Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete eBook

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The dramatic world has been in a state of bustle all the week, and parties are going about declaring—­not that we put any faith in what they say—­that Macready has already given a large sum for a manuscript.  If he has done this, we think he is much to blame, unless he has very good reasons, as he most likely has, for doing so; and if such is the case, though we doubt the policy of the step, there can be no question of his having acted very properly in taking it.  His lease begins in October, when, it is said, he will certainly open, if he can; but, as he positively cannot, the reports of his opening are rather premature, to say the least of them.  For our parts, we never think of putting any credit in what we hear, but we give everything just as it reaches us.

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Tin is twopence a hundredweight dearer at Hamburgh than at Paris, which gives an exchange of 247 mille in favour of the latter capital.

A good deal of conversation has been excited by a report of its being intended by some parties in the City to establish a Bank of Issue upon equitable principles.  The plan is a novel one, for there is to be no capital actually subscribed, it being expected that sufficient assets will be derived from the depositors.  Shares are to be issued, to which a nominal price will be attached, and a dividend is to be declared immediately.

The association for supplying London with periwinkles does not progress very rapidly.  A wharf has been taken; but nothing more has been done, which is, we believe, caused by the difficulty found in dealing with existing interests.

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The Tories are coming into office, and the Parliament House is surrounded with scaffolds!

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Want places, in either of the above lines, three highly practical and experienced hands, fully capable and highly accomplished in the arduous duties of “looking after any quantity of loaves and fishes.”  A ten years’ character can be produced from their last places, which they leave because the concern is for the present disposed of to persons equally capable.  No objection to look after the till.  Wages not so much an object as an extensive trade, the applicants being desirous of keeping their hands in.  Apply to Messrs. Russell, Melbourne, and Palmerston, Downing-street Without.

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“It is very odd,” said Sergeant Channell to Thessiger, “that Tindal should have decided against me on that point of law which, to me, seemed as plain as A B C.”  “Yes,” replied Thessiger, “but of what use is it that it should have been A B C to you, if the judge was determined to be D E F to it?”

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