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Sir Wisdom's a fool when he's fou, Sir Knave is a fool in a session;

He's there but a 'prentice I trow, But I am a fool by profession.

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1 Corner. * Wench.

2 Wench.
4 Fun.
6 Scoop the cash.

* Young heifer.
* Bold old woman.
7 Rope.

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* Capacious.
* Wipe.

1 Make music.
* Reach.

* Tinker. * Laugh.

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1 Damage. 2 Sang. a Staring crowd.

* Nakedness. * Choose.

Chorus.

A fig for those by law protected
Liberty's a glorious feast!

Courts for cowards were erected.
Churches built to please the priest.

What is title? what is treasure?
What is reputation's care 7
If we lead a life of pleasure,
'Tis no matter how or where!
A fig, &c.

With the ready trick and fable,
Round we wander all the day;
And at night, in barn or stable,
Hug our doxies on the hay.
A fig, &c.

Does the train-attended carriage Through the country lighter rove? Does the sober bed of marriage Witness brighter scenes of love 2 A fig, &c.

Life is all a variorum,
We regard not how it goes;
Let them cant about decorum
Who have characters to lose.
A fig, &c.

Here's to budgets, bags, and wallets | Here's to all the wandering train

Here's our ragged brats and "callets! One and all cry out—Amen

A fig for those by law protected
Liberty's a glorious feast!

Courts for cowards were erected,
Churches built to please the priest.

HOLY WILLIES PRAYER.

[Holy Willie was a small farmer, leading elder to Dr. Auld, austere in speech, scrupulous to all outward appearances, a professing Christian. He experienced, however, “a sore fall;" he was “found out” to be a hypocrite after Burns' castigation, and was expelled the church for embezzling the money of the poor of the parish. His name was William Fisher.]

“And send the godly in a pet to pray.”
–Pope.

O Thou, wha in the Heavens dost dwell,
Wha, as it pleases best thysel',

1 Sweethearts.

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A ROYAL QUANDARY.

ON the first consignment of Seidlitz Powders to the capital of Delhi, the monarch was deeply interested in the accounts of the refreshing beverage. A box was brought to the king in full court, and the interpreter explained to his . how it was to be used. Into a goblet he put the contents of the twelve blue papers; and, having added water, the king drank it off. This was the alkali, and the royal countenance exhibited no sign of satisfaction. It was then explained that in the combination of the two powders lay the luxury; and the twelve white powders were quickly dissolved in water, and as eagerly swallowed by his majesty. With a shriek that will never be forgotten, the monarch rose, staggered, exploded, and, in his agony, screamed, “Hold me down!” Then, rushing from the throne, he fell prostrate on the floor. There he lay during the effervescence of the compound, spirting, like a thousand pennyworths of imperial pop, and believing himself in the agonies of death, a melancholy and convincing proof that kings are mortal.

CHARLES MATHEWS AND THE SILVER SPOON.

Soon after Mathews went from York to the Haymarket Theatre, he was invited with other performers to dine with Mr. Atteborough, afterwards an eminent silversmith, but who at that period followed the business of a pawnbroker. It so happened that Atteborough was called out of the dining room, at the back of the shop during dinner. Mathews, with wonderful celerity, altering his hair, countenance, hat, etc., took i. gravy-spoon off the dinner-table, ran instantly into the street, entered one of the little dark doors leading to the pawnbroker's counter, and actually pledged to the unconscious Attebo

rough his own gravy-spoon. Mathews contrived with equal rapidity to return and seat himself (having left the street

door open) before Atteborough reappeared at the dinner-table. As a matter of course, this was made the subject of a wager. An éclaircissement took place before the party broke up, to the infinite astonishment of Atteborough.

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