Image from page 177 of "Punch" (1841)
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Pleased to grant that your Lordships and HonoursServants be admitted to the Galery Along with her Madjestys. And your Petishuners as in duty bound, will ever Pray &c. (Signed) John Thomas, &c, &c, &c. We abstain from printing the rest of the signatures, which would in-trench too much on the space which we are bound to devote to jokes.The prayer of the petitioners merits the attention of the Aristocracy ;whose footmen, if admitted into the Opera Gallery, would fill it; andby thus keeping out the Public in general, complete the exclusive cha-racter of the place. Thus, too, will certain journals be enabled to gettheir Opera notices from real footmen ; which will much enhance thetone of those criticisms. ADVICE TO ILL-USED BENEDICTS.In all matrimonial quarrels (supposing a new bonnet to have failed),try the Electric Telegraph. It is acknowledged to be the quickest wayof bringing the most distant couple together. 170 PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI. FASHIONABLE INTELLIGENCE.
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Policeman Ha ! That s the way you drink the beer when you re SENT OF A HERRAND I Genius.—And the right way too—aint it? Mrs. Snobbins, of Guildford Street, gave her second (and last) fashion-able party for the season a few evenings back. The equipages were verynumerous, and comprised nearly the whole of the cab-stand, from theFoundling Hospital. Among the fashionables present we particularlynoticed Mr. and Mrs. Smallbeer, and their accomplished daughter, whosang Love Not; while Mr. Joseph Stilton, of the Stock Exchange,furnished a flute accompaniment. This sort of hilarity was kept up tilla very late hour, when Sandwiches were handed round, and a tray of pintdecanters, among which we particularly noticed one containing some ofthe once popular Masdeu. Dancing was then resumed, and about threeoclock, there being no signs of supper, the guests gradually departed.The pink and gold of the drawing-room had been cleaned withbread by Mrs. Snobbins herself for this semi-festive occasion. T
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