h one opinion" they decline to do anything until publicly authorised to do so by Lord HARTINGTON and the Liberal-Unionist leaders. This DUKE'S motto is evidently "Ditto to Lord HARTINGTON." DUKE'S "Dittos" may in future pair off with GLADSTONE'S "Items."
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A VERY PRETTY TALE BY ANDERSON.
MY DEAR MR. PUNCH,
In producing The Winter's Tale at the Lyceum, that most charming young actress, Miss MARY ANDERSON, deserves well, not only of her country (if she insists upon calling England "abroad," like some of her compatriots), but also of our country, which, I presume, was furthermore the country of her ancestors. If the shade of Master WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE will pardon the liberty, the play is a very good one. It has an interesting plot, with plenty of scope for good acting, good music, and last, and not least, good scenery. Why it should not have been revived before I cannot imagine, unless it be that London theatres have men and not ladies to manage them. Had it been produ