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  2. Flotsam and Jetsam.

    We purpose giving, under this heading, as many of the well-known Australian bush songs as can be gathered together. There are many such songs that Lave never appeared in print, but have been handed ...

    Article : 509 words
  3. Don't Believe It.

    Bilker: " I say, Brightley, can I see you on a matter of business ?" Brightley : " Certainly, what is it ?" Bilker: " Can you lend me fifty for a few ...

    Article : 57 words
  4. A Dull Boy.

    "Thomas, you have disobeyed your old grandmother." "No, I didn't, ma." " Yes, you did. Have you not been in ...

    Article : 83 words
  5. A Sign of Confidence.

    The reporter came in and laid his " copy" down on the editor's desk. "That's the-strongest evidence of personal confidence I ever came across," he said. ...

    Article : 76 words
  6. Carlyle's Brutal Candour.

    An artist who frequented Carlyle's house painted a picture of him in his dressing gown smoking a pipe by the fireside, and Mrs. Carlyle in an armchair sitting opposite him. ...

    Article : 126 words
  7. To Come Later On.

    English rustic wedding, and the "Bride unfortunately had an impediment in her speech. All went well however, until it came for her to [?] those well-known words, " To ...

    Article : 79 words
  8. He Meant Business.

    Matrimonial Agent (in whose office are several candidates of both sexes): "Ladies and gentlemen, it is now five minutes of 4 o'clock which hour the office closes. ...

    Article : 40 words
  9. Did the House Come Down?

    The man coming down the office stairs tripped, lost his balance, and fell forward. Then he described several geometrical figures in the air, shot through the swinging doors, and ...

    Article : 111 words
  10. Facts and Fancies.

    A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men.—HUDISBAS. Did you ever see a dog's pants without a hole in them? ...

    Article : 804 words
  11. It Turned Out All Right.

    "What has become of your first love, Fannie Jones, about whom you used to rave so much?" asked a gentleman of a friend whom he had not met for several years. ...

    Article : 58 words
  12. Rosebery's Little Joke.

    When the late Lord Falmouth was in the middle of his victorious racing career, so that he seemed to have a lease of all the great races, Lord Rosebery excited a good deal of ...

    Article : 110 words
  13. His Peers.

    Henry W. Paine, the eminent Boston lawyer, once went to one of the interior towns of Maine, where a boy was on trial for arson. He had no counsel, and Mr. Paine was ...

    Article : 152 words

    AIR—"A wet sheet and a flowing sea" A bright son and a loosened rein, A whip whose pealing sound Rings forth amid the forest trees ...

    Article : 216 words
  15. Too Inquisitive.

    There's a man in town who has a mania for collecting all sorts of queer facts in history, science, and so forth, and his wife can't appreciate him at all. The other evening he laid ...

    Article : 102 words
  16. Couldn't Find Her.

    "Why, how are you, old man?" cried Barlow genially as he met Foster at the club. "Hear your engagement is announced; let me congratulate you." ...

    Article : 159 words
  17. The Leading Denomination.

    A minister of the American Episcopal Church, who was travelling in the South, met a citizen who mentioned that he also was an Episcopalian. "To what parish do you belong ?" " Don't ...

    Article : 182 words
  18. The Wooden Milestone.

    Pat and Mick were returning from market, and had evidently indulged in something stronger than water. Dull times had prompted them to keep up their spirits by pouring spirits ...

    Article : 544 words
  19. Three Brooms and a Coal Scuttle.

    Outdoor photographic manipulation is ever attractive to the general public, and especially so in a holiday resort like the Isle of Man, where a little excitement attracts a big crowd ...

    Article : 285 words
  20. Bound to Succeed.

    The old gentleman looked grave. "I am very sorry, Mr. Talbot, to be obliged to with hold my consent, but it is fairer to you and to my daughter." ...

    Article : 195 words



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