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285 existence of such a person as Mr. Fry, conceives that he is acting in the fairest manner, by thus avowing his own name, and that of his respected employers.
P.S. Such noblemen and gentlemen as are desirous of supporting the undertaking, by becoming subscribers, will please to send their names to Messrs. Hum and Hoax, or to any banking-house in London not receiving subscriptions for the plan of Mr. Fry: in suggesting which restriction, Mr. Grill is confident that he does not exclude a single banker in the metropolis.
SOLILOQUY OF A WORTHY ALDERMAN, BARONET, AND M. P. Occasioned by the Common Council negativing the Propo.
sition for a Dinner at the Expense of the Corporation, on the Day of Jubilee.
[From the same, Oct. 21.] Scene- A Dining-room.--Sir William Cm- sitting in an easy
posture-A Translation of Apicius's * work on the means of provoking appetite, in his hand.- A large turecn, filled with turtle-soup, on the table before him.
Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire,
* Apicius, an epicure, who lived in the time of Nero-he sqyandered a large property in pampering his appetite; and, becoming unable to support his former luxury, hung himself! He wrote a work on the modes of inciting appetite!
CUNCTANDO AESTITUIT REM.
O calipash! thou aldernianic food,
[Taking a ladleful of soup.
The shafts of envy-and the wiles of malice!
CUNCTANDO RESTITUIT REM.
[From the Morning Chronicle, Oct. 21.) FROM aguish coasts when modern Fabius came,
Some clouds, 't was own'd, obscur'd his nighty name; Yet friends foretold that, scarcely landed here, The blaze of truth should all his conduct clear; Facts, stubborn facts, in print, his cause should plead; And all should know, they said, and all should read.
Yet THE BATTLE OF PUTNEY.
Yet days, and weeks, and months, have pass'd away,
True to the lastmin him the world shall find
THE BATTLE OF PUTNEY.
[From the British Press, Oct. 24 )
The misty vapours hov'ring slow,
Of Canning, driving rapidly!
His former friend's sincerity!
Of Ellis, grinning horridly!
Whisk'd by right harmlessly.
Record such deep duplicity!
Of either Secretary!
The signal drops, the bullets fly;
And still may feed his relatives ;"
Has stabb'd a soldier's memory?
A QUERY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MORNING CHRONICLE.
[Oct. 24.] SIR,
Monday, Tottenham Court Road. 1
REMARKED in an advertisement of the Olympic
Pavilion, in a Sunday newspaper, that “the first appearance of Young Saunders, who is engaged for twelve nights,” is very triumphantly announced; and the public is also promised, in the same paper, “ Horsemanship by the Double Company, particularly by Young Saunders, who will go through the whole of his equestrian exercises, and also his performances on the tight rope.” As I profess myself very ignorant of political, though extremely curious about dramatic changes, I will thank you to inform me, through the medium of your intelligent paper, ist, if the Young Saunders, above mentioned, is the same gentleman who declined the Secretaryship of State last week? 2dly, If he be; whether, in your judgment, he is likely to become any great acquisition to our pantomimes? The circumstance of never having heard of his speeches, inclines me to hope that he may excel in that line.
A friend of mine assures me, that the Double Company, in the above advertisement, means the rest of His Majesty's Cabinet ; but I cannot help believing that he is attempting to impose on my credulity, or
289 that, at any rate, he must be mistaken in his supposition. With anxious expectation of an answer, I am, Sir, your constant Reader,
[From the Public Ledger, Oct. 24.] DESIROUS as we are that the approaching jubilee
may be observed with every demonstration of loyalty, and, indeed, convinced that it will be so, we cannot help censuring the conduct of some of our contemporaries on this occasion. Not content with recommending things that are prudent and practicable, they have indulged their imaginations in raising expectations and exciting hopes which will infallibly end in disappointment, and had, therefore, been better kept out of sight and out of mind.
Having taken some pains to inform ourselves about : these matters, we think it our duty to communicate to
or readers the result of our inquiries; and, in the first place, we can assure thein, upon undoubted authority, that
The Secretary of State (wherever he may happen to le on Wednesday) does not mean to send a leiter to the Mansion House, announcing the signature of the preliminaries of peace.
Nor, on that day, does Mr. Canning mean to dine with Lord Castlereagh, and invite Lord Camden to inake a third.
The managers of Covent Garden theatre have no $ intention of concluding the performances of the night with a bonfire, lighted by an iminense mass of lail. londs, belonging to the ladies and gentlemen who do W not like the new prices.
Mr. Sheridan does not mean to call together the proprietors of Drury Lane theatre, and announce that VOL. XIII,