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MERRY TALES, HUMOROUS POETRY,
QUIPS, AND ODDITIES.
THACKERAY, ALBERT SMITH, GILBERT A BECKETT,
THE BROTHERS MAYHEW.
With many Yundred Illustrations
BY GEORGE CRUIKSHANK
AND OTHER ARTISTS.
SECOND SERIES, 1844-1853.
NEW YORK : SCRIBNER, WELFORD AND CO.
THE COMIC ALMANACK.
SIMPLE RULES FOR INTERPRETING ACTS OF
When you come to a very long clause, skip it altogether, for it is
When any clause says either one thing or the other shall be right, you may make sure that both will be wrong.
HINTS ON ECONOMY. It is customary to advise that a shilling should be made to go as far as it possibly can; but surely this would be to throw a shilling away, by making it go so far as to prevent any chance of its coming back again.
A penny saved is said to be twopence earned; so that if you have twopence and save a penny, you have twopence still; and if the twopence be saved till the next day, it will be fourpence; so that at the end of the week it will amount altogether to ten shillings and eightpence. We recommend all very young beginners to try the experiment by putting a penny away to-day, when, if the proverb holds good, it will have become twopence by to-morrow.
“A pin a day is a groat a year;" and it will be advisable if any one doubts the fact, to go and offer three hundred and sixty-five pins at any respectable savings' bank—when, if the proverb be literally true, he will be credited to the amount of fourpence.
“Never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day;" and, therefore, if you mean to do a creditor, it is better not to put him off, but to tell him honestly that you have put him down among the things to be done immediately.
HINTS TO EMIGRANTS.
To very hot climates, where there is no glass in the winy