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CONTENTS.



Letters from a Freshmiin ...
Letter to the President of the Suburban Associi
Literary Curiosity, A. . . . .

Lover's Sacrifice, Tlie ....
Sleaburu for Measure ....



Afterwards Ha »^lequin By

Age of Monstyiers, The .
Alice Bromr ^f^,,

'^ll/J'^.r^Jorld's a Bedlam" . '
An Old Man, To .
Another Word about Play-Orders
Autograph Hunters .
Betty Morrison's Pocket-book
Bubble of Life, The .
Christmas in the Olden Time
Christmas Waits
Cold Love-Letter, A
Cutting Down an Article .
Demon, The, of 1845 .
Dissolving Views
Doomed One, The
Dream of the London Season, Th
Enthusiast in Anatomy, The .
Fabulous Character, A
Fashions for January
Florence Preserved .
Folly of Crime, Tiie
Force of Circumstances, The
Frightful Narrative, A .
Garland, A . . . .

Genuine Ghost Story, A
Guy Greenhorn's Wanderings .
Heads of the Table
Hermit of Vauxhall, The .
Hints for a Domestic Police .
Hint to Projectors, A . . . .

How, Wlien, and Wliere Books should be read
Husband's Vengeance, A .
Intellectual Wall Paper

JoUijunip on Happiness. An Experimental L
Ladies' Logic ....
Last Year's Balance, The
Leaves from Lempriere
Legend of the Rhine, A



John Oxenford
Horace Mayhew
Gilbert A. a Beckett
Paul Prendergast

SJiirley Brooks .
Horace Mayhem .
Mark Lemon
John Oxenford
Mark Lemon
Gilbert A. a Beckett



Gilbert A. a Beckett
John Oxenford .
Horace Mayhew .
Mark I^emon
Gilbert A. a Beckett
John Oxenford .
Horace Mayhew .



Paul Prendercjast
Mark Lemon
Mark Lemon
Mark Lemon



By Horace Mayhi



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Gilbert A. a Beckett
Shirley Broo'iS . .
Horace Mayhew .
Horace Mayheiv
Shirley Brooks
Gilbert A. a Beckett

Patd Prendergad
Mark Lemon



By Michael Angclo Titmar&h



By Gilbert A. a Beckett



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Moliiiiclioly Moiitli of !klny, Tla-

IkU'SiiKTic Diiiiur, The .

Miss Mntililu .lolinsrm Jones

Moutlifiil of Fr.sli Air. A

Mii.-ert A. a Bahett


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By Gilbert A. a Bccketl .


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By Gilbert A. a BerhctI


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By GilUrt A. a Berhetl .


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By CilUrt A. it Beckett


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By Gilbert A. « Berkett .


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By John Oxenford


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By Horace Mayhew .


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LIST OF STEEL ENGEAVINGS.






PAGE

The Tkiumph of Cipid 1

Clairvoyance ............. 21

The Folly of Crime ............ 45

A Young Lady's Vision of the London Season ...... 69

The Demon of 1845 93

The Heads of the Table ........... 117

Social Zoology ............. 140

Social Zoology— Ornithology 163

A Very Good Man, no dovbt ; but a Bad Sailor ...... 186

Eetuun from a Trip on the Continent . . ...... 209

]\Ir. John Bull in a Quandary 232

The Railway Dragon 255



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ON WOOD, Etc.



Running at the Ring .

Copy of an Ancient Seal .

Tlie Meeting of the Bells .

The Flight of Literature

Towing Path ....

Old Parr's Beard .

An Ancient Cup-bearer

Poverty verms Washing-houses

" Something like a Mutton Chop '

The Bubble Blower

Catting down an Article

Christmas Waits

" Linked sweetness long drawn nut "

Fashions for January

The Glass of Fashion

Relieving a Gentleman from a State

The Coast-Giuird Mesmerise;! .

Practical Mesmerism .

Mesmeric Pincushion

^neas in the Shades .

The Hermit of Battersea



of Cuma



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Stage Bandits 34

The Stage Seaman .... 35
Fashions in the East 37

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Singleton in a state of Mental Fjaculatiun

A Small Family ....

Domestic Encumbrances

Alexander taming Bucephalus

The Stage Lady's Maid .

One of the Old School

Illustrations of the IMonth

Window Phenomena .

A Scamper on the Serpentine

The Music-Master in China

Pig-tail and Short-cut

Poets' Corner ...

Grand Tournament

The Lover and the Magician

The Stege Rustic .

A Cutting Moral . . . . .

Singleton excited by the Green-eyed Monster

Betty Morrison Waiting for the Coach



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ON WOOD, Etc.



Betty Morrison Rofliling tlie Diblo
Writing a Lovc-Letter in Winter
Chinisu Life- Preservers .

Ditto .
Tlie Stage Assassin

Ditto .

Ditto

Ditto .
The Piire-coloimd Carp .

Ditto
Lovers' Vows (Alice Bromptoii)
Portrait of a Horse
Betty Morrison's Return Home
Tlic Polk-Oregon Warrior .
Sir Ludwig of Honibourg on his Battle Horse
Sir Ludwig and the Tonsor
An LMitor as he is supposed to l>e
An Kditor as he is

Afterwards Harlequin ...

The Stage Lover . ...

Ditto ...
The Lion of the Party ....
The Festival of Godesberg . . . ,

Combat between Sir liUdwig and Sir (iottfriei
The Hermit of Rolandseck and the Knight
Cut an7~





THE TRIUMPH OF CUPID.



which a dwarf at a fair usually occupies, his legs protruding from his parlour windows,
while from those of his drawing-room he thi-usts his anns : thus as it were converting his
house into a great-coat — a species of domestic economy to which dwarfs alone are addicted.

The power of the gentler sex naturally led me to a reflection on the manner in which it
is used, and on the ministers tlu-ough whom their sovereignty is exercised. Cupid is their
undoubted premier; who, indeed, performs his office in a manner that renders their sway
universal and absolute. What conqueror can boast of a victory so complete as the triumph
of Cupid ?

The lamplighter ascending his ladder on his evening mission of enlightenment, is
seized by the grasp of Cupid ; and even in the act of igniting the gas he feels in his own
breast a consuming flame. On the mimic stage, as well as in the real di-ama of life, is
Cupid triumphant. It is love that prompts Harlequin to those flying leaps through shop-
fronts, and inspires him with those twirls of the head which he indulges in, to attract the
favourable regards of Columltine. It is nothing but a contest for the hand of that fair
Christmas creature of loveliness and leno, which keeps the Clo^^^l and Pantaloon in a state
of constant antagonism to Harlequin. It is Cupid who fetters the baker and enchains the
soldier, making them both neglectfiil of the morning roU. The old sailor, who has laid
one leg on the altar of his country, and receives in return from her a helping hand ; the
liveried lackey, proud of the ignoble plush and sei'vUe shoulder-knot ; the old clothesman,
with a redundancy of hats, yet going forth in quest of more, — each, and all, of these
individuals will press forward to swell the train of Cupid's captives. Love knocks the
nabob from the top of his elephant, jerks the costenmonger from his cart, and throws the
steam-boat captain from his paddle-box, subjecting him to one fatal turn-ahead.

The bra^vny dustman is compelled to bite the dust, and the blind mendicant, unas-
sailable through the eyes, may be stnick to the heart, and " when he falls he falls like
Lucifer;" or rather like a box of lucifers (which juvenile impostors ai"e in the habit of
throwing down to create commiseration on rainy days), never to be picked up again.
What a glorious procession would the celebration of Cupid's triumph form ! Such a
procession I determined to introduce at the outset of my Table B



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