The Comic magazine, ed. by the editor of 'Figaro in London', 4 vols, Volume 4

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Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett

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Page 173 - To sit on rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell, To slowly trace the forest's shady scene, Where things that own not man's dominion dwell, And mortal foot hath ne'er or rarely been ; To climb the trackless mountain all unseen, With the wild flock that never needs a fold ; Alone o'er steeps and foaming falls to lean ; This is not solitude ; 'tis but to hold Converse with Nature's charms, and view her stores unroll'd.
Page 29 - O Lord, thou knowest that I have nine houses in the City of London, and likewise that I have lately purchased an estate in fee simple in the county of Essex.
Page 30 - Mermaid sloop, because I have insured it; and as thou hast said the days of the wicked are but short, I trust in thee that thou wilt not forget thy promise, as I have purchased an estate in reversion, which will be mine on the death of that profligate...
Page 29 - Essex from fire and earthquakes ; and as I have a mortgage in Hertfordshire, I beg of thee likewise to have an eye of compassion on that county ; and for the rest of the counties thou mayest deal with them as thou art pleased.
Page 30 - Thou may deal with them as Thou art pleased. Oh, Lord, enable the bank to answer all their bills and make all my debtors good men. Give a prosperous voyage and safe return to the 'Mermaid...
Page 30 - Keep my friends from sinking, and preserve me from thieves and housebreakers, and make all my servants so honest and faithful that they may attend to my interests, and never cheat me out of my property, night or day.
Page 244 - And all the men and women merely tipplers: They have their bottles and their glasses; And one man in his time takes many quarts, His drink being .seven kinds. — At first the infant, Taking the cordial in the nurse's arms; And then, the whining school-boy with his drop Or two of porter, just to make him creep More willingly to school. — And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, o'er his lemonade Brewed into whiskey-punch.
Page 29 - Lord, enable the' bank to answer all their bills, and make all my debtors good men. Give a prosperous voyage and return to the Mermaid sloop, which I have insured ; and, Lord, thou hast said, ' that the days of the wicked are short...
Page 140 - Christmas-box, which you are usually so kind as to give; and to prevent imposition on you and fraud on us, which is frequently...
Page 164 - But though it be proverbially said, that " he who runs may read," it does not follow that he who runs may eat. All that Joe Tims got by running was, thinner than ever. Arrived in the great Babylon, Joe Tims followed the example of Wisdom, and cried in the streets ; and, as in the case of Wisdom, " no man regarded." Those who, seeing him seated on a door-step, with his exiguous frame manifested...

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