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

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Truly yours,

F. YATES.

D.  O’Connell, Esq. &c. &c. &c.

Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

Mr. Webster presents his compliments to Daniel O’Connell, Esq., Mayor and M.P., and begs to suggest, as the “Rent Day” was originally produced at his theatre, it will be an excellent field for any further dramatic attempt of Mr. D. O’C.  A line from Mr. D. O’C. will induce Mr. B.W. to put the drama in rehearsal.

D.  O’Connell, Esq. &c. &c.

Royal Victoria.

Sir,—­As sole lessee of the Royal Victoria I shall be happy to engage you to appear in costume, in the Mayor of Garratt, or, for the sake of the name Mayor, any other Mayor you like.  If you think all the old ones too stupid, we can look upon something new, and preserve the title.  You shall be supported by Miss Vincent and Susan Hopley, with two murders by Messrs. Dale and Saville in the after-piece.  Awaiting your reply, I remain

Your obedient servant,

D.W.  OSBALDISTON.

D.  O’Connell, Esq.

Royal Pavilion Theatre.

SIR,—­If you mean to come on the stage, come to me.  I know what suits the public.  If you can’t come yourself, send your cocked hat, and Mrs. Denvil shall dramatise it.  We have a carpenter of your name; we can gag him and gammon the public, as follows:—­

IMMENSE ATTRACTION!

SCENERY MOVED BY

O’CONNELL;

FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE

GREAT AGITATOR!!!

“REAL COCKED HAT.”

Yours, &c.

HY.  DENVIL.

Garrick Theatre.

SIR,—­We should be proud to avail ourselves of your professional services to do a little in the domestic and appalling murder line; but our forte is ballet or pantomime; perhaps, as you have your own silk tights, the latter department might suit you best.  Our artist is considered very great, and shall convert our “Jim Along Josey” wood-cuts into your portrait.  We will also pledge ourselves to procure an illuminated cocked hat.  An early answer, stating terms, will oblige

Your obedient Servants,

GOMERSAL AND CONQUEST.

D.  O’Connell, Esq.

T.R.  Sadler’s Wells.

SIR,—­Understanding you are about to figure publicly and professionally in London, may I draw your attention to my unique establishment.  I can offer you an excellent engagement as the figure-head of a vessel about to be produced in a new nautical drama.  It is at present called “The Shark and the Alligator,” but may be altered with equal effect to “The Mayor and the Agitator.”  Begging a reply,

I remain, Sir,

Your’s obediently,

ROBERT HONNER.

D.  O’Connell, Esq.

P.S.  Do you do anything in the hornpipe line?

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