TTLE TICH," all tragedians?)--gave us Great PAYNE--yclept HARRY PAYNE, the good old Conservative "JOEY."
If the possibilities, "per variation et mutation" of gorgeous modern Pantomime, are exhausted--"which," as EUCLID observes, "is impossible"--except we may "add a rider" (as the Clown in the Circle might observe) that Pantomime is, in itself, a reductio ad absurdum--then, perchance, Sir DRURIOLANUS MAGNIFICUS may give us next Christmas a Shorter Opening, say ten Scenes, to be followed by six Harlequinade Scenes, treating, by way of "Review," all the leading topics of Ninety-Three. Nous verrons--at least, such is our hope. And so a Prosperous New Year to Sir DRURIOLANUS, and all his works.
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NOVEL, BUT NOT NEW.
(A Story of Romance in Town and Country.)
SCENE I.--Publisher's Sanctum. Amateur Author discovered in consultation with Enterprising Publisher.
Enterprising Publisher. Yes, my dear Sir, I t