unimportant member 15 0
For receipt written by wife of handsome provision 1 0
For writing and indorsing same 5 5
Extras for alibis, if necessary; hire of clothes for
witnesses to look decent, including loss by their
absconding with the name 10 10
Total L31 15
For knockers by gross in populous neighbourhoods 20 0
For carpenter proving same never fitted their
respective doors there engaged 3 3
All extras included 1 1
Total L24 4
and Q. beg to suggest, as the above charges are
low, the old iron may as well be left at their offices.
For railings, per knob or
dozen, assaults on police
included, if not amounting to fracture 5 5
For suppressing police reports, or getting them put
in in a sporting manner, the word gentleman
substituted for prisoner, and “seat on the bench”
for “place at the bar” 10 10
Total L15 15
And all other legal articles
in the above lines at equally low
Noblemen and gentlemen contracting
for seven years allowed a
handsome discount. No connexion with any other house.
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“WHEN VULCAN FORGED,” &c.
“Bless my soul!” said Sir Peter Laurie, rushing into the Justice-room the morning the Exchequer Bill affair was discovered, and seizing Hobler by the button; “This is a dreadful business. Have you any idea, Hobler, who the delinquent is?” “Why really, Sir Peter, ’tis difficult to say; but from an inspection of the forged instruments I should say it was Smith’s work.” Sir Peter felt the importance of the suggestion, and rushed off to Sir Robert Peel to recommend the stoppage of all the forges in the kingdom.
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“Every man is not only himself,” says Sir THOMAS BROWNE; “there hath been many Diogenes, and as many Timons, though but few of that name. Men are lived over again. The world is now as it was in ages past: there was none then but there hath been some one since that parallels him, and, as it were, his revived self.” We are devout believers in the creed.