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'I have,' said Gipps; that is to say, I hope I have. But you must stay supper. I'll bring out the wine.'
It was not very long after this that Gipps' friend Simpson received an elegantly folded note, enclosing two cards united by satin ribands; Mr. Samuel Gipps; Mrs. Samuel Gipps.' Underneath the former, 'Come and take a cup of hyson poured out by the delicate hand of my housekeeper.'
EPISTLE TO FANNY ELSSLER,
AT NEW YORK, FROM THE OMNIBUS,' IN LONDON.
SWEET Fanny! the Bus is half frantic
You make us as cross as two sticks.
The Western is now under way;
Each step seems as light as a feather
For increasing the duty on hops.
And stick to LAPORTE for the future;
Or who's to attempt the Cachucha?
Shall our bouquets in thunder-showers cover,
In the Bus, grown as dull as a hearse,
Those terrible long legs of COPERE'S!
And fill with your fame Philadelphia.
The Bus should oppose its dread veto!
Hold up their white kids for CERITO!
Are as patient as sawyers at top e'er are;
Or prepare to be hissed from the OPERA!
Chapter XIII.-The Flight of the Conspirators. Chapter XIV.-The Examination.
ESQ. AUTHOR OF PAUL PRY,' ETC. WITH AN ILLUSTRA-