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ROUTLEDGE'S READINGS.

SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY
EDMUND ROUTLEDGE.

... COMIC.

LONDON:
GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS,

THE BROADWAY, LUDGATE.
NEW YORK : 416, BROOME STREET.

270. a360

Also, Uniform with this Volume,

ROUTLEDGE'S READINGS-SERIOUS.

With a Portrait of Mr. J. C. M. Bellew.

ROUTLEDGE'S READINGS-DRAMATIC.

With Portrait of Mr. PHELPS as Sir Pertinax MacSyco. phant.

CONTENTS.

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Charles Dickens . . I Charles Dickens . . 19 Mark Twain . .. Mark Twain . . Mark Twain . . . 41 From the Ingoldsby Legends 45 From the Ingoldsby Legends 51 Artemus Ward . . Artemus Ward . . Robert Buchanan . . 66 Shirley Brooks .

er 79 Douglas Ferrold ... 81 0. W. Holmes . 0. W. Holmes . . . 89 0. W. Holmes .

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The Trial, from Pickwick . .. Rosa Bud and Edwin Drood i The Celebrated Jumping Frog . Curing a Cold . . . .. Aurelia's Unfortunate Young Man The Jackdaw of Rheims The Little Vulgar Boy . . A Visit to Brigham Young . . Among the Free Lovers . . The Wake of Tim O'Hara . . The Naggletons on the Derby . The Twins . . . . Mrs. Caudle's Umbrella Lecture . The Stethoscope Song . . The Ballad of the Oysterman , The Wonderful “One-Hoss Shay" The Bashful Man . . . The Yarn of the “Nancy Bell”. Mrs. Brown goes to an Evening

Party . . . The Faithful Lovers . . . A Tale of Tuskany . . Dow's Flat, 1856 . . . The Heathen Chinee . . . Pray Employ Major Namby . The Confession . . . .. Handy Andy's Little Mistakes

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Northern Farmer, Old Style Alfred Tennyson

New Style . Alfred Tennyson
A Lecture on Patent Medicines.
The History of John Gilpin William Cowper
Faithless Sally Brown. . . Thomas Hood.
Faithless Nelly Gray. . . Thomas Hood .
Come with the Ring . . . Thomas Hood.
Hunting . . . . . F. C. Burnand
How Amelia Roper Proposed to

John Eames . . . . Anthony Trollope

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THE TRIAL FROM PICKWICK.

BY CHARLES DICKENS.

DRAMATIS PERSONÆ. Mr. JUSTICE STARELEIGH.

Mr. WELLER, senior. Mr. SERJEANT BUZFUZ.

Mr. WELLER, junior. Mr. SERJEANT SNUBBIN.

CRIER OF THE COURT. S. PICKWICK, Esq.

Mrs. ELIZABETH CLUPPINS. N. WINKLE, Esq.

FOREMAN OF THE JURY.

Enter Mr. Justice STARELEIGH attended by Crier, and takes

his seat on the Bench. Cricr.—Silence! Silence! Silence in the court. Bardell and Pickwick.

Buzfuz.-I am for the plaintiff, my Lord.
Snubbin.I appear for the defendant, my Lord.
Fudge.-Go on.
Crier.—Silence ! silence! silence !

Buzfuz.—My Lord ! may it please your lordship and the gentlemen of the jury! never in the whole course of my professional experience-never, from the very first moment of my applying myself to the study and practice of the law-have I approached a case with feelings of such deep emotion, or with such a heavy sense of the responsibility imposed upon mea responsibility, I would say, which I could never have

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