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ize over his stage of six deal boards, and saw-dust in the boxes. Behold him at his morning levee, then bursting with importance, and swelling like a shirt bleaching in a high wind. “Ahem! Timothy !-- This is my court of Apollo, my morning nuisance, my-why, Timothy, I say,-oh, here you come, sir, crawling in like the half-price on a rainy evening-well, sir, who waits ?-anybody wanting the manager ?” “Oh, yes, lots of them, sir; there's a one-armed man inquires if you want another hand; a wooden-legged man to play the Lame Lover; a real blackamoor for Othello; four Romeos; two Hamlets; one Paul Pry; a Warwick ; a Sir John Fallstaff ; a Gertrude ; one Harlequin ; three fools; and a French marquess, to come out in Richard.” "All waiting now, eh, Timothy ?” “Yes sir." “Then tell the one-armed man to take to his heels, and the wooden-legged gentleman to hop the twig, and skip to another branch; Harlequin and the Romeos may keep the fools' company, and send me up the blackamoor and the French gentleman-one at a time.
The man of color having made his entree, after much grinning and gesticulation, thus addressed the astonished manager—"You, Massa Jonko-man ?-keep playhouse-show fine tragedy?" "Massa Jonkoo-man, why---oh! that's blackeylanguage for acting manager, I suppose !—I am, sir, at your service. You wish to appear in Othello, I understand, and to do you justice, you will look the part certainly." "Iss, massey, blackey all through, through, no come off when hug. Now me show how act, massa——Othello peech to him father-in-law.” “What, with that cursed twang, fellow; do you imagine that the noble Moor spoke after that fashion ?-however, even let's have it.” Upon which Chingaree assumed what might be an elegant attitude among his native tribes, and thus commenced the famous oration to the Venetian senate :
“ Most potented sir reverences,
Dat all I do, 'cause I do no more was !” The manager could listen no longer-_-"Well, sir, if the noble Moor did harangue in that fashion, he might well say, “Rude am I in speech.' “Oh, de angel he, and you the blacker devil.” “You may begone, fellow; for much as the public like novelty, they never could bear your abominable chumchums; and the greatest favor you can do me, is to make your exit as fast as possible.”
Othello having followed the manager's advice, was very speedily succeeded by the French gentleman, whose ambition was to enact Richard Duke of Glo'ster. “Aha, sare je suis, I am come to surprise you—I shall astonish the town, ma foi !
De play has never been persone—it was never perform as I shall perform it. Mais vous etes silent—to all dis you say nothing !” “Then I will say that I shall be extremely happy to have a specimen, monsieur," "Ecoutes vous, shut your mout, listen, and you shall hear—I speak vid your tongue en perfection-je parlez Inglish just like un Inglishman. Aha, sare, je commence vid de beginning. Richard enter solo-attendez moi, look at me:
Now is de winter of our uneasiness
And—for all dis de dog he bark, bow-wow at me,
As I valk by him ;Monsieur, sare, dat is suffice, I hope dat is quite enough.” “Quite enough, and I fear the audience will think it a great deal too much. I must now bid you a good morning
XIX.—THE SNEEZING MAN.
WARD M, FLORENCE.
IND friends, your attention I ask,
Though I'm almost ashamed to be seen,
For fear of your calling me “green ;''
That whenever my wish is to please
I'm sure to burst out in a SNEEZE.
My cradle was rocked by a nurse
Whose sneezing was worst than my own
This curse I would never have known;
That she brought it from over the seas,
In a loud-sounding, horrible sneeze.
When boyhood broke forth in its prime
With school-games, all happy and gay
Without ever daring to play ;
Would skip and play ball at their ease,
One eve, I was taking a drive
With a lady whose beauty was rare,
What she thought of the cool evening (sneeze) air.
There is such a ponderous breeze,”
To indulge in a horrible sneeze.
I then became bold after this,
And thought of the life I had led ;
That I asked this young damsel to wed,
Came on this infernal disease,
The hills had re-echoed a sneeze.
PUPIL of the Æsculapian school
Was just prepared to quit his master's rule; Not that he knew his trade, as it appears, But that he then had learned it seven years. Yet think not that in knowledge he was cheated ;
All that he had to study still,
Was, when a man was well or illAnd how, if sick, he should be trated.
“The thought is happy,” the preceptor cries,
With dire intent,
Away they went,
And briefly of his corps performed each motion ; Maneuvres that for death's platoon are meant.
A kind of “Make ready, and present !”
Before the fell discharge of pill and potion.
At length the patien's wife he thus addressed ;
“Madam, your husband's danger's great,
“Dear! you're a witch I verily believe,' Madame replied, and to the truth confessed.
Skill so prodigious, Bobby too admired,
How these same oysters came into his head ; “Psha! my dear Bob, the thing was plainSure that can ne'er distaess thy brain ?
I saw the shells lie underneath the bed."
So, wise by such a lesson grown,
And to the self-same sufferer paid his court ;
And to his master made this dread report :
“Why, siró we ne'er can keep this patient under,
For such a man I never came across ; The fellow must be dying, and no wonder,
For, hang me! if he hasn't eat a horse.''
“A horse !" the elder man of physic cried,
And there I saw a SADDLE and a BRIDLE."
XXI.-DOT BABY OFF MINE.
CHARLES F. ADAMS.
INE cracious! Mine cracious! shust look here und see
A Deutscher so habby as happy can pe.
Dot schmall leedle vellow I dells you vas qveer ;
I dells you dot baby vas von off der poys,
He grawls der vloor ofer, und drows dings aboudt,
Dere vos someding, you pet, I don'd likes pooty vell ;
Vell, deese leedle schafers vas goin' to pe men,
XXII.-THE FRENCHMAN AND THE SHEEP'S
MONSIEUR, from the Gallic shore,
Who, though not over rich, wished to appearso, Came over in a ship, with friends a score
Poor emigrants, whose wealth, good lack !
Dwelt only on each ragged back-
For he was proud as Satan's self,
Aud as a proof—the least
To give a “feast !"
They stopped to lodge and board.
But here occurred a grivous bore :