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LONDON:
FREDERICK WARNE AND CO.

BEDFORD STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

270. g. 272

LONDON SAVILL, EDWARDS AND CO., PRINTERS, CHANDOS STREET,

COVENT-GARDEN.

CONTENTS.

PAGE

The King of Brentford's Testa-

W. M. Thackeray .........

ment ........

The Yarn of the Nancy Bell ... W. S. Gillert ..

The Mermaid of Margate......... Thomas Hood ................

The Terriers and the Rats and

the Mice and the Cats ......... R. Brough ............

A Mormon Romanco-Reginald

Gloverson ......................... Artemus Ward .............

Reflections on Water ............. Tom Hood ..................

A Single Gentleman ............... E. H. Jones ..................

St. Valentine's Day ..................

Anonymous .................

Dame Durden ..........

Anonymous ..................

The Raffle for the Elephant...... Walter Thornbury .........

The Usurer's Daughter .......... Anonymous .................

The Judgment of the Poets ...... William Cowper ...........

A Strange Dream ................... Mark Twain ..............

Phaethon ; or, the Amateur

Coachman ...........................

J. G. Sare ...

Hans Breitmann's Party .......... G. Leland ....

The Changed ............

From Hood's Magazine"

A Giant's Discomforts ........ From F'un...............

Prithee .....

Sir John Suckling .........

Rip Van Winkle ............. Washington Irving.........

The Coming Man ............. By a 'inor(ies) Poet......

The Schoolhouse .................. James Russell Lowell ......

The Nail in the Shutter .........

Anonymous ...................

A Fairy Tale ...........

Thomas Flood ................

The Newcastle Apothecary ...... George Colman ............

St. Romuald ......

Robert Southey

Lost and Found ..................... From Atlantic Monthly'' 109

A Tale of the Tropics ............ Tom Hood ...

126

Good Ale ........

John Still.....

127

How Commodore Trunnion went

to get Married ................... Tobias George Smollett ...

The Ball-room Belles ............ From Fun" ................ 135

The Plague in the Forest.......... John Gurney Adams ...... 137

The Present to the Priest......... Samuel Lover ............... 140

John Gilpin ........ ......... William Cowper ............ 147

Mrs. Brown's Vote Solicited...... Arthur Sketchley .......... 155

The lIciglit of the Ridiculous ... 0. W. Holmes................ 160

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The September Gale............... 0. W. Holmes ............ 161

The Herring Pie ........... Anonymous

163

Shall I, Wasting in Despair...... George Wither ........ 167

Gently Stir...........

Dean Swift ...

168

A Remarkably Good Manager ... Tom Hood

169

The Maid, the Monarch, and the

Myrmidon ....

From Fun" ............ 176

The Rival Broom Makers......... Dr. John Wolcot ............. 178

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of

Calaveras County ...

Mark Twain

...............

179

A Temple to Friendship ..........

Thomas Moore.... 184

Nose and Eyes .........

William Cowper ............

185

Gil Blas's Adventures at Pennaflor Alain Réné Le Sage ...... 186

Jopkins's Ghost.............. From Fun"

191

Thrilling Scenes in Dixie......... Artemus Ward ............ 192

A Curious Historical Parallel ... Tom Hood ......

196

Christmas out of Town ............ James Smith ...

200

Honeywood and the Bailiff ...... Oliver Goldsmith ...... 202

Comic Miseries ........

Oliver Wendell Holmes ... 208

The Sailor's Consolation ......... JVilliam Pitt ...... 210

Partridge at the Playhouse ...... Henry Fielding .......... 211

An Address to a Mummy......... Horace Smith ....

215

On the Death of a Favourite Cat T. Gray .......

218

The Bashful Man ............ Henry Mackenzie

The Student of Bonn....

From Fun....

223

Reason, Folly, and Beauty ...... Thomas Moore .......... 225

Law; or, Bullum versus Boatum W. Stephens

226

T h Legend of St. Nicholas; or,

the Prelate and the Pickled

Pork

.. Tom Hood .................... 228

Good-bye and How-d'ye-do ...... Hon. William R. Spencer 237

How Jack Marland Solved a

very Stiff Problem ...... Anonymous ...

The Tale of a Toilet ................ J. A. Sterry....

The Apple Dumplings and a King Dr. Wolcot .....

247

The Stag-eyed Lady. .... Thomas Hood ............ 248

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COMIC READINGS.

TIE KING OF BRENTFORD'S TESTAMENT.

W. M. THACKERAY. The noble king of Brentford

Was old and very sick, He summon'd his physicians

To wait upon him quick ; They stepp'd into their coaches

And brought their best physick.
They cramm'd their gracious master

With potion and with pill;
They drench'd him and they bled him:

They could not cure his ill.
“Go fetch,” says he, “my lawyer,

I'd better make my will."
The monarch's royal mandate

The lawyer did obey;
The thought of six-and-eightpence,

Did make his heart full gay.
“What is't,” says he, “your majesty

Would wish of me to-day?" " The doctors have belabour'd me

With potion and with pill :
My hours of life are counted,

O man of tape and quill!
Sit down and mend a pen or two,

I want to make my will.

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