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of the Saintly "); F. B. Perkins, of the Free Public Library, San Francisco; W. Smith, of Morley, near
Leeds; Basil H. Soulsby, Corpus Christi, Oxford ; Joseph Verey ; John Whyte; J. W. Gleeson
White; and A. R. Wright. The following ladies have also sent me some amusing parodies :-
Miss E. Orton ; Mrs. S. A. Wetmore of New York State ; and Mrs. J. E. Whitby. My best thanks are
also due to Mr. Walsh, and his courteous assistants in the Guildhall Library of the City of London, as
well as to the gentlemen in the Library of the British Museum.

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The l'arody of “The Village Blacksmith,'' on page 9, signed

SPHINX, was written by Mr. W. Sappe, of Forest

Hill.

Foot Note, page 112.- Mr. Artemus Ward is here credited

with the advice Never to prophecy unless you
know," an Aberdeen correspondent points out that
Mr. R. Lowell was the real author, the phrase occurs
in “ The Biglow l’apers :'--

My gran’ther's rule was safer'n't is to crow,
Don't never grophesy-onless ye know.

in 1702.

The authors of the original poems are arranged in alphabetical order; the titles of the original poems are printed in small capitals, followed by the Parodies, the authors of which are named wherever

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Albert Grant, M.P. and Leicester Square

2 Home, Sweet Home

3 Trial by Jury, in 1884, a Burlesque Law Report, from the Pall Mall Gazette

20 The Art of Parody, an Article reprinted from The Saturday Review of February 14th, 1885

103 Tracy Turnerelli and the Golden Wreath

237 238 NATIONAL ANTHEM OF THE UNITED STATES,

Orpheus C. Kerr's report of the Prize Com-
petition for a National Hymn, with copies of
the rejected compositions ascribed to Longfellow,
Everett, Whittier, Wendell Holmes, Emerson,
Cullen Bryant, Morris, Willis, Aldwick, and
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Matthew Arnold. SONNET TO GEORGE CRUIKSHANK

236 World— Prize Parody, by V. Amcotts 237 Do.

do. by Goymour Cuthbert 237 Do. Competition Parody, by Nocturne 237 Do,

do. do., by Caraway 237 The subject selected was “Mr. Charles Warner in Drink,"

August 20, 1879. THE FORSAKEN MERMAN

237 The WorldPrize Parody, by Mrs. Winsloe ... 238 Do,

do. by Miss M. C. Kilburn 238 The subject selected was “Mr. Tracy Turnerelli in the Provinces, with the Golden Wreath." September 24, 1879.

The Wreath, from The World, July, 1879

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Bret Harte. DICKENS IN CAMP

Parodies in print, November, 1884
PLAIN LANGUAGE FROM TRUTHFUL JAMES-

That Hebrew Ben D-
Plain Language from Truthful Robert

3 That Greenwich M.P. (on Mr, Gladstone). 244 The Heathen M.P. (on Mr. Disraeli, in 1876) 245 “ Ben Diz was his name

245 On Chang, the Chinese Giant ...

245 THE AGED STRANGER

I was with Grant" (Albert Grant) 1874 ...
Home, sweet Home, with variations, by Bret
Harte, 1881 ...

3
His Finger, a Prose Parody
THE RETURN OF BELISARIUS-
To “Auld Willie," September, 1884...

3 "JIM" On Bret Harte

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John Dryden's Epigram on Milton. “THREE POETS, IN THREE DISTANT AGES BORN"... 233 Epigram on Orator Henley, Rock, and Dr. John Hill

233 on Chatterton, Ireland, Lauder, and Macpherson

233 by D. O'Connell on Three Colonels 233 on Three Pens, advertisement 234

on Hemans, Hallam, and Hogg 234 Parody Competition in Truth, March 27, 1884– Epigrams on Brandy and Soda

234 on Grog and Baccy ...

234 on Generals Wolseley, Roberts, and Graham ...

234 on Truth

234 on Beau Nash, Beau D'Orsay, and

Beau Brummel...
on Three Champion Batsmen
on the Midge, the Gnat, and the
Mosquito

234 on the Rose, Shamrock, and Thistle 234 on Tyndall, Huxley, and Darwin... 234 on a Beau, a Dandy, and a Masher 234 on Gladstone, Sir S. Northcote, and Randolph Churchill

234 on the Members for Eye, Bridport,

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on Lord Salisbury, Sir S. North-

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Thomas Hood.
THE SONG OF THE SHIRT

The Night " Comp"
The Song of the Dirt (Covent Garden in 1884)
A Song of the Follies of Fashion, 1880

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The Overseer's Lament in Australia, 1853,
by M. P. Stoddart

255 The Song of the Dirt, 1858

256 The Song of the Student, 1854...

256 The Song of Exams. (Aberdeen)

257 The Song of the Drink

257 The Song of the Wheel

258 The Song of the Sponge...

258 The Song of the Streets... I REMEMBER, I REMEMBERA Parody of, by Phæbe Carey...

4 A Parody of, by Tom Hood, junior

5 What it may come to (the House of Lords)

5 Reminiscences of a Grinder (Aberdeen, 1854) 258 Manchester Musings

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THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH.
Under Britannia's spreading Oak, 1884

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The Low Bohemian, 1878

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The Village Schoolboy...

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“ Beside a Dingy Public-house,''

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The War Blacksmith, 1866

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The Lord Chancellor, Finis, 1877

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The Village Pet. R. E. Blow...

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The City Blackleg

249
“ Before a Study of the Nude

249
THE NORMAN BARON--
The Roman Prelate, by Walter Parke

249
VOICES OF THE NIGHT-
Voices of our Nights. 1861.

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THE OLD CLOCK ON THE STAIRS

23
Imitated by C. Baudelaire

24
FLOWERS
Flowers of Rotten Row in 1858

250
THE BRIDGE-
“I lay in my bed at midnight"

250
THE ARSENAL AT SPRINGFIELD-
The Soirée, by Phæbe Carey, 1854

14
EVANGELINE-
Dollarine; a tale of California, 1849...

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The Lost tails of Miletus, by Bret Harte

15
Mabel, the Made-up, Finis 1877
THE SONG OF HIAWATHA-

Marks and Remarks on the Royal Academy
1856

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The Great Medicine-Man, Punch, 1867

15
Revenge, a Rhythmic Recollection
The Song of Big Ben (Truth).

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The Song of Progress, 1884

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Le Calumet de Paix, by C. Baudelaire

24
The Great Tichborne Demonstration
Pahtahquahong, by Walter Parke
The Song of Cetewayo, 1882
The Printer's Hiawatha
La Belle Sauvage (Princess Pocahontas) 1870 255

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
EXCELSIOR-

Higher
Diogenes, 1854

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Upwards, 1873
M. Duruof, 1874
The Excelsior Climbing Boy, 1875

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“The Swampy State of Illinois

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The Dowager-Duchess at a Drawing Room ...

8
"'Brellas to mend"

8
On Mr. Disraeli's first speech in Parliament

17
The Workhouse (Bob)

17
The Griffin

17
The Country Fair (Minnie Mum.)

17
What Roads! W. F. Field.

18
Sloper

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Divitior, 1858

250
Nettle-rash (from St. Bartholomew's)

251
Young Lambs to sell

251
U-pi-dee, by F. C. Burnand

251
" Loved Arabella," 1867

252
Ye poor Mahdi, 1884

252
“ Ten thousand pounds”

253
(re Maskelyne v. Irving Bishop)
A PSALM OF LIFE-

What the young woman said to the old maid,

by Phoebe Carey, 1854
" Tell me not in doleful murmurs," by

Thomas Thatcher
“Please be cheerful,” advice to Novelists
A Psalm of Farming
A Song of St. Stephen's, 1882
A Psalm of Burial (on Cremation)
On Reading a Life and Letters
An Imitation, by C. Baudelaire

24
A Christmas Psalm of Life

246
A Psalm for the Trade

246
The Yankee Merchant to his book-keeper 247
The Psalm of Life as exhibited in Christmas
Annuals

247
The DAY IS DONE-

A parody of, by Phoebe Carey, 1854
THE ARROW AND THE SONG ...

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The Birds and the Pheasant, 1867

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The Ex-Premier (Mr. Gladstone), 1877

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The Arrow and the Hound, 1884

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The Bubble and the Bullet, by William Sawyer 248
BEWARE! -

" I know a maiden fair to see" (Kate Vaughan)
I know a masher dark to see

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“I know a youth who can flirt and flatter"

247
“I know a Barber who in town doth dwell"

248
"I know a maiden with a bag'
The Song of the Oyster Land ...

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The Splendid Shilling, in imitation of Milton,

by John Philips, 1700
The Crooked Sixpence, by Bramston...
Wine, a Poem, 1709
A Panegyric on Oxford Ale, 1822
The Suet Dumpling
The Copper Farthing, by Miss Pennington ...
The School boy, by the Rev. Mr. Maurice
The Opening of Parliament, (Prize Parody)

by John Foote, 1880
Another version, by H. Hamilton, 1880
Prae-Existence, a poem in imitation of John

Milton, by J. B., 1714

Dr. Bentley's alterations of Milton
L'ALLEGRO, AND IL PENSEROSO--

Whitsuntide, by the Rev. George Huddersford,

1793
Christmas

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The Garrulous Man, 1776
L’Allegro; or Fun, a Parody
The Hare Hunter, by Mundy, 1824
Fashion, a Paraphrase of L'Allegro, 1814
Ode on the Centennial Birthday of Burns, by

Samuel Lover, 1859
Football, by the Author of "The Idylls of the

Rink," 1883
A Reading Man, 1824
A Seaside Sonnet, after Milton-Oysters

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John Milton.-Continued.
MILTON'S EPITAPH ON SHAKESPEARE

Two Parodies on the same, from Punch, dated
1856 & 1863

Edgar Allan Poe.
Sketch of his Career
The Philosophy of Composition
THE RAVEN

A Gentle Puff, 1845
The Gazelle, by C. C. Cooke, 1845
The Whippoorwill, 1845
The Vulture, by Robert B. Brough, 1853
The Tankard, by Edmund H. Yates, 1855
The Parrot, by R. B. Brough, 1856
The Cat-Fiend (in prose), 1868
The Craven (Napoleon III), 1867
The Tailor, by A. Merion, 1872
The Shavin'. John F. Mill
Chateaux d'Espagne, by H. S. Leigh...
A Ravin'. The Figaro, 1873...
Dunraven. Punch, 1881, 1884

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The Dove, a Sentimental Parody. J. W. Scott
Lines on the Death of Poe. Sarah J. Bolton
My Christmas Pudding...
On a Fragment of a Five-dollar Bill
Nothing More
Her Pa's Dog
The Phantom Cat, by F. Field, 1868...
The Croaker, 1875
The Stoker (on Dr. Kenealy), 1875. J. Verey
The Raven, from the Liverpool Porcupine, 1875
A Black Bird that could sing, but wouldn't

sing, 1876
Cowgate Philanthrophy, 1876 ...
Lines to the Speaker of the House of Com-

mons, from Truth, 1877
The Baby, from Finis, 1877
The Maiden. D. J. M., 1879
The Promissory Note. Bayard Taylor
The “ Ager,'' by J. P. Stelle
The Chancellor and the Surplus, 1879
The Raven, dedicated to the Duke of Somerset
The Gold Digger, 1880 ...
Quart Pot Creek, by J. Brunton Stephens
A Sequel, The Spirits, W. T. Ross...
The Drama Despondent, 1882...
A Voice
The Ravenous Bull and the Bicycle ...
A Cat-as-Trophy, in prose, 1866
The End of “The Raven,'' 1884
Sequel to the Raven, by R. A. Lavender (a

Spirit poem)
A Vigil Vision, by H. Bickford
Isadore, by Alfred Pike, 1843
Plutonian Shore, by J. E. Tuel, 1849...
The Goblin Goose. Punch, 1881
The College Craven. P. G. S., 1884...
The (C)raven Student
Le Corbeau, by S. Mallarmé, 1875
Vox Corvi, 1694
Poe-tical Forgeries
The Fire Fiend, September, 1864, by Charles

D. Gardette
Golgotha, by Charles D. Gardette
The Raven, in Dublin
The Raven, said to have been translated by

Poe from a Persian Poem
Sequel to the Raven, a Spiritual Poem by R.

A. Lavender
A Grand Poem, by Lizzie Doten, 1872
Farewell to Earth, by Lizzie Doten
The Vulture, by Somers Bellamy, 1885

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SPIRITUAL POEMs, in imitation of Poe, by Mrs. Lydia
Tenney

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The Raven, by R. Allston Lavender

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A Grand Poem, by Lizzie Doten

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The Kingdom,

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Farewell to Earth

95
Improvisations from the Spirit, by Dr. J. J.
Garth Wilkinson, 1857

95
Pot-Pourri, reprinted from the scarce New York

Edition of 1875–
The Ruined Palace. (The Haunted Palace)
Dream-Mere. (Dreamland)
Israfiddlestrings. (Israfel)
The Ghouls in the Belfry.' (The Bells)
Hullaloo, (Ulalume)

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To Any. (For Annie)
Hannibal Leigh. (Annabel Lee)
Raving. (The Raven)

102
The Monster Maggot. (The Conqueror Worm) 102
Poetic Fragments

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Under-Lines

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THE BELLS

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The Swells, by R. B. Brough, 1857

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The Ball-Room Belles. Fun. 1865

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Pills, by Damer Cape, 1866

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The Hells. The Tomahawk, 1867

78
Christmas Fancies. Fun, 1867

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The Bells ...

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The Bills, by Thomas Hood, the younger, 1870

80
The Flute ...

81
The Chimes done in Rhymes, an American
parody, 1871

81
The Bills, from the Light Green, 1872
The Bells, by an overworked Waiter, 1875
The Girls
The Bills, by a Mercantile Poet, 1875
The Belles, Benjamin D-, 1876
The Bills.' The Corkscrew Papers, 1876
The Swells. Worthy a Crown?
The Bells. Fiz, 1878
The Bills. Funny Folks, 1879

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The Hose. Puck, 1879
The Bills. Punch, 1879
Bills. Truth, 1880

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The Bells, Mr. Irving in, 1883...

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The Voice of the Bells, by W. A. Eaton

89
The Bills. Detroit Free Press

89
“O! The Hammers," by William Allan, 1883 90
Reminiscences of Summer, 1883

90
That Amateur Flute, an American Parody

90
The Office Boy's Mother in America ...

91
ISRAFEL-
Bisakel, by J. E. Dalton, 1880...

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The Steed of Fire

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ANNABEL LEE

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Samuel Brown, by Phæbe Carey, 1854

61
The Cannibal Flea, by Tom Hood, the younger 62
The L.C.D. and the L.S.D. by Joseph Verey

62
St. Rose of Lima, by Walter Parke, 1882 63
Beautifui B -(Wilson Barrett), J.W.G.W.
Annabel Lee, from “Mr. and Mrs. Spoopen-

dyke," by Stanley Huntley
ULALUME

Paralune. Punch, 1881
The Willows, by Bret Harte
What is in a Name, by Thomas Hood, junior

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You'll Resume. Punch, 1882...

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Hope; An Allegory, by John II. Ingram 66
Covent Garden. Fun, 1867

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The Kingdom, a Spirit poem, by Lizzie Doten

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I am that merry wanderer of the night (Lord
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A PROLOGUE, in imitation of Othello's address
to the Senate

144
Correspondence in The Daily News, 1883, con-

cerning the Gaiety burlesques of The Tempest,
and Hamlet, inciuding letters from Mr. Moy
Thomas, Mr. W. Kennedy, Mr. John
Hollingshead, and Mr. F. C. Burnand

144
The Daily News on Shakespearian Burlesques,
October 25, 1884

205
Dreary Song for Dreary Summer, by Shirley
Brooks, 1860

205
Shakespoke's Epigram, by J. G. Dalton 205
The Shakespeare Monument Committee, 1823 205
The “New Shakspere Society," and Mr. F.
J, Furnivall

162

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE-
Shylock ; or, the Merchant of Venice Pre-

served ; by F. Talfourd. Produced at the
Olympic Theatre, 1853

179
“What find I here? Fair Portia's counterfeit" 180
TELL ME, WHERE IS FANCY BRED ? ...

180
Tell me, what is Fancy Bread?

180
A Parody by J. R. Planché, 1843

204
The QUALITY OF MERCY IS NOT STRAINED-

The Jollity of Nursey is not feigned, 1883 180

This Quality of Jelly must be strained, 1880 180
The Quality of Flirting is not strained

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THE TEMPEST-
The Tempest ; or, the Enchanted Isle, by

Sir W. Davenant and John Dryden
The Enchanted Isle;

or, Raising the Wind,
by R. B. and W. Brough, produced at the

Adelphi Theatre, 1848, with the cast 203
Ariel, by F. C. Burnand, produced at the

Gaiety Theatre, October, 1883, with the cast 204
WHERE THE BEE SUCKS...

204
Who would be Great Grand Lord High ? By
J. R. Planché

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"Our REVELS NOW ARE ENDED

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AS YOU LIKE IT-
THE SEVEN AGES OF MAN

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"All the Town's a Slide,” 1850

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“All the World's a Stable"

174 242
“All the World's away” (for the holidays) 241
“All Parliament's a Stage" (Political) 241
“All the Night's a Stage" (on noises)

242
“All the Day's a Plague” (on street noises)... 242
“ All the World's a Newspaper, 1824...

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The Stage Coach Company, 1803

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The Patriot's Progress, 1814

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The Seven Ages of Woman

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The Seven Ages of Æstheticism

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The Seven Ages of Intemperance, 1834

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The Poetry of the Steam Engine, 1846

172
The Seven Ages of the French Republic, 1848 172
The Seven Ages of a Public Man, 1855

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The Catalogue of the British Museum

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The Seven Ages in Mincing Lane, 1868

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The Politician's Seven Ages, 1868

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The Seven Ages of Acting, 1884

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The Seven Ages of Love, 1881...

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The Seven Carriages of Man, 1885

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The Seven Drinks of Man, 1885

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The Seven Courses at Dinner

241 242
The Seven Ages of Cricket

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The Seven Ages of a Clergyman

243
The Seven Ages of a Politician...

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The Seven Forms of Insanity

243
The Seven Ages of a Sailor

243
The Seven Ages of Fashion

244
“Dinner is a Stage," by F. B. Doveton

240
“ Parliament's a Stage” (Political)

241
Bud, Blossom, and Decay, by T. F. D. Croker 195
Jaques in Capel Court, 1845 (Gambling on
the Stock Exchange).

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A Paraphrase, by E. L Blanchard, 1866 196
Oxford is a Stage, 1868 ...

196
A Shakespearian after-dinner Recitation, by
F. Upton,

196
A Fool, A FOOL! I MET A FOOL 1 THE FOREST 194

The same, with a cold in the head (at Combe) 194
A Dude-a dude! I met a dude

195
Blow, blow thou Winter Wind, a parody on...

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Lines on Mrs. Langtry as Rosalind, 1882

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Lines on Miss Mary Anderson as Rosalind, at
Stratford-on-Avon, August, 1885

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MEASURE FOR MEASURE-
“TAKE, O, TAKE THOSE LIPS AWAY"..

Take, O, take that bill away
Take, 0, take the haunch away, by W. H.

Ireland, 1803 ...
Take, o, take that wreath away (to Mr. Tracy

Turnerelli)
I bought thee late a golden wreath (after Ben

Jonson)

Tåke, o, take Parnell away, 1882
AY, BUT TO DIE, AND GO WE KNOW NOT WHERE

Ay, but to love, and not be loved again
Oh, but to fade, and live we know not where,

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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING-
"SicH NO MORE, LADIES "

Rail no more, Tories, 1823
Sigh no more, Dealers, 1867

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Act I. A Midsummer Nightmare, 1885
Act II. The Casting of the Cabinet, 1885
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