, the look-out seems rather dismal--for the Church! Surely this is the highest compliment to secular attractions ever paid by a cleric! Mr. Punch hopes--and believes--it is as ill-deserved as high.
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QUACK.--The game of Ducks and Drakes was played originally by NOAH, after the subsidence of the Flood. We hear of it again in the Chronicles of CORNELIUS LONGIBOVUS MENDAX, who relates that it solaced the last hours of ARTAXERXES when he lay on his death-bed in the desert of Sahara, and called in vain for his third wife, PSAMMETICA, who was at that moment gathering mushrooms in the garden of the Royal Palace at Persepolis.
CHAFF-CUTTER.--To make Dodo's eggs, take a solution of ext. turp. rutifolia, and boil for two hours. Then simmer on a slow fire, add two pinches of salt, and the hard part of a bullock's hide. Pass through a common sieve, and hatch out under a tame Pterodactyl.
GARDEN.--VENDITUS ITERUM.--The bark of t
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