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

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    [6] For an elaborate description of these elegances, vide PUNCH.

    [7] The Fancy, we presume.—­Printer’s Devil.

Others have no opening at the top, but two streamers of the same material as the cap are allowed to play over the shoulders of les immenses Cartes.  The original colour of these capotes is white; but they are only worn by les grandes Cigarres when the white has been very much rubbed off.

Furs are much worn, both by the male and female magnifiques poussieres.  The latter usually carry them suspended from their apron-strings, and appear to give the preference to hare and rabbit mantelets, though sometimes domestic felines are denuded for the same purpose, que puisse m’aider, pomme-de-terre.  The gentlemen, on the other hand, carry their furs at the end of a long pole, and towards Saturday-night a great number de petits pots[8] may be seen enveloped in this costly materiel.  The fantails of the chapeaux d’Adelphi are spread rather broader over the shoulders, and are sometimes elevated behind, quand ils veulent le faire tres soufflement.  Pewter brooches are still in great request, as are also pewter-pots, which are used in the tap-rooms of some des cribbes particulierement flamboyants-haut.

    [8] Query mugs—­Anglice faces?—­Printer’s Devil.

But I must fermer ma trappe de pomme-de-terre, et promener mes crayons; ainsi, adieu, mon joli tromp.

Votre chummi devoue,

Jusques tout est bleu,


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A juvenile party, among whom we noticed the two Biggses, attended in Piccadilly to inspect the sewer now being made.  One of the workmen employed threw up a quantity of the soil, intending no doubt to give an opportunity to the party of inspecting its properties; but as it hit some of them in the eye, they retreated rapidly.

The venerable square-keeper in Golden-square took his usual airing round the railings yesterday, and afterwards partook of the pleasures of the chase, by pursuing a boy into John-street.  He was attended by his usual suite of children, who cheered him in his progress, following him as he ran on, and turning back so as to precede him, when he abandoned the hunt and resumed his promenade, which he did almost immediately.

Bill Bumpus walked for several hours in the suburbs yesterday.  In order to have the advantage of exercise, he carried a basket on his head, and was understood to intimate in a loud tone that it contained sprats, which he distributed to the humbler classes at a penny a plateful.

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