other members of the Established Church can lawfully preach in
iron? I do not put this Exeter Hall, or in any other place not duly consecrated.
question to you personally, The Bishop or LONDON made answer, and said that under the EARL
as though I were sitting next | OF SHAFTESBURY's Act, all places were alike consecrated

to the uses of you at a sanatorium house the Established Church. dinner ; but there are cases LORD KINNAIRD expressed himself very much delighted with the in which it might be very

intelligence. properly asked; in short, sir, The ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY thought it would not be wise to wine is used in medicine.

“check these innovations.” Further, his Grace could not imagine Nor are iron wine, aloes that any greater reproach or disparagement could be cast upon the wine, and other medicated Church than to suppose that it was incapable of accommodating itself wines the only wines used to the changing necessities of the age.” Physicians frequently pre- All this is very cheering; very delightful; and MR. SPURGEON com. scribe “Vin: Alo: Hispan:" placently rubs the hands of his soul, and his soul meekly whispers, “I and “Vin: Rub:abbre-have done this.” And, it may be so. SPURGEON sets up his tent here viations of Vinum Album and there, and with blatant trumpet calls in the stragglers. The

and Vinum Bishops, a little startled by the very vulgar noise, mildly inquire, Rubrum; in the vernacular,

“What is all this pother about ?” And they are straightway told Port and Sherry. Medicine, that the noise is made by an unestablished prophet, who has had no you will perhaps think, sup- hand laid upon him; that, such is the volume of his trumpet it reaches poses that there is no white through all sorts of winding streets; into courts, and up alleys,—and, Spanish wine but Sherry, more than that, even into the boudoirs of duchesses ! that all Sherry is white, and And the Bishops, almost with one accord, say, “Dear brethren, this that there is no red wine in will never do. To meet the changing necessities of the age, the the world except Port. The Established Church must become a Church Itinerant. Hence, for a Port generally dispensed is, time, Exeter Hall may be even as St. Paul's, and Canterbury Hall even indeed, a red wine, but a as Canterbury Cathedral. Henceforth the preacher shall make the

much better name for it than building, and not the building the preacher !" Vinum Rubrum would be Vinum Hæmatoxylo-Campechianicum, or Vinum It is said that, a few days since, the BISHOP OF EXETER was seen in Pruni Spinos& Compositum. Your non-professional readers may-some the Zoological Gardens, in deep conference with MR. SECRETARY of them-require to be informed that Hematoxylon Campechianum is MITCHELL. The Bishop was heard to say, " he thought the pulpit what Botany calls Logwood, and that Prunus Špinosa is the denomi- ought not to be pitched too near the hippopotamus." nation

which she applies to the Sloe. The Compound Spirit of Juniper is one of the preparations in the Pharmacoppia. Brandy is administered in cases of debility. BARCLAY and PERKINS's Entire, and other THE DUE OF PROCTORS AND DOCTORS. forms of porter, are often ordered under the name of Cerevisia Londinensis-Dublin and Guinness being illiberally ignored by the London It is very hard to have the business by which one subsists destroyed. Faculty.

If the legislature abolishes anybody's trade, and does not indemnify "Question ! do you cry, Sir? Well, the

question is this-Whether, him, his is a cruel case. If the trade is rather a curse to the comif wine, beer, and spirits, are physic, the Legislature would do wisely munity, still

, so long as it is legal and not contraband, there seems to to allow the Hon. NEAL Dow to persuade it to prohibit their sale by a be son e injustice in ousting him from it without making him certain Maine Liquor Law? Whether the utmost length they could go with amends. Therefore, the feeling mind will recognise a glimmering

of Mr. Dow would not be to place the sale of exhilarating liquors under reason in a question propounded to the LORD CHANCELLOR by the the same conditions with that of physic? That arrangement would EARL OF MALMESBURY, on presenting a petition from the proctors of render those liquors procurable only at druggists' shops. But then Doctors' Commons against the Probate and Administration Bill-a arises the further question, who is to prescribe them? When a patient petition signed by 87 out of 104 proctors, setting forth that the Bill, is attacked by symptoms which indicate the exhibition of a glass of f passed, would cut down their gains from £90,000 to £15,000 a year. wine, he may not always be able to find a medical man to write him a Supposing-out of abundant charity-that there was no humbug in this prescription for the remedy. Suppose, for instance, he is dining at a representation, we say that LORD MALMESBURY did not ask an altochop-house when seized with those symptoms ? "This supposition gether foolish question, when, according to Parliamentary Intelligence, would be so frequently realised, that it would be necessary to have a "He wished to ask the noble and learned Lord on the woolsack, whether he did medical waiter in attendance, if wine, ale, stout, brandy, .whiskey, not think

it proper to give some compensation to the proctors and their articled rum, and gin were to be obtainable only by the prescription of clerks, who had paid £800, or £1000 each upon being articled ?" a qualified practitioner. Convenience would require the establishment No doubt, so long as the Testamentary Law remains in its present of a druggist's shop next door, where negus might be put up,' and abominable state, proctors are necessary evils, and to annul the punch compounded, cording to the recipe of the medical waiter. It proctor's vocation without compensating

the proctor, would not be would also be his business to regulate the dose; but in practice-in giving the devil his due. But if the devil is to have his due, in the medical practice of this kind-the dose would, no doubt, be adapted sense of compensation for the reform which enables society to dispense rather to the desire than to the constitution of the invalid. The with him; much rather ought the ministering angel to be duly indemdose would be determined with reference, simply, to the medical nified for any loss which he may suffer through the removal of the need waiter's fee.

for his ministration. When, therefore, a knacker's establishment is "Besides, Mr. Punch, it would be very absurd to subject the trade suppressed, slaughter-houses are banished, pig-styes removed, cesspools in stimulating liquors to greater restrictions than those which affect filled up, open drains bricked over, or any other nuisances abated in any the trade in depressing medicines. A drachm too much of Epsom salts locality, according to statute in such cases made and provided, a sum might be taken, as well as a drop too much

of Alton ale, and with more equivalent to the diminution of practice which may be expected to lamentable consequences ; and black dose, in excess, would be at least result from such sanatory operations ought to be distributed amongst as pernicious as black strap. Alcoholic drink would have to be placed all the neighbouring medical men. on the same footing as family medicine : therein the law would be obliged to leave the patient to minister to himself; the publican's business would be amalgamated with that of the chemist and druggist,

MAKING LIGHT OF BUSINESS. the pharmaceutical establishment would expand into the gin-palace, and Medical Hall’ would flourish under the auspices of the 'Jolly LOYALTY never burns so brightly as when it burns in gas. The Gardeners.' Nay, a beer-engine would have to be added to the official birth-day of our beloved QUEEN is, we think, on the 26th of appliances of the Surgery' annexed to the handsome residence and May; on which occasion, the commercial and trading bosom generally appertaining to the immense practice of your humble servant, labours with some new device that may beautifully combine the affec" Haustus House, June, 1857.”

“STATIM SUMENDUS.”

tion of a subject with the mainchance of a shopkeeper! “God Bless the QUEEN and the PRINCE!” is shown in a burning row along a quarter of an acre of tailor's frontage. But what is in the shadow ?

The brilliant benison is the red cabbage; but "the Paradise Paletot, LIBERALITY OF THE AGE.Street Merchant (with a tray of tooth- price next to nothing,” is the tailor under it. picks before him). Here you are! Three a penny! Toothpicks! Three "Long to reign over us !” illuminates another shopkeeper; and we a penny! Pick and try 'em, before you buy 'em!”

read by that light--"Alpaca Umbrellas, at 38. 2d.

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ASTOUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE SMALL COUNTRY BUTCHER

(WHO DOES NOT OFTEN KILL HIS OWN MEAT). Maid. “PLEASE, MA’AM, MR. SKEWER SAYS HE'S A-GOING TO KILL HISSELF THIS WEEK, AND WILL YOU HAVE A JOINT ?”

“OUR ISTHMIAN GAMES."

THE WREATH OF VETERAN COLONELS. HENCEFORTH to talk of "the Derby Day” will be vulgar. In due

THE use of much strong language in senior military circles is sup: courtesy to Lord PALMERSTON, polite society will always say—“Isth- posed to have been occasioned by the following passage in the Times mian Games." Neptune bad his horses, and Britannia has hers. We account of a review, held on the QUEEN's birthday, at Aldershott:trust, however, that the games solemnised on the Isthmus of Corinth, “Nearly the whole of the troops now wear the uniforms contracted for by the were less costly than the races on the Epsom sward. Indeed, we Government, and not by the regimental Colonels. The importance of having superbelieve that we are not premature in announcing the existence of a seded the latter gallant clothiers is manifested in the altered appearance of the men. society, whose purpose it is, to abolish Epsom, Ascot, Newmarket, only to sergeants, while the sorgeants have the same as the commissioned oficers.

Their coats are of beautiful material, the privates wearing the cloth formerly given Doncaster, and so forth. Indeed, all horse-racing is to be put down in Yesterday one or two men could be discerned still

dressed in the old brick-coloured deference to public morals. It will be proved at the first meeting that baize, and having an indescribably dingy appearance among their well clad the horse, naturally a noble beast, is perverted to the basest purposes :

comrades." that, under certain discipline well known in the stables,” the horse is The perusal of what looks very much like positive proof that very taught to pick pockets; and, in fact, as will be proved, to suggest many of the old clothing Colonels not only stooped to be tailors, but suicide. It is all very well to talk of the holiday that—to speak in an also condescended to be dishonest tailors, must naturally make numerous old-fashioned way-the Derby Day gives to tens of thousands; but the old Colonels very angry. Those veterans may be excused for indulging chicanery, the deceit, the swindling, that is carried on under the in some violence of expression, disgusted and indignant as they must equine excuse, the horse being, in fact, no more than a stalking-horse feel to find their laurels intertwined with cabbage. to fraud and robbery, is altogether destructive of public morals. Attempt to regulate horse-racing according to Christian principles, and the Derby Day must inevitably be a dies non. In fact, there is an

Logarithms-Loggerheads. enthusiastic party that advocates the total extinguishment of the breed and use of the horse throughout the British Isles. The horse is made

To an ancestor of the NAPIERS the world owes logarithms; his fame the means of making men knaves and fools, rogues and simpletons; is well-known and widely acknowledged. But there is another NAPIER the horse has driven men to self-murder, and it will be to the benefit of whose reputation has been shamefully slighted, and that is the the world that the horse should become extinct.

NAPIER who first discovered loggerheads. His fame has never been We understand that this society will be earnestly joined by the tee- properly allowed by the world at large; but this we must say, in praise totallers. As some men are drunkards, so is it necessary that no man

of all his descendants. They, with a fine appreciation of the merits should be allowed to drink : so is it necessary that vineyards should be of their ancestor, have always done their best to pay due homage to grubbed up all over the world, and all over the world planted with the the memory of his discovery. This delightful fact, we hold,

admits of temperate potato. As men rob and cheat by means of races, so shall no denial; for never yet did" the NAPIERS"

mix with anybody or any there be an end of all running horses; nay, the very breed of horses, matter but loggerheads immediately followed. even as the very growth of grapes, shall be prohibited.

We think the two societies worthy of one another, and wish them all How A LADY MAY ALWAYS LOOK YOUNG.-By getting a fashionable the success they mutually deserve.

artist to take her portrait.

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enemies of the camp make out a sort of case. Equally, however, is it PUNCH'S ESSENCE OF PARLIAMENT. certain that the bored officers can learn at Aldershott what the DUKE

said that not twenty men in the Army knew, namely, how to move June 4th, Thursday. Holidays over, and the schoolmaster come masses of troops; and this is worth learning, even though billiardback from abroad. He-need Punch name BROUGHAM P-was in markers are idle, and tart-vending ARIADNE mourns her epauletted capital health and spirits, and at once opened fire upon the Divorce THESEUS. Bill, to which he has divers objections, chiefly founded upon its not being sufficiently favourable to the wife. LORD WESTMEATH (an odd person for the work) introduced a Bill for regulating the bathing at

DRAMATIC ART-TREASURES. watering-places, and rendering it more decorous. Petitions against the Bill are, we understand, in course of signature by the class of On May 23rd, was sold off at Mr. LEIGH SOTHEBY's the following vulgarians and vulgariennes, who at such places as Margate and curiosity :Ramsgate, turn a healthy and delightful duty into what they term a 898**Heel of the Shoe kicked off by Mrs. Smoons in throwing back her velvet Lark.

train whilst performing the part of Constance, in King John, in 1795, and There was a great deal of talk in the Commons, chiefly directed picked up from the stage by J. WHITFIELD." to the solution of the question whether the Board of Trade was of any We suppose that some literary enthusiast bought the above specimen use. There can be no doubt that it is of great use, and that mere of the heeling art, the better to enable him to trace the footsteps of commercial men are not, with all their spirit and cleverness, quite fit the Drama ? Who knows, the same fortunate purchaser may already to be entrusted with the exclusive control of our national interests. have in his possession the sock of THESPIs, and the buskin of Roscius, The Master has spoken.

together with a highlow of Hicks? We know that a lover will often Friday. LORD COWLEY, as Punch warned the world would be the preserve an odd glove of the beautiful object he adores, but to treasure case, has been made an earl, and took his seat was such.” Why, up the hind part of a shoe is going quite to the opposite extreme. We nobody knows, not even MR. Dod, who moreover appends to the imagine that it is valued as a striking proof of the passion with which recital of COWLEY's travels a cruel' bit of satire, the more mordant Mrs. Siddons laid bare her sole when acting? If the lucky owner because entirely unintended. “The first LORD Cowley was a dis will only send the valuable treasure to Manchester, we will promise to tinguished diplomatist.” This will prevent anybody from falling into back it up with the following contributions :the sort of error commemorated by Mr. Tom MOORE

754. A hair of the same dog that was supposed to have bitten R. W. Elliston the "And (such a mistake as no mortal bit ever on)

evening before, when he "blessed you, my people," in the character of Fancied the present EARL COWLRY' the clever one."

George IV.

869. The point of the daggor, with which Cartlich helped to murder the QUEEN'S In the course of conversation on Merchant Shipping, several noble- English for so many years at Astley's. men who have estates on our coast, and therefore get little bits of luck

885. The identical slip of the pen, with which the Morning Herald critic wiote the

notice of the Traviata before its performance at the Royal Italian Opera. in the way of wrecks, complained of being obliged to show that they 907. The pruning-knife, with numerous cuttings, showing

the judicious use of it, have a right to such windfalls—or waterfalls-which obligation they that was lately in the possession of the manager of RICHARDSON'S Theatre. deem a great hardship. Noblemen have improved since the days 1000. A nail of the shoe of Ella's horse, which has cleared 10,000 hurdles and all

the expences of the Establishment at Drury Lane. when they hung out false lights to bring vessels on the rocks; and neither LORD GREY, nor LORD DERBY, nor any other of the complainants would even smoke a cigar on the beach if he thought a merchant-captain could mistake the light for that at the North Foreland or Dungenness; but Mr. Punch thinks that they might go a step further, and leave this kind of sea gleaning to the fishermen. The Wills Bill was passed, LORD CRANWORTH screwing up his courage to say that it was impossible to declare the proctors entitled to compensation. BEN JONSON (a dramatist of merit), had his estimate of the animal called Proctor, and it may be inferred from a passage in Bartholomew Fair, in which a clergyman says, "Every line that a proctor writes is a long black hair combed out of the tail of Antichrist."

COWLEY in the Lords, Cows in the Commons. SIR B. HALL explained that the vaccine mothers in Hyde Park had a right to be there, and paid for their lodging, all but five, who are the private and privileged cows of the superintendent. One wonders that WISCOUNT WILLIAMS did not move for a return of the names of the cows, their colours and ages, how much milk they respectively gave, how much cream came from it, what counties they came from, what sort of horns they have, whether any of them are old cows, and if so, what tune they are likely to die of, distinguishing between those which stand still to be milked, those that flap their tails into the milker's eye, and those that kick the pail over; also whether insured in the Farmer's Assurance Company, and for how much, and what number of calves they have had, and whether any calf ever stood for Lambeth. The expense of obtaining and printing the return would not have been more than £20 or £30, and what is that (out of other people's money) when a patriot wants a clap-trap?

Complaints were made that election petitions often contained falsehoods, and that there was no convenient way of punishing the slanderers. LORD PALMERSTON thought that it did not much matter. After some verbal amends had been made to MR. STONOR, a gentleman who was rather severely treated by a former Government in consequence of an election indiscretion, the Sound Dues question came on. These tolls are extinguished by the Danes, in consideration of certain moneys from divers nations, England's share being, something over a

NA million. Denmark is to keep the Sound Lamps lighted and trimmed, and generally to aid navigation and reduce transit dues.

The arrangement is a sensible one, and as Sir GEORGE LEWIS happens to have the money in this desk, it is no case of new tax. The Wiscount, of course, with the large-minded political economy of a retail patriot, could not see why anybody should pay for these imposts except the Let every lover of the Theatrical art contribute in the same liberal merchants trading to Denmark, but the House had clearer perceptions spirit, and Manchester will soon be able to boast of a collection of of the interests of the country. On the Army Estimates there was a long debate about Aldershott,

Dramatic Art-Treasures unsurpassed in the whole world. a place which is a pet of Pam's, and which he defended with spirit,

а but which “ bores" the officers, who hate living in camp (though they have a club-house), and miss the billiard-rooms, flirtations with pretty A PLACE OF RETREAT.-A timid capitalist has taken the Exeter confectioneresses and milliners, and other delights of a town. So Change Arcade for himself

, children, and valuables, on the 13th of June, they agree to represent Aldershott as of no use, and, inasmuch as there as he is positive that the Comet will never think of visiting so are a great many blunders and short-comings to be detected there, the deserted a locality on that day.

No. 831.

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A HUSBAND OF TEN THOUSAND.

SALE OR SELL ?

To those of our readers who have a taste for HE subjoined advertise- puzzles, perhaps the following advertisement ment, extracted from a will not be unacceptable :morning paper,

doubtless answered by an ARMY AND NAVY.-A favourable opportunity HERE ISFEAST

immense number of re

presents itself of purchasing the INTEREST of a Pukuspondents :

CATION, which is well adapted to any gentleman having for

a taste for literature, and a portion of his time unoccupied MAN SS BEAST

MATRIMONY.— T. Apply

, &c. LADIES OF FORTUNE. Now, in the name of Notes and Queries, what Any Widow or MAIDEN LADY in the world does the advertiser mean by first desirous of MEETINO with attracting the attention of the Army and

Navy, loving agreeable PARTNER, can obtain wbat they wish by CORRESPONDING with the ad. and then proceeding to talk about a "taste for vertiser. The strictest secresy observed, literature ?! We admit there may be found in and no charge made, the advertiser's only either service men who have evinced so far a object being a desire to secure tanda pporteng literary turn, as to show that they know well and of a handsome worthy Young Man, 23 years of ago, who will, upon enough how to make a book :” but we cannot

" his marriago day, be put into possession think the advertiser justified on this account, of a considerable sum of money."

to twit the gallant fellows with their "taste for Any unmarried lady can have this literature.” Nor can we the least comprehend handsome and worthy young man for what he means, by offering for sale the mere asking—this handsome and worthy "interest” of a publication, in the management young man, as an auctioneer would of which, we presume he is the principal. Are repeat, only twenty-three years of we to infer that the publication itself will be age, and who will receive a con- made the subject of a separate bargain ? Imagine siderable sum of money on his what a sell it would be to the buyer of a novel marriage day. First come, first to find that all its interest had been previously served, of course, since the young disposed of! Or, as a still greater stretch of man is to be had by any such appli- fancy, only conceive what a rush there would be cant. What a catch!- because not to the Auction-room, were we to advertise that

only is he worthy and handsome and any one, who proved the highest bidder, might destined to have money, but, inasmuch as somebody else advertises for him, and makes, on his purchase the exclusive right to the sole enjoybehalf, an unconditional promise of marriage to any woman who will accept him, it is manifest ment of the interest of Punch! that he can have no will of his own. What a duck of a husband he would make then !-if he would not make a goose. What work the above advertisement must have cut out for the postman of the district whence it was issued !-which, we may state, was that of COMFORT FOR THE CALUMNIATED.-The fairest E. C. What a griffin, most probably, was the candidate who was first in the field !

complexions get freckled the soonest.

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THE WELLINGTON MONUMENT.

deal of this will be cleverly managed we have no doubt, for the Baron

is a clever man, with bold notions, which his fashionable friends call THE NELSON memorial (to which his late Majesty, Nicholas of

"fresh creations.” For a temporary trophy, or a device for a féte, the Russia, was in two senses the largest subscriber) is not finished, nor WELLINGTON memorial, for something more than a mere holiday surprise

MARKOWFATTI Creations are admirable, but posterity will look, in our is it likely to be finished. Who was NELSON ? Why, it is fifty years and more since he was killed in annihilating the naval power of France

-a contrivance to make good-natured Duchesses cry out, "Dear me, at a blow. You might as well talk to us of MARLBOROUGH, or BLAKE. how charmingly ingenious." Mr. Punch will bet even money that ADMIRAL SIR CHARLES NAPIER's and will be erected at our expense in St. Paul's is exceedingly pro

That the Baron's design will please the authorities and Duchesses, monument is complete before ADMIRAL LORD NELSON's. But touching the WELLINGTON monument, Mr. Punch would lay no

bable. The puffs have gone abroad in profusion, and they denote such wager. There is every reason to believe that it will be executed approbation previously secured. Possibly, too, the Baron's design forthwith. The authorities are eager to see the marble in hand. Not, may be better than any of the others. Only, for form's sake, one perhaps, because of their intense veneration for the dead,

but out of would just like to know something

about these others. After all, the their strong desire to serve the living. The Great Duke's memorial English sculptors were asked to compete, and though there may be no will be left in charge of no laggard spirit of hero-worship, it will be intention of giving them a chance, pay them the compliment of letting ordered by those who

keep the nation's porte monnaie, and who will their designs be exhibited. That cannot hurt the favourite, and may disburse with a free hand when the applicant is well recommended.

give several worthy poor fellows a lift. The race is a settled thing,

but let the losers go over the ground. Puffs preliminary are already scattered broadcast. We hear that a

A thought occurs to us. When the WELLINGTON monument is certain Baron has designed a monument which, if Government approve it, will be erected in St. Paul's." Pleasantly and easily do adjudged to the Baron, could not the other candidates be allowed of these announcements, half official, drop the fact that other sculptors contribution of ideas from their rejected models?

What may not be

course at their own expense) to complete the Nelson memorial by thereto invited by Government, have been labouring for months at their ideals of memorials. Labouring privately, too, in compliance be a sort of encouragement to the

English sculptor just to let him lay

good enough for WELLINGTON is good enough for Nelson. It would with the terms that prescribed anonymous models. The Baron has WELLINGTON monument. If! As if the authorities are likely to disapprove fittingly assigned for execution where the sympathies of nationality do published his design, and if Government approve it, that is to be the chisel to one of our inferior national testimonials, while the important

ones, as the Scutari memorial and the WELLINGTON monument, are anything by a Baron so recommended as the BARON MÁRROW FATTI.

But the puffs are not haughty in their tone ; on the contrary, it is not interfere with the dictates of pure art. desired to imbue the public mind with the idea of what a memorial ought to be. Familiarised with the MARROWFATTI notion, the people will be prepared to applaud. We are told that there are to be two big

Posthumous Practical Joke. bronze doors, set against the wall, and pretending to be the entrance to a vault. This is a Sham, but Marlborough House, so severe OLD MR. SCRUDGE dies, and after his lamented decease a will is upon the flower on a carpet, or the bird on a wall-paper, will be ali found in his strong box, bequeathing to Emily WOODBINE, the belle silent courtliness. Well, before the sham doors is to be a figure of of the village, beloved by HARRY HONEYSUCKLE, and loving him in Victory,-outside, mind—though the Duke, instead of keeping Victory return, an annuity of ten thousand a-year during her life, so long as away from him, was usually very much at home with her. This, how she shall remain single and unmarried; the whole legacy, principal and ever, is of the less consequence, as the Duke himself is also to be interest, in the event of her marriage, to go to the Asylum for Idiots. outside his own mausoleum, indeed to be perched upon the top of it. For this there are two good artistic reasons-first, if the Duke were inside you could not see him, and secondly, he can't be put inside,

EHEU, FUGACES ! because the mausoleum doors are sham ones. The effect would seem PEOPLE remark upon DUKE CONSTANTINE's having paid us English to be that of a lady weeping against the front door of a house, while a Flying visit. Such comments are unkind. It is not easy for Russians the party she is bewailing has got out upon the roof. That a great to get rid of their habit throughout the war.

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dying rogue will still be denied the liberty of PERSECUTION IN BELGIUM.

delivering himself from the deuce, by bequeath

ing his plunder to the Church instead of leaving To the Editor of the Tablet.

it to his own family. Of course the rogue's

will cannot be as good as his deed, if any will IR,,The faithful Belgian that he may make in favour of Holy Church is Clergy have been cast- an invalid document. What a hardship on the not by any means having repentant rogue, to prevent him from atoning got themselves—into the for his crimes by impoverishing his heirs ! hot water of persecution. British fanaticism will exult in the defeat and They have been hissed and humiliation of the Belgian priesthood;, but hooted, and subjected to Exeter Hall may perhaps be astonished to learn other atrocious torments. that the unpopularity of that venerable body An infuriated mob has arises in part from precisely the same cause as outraged those venerable its own. At the suggestion of some of those fathers with horrid cries holy men, whom the Belgian infidel journals of " A bas les couvents !" call over-zealous priests, the réligieuses of the and "Vive la Constitu- lace-school of Liederskerke caused the hair of tion!and the still more certain of the young girls at that seminary to barbarous shouts and yells be cut off because, on the Sunday of the of Weg, de Kloosters!"; "Lakermesse,” they had taken part in a dance.

Weg de leegloopers! Thus have those reverend fathers excelled our Lede de werkman ! With British Sabbatarians in their own line, and these insults and injuries incurred a proportional share of public aver: have the ungrateful Bel- sion and contempt, constituting that cruel gian burghers repaid the martyrdom which they ever seek so eagerly, spiritual beneficence of and which they always so eloquently bewail, to

their priests and bishops, the admiration and amusement of, Sir, your M

their Jesuits and other constant watcher,
holy friars. At the sug-

PUach.
gestion, and by the influ. P.S. The heretic LEOPOLD has adjourned the
ence, of these pious Chambers. Could HEROD, or 'Decius, or Dio-
ecclesiastics, a law was CLETIAN, have acted more infamously?
proposed and partially
enacted, the operation of
which would confer on a

One Begins to be Uncomfortable. large portion of the Bel. gian population, the inesti- THERE can now be no doubt that the expected

mable grace of poverty. Comet will annihilate all things. An Adelphi The law was one which would have repealed certain Belgian enactments equivalent to playbill announces the Green Bushes "for the our abominable British statute of mortmain-execrabile illud statutum, as a blessed Pope Last Time.” This is conclusive. When a drama called it, I think. Had it passed, a dying parent would have been enabled to disinherit that was not for an age but for all time, stops, his children; for the advantage of his own soul, their eternal welfare, and the emolument of Time himself had better take himself by the a monastery. Public clamour has defeated this intended piece of legislation, and now the l forelock, and make his bow.

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SIR ROBERT PEEL ON MOSCOW.

Palace of Pomona in a pantomime. All the houses, in fact, take

strange freaks into their heads. Many of them are gilt, reminding SIR ROBERT, having nothing to do at present, took a large circle of one of misers, whose caputs run upon nothing but gold. Others are friends with him the other day to BURFORD's Panorama in Leicester painted green and red. The effect is not happy. They bring before Square, and entertained them with a Lecture on the beauties of the one the picture of the Covent Garden market-carts, filled with greens place :-

and carrots. The churches are crammed with more plate than Hunt

and RoSKELL's; whilst STORR and MORTIMER'S shop would be “My boys, here we are in Moscow. By Jove, it is very like! nothing better than a pedlar's box compared to the innumerable sacks You see before you the coronation, which, I need not tell you, far of precious stones they contain. Talking of sacks, the French took surpassed the one in the Prophète. You will notice three principal no small share of these same jewels just before they were burnt out of characters in it-the Emperor, the Empress, and myself

-- but you will Moscow. Living is mighty dear in this queer capital. A captain's observe that your humble servant does not occupy the prominent biscuit costs almost as much as a Colonelcy would in England. The position which his merits deserve. The Bell to your left is the Czar Russians are extremely fond of charging the English tremendously, KOLOKOL, or, in other lingo, the Emperor of Bells. It went up excepting, of course, with the bayonet. Every look, every question, amidst hullaboolooing and rejoicing, and then came down with a devil every oath, every kick, is carefully computed, and put down in the of a crash, reminding one of the rise and fall of many a popular bill. Most of their ways are dirty and narrow-not unlike their minister that I could name. The consequence was, that after its streets, whose only pavement is that of good intentions, for, owing to fall it was found to be cracked not the only instance of the downfal the badness of the paving, it is something worse than purgatory to of a great upstart having ended in insanity. The Grand Duke has walk over them. The city altogether presents a curious harlequinade been compared to this Bell, not on account of his enormous mettle, of all architectural styles and orders, and, for that reason, like a harle. but simply because he, too, is cracked. However, we will not touch quinade, when once you have seen it you do not care about seeing it on that head, but rather plunge into the Moscowa, which is the again. 'Moreover, I hold that this panorama is infinitely better than Thames of Moscow-with this simple difference, that there are no the city itself. You are free from the smells, the fileas, the priests, the whitebait in it. It joins the Oka at a short distance, which by shallow soldiers, and pickpockets of all descriptions, that haunt the original. authorities has been cited as the reason of its yellow Oka appearance. Take my word for it, every Russian is a born pickpocket. However, My boys, I am going to startle you now., At one time there were let us cut. But, before going, my tulips, let us give three cheers for 1600 churches in Moscow! What do you think of that? Even now, as we take a squint over the roofs

of the houses, the eye is presented BURFORP: BURFORD is a brick-a brick that should be amongst the with the sight of a very peculiar steeplechase, such as would beat the pillars of the Royal Academy." Liverpool one completely out of the field. Count the spires, if you can.

As SIR ROBERT PEEL is no longer connected with the Ministry, we Not two steeples are alike. They are of all sizes and of all colours—as think he could not do better than turn bis talents, generally speaking, if each one was wearing the colour of its patron saint. The domes to public lecturing. We shall be only too happy to act as his Special remind one of the coats of the jockeys at Epsom, for your optics are Reporter. regaled with the sigìt of every bright pigment under the sun. The Cathedral of the Virgin-there to the right of you-has sixteen of these pictorial towers, huddled all in a heap together, like the cups and saucers

HUMPHRY (BROWN)'s LAST TESTIMONIAL. in a conjuror's box. In a fruiterer's shop you will not see more varieties COPPER has risen in price-all round the town of form and colour than these towers present. There are apples, pears, Two hundred pounds are offered for One “BROWN :" melons, plums, with a large dash of the pine-apple. They look like And yet the purchaser may prove an ass; huge horticultural toys, that would not figure badly in a scene of the He'll find (or we mistake) his BROWN's all Brass.

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