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you, that you were my own in spite of poverty, column of advertisements which by some peoand-must I confess it?-in spite of Mr. This- ple is never read. tle.”
It would be gratifying to the curious to be “But this does not prevent you from ruin, made acquainted with the real origin of newsmy Lord of Burleigh."
paper advertisements. We believe it to be “Ruin! I don't understand you."
wrapped in obscurity, so numerous are the ver"It is not like you to mislead me, Alick, sions that have been given. The latest we about this thing. Aunt Sophia had it on good have seen is by an Englishman, who has been authority that your uncle's property was condi- overhauling the back files of the English newstional upon your marrying an heiress, or some- papers preserved in the British Museum and thing of the sort."
elsewhere. He claims to have discovered that “ And that was the lucky ticket-of-leave which the earliest advertisement published in the Enpreserved you from the Aames. Thank Aunt glish language was the offer of a reward for the Sophia for one fib, if no more. She has an un- recovery of a "piebald nag,” inserted in The accountable manner of perverting the letter and Moderate (a London newspaper), March 27, spirit of things. My copy of the will reads just 1649, about two months after the execution of the other way.
Marry an heiress and I am lost. Charles I. The same writer professes to give If you will be obliging enough to marry me it the origin of quack medicine proclamations. will be a capital speculation."
To one Mrs. Claudia Faber belongs the ques“But it will disappoint Aunt Sophia," said I. tionable honor of commencing it. She adver“And perhaps Mr. Thistle,” said he. tised an article called “Aurem Potabile"
May 12.-Aunt Sophia called this morning doubtless some exhilarating cordial- in the with Julia; she has lost considerably by the fire London Gazette of 1682, and the court beau
- I wonder if she thinks I set it. She did not ties of the 66 Merry Monarch's" reign patroninvite me to return to her home, but asked Mrs. ized the philter. Cordis if it was true that I meant to make such About the same time, also, the art of newsa precious fool of myself as to marry Trehurne. paper puffing seems to have been introduced.
“It's the money, depend upon it,” was her The origin of the word puff as applied to a flattering conclusion ; “but then she always was newspaper article is French. In France, at a little silly, you know.”
one time, the head-dress most in vogue was Mrs. Cordis treated my affectionate relative called a pouff. It consisted of the hair raised to a piece of her mind—a generous piece, no as high as possible over horse-hair cushions, doubt.
and then ornamented with objects indicative of The first of June my wedding-day. the tastes and history of the wearer. For in
stance, the Duchesse d'Orleans, on her first ap
pearance at Court, after the birth of a son and NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENTS.
heir, had on her pouff' a representation in gold ROPERLY regarded, the advertising col- and enamel, most beautifully executed, of a
important, for no man really becomes acquaint- nurse, and a whole host of playthings. Maed even with the news of the day until he has dame d'Egmont, the Duc de Richelieu's daughthoroughly perused the advertisements. They ter, after her father had taken Port Mahon, wore are the pulse of commerce and universal activ- on her pouff a little diamond fortress, with senity. They contain not only rare specimens of tinels keeping guard—the sentinels, by means of human idiosyncrasies, but afford a general view mechanism, being made to walk up and down. of life in every possible phase. They aid the This advertisement—the pouf—is the origin of arts and sciences; they minister to love; they the present word “puff" applied to the inflations speak of change; sometimes they excite a smile, of newspapers. Puffing commenced early, even sometimes a tear. To the sick man they prom-before the word was thus used. In the reign of ise health; to the poor man they offer wealth; James II. a journal told the people that “about the pleasure-seeker is posted in amusements; forty miles from London is a schoolmaster who the book-buyer learns the title and price of the has had such success with boys as there are allast new work; the house-hunter reads of a de most forty ministers and schoolmasters that were sirable and eligible tenement for sa family with his scholars.” Not very good grammar this, but out children;" the traveler of the best means of in other respects very much like the announceconveyance; the unemployed of employment; ments one sometimes sees, that certain Members in fine, every imaginable want is supposititious- of Congress, and men learned in law and divinly supplied by the advertising department of a ity, will vouch for the excellence of some colledaily newspaper.
giate school, they or their sons “having been Different thcorics may be held on the art educated at that institution.” By-the-way, the and science of advertising. This paper, how-schoolmaster who had such success with boys in ever, will neither advocate old ones nor ad- the seventeenth century had a helpmate who vance any thing new. Its design is rather to deserves mention. “His wife,” says thc pennyillustrate history by some of the curiosities of a-liner, “ teaches girls lace-making, plain work, advertising, and to show how many secrets of raising paste, sauces, and cookery to the degree ocial and commercial life are locked up in a lof exactness."
A few specimens of antique advertising may killed, there was found in its belly a child, suppeed to be show that, while we have improved in orthog- four years old, together with a live dog! It had a hora raphy and punctuation, we have made scarcely Al gentlemen and ladies desirous to see it may apply to
on its tail seven inches long, and it ran as fast as a borse. any advance in the true art of advertising. The the subscriber at Peck's Slip.
Joxas Sres. following proves that Isaac Punchard was man-of-all-work.” His advertisement appeared the last century, who were able to take care of
There appear to have been women, even in in a paper published in Aylesham, County of themselves and maintain their “rights;” that is, Norfolk, England, in 1680, and read thus, ver- if we may judge from an advertisement which batim et literatim:
appeared in the Philadelphia Chronicle, FebruBy his Majesty's letters patent, Beards taken off and
ary 8, 1760 : Registered by Isa AO PUNOHARD, Barber, Perrewig maker, Surgeon, Parish Clerk, Schoolmaster, Blacksmith & Man
ANTIOXY REDMAN, my inhuman husband, having ad. Midwife. I shaves for a penne, cuts hare for two pence,
vertised me to the world in the most odious light, justice and oyld and Powdird in the bargane, young Ladies gen. his accusation, and to assure the public that his charges
to my character obliges me to take this method to deny tely educated, lamps lited by the year or quarter, young Gentlemen also taut their Grammer language in the neat against me are without the least foundation in truth;
and est manner & great keer takin of their marrels & Spelen. proceed, as I imagine, from the ill advice of his pretended Also Salme Singing and Horce shewing by the reel makir, friends, added to the wild chimeras of his own stupidly likewise maks & Mends all sorts of buter & shews, teaches jealous and infatuated noddle. CATHERINE REDUAN. the Ho boy and Jews harp, cuts corns, bledes & Blisters on the lowest terms. Cowtillions and other dances taut reminded of the fact that the first paper manu
By the advertisement which follows we are at honm and abrode, also deals holesale & retail in Per. fumery in all its branches, sells all sorts of Stashinary factory in Massachusetts was established at Mil. ware, together with blackin ball, Red herins, Gingerbread, ton by Captain John Boies. Previous to its Coles, Scrubbin brushes, treycle, mousetraps, & all other establishment all paper was imported from Eosweetmeats, Likewise God-fnther's cordial, red rutes, Ta- gland. The proprietor advertises in the Boston toes, Sasngea, Black Puddins, and other Garden stuff.
P.S. I teeches Goggrify & all them outlanguaged kind Gazette, March 9, 1767, as follows: of things. A bawl on Wensday and Friday. All per- THE BELL Cart will go through Boston before the end formed God willon by me Isaac PUNCHARD. To be hard of next month, to collect rags for the paper mill at Milton, off at my wharehouse were you may be saived with the when all people that will encourage the paper manufacvery best Bacco, by the ounce, ream, quire, or Single tory may dispose of them. The best price will be given. Sheet.
N.B. Also Likewiso, beware of Counterfeets for such is Then follow the names of various parties by abrode,
whom the rags will be taken in, the advertiseTravelers between New York and Philadel- ment closing with a poetical effusion : phia will be not a little edified by the follow
“ Rags are as beauties, which concealed lie, ing, which appeared in Bradford's Philadelphia But when in paper, how it charms the eye: Mercury, March, 1732-3:
Pray, save rags, new beauties to discover,
For paper truly every one's a lover: This is to give Notice unto Gentlemen, Merchants, By the pen and press such knowledge is displayed, Tradesmen, Travelers, and others that Solomon Smith As wouldn't exist, if paper was not made. and James Moore of Burlington keepeth two Stage Wag- Wisdom of things, mysterious, divine, ons, intending to go from Burlington to Amboy, and back Illustriously doth on paper shine." from Aniboy to Burlington again. Once every week or offt'er if that business presents. They have also a very
One of the oddest advertisements of olden good storehouse, very commodious for the storing of any time, and apt to stir American patriotism, we sort of Merchants' Goods free from any charges, where gather, almost as a matter of course, from an good care will be taken of all sorts of Good,
Irish paper, the Londonderry Journal, of April One of the earliest poetical advertisements 30, 1783 : with which we have met appeared in the Phila- WHEREAS, on February, the 14th, 1753, it pleased kind delphia Gazette in 1746. Here it is :
Providence to confer on Mathew Neely, of Burnally, Par. Two handsome chairs
ish of Tamlaghtfinglan, and County of Londonderry, a With very good geers,
man child whose appearance is promising and amiable, With horses or without,
and hopes the Being who caused him to exist will grant To carry friends about.
him grace. Also, in consideration and in remembrance Likewise saddle horses, if gentlemen plense,
of the many heroic deeds done by thet universally reTo carry them handsomely, much at their easo,
nowned patriot, General Washington, the said Mather Is to be hired by Abram Carpenter, cooper,
Necly hath done himself the honor of calling the said man Well known as a very good cask-hooper.
child by the name of George Washington Neely, he being
the first child known or so called in this kingdom by the Shows were “rayther skeere" in the olden name of Washington, that brilliant western star. times, and caterers had to make the most out The members of the dentistry “persuasion" of little. The copy of an advertisement which may not be a little surprised to be informed of appeared in the New York Gazette, or Weekly a fact concerning one of the pioneers in their Postboy, of November 22, 1756, will give the profession. In the year 1784 an advertisement reader an idea of the show business in former was published, wherein Dr. Le Mayeur, dentist, days. Jonas Spoek must have been the Bar- proposed to the citizens of Philadelphia to transnum of his day. Here is the curiosity : plant teeth ; stating therein, that he had suc
TO BE sEex, at the sign of the Golden Apple, at Peck's cessfully transplanted one hundred and twentySlip, price sixpence, children four coppers, a large snake-three teeth in the preceding six months. At skin, 21 feet long, and fonr feet one inch wide. It was the same time, he offered two guineas for every killed by some of Gen. Braddock's men by firing six balls into him, close by the Allegheny Mountains, wupposed to
tooth from persons disposed to sell their front be coming down to feed on dead men. When it was Itceth, or any of them!" He was very success.
fal in his operations, and realized a consider- | form of an advertisement, a droll specimen of able fortune. This anecdote reminds us of an Yankee wit. The writer certainly deserved “a advertisement which appeared a few years ago good run of custom :" in the Courrier de Sonne et Loire, of which the
To be sold by Nicholas Branch, at his Refectory, west following is a translation. It is peculiarly end of the bridge in Providence, Solid ARGUMENTS, conFrench:
sisting of bread, butter, cheese, hams, eggs, salmon, neats' MONSIEUE AND MADAME CUILTER, Mechanical Dentists, tongue, oysters, etc., ready cooked. AGITATIONS.---Cider, inform the public that they are about to quit Chalons for vinegar, salt, pickles, sweet-oil, etc. GRIEVANCES. - Peptheir country house, and those patrons who intend accord-per-sauce, inustard, black pepper, cayenne, etc. PUNISHIing them their contidence will find in their new Eden of MENTS.-Wine, brandy, gin, spirits, porter, etc. SUPERflowers every thing to satisfy their tastes. The appre- FLUITIES.-Suuff, tobacco, and segars. N.B. Any of the hension usually raised by the sight of the instruments above articles to be exchanged for NECESSARIES, viz.will disappear as by enchantment beneath the carpet of French crowns, Spanish dollars, pistareens, cents, mills, verdure of their delightful oasis.
or bank-bills. Credit given for PAYMENTS—30, 60, and
90 seconds, or as long as a man can hold his breath. The great social nuisance of “servant-gal- RUDIMENTS GRATIs, viz.—Those indebted for Arguments ism” is not really of modern date, but troubled must not be A gitated, nor think it a Grievance if they some of our ancestors; and by them, as by us, ties, and eupposing it not Necessary to make immediate
should meet Punishment for calling for such Superfluirecourse was had to the press to correct some
Payment. features of the evil. Here, for example, is an advertisement which appeared in the Providence
No one can read the “Personals" of the city (Rhode Island) Gazette of 1796 :
daily without secing into much of the romance
of everyday life. They are the very cream of FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.-Was mislaid, or
While other taken away by mistake (soon after the formation of the the curiosities of advertising. Abolition Society), from the servant-girls of this town, all classes deal with the outer movements of trade, inclination to do any kind of work, and left in lieu thereof business, and social needs, this deals only with an impudent appearance, a strong and continued thirst the secret springs of individual action. Other for high wages, a gossiping disposition for every kind of amusement, a leering and hankering after persons of the advertisements are addressed to the entire comother sex, a desire of finery and fashion, a never-ceasing munity, but a personal one is generally introt after new places more advantageous for stealing, with tended but for the eye of one individual, and is, a number of contingent accomplishments that do not suit therefore, framed so as to be intelligible only to the wearers. Now, if any person or persons will restore to
that one. the owners that degree of honesty and industry which has
It is the mystery thus given to them been for some time missing, he or they shall receive the which constitutes a peculiar charm. He who above reward of Five Hundred Dollars, besides the warm- does not know the key to the mystery is apt to est blessings of many abused householders.
surround it in his own mind with highly-colored The same paper, of November 19, same year, attributes; and when he undertakes to sketch publishes the advertisement of a painstaking, outlines, not only for one, but sometimes for a industrious, and rhyming shoemaker. It is a dozen of these romances in a day, he certainly fair contribution to the curiosities of newspaper has to give a wide scope to his imagination. literature :
From grave to gay, from serious to frivolous, It may be wise to advertise,
from solemn to ridiculous, they lead the mind The work is now in hand,
through a fantastic realm of thought. A simiHe makes a heel, neat and genteel
lar record of the internal daily life of Thebes, of As any in the land.
Athens, or of Rome, hundreds of years ago, Court, block and stick, made quick and sleek None equal in the State.
would be worth more than the serious writings All those that view, may say 'tis true,
of historians in giving us a life-like impression of What I do here relate.
the manners of the day. But neither Egyptian, But to be short, another sort
Greek, nor Roman civilization reached so far as Of heels, are called spring, By John Smith made, this is his trade:
to produce a newspaper, and consequently the He served and learned at Lynn.
romance of personal advertisements was unTruly 'tis said, these heels are made
known to it. In fact, they may be regarded as Within old Providence,
an American institution. Many that we find Sold by wholesale, or at retail, One dozen for twelve pence.
in our own papers are inserted by courtesans, The purchaser need go no further,
fortune-tellers, and the “baser sort” generally. Only inquire of Bene Thurber,
Such are not worth repeating, and should never And he can show you where to stop,
be allowed insertion in any journal claiming Because he lives close to my shop. A bunch of grapes is Thurber's sign,
respectability, or that is read by our wives and A shoe and boot is made on mine.
daughters. Others, however, are of a more inMy shop doth stand in Bowen's Lane
nocent kind, but so mysterious as to excite specuAnd Jonathan Cady is my pame.
lation. The next week some brother poetaster ad- Those of the matrimonial character are, of dressed the following distich to the rhyming course, prominent, and show the difficulty that cobbler:
some men, and even women, have in securing (TO ME JONATIIAN CADY.
“partners for life.” Here is an instance of a • Make an end to your rhymes, close accounts with the delicate way of advertising for a husband, which, part,
considering that it is from a young lady, comes And take to your heels, and you'll speed well at last." most remarkably to the point without any fem
The Providence Gazette also published, in the inine circumlocution:
WANTED.--By a young Lady, aged nineteen, of pleasing Few can doubt the eligibility of this candidate countenance, good figure, agreeable manners, general in, for the marriage noose. But he is in a bad fix, formation and varied accomplishments, who has studied every thing, from the creation to crochet, a situation in and honestly says that he wants a wife to take the family of a gentleman. She will take the head of the care of him. And, really, his brilliant and subtable, manage his household, scold his servants, nurse his stantial accomplishments should recommend babies (when they arrive), check his tradesmen's bills, ac. him to some of the new families of Murray company him to the theatre, cut the leaves of his new book, sew on his buttons, warm his slippers, and generally Hill, who would find such a son-in-law a rare make his life happy. Apply in the first place, by letter, acquisition. to Louisa Caroline, Linden Grove, ---, and afterward to The next, quoted from the New York Ilerald, Papa, upon the premises. Wedding-Ring, No. 4, Small.
is modest with all the virtue of innocence: The following, of the same gender, is equally
WANTED. --A situation as gon-in-law in a respectable as explicit :
family. Blood and breeding no object, being already eapA liguly RESPECTABLE Widow, A LITTLE OVER THIL- plied ; capital essential. No objection to going a short disTY, unincumbered, and possessing her own pin-money, is tance into the country. of a kind and affectionate disposition, and capable of making a home happy, would like to correspond with a widow
Another young man is hunting after a hander older than herself (has no objection to a family), with a some income: view to matrimony. Can give good references and reasons for this mode of making her wishes known.
MATRIMONIAL-WANTED. —A Wife, possessing intelli. ceive letters for one week. Address, etc., etc.
gence and a moderate allowance of beauty, by a young
man of twenty-five, passably good-looking, and enjoying a The “highly respectable widow," for the handsome income. Any young lady of property, matribenefit of the coming husband, is “unincum- monially inclined, may find a correspondent of like inbered,” but graciously says in advance that she
clination by addressing Harry Williamsburg Pust
office, New York. “has no objection to a family.” She is, however, particular that the future husband should The gem of matrimonial advertising, howbe " a widower older than herself,” fancying, ever, is the following. The writer is evidently perhaps, that “old birds are caught with chaff," a coward; but still, under certain circumstances, or rather, maybe, that widowers of experience displays a remarkable degree of common sense: make the most pliant husbands, if perchance A YOUNG GENTLEMAN, on the point of getting married, they have gone through a hard mill. Never- is desirous of meeting a man of experience who will distheless, those disposed to reply to such an ad-suade him from such a step. Address, etc. vertisement should remember Sam Weller's Experience “after marriage" produces also immortal advice, “Beware of the vidders !" some curious features in the advertising col
Here is another, which is really tantalizing: umns. For example, a man out West thus MATRIMONIAL.A young Lady, aged eighteen, of good
posts his truant wife: appearance, now visiting in the country, wishes to corre. On the 6th of July, on the night of Monday, eloped from spond with a gentleman between the ages of twenty and her husband, the wife of John Grundy. His grief for her thirty with a view to matrimony. Money no object, as absence each day growing deeper, should any man find the advertiser possesses ample means to support them her he begs him to---keep her. handsomely through life. Please address Miss S- Street, New York.
Another husband is disconsolate, and calls
upon an absent wife to return to his " bed and Sweet" eighteen,” “ money no object," "am- board;" and in any event of non-compliance, to ple means to support them handsomely through send the next best thing—the key of the cuplife.” Great inducements! and, doubtless, a board: great humbug. But still, it may be that Miss
JANE,-Your absence will ruin all. Think of your hus. S is “honest.” Nevertheless, we can not band—your parents—your children. Return--return-all help questioning the “good appearance” of the may be well — happy. At any rate, inclose the key of the advertiser.
cupboard where the gin is. Very young men are also guilty of advertis- In the columns of the Albany Times we find ing for matrimonial companions. A promising the following advertisement, which we copy ver. young gentleman thus advertised in the New batim, free from charge: York Dispatch:
$3 REWARD.—The above reward will be paid to who I AM TWENTY-THREE YEARS OF AGE, five feet eleven ever will cause the return to me of my wife Mary. She is inches and a half in height, a figure and face said to be of middle size, light complexioned, freckles on face, short the model of symmetry and beauty-a gentleman by birth hair, trimmed behind, and wears beau-catchers. Is about and inheritance (there was never a mechanic in my family), 15 years of age, and of a loving disposition, and had on educated in a European University, an accomplished mu- three rattan hoops. WM. SNOW, Corner of Lodge and sician, a thorough linguist—and utterly incapable of earn. Maiden. ing a living. I should like to marry into a wealthy fami
A repentant husband, of Conway, N. H., thus ly, whiclı, wanting the prestige of birth, would be elevated by an alliance with me. I could make myself generally exposes his weakness to the gaze of the public: useful in such a family by teaching the younger members
WHEREAS I, DANIEL CLAY, through misrepresentation, manners, and accustoming the elder to the easy carringe was induced to post my wife Rhoda in the papers, now beg and grace of well-bred people. There are many wealthy leave to inform the public that I have taken her to wife, families who have boxes at the opera, who, under my di. after settling all our domestic broils in an amicable man. rection, would speedily learn to look as aristocratic and ner; so that every thing, as usual, goes on like clock-work. important as they try to persuade themselves that they
On the other hand, although not so commonSuch a family, after a few lessons from me, would prag for well-bred people--in a crowd and I should make ly, we have women advertising for truant husthem understand the opera, which now they do not. bands. In these, however, there is but little va
riety. Yet now and then the reader may meet confess that our ingenuity is entirely at fault with one of an emphatic character, as, for in- here, and that we can not venture upon even a stance, when a woman thus closes her advertise- probable solution of this advertising riddle. ment: “Daniel may be known by a scar on his We therefore leave it among the unsolved mysnose—where I scratched him."
teries. Here is a whole romance contained in four lit- That the Irish are in America we find luditle lines. What pictures of life in a great city crous evidence even among advertisements. they open up to the mind's eye! They lead the The following appeared during last year in one mind to imagine a weak, and it may be an err- of the New York dailies : ing woman, contending against evils and out
NOTICE.-If the gentleman who keeps a store in Cedar rages that menaced her very existence, helped Street with a red head, will return the umbrella he bor. out of trouble by some Good Samaritan, and re- rowed from a lady with au ivory handle, he will hear of solving to obey that injunction that may have something to his advantage. been long sounding in her ear, “Go, and sin Another, in the same paper, setting forth the no more :"
many conveniences and advantages to be deMr. C., of 132 B. W.-Spring Street was a good place rived from metal window-sashes, among other for me on the 18th-evening. You liave saved my life particulars enumerates as follows: “ Those and little inoney. God bless you and help you out of your sashes will last forever; and afterward, if the trouble. I left town forever.
owner has no use for them, they might be sold Every day we find just such bits of romance for old iron.” lurking among the “Personals.” Listen to The above can only be matched by an anthis wail of affection from a faithful woman's nouncement contained in a transatlantic newsheart:
paper : Alonzo.--Received. I implore you to suffer me to come
MISSING from Killarney, JANE O'FOGARTY, she had in to yon. Your society (even in poverty) I should prefer to her arms two babies and a Guernsey cow, all black, with all the world besides. Pray give me hope of seeing you red hair and tortoise-shell combe behind her ears, and I am truly miserable. Write to same address,
large spots all down her back, which squints awfully. ELIZA A.
Here is another which is "confusion worse As an offset, we often find fugitive friends or relatives implored to return to their deserted confounded,” but is certainly a bona fide adver
tisement: homes. Here are two such, addressed to the same person on different days :
Tirs is to certify that I, DANIEL O'FLANAGAN, am not
the person who was tarred and feathered by the liberty M. I. S.-Dolly, we are very anxious about you. Write, mob on Tuesday last; and I am ready to give twenty or return home. All will be forgiven. W. R. S.
guineas to any one that will bet me fifty that I am the M. I. S.-Dolly, why don't you come home? Have you other man who goes by my name. not any sympathy for me? If you could appreciate my
Witness my hand, this 30th of July, 1865. love for you, you would never desert your home and
DAN. O'FLANAGAN. friends. We are only mortal, and liable to err. will return, your word shall be law. Take pity on me, do,
Among “Personals” in the London Times, a for Heaven's sake!
W. R. S. few years ago, the following challenge appeared The following is evidently from a coxcomb from one of the “softer sex;" who has been carrying on a correspondence with I, ELIZABETH WILKINSON, of Clerkenwell, having had some romantic unknown:
some words with Hannah llyfield, and requiring satisfac
tion, do invite ler to meet me on the stage, and box me TRUTUFUL's letters all received. She is earnestly re
for three guineas, each woman holding half-e-crown in quested to throw aside the impenetrable veil of secre- each hand, and the first woman that drops the money to cy which now envelops her, and grant an interview. lose the battle. She shall have rare sport. Charles has loved sincerely, earnestly, devotedly; but believed his fragrance was wasted on the desert air. Should
This evoked an answer on the next day, the object of his affectiona prove to be the fair unknown, couched in the following language: happiness may yet be in store for both. When they meet Charles will describe his palace by the lake of Como,
I, IIannan HyfifLD, of Newgate Market, hearing of which, with himself, his ten thousand a year, his shooting the resoluteness of Elizabeth Wilkinson, will not fail, God box on the Mississippi, and all his other jewels, shall be willing, to give her more blows than words. Desiring hera,
home-blows, and from her no favor, she may expect a
good thumping. To close these " personals” of a special char. acter, see what loose ideas of American etiquette
The London Times, by-the-way, is not very far and English grammar break out in the following behind the New York press in the singularity of announcement:
many of its advertisements. As an example of Ir the young lady who bowed to a gentleman in a win the peculiar things found in its columns, take dow on Broadway, near Broome Street, who had on a blue the announcement of the wants of a pious and dress and black silk mantilla, will address a note to O. H., affluent elderly lady, who, desirous of having Broadway Post Office, and state how an introduction can the services of a domestic like-minded with herbe obtained, she will confer a great favor.
self, appeals to the public for "a groom to take What on earth could a gentleman in a blue charge of two carriage-horses of a serious turn dress and black silk mantilla have been doing in of mind." So, also, the simple-hearted inna window on Broadway ? and why should a keeper, who advertises his "limited charges and young lady who had never been introduced bow civility;" and the description given by a disto him, unless she took him for a lay figure in- tracted family of a unaway member, who contended to represent a Chinese mandarin? We sider that they are affording valuable means for