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TO HER MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY,
Most GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN,
If a life of deep experience has enabled me in THE PILGRIMS OF THE THAMES, IN SEARCH OF THE NATIONAL, to depict scenes, which, at the time they amuse, may instruct the Public; I may perhaps be pardoned, for most humbly and respectfully, thus inscribing my efforts to your Majesty; who has ever the welfare of your people at heart.
That LITERATURE, THE FINE ARTS, SCIENCES, &c, may bloom healthily, and brightly, under your Majesty's protection, —who, while you foster the more elevated Rose, will not neglect the humble Violet ;-that your Majesty may long, very long, reign over a brave and free people, the Mistress of their HEARTS, as you are of a Kingdom, which is MISTRESS OF THE WORLD; and that in promoting the Peoples' you may secure your own happiness, is the sincere wish of,
London, January 1st. 1838.
TAAMES in all his glory—MAKEMONEY in ecstacy-a bit of the NATIONAL !
sufficient FLOURISH completely outwitted.
An original comic song, embellished with patois, but quite in character; and a
word or two respecting the chances and profession of an Actor. Recollections
of the late Muster RICHARDSON, entitled to record, according to the intrinsic
value set upon mankind by a great public writer. The miseries attached to
Strollers sixty years ago. The dangers of a double-bedded apartment. The
serious effects from too much learning-the light headed Pig to wit-a caution
to Students. A glance at the Choice Spirits of the olden times Players,
Poets, Painters, Authors, &c. The late EDMUND KEAN and the Show Folks
-his flattering reception at the court of King George the Third-Talent will
make its way. A wet scene; or, too much of water hadst thou, OXBERRY !
The flight of Ducks ! a singular adventure. How to avoid an Act of Parlia-
ment: a play-bill for dummies ! Liberal traits of the late Mrs. JORDAN-
more anon. Comparisons (not odious) between the illustrious John KEMBLE,
of classical notoriety, and the matter-of-fact Showman. Hear, and decide !
A few sentences by way of Epitaph-a trifling remembrance to the memory
of the late Muster Richardson.
CHARLES TURF, Esq., a character upon the town-up to every thing with a
lingo of his own- - yet a man of observation, and a most excellent companion.
A glance at the Sporting Booth-all sorts of folks—Nature unadorned-
Niceties not required-Jack as good as his master-Independence of feeling to
the echo-Looks dangerous, and speech worse—the old adage desirable « To
hear much and speak little." A song for those that like it—a curiosity in
literature a scrap for D'ISRAELI. The handsome female with a fine bust-
Reauty powerful in all companies. The maker of a book, but no reader. A fig
for literature-Authors distanced as to chance, 7 to 4. A figure in rhetoric.
The Free and Easy Concert-every body welcome-WEBER not known, and
Bishop not thought of. Babel—to wit, “ All round my Cap!"" Tommerhoo !”
Silence 1 silence 1 silence! What a row! For shame-when a female woman
shows her ivories! What low remarks ! Vulgar fellows ! Keep your jaw to
yourself ! or else. What? Why! You'll meet with a stop-jaw! Indeed!
How liberal! Enough! Too much! Who's for Lunnun? The Costard-mon-
ger and his prad-Every man to his calling. Any port in a storm. The dan-
gers of tickling ; or, keep your hands to yourself, Ould Chap! A glance at low
life- cerum customers. St. Paul's in sight--and the PILGRIMS once more at home.