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You are quite right, my friend ; I certainly THEATRE.—Another triumphant instance of shall not see it.'

deserved success was last night achieved by the man*(A knock at the door :) “Come in. What is it?' agement of this theatre; in fact, we do not remember "Can you see Mr. Fatton?'What Mr. Fatton?' electrified, with admiration of the gorgeous effects,

at any period being more gratified, we may almost say "The master of the supernumeraries. 'Send him in. which have never been surpassed even in this notoNow Fatton, what is the matter? Make haste, for riously splendid establishment. The appointments I am busy.' 'Sir, there's a strike with the children were of ihe most picturesque order, and reflect the in the theatre. "So there ought to be, Mr. Fat- highest credit on the tact, industry, and stage knowl. ton, if you did your duty properly, and kept a edge of Mr. —, who, it must be confessed, on these birch rod.' “Yes, sir; but all their fathers and occasions is never at fault. The scenery, from the mothers come on me, and threaten to punchy my performers exerted themselves energetically and suc

magic pencil of , was marvellously illusive: the head; now you know it is not my fault.? Well, cessfully, and there was a long continued call for the what is this strike, as you call it ?' 'The girls who author at the fall of the curtain, who, however, had are to fly in the new ballet won't have the wires af- the good taste not to appear. This drama will unfixed to them, unless they are raised to eighteen- doubtedly, have a good run, and must attract large pence a night: their mothers won't let them endan- half-prices. ger their lives under that sum ! Now, sir, we should be in a great scrape at night, if this were to billet." "Yes, sir ; and a Frenchman is waiting for

"What is this? A three-cornered, perfumed happen; worse than they were in at the other house, with the boys in the storm. What was

an answer to it.' that, Fatton ?' 'Didn't you hear that, sir? Oh;

Hotel, Sablonière, Lestere-squar there were sixty boys, who stood on the stage under a very large canvas, painted to represent the sea.

Madlle. Augustine Entrechat present she comple

ment at Mr. and has the honneur to inform that Now these boys were placed alternately, and were

elle arrive in Londres las night, to fulfil son engageto rise and fall, first gradually and then violently, ment. She could feel much gratifie if Mr.

will to represent the motion of the waves in a storm; send her 2,500 francs by de messinger, as she has to and in the first three nights of the piece it had a envoyer to the Douane for the pack cases containin powerful effect; but, after that, the manager re- her superb costume and garderobes. Madlle. Augus

that she cannot duced the water-rate, that is to say, he lowered the tine Entrechat give notice to Mr. — salary of each wave to sixpence per night. The consent to appeer at the spectacle until she receive boys took their places under the canvas sea; and 2,500 francs.

Monsieur, je vous salué when the prompter gave the signal for the storm,

AUGUSTINE EXTRECHAT. the water was stagnant—instead of the ship striking, it was the waves that struck. The sub-manager, “Plague take the extortion of the foreigners. in a fury, idquired the cause ; when the principal Never mind, the blessed English will wait ; must billow said, “We won't move a peg unless you pay pay her, or she will not dance, and she is announced. us a shilling a night, for it wears out our corduroys Where's the cheque-book ? That's the way the

«Gad, I think that must have been the deep, money goes-takes French leave!' deep sea! Well, promise the girls the eighteenpence; but I will be even with them, I will keep

Enter Siage Manager. them dangling in the sky-borders in a thorough draught all the night. Tell them so.'—Exit Fatton.) "What is the matter now? you look quite

“Take up newspaper; look to article under the alarmed; what mare's nest hare you turned up. head of "THE DRAMA.' Something agreeable, I Sit down; whatever it is, take it coolly, man.' dare say.'—(Reads.)

Mrs. cannot sing to-night!—The devil she

cannot, what ails her? “I don't know! there's an Theatre--If we condescend to call the atten- official note from her husband, and we shall have tion of the public to the management, or rather mismanagement of this theatre, it is only to express our

to change the performances.' utter contempt of the system at this period in operation. Does Mr. imagine that such miserable trash

DEAR SIR-When Mrs. - came home last night, as that which was presented within these classic walls she was attacked with spasms, and has been exceslast night, can possibly attract an audience possessed sively unwell. She tells me, it will be impossible for of common sense? Nõ; `reform it altogether.' The her to perform this evening; so I give you timely noplot of the new piece brought forward was so confused tice that you may substitute something else. Il you and inextricable, that we will not attempt to detail should require a medical certificate, our professional it to our readers: the whole aflair was insutserably attendant shall forward you one. dull, and was deservedly condemned.

Yours ever,

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very sorry for it,

Το - Esq., Stage Manager, “ Bravo!'(Rings bell.) “Send the free-list clerk

Theatre. to me.

I rather think that the critic who wrote this precious paragraph was absent from the per- “But I see through it all; she does not like her formance. Pray, did the * * * * card come in part in the new piece; and this is the second night last night?' 'No sir.' Was Mr. * * * * here? of it too; and I have laid out 1,000l. in getting it You can tell by the signature on your book. No, up; and because the tenor has the best part, she sir.' He is too good a judge to pay.“There was has put her monkey up. But I will not be so treatno one from that paper last night, sir.' 'I thought ed. She cocked up her nose at the music from the 80; that will do.'

first rehearsal. My compliments to Mr.—, and “This is a bitter notice: bere is a better in the I do require a medical certificate.” What is to be

this will balance the last; and done? don't all speak at once.' then the immense difference of the circulation of "Can Miss be ready in the part by night ?' the journal-double—two to one.'—(Reads para- —No, nor by this night three weeks.' "Perhaps graph.)

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is over head and ears in lore, and cannot get a , been written by Mrs. —'s husband, to the doctor ; word perfect. Never knows a line of any thing; and he had I presume dropped it by accident; so I she hardly remembers to come to the treasury for took the liberty to glance my eye over it. And her salary, on Saturday morning.' 'It is rare to here it is.' find such remissness.'—What do you think of Mrs. getting through it, without the music ?'—'I

DEAR TWADDLE-Write me a certificate that Mrs. should as soon think of a water-butt getting through forced her into one of the mutie parts again, which will

is too unwell to act to-night. The Manager has it.' • Something must be done.'—I am glad you really injure her with the public. I assure you she is have come to that conclusion.' 'Oh! here is the quite feverish enough for you safely to write the cermedical certificate, all ready cut and dried, I see; tificate; for what with something that bas disagreed the old story [reads] :

with her, and the confounded passion she has been in,

she will do you no discredit. Do you want our orders I hereby certify that Mrs. is laboring under se- for any night this week? if so, say. Regards to vere hoarseness and oppression of the chest

Mrs. T. “She thinks nothing of my chest! I don't wonder

To Mr. Twaddle, Apothecary. at her oppression of the chest. supped with the family after last night's performance, and he

P. S.-Hoarseness and sore throat is the go. told me, she ate half a duck, a salad, some stewed ""Bravo, bravo! excellent.' "So I thought I oysters, and a slice of cake, and drank bottled por- would just show the lady that I had this interesting ter, besides the punch!” [reads]

letter of her husband, which I also told her I should think it safe to advise that she should leave her house, her into such a dilemma, and that she would endeaShe is under extreme excitement; and I do not carry to you. She jumped up, like a parched pea,

and made me pledge my honor that I would not lead to attend her professional duties, this evening.

vor to get out, even at the risk of her precious life, (signed) J. W. TWADDLE.

and crawl into a coach, supported by pillows, and I cannot alter the performances; the box-book is come down and perform; but that there must be a better taken than usual. Be so kind, my dear line in the play-bill of the night, announcing to the as just to step up to their house, and see if she is public her severe indisposition; and that she must really 'ill, or only shamming. Tell her she must leave out all the music, and not to have to change come out to night: coax her, flatter her, any thing; | her dress. In short, I promised every thing—and tell her she looks too pretty to be an invalid! Say she will be here. We must give her the line in the I am in a state bordering on mental derangement, bills, for our own sake. Send to the printer.' and that the whole fate of the season depends on Where is the bed of roses on which I imagined the run of the new piece! Stay, tell her the Queen I should recline?" is coming expressly to hear her sing, and a royal “But my dear fellow, are you not going home to command must be obeyed. Run all the way. your dinner ?”—Isn't this enough to take away all

appetite for a dinner! besides, to-morrow is Satur“ 'But here is come back. Now, have you day; and I must inspect and sign every one of these succeeded in persuading her to appear?' 'I had for payment. What is that mass of papers ?'not—and yet I have.' *How did you manage it, Merely the weekly outlay, to be settled at the treas. my good fellow ?? 'Quite by accident. I went up | ury to-morrow; only the salaries of the company, to her bedside and used every entreaty. She cer- the band, the chorus, dancers, painters, propertytainly did look rather unwell.' So would any body, makers, wardrobes, dressers, housekeeper, cleaners, after swallowing such a supper. “She told me in watchmen, firemen, carpenters, copyists, soldiers, a low voice, that if she was an angel from heaven, supernumeraries, children, bill deliverers, lampmen, she could not sing to-night ; that it was barbarous cas-lighters, printer, advertisements, candles, oil, and unjust to require it; that it would endanger hair-dressers, military band, licenses, ironmongery, her very life; that her medical attendant had just turnery, basket-work, colors, music paper, stationquitted the room, and told her so; in short, and she ery, tinman, florist, drapery, hosiery, timber, lacespoke much louder, that she would not come out to man, ropes, canvas, brushes, authors, and law exsave you and the whole theatre from destruction!' penses, box-keepers, money-takers, cheque-takers, * Then how did you persuade her?' 'You shall hear; candle-stickers, police, call-boy, and coal-porter, just where the doctor had been sitting, I saw a besides a portion of nondescripts which cannot possmall note on the floor, so I quietly picked it up, sibly be imagined any where else than behind the and to my infinite satisfaction found that it bad curtain of a theatre !'”

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My mother was a pointer bitch, coal-black and I had four brothers and sisters of various difcomely; I nerer knew my male parent, but I have ferent sizes, but I was the only one of my family some notion that he followed the profession of a that in the least resembled my mother; and I soon shepherd's cur; and his humble but enamored ad- missed all my little round woolly misshapen comdresses were accepted by the poi ess, seeing that anions, and never to any cert: ascertained she could not well avoid them, as she wore a band their fate; only being a shrewd dog, I conjectured some chain round her accurately proportioned neck, that the master of these puppies, having a decided with the other end of which she was attached to detestation of hydrophobia, determined on accusher domicile, a neat cottage-formed residence, called toming these animals, early in life, to taking water, a kennel.

and in doing so, drowned them.

My mother being well fed, I was soon in a thriv- , and being aware that I was about to have a run ing condition, and grew apace: I have little further across the fields. recollection of this bappy period of my life, than Notwithstanding the rebuffs and beatings I had that I was always hungry, that my mouth watered endured, I followed my master with sincere pleaseverlastingly, and that I had acquired a habit of ure; but being unused to go out with any one, it gnawing every thing that came in my way, even to happened that he was always stumbling over me, my mother's tail, who used by an angry growl to treading on my paws, or kicking me out of the resent this unwarrantable liberty from a child to its way. When we got into a field, I saw for the first parent.

time in my life a cow, with her calf. I own I was My first disgrace was occasioned by my master's rather frightened at so large an animal as the cow man of all work, Joe Banger, having left a pair of appeared to me; but thinking that the calf was a leather inexpressibles, which he had most charm- mild looking little buffer, I went up to have some ingly clean-balled, until they were of a perfect bat- fun with it; when somehow or other, the cow got ter-pudding color, on the steps in the stable ; he her horns under my ribs, and I soon felt myself had been employed on them for four hours at least, flying in the air like a bird, only I came down at and master was going out next day with Mr. Con- some distance, heavily on my back. I got up and yers's hounds. These leathers looked so inviting, shook myself. Turning round to have another look that I could not resist ascending the steps and at the calf, I saw the cow coming at a canter again dragging them down; when I lugged them into a after me, flourishing her tail in all directions ; so I dark corner of the stable, under a manger, and en- prudently wriggled myself under a fence, out of her joyed myself by shaking them well, and biting a reach. number of holes all over them.

I perceived that my master admired my ingenuity, I never had such fun in my life; but I do not for he smiled. After a couple of hours' run, during think that either Joe Banger or master enjoyed the which I caught a butterfly, and fell into a muddy joke at all, for when the breeches were missed, ditch, we arrived at the stream where the angling there was a great outcry as to where they could was to be commenced, and my master with great have possibly vanished ; so I looked up at Joe with patience unpacked his tackle; but nothing could a knowing and glistening eye, and barked as loud induce me to keep at a sufficient distance from the as I could, and wagged my tail, until I at last had water, but another flogging with the rod. the good fortune to attract his attention to the spot My master then baited his line with some os. where I had so ingeniously nibbled the leather; / brains he had brought in a tinpot with him, and whereupon Joe seized me by the ear, and with a started off on his pastime, ever and anon favoring whip gave me such a lashing and larupping, that to me with a menacing look, if I gave the slightest inthis very day I have not forgotten it. I winced: 1 dication of following him. shrieked: I bowled: even the horses turned their A turn in the river took him out of sight, behind heads from their racks to see what was the matter. a plantation of osiers, when observing that he had The noise I made brought our master into the yard, left the pot of brains on the bank, and that the who, upon hearing the calamity that had befallen flies were beginning to buzz and hover over it, I him, ordered Joe Banger to recommence the flog. went to drive them away, and unluckily smelt the ging. Oh! well did he deserve the name of Banger. bait; in two seconds, the whole of it was licked up

My mother crept into her kennel, shaking with and swallowed. fear, but occasionally peeping out with some anxiety, Presently, I saw my master returning: he had whether for the terrible correction of her dear little walked nine miles, there was no possibility of prodoggy, or having some remote notion that she was curing more bait, he had no brains, and he had going to be soundly chastised herself.

nine miles to go home again : his time and his sport Then I was tied up by the throat, and not pro- lost; and all through me, accursed, unlucky puppy! perly understanding the nature of the fastening, I He resolved to shoot me. nearly choked myself forty times in an hour.

Sulkily, he put up his angling apparatus, and reThis event gave me the character of an unlucky turned towards his domicile by a different route, young dog : and the next affair that happened for the purpose of procuring some bread and cheese proved that I was one; for, one morning early, and ale. when the poultry were wandering and picking about He accordingly entered a small inn, and called the yard, my tender mother made a sudden snatch for what he wanted, and was served in a very dilaat a fine old cock, and pulled his tail right out; the tory manner by a red-haired, blowsy female, who cock escaped with the loss of his semi-circular seemed distressed by having too much to do. plumes, some of which most unluckily were blown I scented something in the house of exquisite across the yard to the corner where I was tied up; savor, which proved to proceed from a dinner of when, as usual, in my simplicity, I began to play the parish officers of Great Framingham, who had with and nibble them, considering a feather a mere met to arrange their accounts and affairs, and to fix trifle; when Joe, coming down from the lost in the day for the next feast, as well as to settle a very which he slept, saw the cock looking like a mon- considerable diminution of the allowance of food strous fool without his tail, and he also beheld un- and clothing to the paupers, in conjunction with a lucky me in the act of gnawing a portion of it. rise of the poor's rate, to meet the tavern bills. Out came the fatal whip again, and Mr. Banker ope. These worthy functionaries had dispatched a subrated on me more lustily than he did before. stantial repast, at which a turbot from Billingsgate

This was barely forgot, when my master, who had assisted; and were now taking their wine and was going to take a walk of some nine miles for the punch, while deeply deploring the severity of the purpose of angling for chub, determined that I times. should accompany him, that he might see what I I saw my master munching his bread and cheese was made of. Never shall I forget my delight in moodily; he was too savage at my conduct to deign having that horrible halter removed from my throat, I to throw me a crumb: so, finding that he was not

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communicative, I took the earliest opportunity of colonies on the western outskirts of London, and wandering out of the room.

who asked the assistance of my master to procure In the passage, on a wooden bench, stood a pile him a yard dog. of about three dozen dirty plates, placed on each Thus was I reprieved; the size of my bony paws, other, that certainly had been very incautiously de- and the width of my jaws, denoted, for I had not posited there ; for on the bottom plate but two, done growing, that I should be a large dog. was the picked drum-stick of a fowl, which put the So the next morning I was to be tied under the whole quantity of crockery rather out of proper wagon of the Hatfield Broadoak carrier, and thus equilibrium.

to be conducted on my way to my new place. The I had not partaken of any thing since the brains. journey to town uniter a wagon is extremely irkThe leg of the fowl was extended from the plates some; I wanted to run after the birds, but I only most temptingly, and I made a snap at it, pulling it knocked my nose against the revolving wheel; the away-it was mine, but what was the consequence ? road was very dusty, and I had the advantage of down came the three dozen plates off the bench the scrapings of the heavy hoofs of four borses

sent constantly into my eyes; if I paused for a mo

to avoid it, I endured a pull at the neck, which I verily thought would take my head out by the roots. A flock of sheep met the wagon, which was then stopped by the driver, and I had to bear with the affrighted hustle of some hundred and fifty of these woolly creatures, when presently the drover's dog, who had the charge of them, sprung upon me, turned me over on my back, and bit me through the ancle.

At length, after a wearisome journey, I was untied from the cart at an inn in Bishopsgate street, and was not a little surprised at the appearance of the vast metropolis: liere I found that I was to be received by my new master, who was a sharp looking little man, suffering from some nervous affection, for he winked his eyes, and gave a sniff with his nose, several times in a minute. He paid the driver for my carriage, such as it was, and humanely gave me a drink of water from a stable pail: he then led me out of the yard with the same chain and strap with which I had been decorated for my travels, and we proceeded together for a short time with mutual regard. Presently, I discovered that I was the stronger animal of the two. He looked at me, as much as to say,

“You have the advantage of me," which I returned with a glance, “I intend to keep it;" and I shortly put this principle in action; for,

passing a butcher's shop, I raised myself on my smash on the tiled floor. I never heard such a hinder legs, attracted by an agreeable scent; I clatter in my born days, so I involuntarily dropped snapped at a veal sweet-bread, and swallowed it almy tail between my legs, and scampered off with most whole. The butcher came out, and demanded the bone.

the value of the article ; and it was not until my “Whose cursed dog is that ?" bawled the red- master was threatened with the introduction to a haired waitress ; “Drat the dog, whose is it?" no “P No. 158,” that he could be induced to pay reply: "There's at least five and thirty shillings' cighteen pence for my slight repast. worth of plates broken all to pieces."

After a fidgety walk, we at length arrived at the At last, it occurred to the landlord to ask the villa residence of the family, where I was introduced gentleman who had the bread and cheese in the to the yard; and was almost immediately, through parlor, “if the dog was his'n?” My master, who the kindness of the lady of the house, accommodated had overheard the whole affair, thought it politic to with some mutton-chop bones, and a lump of outdisown me.

side rind of bacon, full of black bristles. Oh! how I enjoyed that fowl's bone—how sweet “ This is a place after my own heart,” thought I; was the marrow; but alas! how soon it all vanish- “it will be my own fault if I am not comfortable." ed; I wished that fowls had as many legs as spiders. The name of my new, nervous master, was Pen. But now I perceived my master trudging home- nyfeather: both he and his amiable spouse imagined wards, so I ran after him; as I passed the public by my appearance, and what I was likely to behouse, the blowsy maid set up an outery against come, that they had been fortunate in popping on me; a shower of stones quickly followed me, and a an eligible yard-dog; but nous verrons, as I once brute of a blacksmith threw his hammer at my car- heard a French puppy say. case so dextrously, that the heavy blow knocked After I had been domiciled for a week, I was me over and over. I however contrived to hobble voted, not only by every member of the family, but home after my master, on three legs.

by the neighboring inhabitants, as a thorough nuiMy master was, I think, deciding upon my fate, sance; for whether I fancied I was learning to sing, whether I was to be hanged, shot, or to take a little or whether it proceeded from habit, I howled long Prussic acid; when a letter arrived from a friend and dismally, daily, at daybreak. A gentleman who had taken a cottage in one of the numberless | next door, who had invalids in his house, called and

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remonstrated, that for seven mornings his family bad Mr. Pennyfeather for the sum of seven shillings and been deprived of sleep, and suggested that it would eight pence, for the milk I had overturned and deprobably prevent my vocal efforts if I was let loose. stroyed. Dr. Pennyfeather, who had been equally annoyed, Peter Pennyfeather called a cabinet council with was ready to adopt any plan to keep me quiet; he his better half and family, and it was unanimously accordingly released me from my strap and chain, agreed that I was to be got rid of—then was de. for which I was so grateful that I scratched his vel. bated the how, or when. It was thus decided. vet waistcoat all to pieces, and tore his eye glass The butcher's boy knew another boy, who was from his neck. He let me out at the gate into the accquainted with a man who was looking out for a road, where I amused myself for some time walking yard-dog at Richmond. This was enough; at seven behind a policeman, who wondered what I wanted. o'clock at night the butcher took a half crown in I then saw three boys in paper caps, and clothes his pocket and me in a strap. I was delivered to spotted with colors in distemper; they looked like the man, a costermonger, who immediately put-to merry fellows, so I thought I would go and have a valuable five-and-twenty shilling horse to his cart, some fun with them, particularly as each of them to the seat of which I was tied, and I had rather a carried a large slice of bread and butter for break- jolting ride to Richmond. fast. I soon discovered that they were young ar- Arriving at the gentleman's house, who was looktists belonging to a paper hanging manufactory; ing out for a yard-dog, there was some demur about they invited me into their atélier, and while one of taking me in, as it was imagined from my appear. the boys tickled my palate with small pieces of ance, that I had the distemper—and I had it sure bread, the other ingenious artists applied their sten- enough, although I was hearty and healthy. cil plates on each of my sides, and down my back, Well, a bargain having been struck up,

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was left and produced, with their sized colors, a most elegant by the costermonger, and fastened to a staple in the drawing-room pattern all over me; white ground, yard. with roses, keeping me near the fire on which their Now, I am a dog of steady principles, as all the distemper colors were warming. I soon dried into foregoing facts must abundantly prove; and I did a picturesque appearance; then, painting my four not cease to recollect the kindness of the Pennylegs a very light green, and covering my ears and feather family, so I determined to make my way tail with a coating of Dutch metal, they turned me back again. I set to work diligently to gnaw the out of the manufactory. I must say that I felt my strap through, bolted over a dwarf wall, into the skin sticky and rather tightly drawn, and the Dutch garden, jumped on a spring gun, which esploded metal on my ears dazzled my eyes, but I resolved without putting a shot in my locker, though it to make my way home. On my way, I discovered shattered about forty panes of glass in a newly. that I attracted considerable notice. A milkwoman erected green-house; I scratched my way safely with her pails, on seeing me, set off running as fast through a holly hedge, which took off a consideraas she could; I thought it was to entice me to fol. ble portion of my paint and gilding, and I was soon low her, so I scampered after her. She was a little, again on the high road. As I passed the market superstitious, Welsh woman, and subsequently gardeners' laborers going very early to their work, owned that she took me for one of the devil's imps; I observed that they invariably got out of my way, she loosened her yoke and pails as I approached and seized the first large stone they could find. her, and dropped them. As I always had a predi- I no sooner made niy way back to Mr. Pennylection for milk, I certainly did not neglect the op- feather's door, than I thought it would be proper to portunity of drinking to my heart's content, and announce my return by a long melodious howl. overturning both tin cans. I then went quietly The butcher's boy was immediately sent for, and back to Mr. Pennyfeather's, and sat on the steps at catechised. Ile swore that he put the dog in safe the door until the family should arise.

custody on the preceding night, and promised in One of Mr. Peter Pennyfeather's nervous pecu- the evening to come and take me away again. The liarities was an utter dislike to have anybody staring lad was indignant at having his honor suspected, about his premises. I, thinking that it was growing but secretly made up his mind to sell me to somelate, reminded Mr. Pennyfeather of the time of day body else. by uttering a prolonged yell; this brought the At eight o'clock the butcher arrived, and putting heads of the neighbors and their domesties out of on a stronger noose, he led me through the lanes to windows and doors, and they all seemed wonderfully Kensington, at the moment quite undecided how he surprised at my appearance.

should dispose of me, when chance put in his way A crowd of work-people, going to their employ- an advantageous offer. In the High street, he overment, and a number of gaping idlers, male and fe- heard a woman, an itinerant purveyor of dogs' and male, now stood round Mr. Pennyfeather's door, cats' meat, bewailing that somebody had enticed evidently delighted with the gay fancy pattern with away the dog that had drawn her cart for three which I was decorated ; and, indeed, I looked as if years, and that the loss was irreparable to her. She I was attired in a rich Turkey carpet, but the gold had, however, the harness and a muzzle with her, ears and tail were the objects of general remark. and the butcher taking the lady aside, he exhibited Pennyfeather, hearing the buzzing conversation me, when, after much haggling, she agreed to puroutside, to his horror, perceived that some novelty chase me for eighteen pence. In a trice, I was harhad collected a large number of spectator in front nessed and muzzled. I felt a piece of cold rusty of his house. I became impatient, and standing on iron stretched across my tongue, and strongly fastmy hinder legs, with my fore paws on the door, I ened to my head-gear; this was attached to a strap by accident touched the knocker with my snout, bridle, and the lady wishing the butcher “good which gave rise to a double rap. This feat caused night,” lugged me off in triumph. a prodigious roar of laughter from the mob.

I passed about three months in this miserable The affair was soon buzzed about, and the dairy- state of bondage, beaten and starved; for, upon the man who employed the Welsh milkmaid, called on | principle of the adage, “That the shoemaker's wife

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