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"More than Echoes Talk Along the Scientific Notices, 135
Union Wheel (The), 185
Unlucky Question (An), 109
Self-Help for the Labouring Classes, 31 Upper-Class Awakener (An), 30
VALUATION of a Veteran, 133
Sense from the Earl of Shaftesbury, 110 Value of “Proputty” (The), 11 Mutual Testimonial Guarantee Associa- Sensible Fashion (A), 39
Variation on Macbeth, 248
Variety is Charming, 171
Very Likely? 128
Very Unfair Comparison (A), 158
Vive Leap-Frog ! 20
Voting by Electricity, 64 New Dishcovery in Dancing (A), 188 Signs of the Times, 240
Voting by Machinery, 129
Simple Charades for Idle Moments, 248 WAITING an Answer, 140
Walker's Roman Antiquities, 7
Slap in the Face for Liberty (A), 165 Wanted—a Touch of "the Tornado,” 40
“Wasn't that a Dainty Dish to Set Before
a King ?" 8 New Water-Colour Exhibition (A), 139 Songbirds of Beauty, 248
Well done, Waterford ! 94
“ Where's my Music ?" 166 None of your Easy Shaving, 239
Songs of the Sorrowful, 181, 197, 201, 237 Wholesale Tobacco-Stoppers, 234
Why Shave your Soldiers ? 105
Wine and Electricity, 35
Spring Song on the Arrival of a Warbler Wiping and Academy Arrears, 61 Not Improbable, 145
Woman's Rights and Wrongs (A), 160
Women's Worst Disabilities, 76
Wonderful Vitality of Vegetable Life, 239
Worst of Drunkenness (The), 50
Worthy of Imitation, 186
Stronger way of Putting it (A), 49 ZOOLOGICAL Philosophy, 258
10fd., 189 On the Wrong Ground, 93
Sub Jove Concilium, 64 Optional Taxation, 27
Suffrage for both Sexes, 128 o'p to the O'D (The), 108 Sunday Informer's Saturday Night, 133
LARGE ENGRAVINGS:Our Æstbetic Minister, 165
Superfluous Commissions, 4
Surgeon-Dentistry in St. Pancras, 133 BILL of Fare (The) 47
Conviction ! 203
“Critics," 193 Our Own Mud in our Own Mouths, 106 TABLES Turned, 64
Deserted I 91
Favourite Wins! Hooray!! 224, 225
Talking Men and Working Men, 166 Fish out of Water (A), 5 PARLIAMENTARY Grammarlans, 154 Taxpayer to the Teetotal Alliance, 153 Great Boon to our Household Guards, Parliamentary Work and Wages, 147 Telegrams to Ireland, 134
Hercules and the Hydra, 58, 59
John Bright's New Reform Bill, 25
Kick'd Out! 235
There's Life in the Old Doctor yet, 56 Magna Charta for France, 15
Thing of Beauty is a Joy for Ever (A), 117 Mrs. John Phaëton. (Not in Lomprière)
Much Cry and Little Wool; or, Shaving
the Parliamentary Pig, 173
No April Fooling, 131
"No Deception this Time!" 151 Pilgrims in Progress, 247
'Tis an Ill Wind that Blows Nobody Good, “ Onward ! 37 Pleasantry for the Serious Press, 63
Renewing the Lease, 183
“Savage" Wigging (A), 245
Silencing the Trumpet, 141
Taking the (Irish) Bull by the Horns, 719
Three R's; or, Better Late than Never,
Ugly Rush ! (An), 213
“Where's the (Irish) Police ?" 101
William Cox and Benjamin Box, 69
To Tom Hughes, M.P., 42
SMALL ENGRAVINGS :-
AFTER the Pantomimo, 28
Aggravating Flippancy, 100, 120
Alternative (The), 156
rors of the Time," 238
The Grecian Bend, 83
Race (a), 169
I would I were a Bird," 167
Book of Euclid, 129
of the Police, 36
from Abroad, 10
Field Sports, 82
166 Tartar! (A), 90 Temporary Bereavement Philosophi. cally Borne (A), 202 Thing of Beauty” (A), 241 Things they Manage Better in France,
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City of London.-SATURDAY, June 25, 1870,
But MR. Punch, the Philosopher, was not meditating on disturbance, disaster, or dismalness. He sat pondering on Eclipses, with the assistance of MR. NORMAN LOCKYER's Elementary Lesson-book, and he had nearly persuaded himself that he partly understood something of the theory of those Phenomena.
“ The longest time an Eclipse of the Sun can be total at any place is seven minutes,” he read, and he seemed to derive comfort from that knowledge.. “ There has been no total eclipse of the sun in London since 1715,” he went
"Let's see, that was the year in which the Northern Lights vainly tried to eclipse the Star of Brunswick.”
A card was brought in unto him, inscribed
“I do not know them ; probably some balloon-refugees from Paris. They are welcome. Show them in."
His visitors entered. For a second, he was conscious of a blaze of golden glory, which was succeeded by a silvery effulgence, and then the new arrivals ceased to be more brilliant than other people of the world.
“ Delighted,” said MR. PUNCH, whose imperturbability is proof against Gods and Men. “How are you, Queen and Huntress chaste and fair? And how are you, my far-darter, Lord of the Unerring Bow ? "
Olympian laughter rang musically, and then Diana said, with the smile that made ENDYMION's dream a Paradise “We have a little performance for the Astronomers to-morrow, and we thought that you might like a Private View.”
“ Thanks very much,” said MR. PUNCH, playfully adopting the affectation of the hour. “But you will have to put the performance off. A vessel, laden with Science, has come to grief. I believe she is called—excuse my naming her," he added, with a sly glance at the lady.
“ You may name her, Sir,” said DIANA, laughing, and tossing her radiant head. Psyche was nothing to me.”
I don't believe anything," replied MR. PUNCH. “ But may I offer you terrestrial hospitality ? I fear that I am out of nectar and ambrosia."
“ Has not MR. D'Ixion told you that we consign such old-fashioned stuff to the sideboard ? ” said APOLLO. “ There are some stupid old deities, uncle NEPTUNE for one, who believe in them, as old fogies on earth see luck in mince-pies. I'll have brandy-and-seltzer, and Miss Di will, I dare say, take some maraschino and a cigarette."
* As BYRON says, There was a light cloud on the Moon,'” said Mr. Punch, handing her a paper of exquisite papirosses Turc fort, the gift of the Russian Ambassador, and marked "Moscou."
"This is the way I am going to put him out to-morrow,” said the Goddess, interposing her fair, round face between her brother's and the Philosopher's. “ You 'll be thirty years older, dear clever boy, before I do it again."
“I daresay it's all right, and all very clever,” said Mr. Punch, " but I want a bit of astrology, not astronomy,
Raise your voces stellarum, and tell me what's going to happen in this Sublunary Wale."
"Do you mean to say,” said Diana, reproachfully, “that, with a grand Eclipse to behold, you care about Emperors of Germany, Balloon-Ministers, battles and sieges, broken treaties, and rubbish of that kind ? Who will be thinking about them when the next Eclipse happens ?'
“ Goddess excellently bright," said MR. PUNCH, with that exquisite tact which combines a compliment with a repartee, “it is a good while since that fire occurred at a certain lady's house at Ephesus, and yet we talk of it still."
“ Don't talk about that,” said DIANA. “Do you know that the priests who incited that poor mad EROSTRATUS to burn my temple, cheated him out of his share of the assurance money ? ”
“ Their Reverences made a good thing out of that Dis-establishment, eh? It does them credit. news, news, news! What say the heavenly bodies? What planet rules the destiny of France, and what is the benefic JUPITER about, and does the violent Mars run retrograde?"
“ Tell him something," said APOLLO, finishing his B. & S.
But what the Moon said to Punch is laid away in the golden casket of his Memory, and locked with the diamond key of his Fidelity. It may be revealed, however, in due season.
“ By Dad," said APOLLO
By Jove, you mean, I suppose ? " said MR. PUNCII.
“ Didn't I say so? DIANA, my dear, we shall be late. It will never do, after good-naturedly appearing at the times predicted, and saving the Astronomers' credit so often, to stultify 'em now, and show that they only make flukes. Kiss him, and come along, will you? We ought to be in Spain by this time. But I'll touch up the fiery-footed steeds, and make 'em gallop apace."
The salute of Diana was given, and the bright guests were vanishing :
“Don't hurry your show," cried Mr. Punch. “ If the Sun is Eclipsed for ten days, no matter, I will enlighten Creation. Here is my