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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1854, by

HENRY IVISON,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of

New York.

TENOX LIBRAR

STEREOTYPED BY THOMAS B. SMITH, 216 William Street, N. Y.

PRINTED BY J. D. TORREY, 18 Spruce Street.

PAGE

Drinking and Rupning..

130

Jupiter's Employment.

131

The Sea! The Sea!....

.Ingoldsby Legends, 131

A Dinner with two Faults..

.Miss Edgeworth, 132

The Despairing Lover..

Walsh, 133

The word No....

.Merch. Ledger, 134

The Milkmaid.

..Lloyd, 137

Want of Confidence.

.G. P. Morris, 139

The Monkies....

.Merrick, 141

Mental Dissipation..

Rev. John Edwards, 142

The Song of the Cigar..

.M. Y. Y., 143

Learning no bar to Domestic Duties.

Sydney Smith, 144

The Proud Miss Mac Bride.

.J. G. Saxe, 147

A Disobliger Disobliged...

..M. Doyle, 151

Bob Fletcher....

Townsend Haines, 156

Dialogue : Imaginary Evil.

Goldsmith, 156

The Crocodile.

.Mrs. J. L. Gray, 160

John Alcohol, my Joe...

162

Great Wits and Small Wits..

163

What Brings Ruin.-Sleeping in Church...

163

Way to Gain Reputation.—What makes one Rich...

163

Way to Crush Calumny.-Great and Small....

164

The Happy Man.—Excessive Sorrow..

164

What Man is to Man-Go and Come..

164

Set your mark High....

165

Silence sometimes the part of Wisdom.

165

Hood, 165

The Pond...

.Byrom, 166

Mr. Potiphar's Complaint.

.Potiphar Papers, 170

The Trumpeter......

.Mrs. Robinson, 171

What Came of an Omnibus Ride.

.Fanny Fern, 176

November....

Thomas Hood, 179

The Merry Heart...

180

The Custom of Whitewashing.

Hopkinson, 181

Strike while the Iron is Hot.

185

Comic Miseries...

.Saxe, 186

Something about Nothing.

.From Salad for the Solitary, 188

To a Fly taken out of a Bowl of Punch.

Wolcot, 190

A Good Test...

192

What is not Genteel ?.

..N. Y. Mirror, 192

Countryman's Reply to a Recruiting Sergeant.

194

Dialogue : A Pitiable Patient....

196

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219

Is'nt that Nice !.

.Potiphar Papers, 221

The Kaleidoscope.

222

Hurry and Bustle.—Curiosity..

223

Taking Advantage of Opportunities..

223

Realities of Life.--Say Nothing of Yourself.

224

Dangerous Bites.—Skull of a Great Talker...

224

Good Breeding.–Wit and Riches...

224

Circumstances alter Cases...

225

How to Speak, and When to Speak.--Unseasonable Talk... 225

Appointments.-A Good Rule.—A Good Resolution...

225

Sloth versus Industry.–Never Quit Your Hopes..

226

Influence of Dress. What I Love.

226

Ode to Rain..

. Coleridge, 227

The Ship“ Extravagance”.

229

A Curious Cosmetic....

230

The Love of the World Detected..

Cowper, 231

The Beasts within us....

Leighton, 232

The Three Blind Mice..

233

Dandyism versus Neatness.

.Thackeray, 234

A Bachelor's Philosophy..

.M. Y. Y.,

235

Common People..

.T. S. Arthur, 236

Cupid's Arrow.

.N. Y. Mirror, 239

Water is Best.

240

A Contrast.

Irving, 241

Liking and Disliking.

245

Life is Sweet..

246

The Bag of Gold....

.Rogers' Italy, 248

The Shoemaker,

252

The Good Old Time.

.Lindsay, 253

Uncle Toby and the Fly.

.Sterne, 254

What is a Poeti.

..Tupper, 255

“Old” and “ Young"-Relative Terms.

.De Quincy, 256

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