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  2. Too Many Poets.

    She (to young poet): " How much do you get for your poems, Charley ?" Charley (with pride): " From 5s. to £1." "Well, isn't that very little? I see that Sir ...

    Article : 62 words
  3. His One Experience.

    "Do you mean to tell me," said the soulful young woman, " that you have never yet met the woman whose presence and touch thrilled your whole being in an utterly indescribable ...

    Article : 55 words
  4. Flotsam and Jetsam.

    [Some readers who have been kind enough to send in contributions for this column evidently do not understand that only bush songs are wanted. The majority of so-called songs sent in are simply poems, ...

    Article : 552 words
  5. And She Remembered It.

    " Children," said the superintendent of the Sunday school, " do you remember what is said of the lilies—how they 'toil not, neither do they spin, and yet'—will some boy or girl finish ...

    Article : 67 words
  6. Nearer Than He Thought.

    A Scottish divine was busy in his study composing and rehearsing his sermon for Sunday, and at the same time enjoying a whiff of a fragrant weed, when his studies were rudely ...

    Article : 129 words
  7. A Triumph of Courtesy.

    " Pete," said the undertaker who had been induced to come to the American mining town on a guarantee that the place was thriving, and would keep him well supplied with trade, ...

    Article : 115 words
  8. What's in a Name?

    A life insurance man, whose business chiefly lies in connection with general indexes—those books which contain the names of tens of thousands of provident people all over ...

    Article : 129 words
  9. Facts and Fancies.

    Uneasy lies the head that has no crown in fly time. There are too many people in the world who mistake laziness for dignity. ...

    Article : 919 words
  10. The Wrong Box.

    She was upstairs, and had just turned out her light when she heard a caller ask for her. She made a dive for her powder-puff in the dark and dusted her face with powder. ...

    Article : 152 words
  11. Coleridge's Ladder.

    Lord Coleridge sprang into eminence as a lawyer by adroitly seizing a simple incident while he was pleading the cause of a man on trial for murder. In the course of his long ...

    Article : 205 words
  12. The Duke of Wellington and Church-going.

    A nephew of the great Duke of Wellington was preaching in a Yorkshire church one Sunday, and. told a tale of his illustrious relative which spoke as well for the Duke's ...

    Article : 159 words

    The sender of "The Kenuedy Men writes:—"This song, I believe, was composed by P. Somers, in the early days of Bowen, 18dl. Dalrymple and party travelled overland from Rockhampton to Port Denison. J ...

    Article : 249 words
  14. No Time to Waste.

    When Westinghouse first obtained his patent on the air-brake he managed to secure an introduction to Commodore Vanderbilt, who did not deign to stop reading his letters while ...

    Article : 686 words
  15. The President Sprinter.

    President Casimir-Perier is very popular at Pont-Sur-Seine, where he has a magnificent chateau. The old peasant woman who was his nurse when he was a baby is still living in ...

    Article : 164 words

    AIR.—" The Poor-house over the hill-tops." How oft I have watched the Mimosa In summer its soft waters flow; Many lands have [?]travell'd you know, sir, ...

    Article : 223 words
  17. A Spirit of Accommodation.

    A prisoner before the police magistrate secured the services of a young sprig of a solicitor who not only was a very consequential young man, but he thought he knew about ten ...

    Article : 236 words
  18. A Wise Farmer.

    There is a farmer who is yy Enough to take his co, And study Nature with his ii And think of what he co. ...

    Article : 104 words



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