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person whatever-man, woman, or it, we really art child, their liver must be white as several distinguis snow.

respectablenames. But we chance to know that it has W. Thomson, Andrew frightened a considerable number of lan, and John Watson, have persons; and on that account, we shall put down their signatures to thin inquire shortly into the cause and ra- try and pitiful paper. Where were tionality of their fears. Fear and An- their wits a wool-gathering at the ger are of one family--the children of time? Did they read it, or hear it Folly. And accordingly the persons read? or were they one and all

, altoin question, (some of them, at least,) gether, or at sundry times and in divers exhibit at one time faces pale with manners, incapable of reading it, or of fright, and at another red with rage, hearing it read? Devoutly do we alternating between the physiognomy trust, that they were all in a state of

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The gentlemen to whom we allude are per ; for more creditable to any man the Artists or EDINBURGH ; and the would it be, to get bowzy once a-day following is a precis of their proceed for a year, Sundays, perhaps, except ings, dictated by their Fear and their ed, than to have signed this calumnious Folly.

circular-this railing Round-Robin. A few days after the publication of Can any thing be more pitiable than to this Report, a few of these Artists, see two or three full-grown men, such (we never mention naines of indivi- as they who carried about this affair for duals in this Magazine,) with mealy signatures, able to walk, we presume, faces, and ragged hair, and eyes en- without any more than mutual assista deavouring in vain to jump out of ance, and not altogether unable to artheir sockets, were seen hurrying to ticulate,—we repeat, could any thing and fro, sorely distraught. It was be more pitiable than to see these suspected that the gate of some Luna- blockheads blundering about, up one tic Asylum had been incautiously left stair and down another, in search of open, and that some crazy folks had signatures of excommunication against escaped into the city; but this con- a writer, who exhibits in every line of jecture unfortunately did not prove his Report the utmost candour, good. true. The persons alluded to have nature, chearfulness, and philannot yet been in confinement. They thropy? O doughty deputation of have hitherto been supposed sane ; but dunces ! Missionaries to convert men their friends now begin to shake their from the principles and practice of heads. Well, then these gentlemen Christianity! Sneaking-snivellinghaving recovered from the speechless snoking subscription-seekers, full of passion inspired by the Report, deter- gall and guile! Why, what right have mined to discover who had let it, and you, answer me that, to prevent any to visit him, or them, we presume, brother brush from brandishing a pen with the full measure of their most occasionally as well as a pencil? Though formidable and destructive vengeance. neither of you probably can write a They accordingly got some person to single sentence of grammar yourself, write for them a Manifesto, declaring is that any reason why David Dreadtheir contempt, scorn, abhorrence, nought, and Paul Playfair, and Saand so forth, of this Report; and muel Small-text, and the other memwith it they marched about in a state bers* of the Cognoscenti, should wrap of the most pompous trepidation, from up their talent in a towel, except inthe house of one artist to another, de- deed it should be an oaken one? Where manding that he should instantly put have you been living all your days ? his signature to it-or what? or be ex. Have you been crawling on the surface, communicated from the fellowship of or sunk in the bowels of the earth ? human beings, and be forced thence- Have you been imprisoned for thirty forth to associate with Cockneys. years in the dungeons of the Inquisi

To this manful and maledictory tion ? Have you been engaged in some Manifesto, as its issuers no doubt deenimining speculation; and has your hair

• The society consists of upwards of forty members, ordinary and extraordinary. Vor. XI.

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person whatever-man, woman, or it, we really are child, their liver must be white as several distinguis snow,

respectablenames. But we chance to know that it has W. Thomson, Andrei frightened a considerable number of lan, and John Watson, have persons; and on that account, we shall put down their signatures to this inquire shortly into the cause and ra- try and pitiful paper. Where were tionality of their fears. Fear and An- their wits a wool-gathering at the ger are of one family--the children of time? Did they read it, or bear it Folly. And accordingly the persons read? or were they one and all, altoin question, (some of them, at least,) gether, or at sundry times and in divers çxhibit at one time faces pale with manners, incapable of reading it, or of fright, and at another red with rage, hearing it read? Devoutly do we alternating between the physiognomy trust, that they were all in a state of of a gander and that of a bubbly-jock. civilation when they put pen to paThe gentlemen to whom we allude are per ; for more creditable to any man the Artists oF EDINBURGH ; and the would it be, to get bowzy once a-day following is a precis of their proceed for a year, Sundays, perhaps, exceptings, dictated by their Fear and their ed, than to have signed this calumnious Folly.

circular-this railing Round-Robin, A few days after the publication of Can any thing be more pitiable than to this Report, a few of these Artists, see two or three full-grown men, such (we never mention naines of indivi- as they who carried about this affair for duals in this Magazine,) with mealy signatures, able to walk, we presume, faces, and ragged hair, and eyes en- without any more than mutual assistdeavouring in vain to jump out of ance, and not altogether unable to artheir sockets, were seen hurrying to ticulate --we repeat, could any thing and fro, sorely distraught. It was be more pitiable than to see these suspected that the gate of some Luna- blockheads blundering about, up one tic Asylum had been incautiously left stair and down another, in search of open, and that some crazy folks had signatures of excommunication against escaped into the city ; but this con a writer, who exhibits in every line of jecture unfortunately did not prove his Report the utmost candour, good true. The persons alluded to have nature, chearfulness, and philannot yet been in confinement. They thropy? O doughty deputation of have hitherto been supposed sane ; but dunces ! Missionaries to convert men their friends now begin to shake their from the principles and practice of heads. Well, then--these gentlemen Christianity! Sneaking-snivellingbaving recovered from the speechless snoking subscription-seekers, full of passion inspired by the Report, deter- gall and guile! Why, what right have mined to discover who had let it, and you, answer me that, to prevent any to visit bim, or them, we presume, brother brush from brandishing a pen with the full measure of their most occasionally as well as a pencil? Though formidable and destructive vengeance. neither of you probably can write a They accordingly got some person to single sentence of grammar yourself, write for them a Manifesto, declaring is that any reason why David Dreadtheir contempt, scorn, abhorrence, nought, and Paul Playfair, and Saand so forth, of this Report; and muel Small-text, and the other memwith it they marched about in a state bers* of the Cognoscenti, should wrap of the most pompous trepidation, from up their talent in a towel

, except inthe house of one artist to another, de- deed it should be an oaken one? Where manding that he should instantly put have you been living all your days ? his signature to it-or what? or be ex. Have you been crawling on the surface, communicated from the fellowship of or sunk in the bowels of the earth ? human beings, and be forced thence- Have you been imprisoned for thirty forth to associate with Cockneys. years in the dungeons of the Inquisi

To this manful and maledictory tion ? Have you been engaged in some dlanifesto, as its issuers no doubt deen mining speculation ; and has your hair

The society consists of upwards of forty members, ordinary and extraordinary. Vol. XI.

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