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bansted, we meet John Smith's, Richard White's, Enquirer's, Obr server's and
numerous other members of the same family, alf equally thirsting for information and all drinking in the sanie Penpy Fountain' oi' knowledge. In the midst of his multifarious and henevolent occupations, a gentle rap is beard at the door of bis Stancium, and on being desired, the knockor enters. “Aba! my goud fellow' Imhow d'ye do, Prole ?" “Oh! hearty! (tow's the “ Buss getting on? All right I suppose"--" All right! I believe it is indeed - Full inside and out Advertisenients come tumbling in bar bundreds can't set 'em up fast enough.". Well, that's all rigbt, certainly," was the reply of the dupe Prole who pulled out a new form of advertisement for his goods and handed it to 6 bolt with ar five-pound nole. “ Shall be put in type lo-day for an old friend like yon," and he glauced at the bath-note. “ By-the-bve Prule, have you seen the stamp returns for the last quarter ? There they are, and I rather think adıerusers will know which is the rigbet Buss for them ; three thousand five bundred beyond ibe Bell's Weekly and coming close up the Dispatch." 'I be puffer leaves the office in the firm helief that bis l'utf
' will be read by fifty ibuusand individuals at the very least, Another tap is soon heard of a peculiarly soft and indistince
come in” is again propoliuced. I lie visitor ibis time is a Foang nian of rather superior address, though poorly habitev, and evidently coming on business to ubich be is unaccustomedi • Weil, sir," begms the growler in bisoun harsh, grating tone. takmg his eyes off the letter he is writing and seemg ibe viber stand with ihe door-bandle in his hand, “I seppose I slidi pot eat you it you do close the door - now then what's your pleasure. Mr. diffideni, come I've uv time for any nouseuse, -The youth colors up, not with shame but indignation. fle, however, knows be comes as a petitioner, and passing over the man's rudeness, ex. Dresses his business as well as he may. He is in reduced circumstances; has a mother and two sisters to support-knows no trade, but bus had a first-raie educatiun and wishes for employment as a reporter – he writes quickly, has a sligbı ac quaintance with shorts hand, and will make up for his ignorance of the professiou by bis perseverence and care. Why," replies the man of hellers, sou know that you're asking me for whai is only given to the first ralc inen in the country ? Reporting undeed! Why you conceited puppy, I've at this very moment but less than sixint reporters on niy establishiment, twelve of whom are Barristers with most ex. tensive practice, and the remaining tour are
M. Pis"_" I really was not aware"--- begins the young man. “ 'I hen if you were not aware, why the devil do you come to a paper with such an im mense circulation as the Omnibus, with your proposteruns wants. Saying which he rings the office bell with a viulence that most make it heard at Somerset House-- his contidential factotum auswers the appeal with bis hai ou avd a peu behind is ear. " Here, Mr. Grngsby," says the man@uverer, wishing his eye at him, which the other reciptocates by printing to the stranger will his thonul, "luke
these letters and let them be left at the houses of all the members Before four vçluck: mind that sir, as I expect the contents of them will greatly influence ihe debate lo-night. And let there be len of our reporters in constant attendance, do you bear Sir ?" Very good sir," is the clerk's reply. After giving the stranger sufficient ume to digest the preceding conversation and appenring to be im mersed in papers and officials, he continnes, "Well, young man, as you are delermined to be a reporter and think you can cut out pay twelve barristers and four M. P.'s, you shall have a try. There's a meeting at Exeter Hall 10-morrow morning--something about the Polish Exiles or the war with China- hang me if I know which-go and see what sort of a fist you can make of it, and mind [ have the report written out inirly, no bieroglyphics. It you succord you'll get nine shillings a-week-the Omnibus always pays handa somes- but you must keep a good coat on your back for ihe credit of the paper. Good morving sir, Mr. Grogshy will give you a lek Wints."— The yonih is bowed quļ apd turned over to the clerk, who tells him how ļo get admission to a good place, and how lu tud esit the names of the speakers, and away he goes full of bope and energy to soil and slave for a salary he is never 10 lonch.
Saturday comes, as all days must come, and the Omnibus is, published. The illuminated
The illuminated clock of Saint Mary-Le-Strand is striking four as the first quire of it is brought up warm und damp from the press-room. A score of lille hungry, looking, meagre boys, a few old ragged men with hoary locks and blear eyes, and widow in alter'd, rusty weeds with a baby in her arms, are waiting auxiously in the little dimly-lit oflice knocking their numbed, glore. less fingers against the counter. A rush is made for the firsę delivery, for every oue is anxious 10 get home and escape the billier cold of the right air. Another quire comes up and another succeeds it, while a couple of buys it a back table are folding some Omnibuses for the post. In a quarter of an hour the scrambling is over, the news-venders are served, and none but a few straggling purchasers enter the place. What, the reader will say, is the tremendous circulation of the Omnibus thus readily disposed of? Are the sixty-tive thousand copies that are given in the stamp oflice reinras so quickly disposed of ?- Herein lays the whole niystery of newspaper quackery: -The stamp office amberitics declare that the Penny Omnibus täkes sixty-tive thousand stanyps every week and it iells the truth, for sixiy-five thousand pence' are paid weekly, by our friend Gholt for stamps. His acļual sale of printed copies averages thirtein thousand !! What becomes of the remaining forty-seven, and why does he pay for what he does 1101 You shall hear.— The great support of a London paper or indeed of any paper, is the advertisenents, and 10 get these
effort is made by editors. Now, it is clear that the greater the circulation of a journal, tbe more quickly will advertisements flow to it and when a tradesman wishes 10 putt' an article, he goes to the siz mp office pridrus and selec:s those paprots at the top of the list. Cur aurelilului huew this, anu beyan by labing len thousand slamps:
in a couple of weeks he bought an additional ten-thousand, and so on until he reached ihe number just stated. Yet during ihis time the sale of the “Omnibus” has crept on but slowly in spite of its puffs ;-the advertising columns however, are well filled, and while thai is the case the editor laughs at the sale. In a cellar under the press-room, are quires innumerable of stanıps, just as iliey came, from Somerset House unsullied by ink. Once a month this is cleared out, the contents are disposed of as waste paper, in small para cels, to different shops, for it would betray the secret were ihty all to be taken to one person. The number of penny stamps thus thrown away, are fully made up by the advertisements which flow rapidly in on the strength of the false circulation attributed to the
paper. Such is the “ Penny Editor" and his literary nostrun, and such, on a more humble scale, are many of the metropolitan periodicals. He goes on lying, swindling, and swaggering; obtaining credit on all sides, but giving none, and when at lasi bis resources fail, he pockets his booty and retires for a season to the Surres side of the water, not very far from the Borough. Or, if he
with a viciim, he will sell his paper before the crash comes, and then ake a. summer trip to Boulogue ; in the meani time the deceived parchaser finds out the villainy ol the scheme from biller experience :-the bubble busts :- he is beygard, and if he be nol backed by staunch friends, most probably passes years
LBARSING. Learning has this strong Writer," and three odd rolumes of the recominendation, that it is the off-spring “Gentleman's Magazine," the whole of a most valuable virtue ; | inean, neatly arranged in & dark-coloured Industry; a quality I am asbamed to
Druhouens bookcase, with glass-door, the 669 pagans frequently set a bigher lock of which looks slightly rusty, and talue iban we seem to du. - Hannah goes very hari. In the course of his More.
life he visits Paris but does not like A RESPECTABLE MAN" His form
it at all, for he says, that all the time
be was there he could never get a is decidedly not that of Apollo, and his gait would make a dancing master piece of roast beef fit to be seen por shudder. He wears a coat of a square
a bottle of port Worth dricking. He
is very invelerate against paupers, and cut; never lises strap to his trousers and displays a large bunch of seals.
if one quite bliai, or hardly able to He has a country-house at Claphan; bat move, solicits his charity, he asks him, attends his counting-house without fail
in an imperative tone, why he does not
work? He subscribes to the Asylum every morning, and alwar ulights from the staze.coach in Græcuchurch-street
for Female Orpbans, and turus bis exactly as the clock is striking 9. He daughter out of doors for marrying with.
out his consent. He is a great advocate is very unlearned himself, but is at great pains to bare his son taught
for slave emancipation, and discharges Latin and French and his daughters
a clerk for refusing to sit 12 hours at music, which he has some diin notion
the desk : “ young men must not be
idlo." lle is very rigid and punctual it is genteel they should know. He scorns prejudice, and sars he highly
in business transactions, and if a man esteems the Freuch nation, for the
owes him anything and canno: pay, he honse of Dubois and Co. is one of the
sends him to prison in a very business.
like manner. He attends church re. first in Europe. He has hearil sonething about the gaiety of Hyde-park;
gularly, and says that nobody
hare and goes there for the first time on
any religion who dnog not. нө & beautiful Sunday in Septeniber, but injares suis health beyond recovery by is astonished there are so few carriages. but gives up at 63, and retires to en.
eccessive application in money-making, He opens the conversation with a stranger by saying, that, to-day is got so
joy himself. He purchases a villa in ine as yesterday, and that in the Keit, is devoured by ennni, and for the
first time in his life begins to have a morning it looked like rain. litics it is ten to one but he is exactly glimmerinz idea that riches are a means
He dies aged 63, what his father was before him, avid and not an end. 89 he will wish to see his children, after having partaken, the previous night, but should they turn restive, and pre
of a hearty supper, and leaves behind sume to have an opinion different from
him a very pretty fortune, which his his own,' he will wax wroth, an i say,
song joyfully inherit and spend in a he never could have expected such a
shorter time than the old gentleman thing, and that has
could possible bare conceived. His his family who ever thought sn. His
friends, when they are told of his death, library consists of the “ Bible," the
say they are vers sorry to hear of it, « Whole Duty of Man," Johnson's
for that he was a highly respectable “ Dictionary," the “ Dramatic Works
in a little time be slight oddy of William Shakspeare," Bucean's “Do. which his disappearance had caused mestic Medicine," the second and fourth
subsides, and the stream of life flows volumes of the “ Spectator," forle's been on its surface.”—Jest and Earnest.
on as snioothly as if he had never “ Rules of Whist," “ Robinson Crusoe" (with a copper-plate frontispiece of LACONICS.- Is there any station so Robinson at dinner in his cave), Gold. happy as an nnconnected place in a small smith's “ Aniinited Nature," Milton's coinmunity, where manners are simple, “ Para lise Lost" (with a stationary where wants are few, where respect is roading mark in the middle of the the tribute of probity, and love is the socond book), the “Completo Letter guerdou of beneficence ?--Landor.
It is more honourable to the head Imagination is little less strong in as well as the heart, to be misled by our later
years than in our earlier, our eagerness in ihe pursuit of truth, True, it alights op fewer objects; but than to be safe from blundering by it rests longer en them, and sees them,
better.-Landor. conteinpt of it.- Coleridge.
Whet an insect dips into the surface of a stream, it forms a citele round it, natural and moral, is to knos ihyself;
The height of all philosophy, both which catches a quick radiance from
and the end of this knowledge is to know su or moon, while the stiller water on
God. Quarles. either siile fows without ans: in like manner, a small politician may attract A contersation with a young Irishthe notice of the kin or the people, man of good natara) abilities (and by putting into motion the pliant ele. among no race of men are those abili. ment around him ; tbile quieter men ties more general) is like a forest walk; pass utterly away, leaving not even in which, while yon are delighted with this weak expression, this momentary the healthy fresh air and the green sparkle.- Landor.
unbroken turl, yon must stop at every We must get at the kernel of ples. twentieth step to extricate yourself from sure through the dry and hard husk a briar. Yoa acknowledge that sou hare of truth.-Hazlill.
been amased, but that you rest willingls, Absence is the invisible and incor- and that yon wonld rather not take poreal mother of ideal beanty.-Landur. the same walk on the morrow.—Landor.
There are proud merr of so much Love's So.Row.- Pride may be called delicacy, that it almost conceals their in as a useful auxiliary to assist a pride, and certainly excuses it.- Landor. woman to bear up against the incon. The fault of ibe old English writer's
slancy or the injustice of her lorer, hatt
fer can withstand his sorros ; for no was, that they were too prone to un. lock the secrets of nature with the key
Weapon in the whole arinoary of love
is so dangerous to a female breast. of learning, and often to substitite authority in the plaes of argument.
Lady Blessington. Hazlıtt.
THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY.
Grand and auspicious was that happr time
Mackay's Hope of the World