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and set proper boundaries to your desires. Anif they its boois-how tight they terem Without moderation nothing can be really en It's mincing pace 'twas pain to see ; joyed. --Veillees du Chacuu.

Io shurt its figure and its air, BENEFICENCE.--To relieve the helpless is Told me a Dandy it must be! the greatest happiness which man is allo:ved lo taste in his life. --Ibid.

It did not like to be confindGood Actions.-Cold and perishable is the

Althree weeks end it tripp'u atsav, remenbrance of past pleasure : but the remein

And in its draw'r this very day, brance of good actio::s delights and transports Its washing-bill* I chane'd to find. the soul.-Ibid.

Read it—and then you must allow. Ill-natured people torment themselves more

That men do curious creatures grow, than they do other folks. Those who blow the coals of others' strife,

And that they're vastly alter'd now, may chance to trave the sparks fiy on their

From what tiey were some years ago. faces.

TABITIA OLLVODE. Hun Dogs bark at the moon; but the moon shines not the less on that account.

A Dandy's Washing-Bill. Sone old men, by continually praising the Two shirts, without skirts time of their youth, ivould almost persuade us

Fourteen false collars that there were no fools in those days, but un

Six false shirt friils luckily, therselves are left for an example.

Seventeen cravats Priile and ill-nature will be hated, in spite of Two pair of siays all the wealth and greatness in the world.

Eleven pair of false wristba: 5

01 Friendship is a plant of slow growth in every Five pair of liali cotton hose, without fcet 1,30

Four pair of half suik hose, without feet climate. llappy the man who can rear a few

Four pair of Russia-duck trousers To be every bolly's - izumble servant" is to

One watch ribbon be nobody's friend.

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ON A RECENT ASSERTION.

"Shall I give him the lie direct, or the lie polite !!!
The Lord Mayor in ire, says, by sword and his

fire,
The Reformers intended the City to take:-
Is his Lordship, then, a downright liar;

Or does be only lie-under a mistake?

A PROPER TITLE.

My lodger's gone with half an hour to spare,
I'll sketch the thing (uiougli it may make you

stare).
That dubious something like a man

A shadow--no athletic youth,
A form so slight, no brecze dar'd fari,

For fear of spoiling it, forsooth!
Like some slim pine, it soar'd erect,

Nor look'd aside to north or south;

How could it, whilst its throat and mouth,
With heavy bandages were deck'd ?
Its we'l siarch'd collar stood upright,

Concealing all but nose and eyes;
Its spruce cravat was ty’d so tight.

Nought could it look at but the skies !
I fear'd the puny thing would choke,

But fashion never suffers pain-
It sigh’d--then smil'd, as if in joke--

And sighd-and smild-and sigh'd again.
Its coat I think 'twas meant for one,

Was tloubtless from some foreign land; For skirts and collar it had none,

And only show'd a parrow band. Between the shoulders there were placed

Two buttons, to denote a waist; And when its stays were tighily lac'd,

"Twas slim indeed—this thing of taste! . In uimicry of other bucks, Sported in finc white Russia ducks,

Oh, blessed Lord Mayor--oh, wonderful man!

Preserving our lives and our quiet;
Wlo, dreaming, discovered the horrible plan,

For involving fam'd London in riot.
This wonderful Muyor from his post will neer

wince;
Then let's hope that the Tories will please
To order their servant our high mighty Prince,

To create him the Baron of Nipcheese.*
Such discoveries should certainly be the precursor

Of Fortune, and Titles, and so on;
And then it may hap that this once famous Purser

On further discov'ries will go on.

* The present Lord Mayor was formerly a Purser in tho Navy,

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of me you both shou'd take great care,

If wiil ro lawless fire it gleamid, And shun the rambling plan,

But through the dew of kindness beam'd; No calling back, my friends, I'll bear,

That eye shall be for ever bright, So keep me while you can."

When suns and :'115 have lost their light!

Love stoji among the village youth,

Expecting to be crown'd,
Enquiring for her brother Truth,

But Truth was never found.
She sought in vain, for Love was blind,

And Hate her guidance crost,
"Tis said, since Truth she cannot find,

That Love herself is lost.

Here in inis silent carern hung,
The ready, swift, and tuneful tongue;
If Falshood's honey it disdain d,
And where it could not praise, was chain'd;
If bold in Virtue's cause it spoke,
Yet gentle concord never broke;
That tuneful tongue shall plead for thee;
When Death unveils Eternity!

THE MOURNFUL HARP.

Siy, did these fingers delye the mine,
Or with its envied rubies shine!
Tá hew the rock, or wear the gem,
Can nothing now avail to them?
But, if the page of Truth they sougki,
Or comfort to the mourner brought,
These hands a richer meed shall claim,
Than all that waits on wealth or fame?

My harp no more is twind with flowers,

The bough on which I leant is rotten;
Yet all the joys that once wete ours,

Are far too sweet to be forgotten!
No string will sound to pleasure's touch;

No note awake that speaks of gladness:
Such is my mournful harp, and such

The heart that thou hast doom'd to sadness. In vain for me the spring bequeaths

The calm, where beauty's wing reposes; In vain for me the summer breatlies

Its blushing flowers and fields of roses. In vain for me the joyful hearth,

The cheeks that glow, the eyes that glisten; In rain the syren voice of mirth;

I heed not-hear not-cannot listen. Will pity to thy breast repair,

When grief o'er error is repenting! Yes! thou, who art as Angel fair,

Wilt, as an Angel, be relenting.
And then my harp in extacy

Will sound—'tis always sad without thee;
And bliss wili come again, and I
Will sing in thrilling strains about thec?

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FOUND IN A CASE CONTAINING A

HUMAN SKELETON.

Behold this ruin-'twas a skull,
Once of ethereal spirit full !
This narrow cell was Life's retreat:-
This space was Thought's mysterious scat!
What beauteous pictures fill'd this spot!
What dreams of pleasure long forgot!
Nor Love, nor Joy, nor Hope, nor Fear,
Has left one trace or record here!
Beneath this mould'ring canopy,
Once shone this bright and busy eye;-
But start not at the dismal void!
If social love that eye employ'd;

As clouds from yonder sun receive

A deep and mellow dye,
Which scarce the shade of coming ere

Can banish from the sky;
Those smiles unto the moodiest mind

Their own pure joy impart;
Then sunshine leaves a glow behind,

That lightens o'er the heart.

Printed and Published for the Proprietors, by

J. Warte, 41, Holywell-street, Strand, and
may be had of all Booksellers.

TICKLER.

Vol. I. So. 11.)

LONDON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1819.

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tality. He thought it would not be prudent mecdotcs.

oppose their design directly; but said,

"My dear friends, I approve of your intention Moliere. The most celebrated wits of extremely, and am very ready to enjoy so France, in the time of Lonis XIV. lived in glorious a death; but by no means at this the greatest unanimity and harmony, and, time; for posterity may insinuate, by its being attraited by a mutual esteem for each other's performed at so late an hour, that it was not merit, formed themselves into a friendly The efect of philosophy, but inebriety; and society, and oftener than once in a week had so important an action should be free even from a common supper, when the pleasures of the a possibility of reflection: the only wise step, table were the least part of the entertainment, therefore, to be taken, is, that every one repair and where the conversation, we donbt not, to his own bed, and that we assemble early in was far more worthy to be recorded, than that the morning, and then, with the coolness and op the seven wise Greeks, related by Plutarch. serenity becoming true philosophers, carry Moliere, one of the gayest companions of this this design into execution.” This proposal brilliant company, frequently entertained them met with universal approbation, and every at a villa he possessed on the banks of the one, except Moliere, retired contentedly to Seine, near Paris. llis worthy guests, in bed. The next morning, when these great general, were too good judges of pleasure to

men had recovered the use of their reason, ct intoxication usurp the seat of wit and they sludilered at that rashness which, a few learning; though Bacchus was always admitted hours before, had appeared so glorious; and to enliven the spirit of the Muses. This agrec- acknowledged, that the only road to real fame able party, consisting of Peter and Thomas was, to exert their abilities in the service of Corneille, Racine, Chapelle, Moliere, Patron, literature, instead of rendering their memories la fontaine, La Bruyere, and several other detestable by an unthinking and useless act of respectable writers, being one evening at

suicide. Moliere's country-house, the host, quite fa Louis XV. at the age of sixteen, was as rigued, was obliged to retire to rest, and leave deficient in gallantry, as he was ridiculous for his post to Chapelle. The wit pushed the too much of it at tifty. He wept when inchainpaigne briskly about, and intoxication, formed of his intended marriage with the unperceived, stole in. They began to talk of young and handsome infanta of Spain; and morality, and consequently of the futility of nothing was capable of comforting him till he the pleasures of this world; and came at last was assured that he was not to live with her to this conclusion :--that the great object of for a long time to come. On ber arrival in human life should be, by some renowned France, the King went as far as Bourg la Reine action, to acquire immortal fame. From this to meet her. He einbraced her without saying observation one of the company took occasion a word, and returned to Paris to receive her at to say, “Gentlemen, this being the case, since the Lourre. There he still maintaine:1 prolife is so worthless, and fame so desirable, found silence, which caused the young Princess what can be more cligible, more noble, or to say, that the King was handsome, but he more glorious, than, by shaking off this load had nothing more to say than her doli. of life, to acquire eternal renown? My advice FREDERICK I. of Prussia, standing one day therefore is, that we should all go together to at a window in his palace, perceived that one the Seine, and there heroically plunge in; of his pages took a pinch of snuff from bis and thus, dying in that unity with which we box which Jay on the table. He did not interhave lived, our names and our friendship will rupt him, but turning round iminediately be celebrated by all posterity;". The vapours afterwards, he asked, “Do you like that snuftof the wine had so far heated their imagina- box? The page was confounded, and ma'le tions, and clouded their judgments, that this no reply. The King repeated his question, extravagant proposition appeared highly ra

and the page said, trembling, that he thought tional. They prepared, therefore, with great it very heautiful. “In that case," rejoined solemnity, to offer this sacrifice to fame. A Frederick, “ take it, for it is too small for us poor old servant, who was perfectly sober, un both." derstanding their design, ran and awaked bis Lord ChesTERFIELD.-

-Sir Thomas Robin. master.

Moliere presently appeared, among son spoke French very badly, and English them, was immediately acquainted with their ncarly as bad. King George Il. spoke little intention, and invited to partake of immor- English, and what he did extremely incorrect.

After a conference they had held, Lord Ches. pressed the dread he had of that tyrant.textiel met the former, and with a look of -** As often as the name of Robespierre was great concern, atteinpted to condole with the mentioned to me, I used to take ogte my hat, Barovet on the prevailing report, that there in order to see whether my head was in it." had been a serious misusiders:andiny between An English Bull. Our friend Montre his Majesty and himself. “What do you mery, in his Sheffield Tris, observes :-The mean," said the Baronet, with warmth; spies and incer:liaries, who take the lead at

Nothing, I do assure you, has transpired the Reform Meetings, have at length gone tou between us of this kind, 1 give you my word.” far; and, if the eyes of their dupes and vic" Then I am mistaken," said his Lordship with

tims are not not opened, it is doubtful whether a sarcastic smile, "{'had heard that you had they will be opened till they are closed in a conference with the King this morning." death." GARRICK and Hogarri, silting together at

AN ADTERTISEMENT in an Irish a tavern, mutually lamented the want of a

paper, picture of Fielding "I think,” said Garrick tages to be derived from metal win lov-szshet,

ting forth the many conveniences and advartal * I could make his face," which le did accordingly. “For Heaven's sake hold, David,” sashes would last for ever; and aftercards

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ainung other particulars, observed, that these said Hogarth, "remain as you are for a few the owner had no use for them, they might be minutes, Garrick did so, while Hogarth sold for old írori." sketched the outline, which was afterwards Gnished from their mutual recollection, and this drawing was the original of all the portraits we have at present of the admired author of Tom Jones. A SCOTTisa LIWYER.--An Advocate, full

Bon Mots. of ciuret, is said to have forgotten for which party, in a particular cause, he had been retaised; and, to the unutterable amazement of

Fatau W11.--A bon not is often productive pig the agent that had feed him, and the absolute of fatal consequences. Theocritus had higuir horror of the poor client behind, to have oftended King Antigonous, who had but one CALCO uttered a long and fervent speech exactly in eye; that Prince promised to pardon the culprit tre toeth of the interests he had been hired to it

' he would appear before him. With this condefend. Sneh was the zeal of his eloquence, dition he refused to comply; but his friends that no whispered remonstrance from the drew him along almost by force, continually rear--no tugging at his elbow, could stop repeating, that his life would be safe as som him, in medio gurgite dicendi. But just as he as he should appear before the eyes of the stand was about to sit down, the trembling writer King: The unfortunate wit, recollecting that put a slip of paper into his hands, with these the King had but one eye, could not refrain PINET plain words, You have pled for the wrong circumstances in which he was placed,

a bon mot, notwithstanding the critical party;" whereupon with an air of intinite coni. posure, he resumed the thread of his oration,

"Ah!" said he, “if the safety of my like saying, “Such, my Lord, is the statement you depends on my appcaring before the eyes of will probably hear from my brother on the the King, I am undone." - This raillery opposite side of this cause. I shall now beg the cause of his death. leare, in a very few words, to shew your Lord GARRICK's Ey£.--Miss Pope was one evening ship how uiterly untenable are the principles, in the Green-room, commenting on the excell and how distorted are the facts, upon which lencies of Garrick, when, amongst other things this specious statement lias proceeded.” And she said "he had the most wonderful eye so he went once wore over the same ground, imaginable-an eye, to use a vulgar plr::e and did not take luis seat till he had most ener: that would penetrate through a deaľ board.. getically refuted himself from one end of his "Ave;" cried Wewitzer, “I understand-ubat for mer pleading to another.

we call a gimölct eye!"

LORD MANSFIELD AND A JEW.--"Mr. Abra

hams," said Lord Manstieldi, " this is your Blunders.

son, and cannot go in the saiye hail bond."
“He isli not my son, my Lord.” * \"bt,

Abrahams, here are twenty in Court will prove A GASCON once boasted that he has travelled it.” “I will shwear, my Lord, he ish not. all over the known world,“ Upon my word, * Take care, Abrahams, or I will send licntlemen," concluded he, “I haye been at the King's Bench.” “Now, iny Lord, if your the very end of the Earth; one step further, Lordship pleases, I will tell you the truth." and I should bave trod upon nothing."". "Well, I shall be glad to hear the truth from

DWKING the French Revolution, at the time a Jew.” “My Lord, I wash in Amsterdart that Rohe: pierre was beheaded at Paris, a

years and three quarters; when I came bascon Oficer, in the French Army, thus ex home I findsh this lad; now the law obliges

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