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LONDON: I BOTSON AND PALMER, PRINTERS, SAVOY STREET, STRAND.

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parting

THE FAREWELL!

“ All that's bright must fade,

The brightest still the fleetest!

“Why, yes;

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“Yes, gone,

“ OH!” said Julia Pokin, throwing down Moore's Melodies, “ that is exceedingly true;"—for Tomkins had just announced the completion of the Literary Lounger. “To be sure, I was rather annoyed at Marmaduke's sporting with my eyes. Now T. do you

think them like Venetian blinds ?" were they but green, the simile was very apt indeed: however, I am sorry that Marmaduke shuts up shop. He amused me, and, although, without permission, I was introduced to his pages, I would gladly have seen more of him.” “Ah," said Julia, “it is all over then, you say ?” gone, gone, abiit, excessit, evasit!Then did Lady Pokin sigh outright!“ Clementina, play a dirge upon the piano ; and pious Caroline, utter a religiously-prolonged Amen!”

When this intelligence was brought to Marmaduke Merry, as ungloved, he prepared him to shake hands with his readers, it pleased the old boy's heart, insomuch, that the big cloud which had hung over his brow, dispersed into the cheering sniile, satisfied, that at least, among the folks in Montague Place, he had met with sympathizers in the sorrow he felt at parting “ Ah," said Marmaduke, “ we must part !--it

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pleases me to have amused some, and perhaps, many others may own they have met with duller sluggards than the Literary Lounger: I thank them for their encouragement, and shall remember it long after they have forgotten my parting words.

Farewell! a long farewell!”

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