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November 2, 1867.3 THE TOMAHAWK. 259
A murmur runs along the walls, And by th...
The country season for this elegant and ...
It is always a very unpleasant thing to ...
A Hint to the Fenians.—"Summonses have b...
Rousseau's Dream.—An ingenious gentleman...
November 2, 1867.3 The Tomahawk. 259
November 2 , 1867 . 3 THE TOMAHAWK . 259
A Murmur Runs Along The Walls, And By Th...
A murmur runs along the walls , And by the kerb-stone border j It whispers round the railway stalls . " The Epidemic on us falls ! The Annual Disorder !" Sensation now the hoarding sticks
"Without a Bill ten feet by six , Which takes at least three men to fix , A magazine makes no stir . So when these riddles stop the way , Some Christmas Number , crede , Is coming out for Messrs . A . ; Some extra volume ' s going to pay The firm of B . and CD . Here " On the Cards'" is full of pith ; There " Snoiv " as full of leaven ; "While " Nine ofns with Mr . Smith " To " Five-A Us " must be kin and kith , If not to " Number SevenP The precious ores , what else thev do ,
. Some people say its time enough At Christmas-tide to pay bills , Without reminding one ( such stuff ) That debts are due , with green and buff , Pink , blue , or yellow play-bills . But should the thoughts of what ' s t ® pay ¦ Forget Your the prospects posters tinge of to with -day , sorrow , And wait , if you ' d drive care away , For the letters of To-morrow . "
Put readers on their mettle ; " Old Salt" is probably true blue ; But which is which , or who is who , is aitncuit to settle
The Country Season For This Elegant And ...
The country season for this elegant and useful amusement has now begun ki earnest , and the mistresses of packs are straining every nerve to show good sport . Cubs are unusually plentiful this year , a circumstance which it is hoped will counteract the disposition there is in some counties to lay down French and otker foreign foxes which show no sport , and are not worth the killing . The home-bred cub has about him qualities which , can only be produced by the air which blows across the " scented fields and breezy cliffs" of old England . He is larger in bone , better furnished with muscle , has more lasting oowers . and though
not always so knowing , will show a better pace across a straight line of country and a gamer finish than any foreign animal— "Caveat Emptor " as the old Romans used to say to each other , and the mistresses who palm off bag-foxes for native produce must remember that the take-in can no more be concealed from the field than a prize-fight can from the fancy . We find this warning all the more necessary , because some of the to a most mania promising for forei young animals patronesses and some of sport Russian have and latel Italian y fallen cubs victims have gn , to tnem
gainea me nonour Dy no means aue , 01 Demg nuntea Dy a iun pack , and finally run into and finished with all the honours of English sport But after all , as the "Little Corporal" said , "Lejeunevaut jpas la chandelley" and those who wish to see a real good thing should do their cub-hunting in the old country instead of wandering to '' fresh fields and pastures new . " What can be more delightful than a day with the ? You go down to the meet with dreams and visions in your colours head , characters , and find , and the field dispositions assembled . Some . There haughty they and are of full all of sizes corn , scarcely deigning so much as a nod in return for the morning salutation , ,
some genial and hearty , melting into smiles if you but offer them the muffins , some wrapt in silent expectation of the day ' s sport , and planto ning accept out in everything their heads as the it comes line of , country and prepared they will to dare take , a others dticking read or y a collar-boner rather than look for a gate . They have donned their smartest hunting togs , their most fascinating manners , and , as with a that winning elegance one of they them settle me themselves ans work and in their no mistake seats , . it is The easy cub to see it appears every , is late up this morning , having disregarded the first " breezy , call of incense-breathing morn , " and some time being lost in waiting
aoout trie covers , a little weariness soon shows itself by the gradual cessation of the chatter with which the field met . Soon however a boot is heard on the stairs , the door opens , the cub is sighted , and with the
The Country Season For This Elegant And ...
usual view-hallo by the mistress of the pack , the real business begins : the " Good pack morning gives tongue ! Tall . y-ho Hey ! Afraid ! forward I am Jessie late . . " Pass Gone the away shrimps ! Then ! Fl JIV ^ —•¦ n 1 " niTn . Tiilis * PIaoca nkiTC * mnak caivio ciirvnt" f * T ** % ll- «* tiiV "»/ -i f * V * -vij- » T * - ' e » f
The — — — cub — - » ———— is one j j * of m . >^«^ the * ^ ri *^ g ht *« J ^ sort Q * " and *** V * lays fcJV- ** - * N himself ^ ^ S " down * ( to y _ his work X VAVJ . T like * . O a hero . He runs right through the pack wifeh the whole of them yelping this toast and unfavourable , takes snapping a strai country g at ht him line , is for and too the much clearing cold for beef the some . Twenty marmalade of the field minutes and and through the several dry ui 4 uiciu - * l-fc a « v « 4 lo -s Ai \ ¦* 1 k j- ^ / il Z i <^— Z — * L- _ a . j . T _ ^^ . a . __ . _ 1 _ _ _ a _?_ T . _ m _ " 1 . 5 ___ , _ 1 _ Jl
for ^ after swimmiag -u u . cs a .. > cup pair . , of tea and . rest skirting wno suck the ham to mm he doubles rewaraea and with breakfast observed comes greater back to room slacken ri vi ght gour has past than here been the ever as cleared field thoug towards towards , h he he some p kas icks the ruins had up top again a enoug of mile the , h and or , table but two goes . after distant He away the is . j There is he followed well and bravely by many of the field , who , however , find themselves suddenly stopped by a large Mama -which they ivc iuluuuumat
again " < to . gci the . original , su cover . The cjud run gets has anomer now lasted start for ana six aouDies hours with oacic - out a check , the pace has told , and the field are beginning to look for none their second think of horses giving . in , When and at these last the are cub gained is run the into day in Drawing is falling -room , but copse Where after but the in most England extraordinary will you day find ' s such hunting sport ever , where recorded , indeed . , the iiiiiiij iui it
¦ ... * .. * -. * c * jl . x ^ utvucxc y j . ^\ jiiin-iciiLi . y assci i niiaics me uciii ^ j the introduced degeneracy , poison of modern has even times been substitutes heard of any , but other may , means it be long of catching before cubs for that old English and truly noble method of running after them in the open .
UNSAVOURY INCENSE .
It Is Always A Very Unpleasant Thing To ...
It is always a very unpleasant thing to a well-regulated mind to dis cover that one ' s rooms are infested with cockroaches or some other is i equall s as as instant instant y attractive ana and urgent urgent vermin as as . it it But is is aisagreeatue disagreeable the necessity . . to The jl ne crush loathsome loatusome the cockroaches creatures creatures
are there , and you cannot shut your eyes to their presence . To leave them alone is only to suffer them to increase , till from an insignificant nuisance they become a formidable pest . It is just so with the same aversion and shuddering disgust that one is compelled to contradict some lies , though the nature and sources of them are so contemptible that it is not without a great struggle that one can bring one ' s self to notice them . Such a lie has been , not boldly uttered , but meanly insinuated by a writer in the Morning Star . And sible as we that know some that misguided a whole nation creatures once may worshi accept pped " beetles the Censor , so it " is for pos a - j \ teacher . A certain low pamphlet is being hawked about the streets , which has riiedin in the most most iiiuuuciui of
wmcii Cartoons nas . partl a ' * The . iy y cop copieu Censor , , " thinks these unscrupulous uusurupuiuus sufficient grounds manner , , for one one directl « our - > m y implying that the staff of this journal are "the authors of that pamphlet Pentateuch , " and the of Editor Radicals of , thinks that Morning it consistent Journal with which truth is and the honour Inspired to insert such a disgraceful calumny . We no longer wonder at the miserable ingenuity displayed by certain writers in attaching meanings of their own to our Cartoons and articles .
They are not so ignorant as we thought them ; on one point their knowledge them is as perfect the research as it is which peculiar must , they have know led themselves to such an . enviable We do not result envy . But their knowledge goes no further , and we fear there is little hope of their ever reaching the next stage of enlightenment , —to despise The themselves abuse of . such critics is the incense of praise , but it is , indeed , |
unsavoury incense .
A Hint To The Fenians.—"Summonses Have B...
A Hint to the Fenians . —" Summonses have been issued for a Yankee Cabinet Guy Council Faux on ! the Perhaps 5 th proximo he had better . " Here spare is his a chance powder for , for an leave Irish Ministers alone , and they will soon blow up one another .
Rousseau's Dream.—An Ingenious Gentleman...
Rousseau ' s Dream . —An ingenious gentleman , bearing the I honoured species of name oak which of the has immortal the peculiar Jean property Jacques , of has fostering " inven truffles ted " a under new i two ts parental lovers who shade were . We turne all d into remember two trees the . German Probabl fairy this story is another of the case of " dendromorphous transformation ; " some y old gourmet has been race of turned truffle into -breeding an oak trees , fro , m of whose which acorns Mr . Rousseau have sprung exhibited this g a lorious plantation missioners in the have gardens awarded of the him Paris a gold Exhibition medal , . and We for wonder which the that Com the - genius him to of discover this great trees man on whose did not branches carry him grew one " step ponlardes further farcies , and hel aux p tniffes ? all complete and ready for cooking . We fear he did not estimate the appetite of the Commissioners for the hoax , so correctly as he did their partiality to truffles .
Tomahawk (1867-1870), Nov. 2, 1867, page 259, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/t/issues/ttw_02111867/page/3/