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VIVIFYING TREATMENT OF A PARTNER.

(A Tragedy of the last Harrogate Season.) Young Lady (to Partner, instantly on their taking their Places). “Now-I'VE BEEN TO FOUNTAINS ABBEY, AND TO Bolton, AND I'VE SEEN TAE BRIMHAM ROCKS, AND THE DROPPING WELL, AND THE VIEW FROM THE OBSERVATORY, AND WE HAD A MORNING IN YORK MINSTER, AND WE HAVE BEEN HERE A FORTNIGHT, AND WE ARE GOING TO STAY ANOTHER, AND PAPA TAKES THE CHALYBEATB WATERS, AND Í AM VERY GLAD THE CAVALRY ARE COMING. Now YOU MAY BEGIN CONVERSATION." (l'lter Collapse of Partner.

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COME ABOARD, SIR!” “COME aboard, Sir!” to the Captain

Says JOHN BRIGHT, A.B, As he touches his tarpaulin,

Smart and sailorly.
And the watch look pleased as Punches,

Officers and men,
For A.B.'s like Join are always

Welcome back again !
Over deck, and spars, and rigging

John he slues his eye;
Gives a seaman's squint to leeward,

Scanning sea and sky;
At the binnacle he glances,

Notes the course she steers;
Nought on board or in the offing,

Scapes his eyes and ears.
For the ship has seen hard weather,

And some people say;
CAPTAIN GLADSTONE ain't the man he

Was the other day:
And if you believe the croakers,

Officers and crew,
Don't pull with a will together,

As they used to do.
Certain 'tis, since JOHN BRIGHT left her,

His sick leave to take,
The old craft, in last year's cruising,

Had an ugly shake.

Made poor day's-works, too much lee-way;

Badly fouled her screw :
Scraped her copper, if she didn't

Start a plate or two.
Certain 'tis, with crew and captain,

Officers also,
Things don't go on quite as pleasant

As they used to go
There's been some high-handed doings,

Some quite the reverse ;
Some's took sick, and some 's took sulky;

Some took soft, or worse.
There's sea-lawyers-donkey-engines

Can't their slack haul in ;
You may stop their grog, you 'll never

Stop the yarns they spin:
There's your discontented beggars,

Nothing e'er can please ;
There's your pennywise 'uns, nibbling

At the dips and cheese.
There's your mutineers, for mischief

Ripe 'gainst flag and Crown;
Never pleased unless they're turning

'Tween-decks upside down. There's your Queen's bad bargains, shirking

Work, whoever strain:
Trimmers Cox's traverse working-

“ There and back again."
Green-hands, as can't fudge a reckoning,

Of a watch in charge ;

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John BRIGHT. “ COME ABOARD, SIR!"

CAPTAIN GLADSTONE, “ GLAD TO SEE YOU, JOHN. GLAD YOU 'RE A.B. AGAIN. IF IT COMES ON TO BLOW, WE MAY WANT YOUR ASSISTANCE."

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