Wit and Wisdom from the London Punch.
It is a wonder that so respectable a man as Lord Napier [lately ordered home] was not recalled from Berlin
long ago; and on Government must have some difficulty in finding any one worthy to succeed him at the Prussian Court
. We have hanged almost everybody it to be sent there.
When a wise man use the weak argument because the strong one would be unacceptable to the many, and he is abused for shallowness by the few, they do not thereby prove themselves to be like him.
[The most true, Mr. Punch,
Sancho Panza never uttered a wiser saying.]
Scene at a Morning Concert.
--Husband, with bowed head, fast asleep.
Wife suddenly discovers his condition, and, nudging him, whispers, "George!
George! You are not in church."
There is nothing in music itself that necessarily
renders its votaries such fools as you describe the majority to be. Some of the beat minds have been fond of music.
I am. But a very commonplace person may be a very good musician, and if such a person becomes absorbed in one pursuit, and never reads, talks, or thinks, on any other subject — the fool is the product.
Only thirteen months and a half, now, to the millennium, says Dr. Cumming