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CAPPING VERSES.

Another D for No. 3, who givesTHERE are many games in which the reader of

“Devoted, anxious, generous, void of guile, poetry finds his memory agreeably taxed. We will give you two or three. One is called

And with her whole heart's welcome in ber

smile." LAST LETTERS. One person gives a line or a verse of poetry; the him a' forfeit, for the least hesitation in this game

No. 4, with E for his letter, hesitates; this costs next one must give another, beginning with the last must pay that penalty. So, as No. 4 is outisvai letter of the first line; and the third takes the last by hesitating

over a difficult letter, No. 5 gire letter of the second line to commence his. For instance, No. 1 gives

“Edward will always bear himself a king." “Dear to this heart are the scenes of my child.

Still another game of this kind is for the best hood.”

word instead of letter of the first line takes to No. 2 takes D, the last letter of the first line, to begin the second, as No. 1 (poor fellow, he has the begin his verse

heartache !) gives “Dear creature! you'd swear, When her delicate feet in the dance twinkle

"Ah! should'st thou live but once lore's swedia to

prove, round, That her steps are of light, that her home is the

Thou wilt not love to live, anless thon line 2

love." air, And she only par complaisance touches the No. 2-at whom No. 1 has been casting on ground."

terably tender glances-says, rather sharply

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“Love is a sickness full of woes,

Let us suppose there to be drawn Nuremberg. All remedies refusing;

Turkey, and Iceland, of which the drawers narrate A plant that with most cutting grows." thus: And the others carry on the game.

Nuremberg has given to the world many useful inventions. Here were first made the pocket-watch, the air-gun, gun-lock, and various mathematical

and musical instruments; and at present half the THREAD-PAPER POETRY.

children of Europe are indebted to Nuremberg for This is another interesting game, and one which tops; and the industry of the inhabitants is extended requires more play of intellect.

to teaching birds to pipe. A piece of paper and a lead pencil are all the

Turkey is celebrated for its costly carpets, which preparations necessary. The first player takes the failed in closely imitating; yet these carpets are

all the efforts of European art and capital have paper and writes upon it a line of poetry-a quotation; the name of the author may be added, though woven by the women among the wandering tribes

of Asiatic Turkey. The Turkey Bird” is, howit is not necessary. When the line is written, he folds the paper so as to hide what is written, and

ever, very absurdly named, since it conveys the

false idea that the turkey originated in Asia, passes it to the second player, telling him the last

whereas it is a native of America. Neither is word of the line. The second must then write a line to rhyme with the first, and also add a line of from the great consumption of coffee in that

“Turkey Coffee" grown in Turkey, but is so named his owu, and pass the paper on. For instance,

country. No. 1 writes

Iceland produces in abundance a certain lichen “This nymph to the destruction of mankind.” called Iceland Moss, which is brought to America

Pope.

as a medicine, but is in its native country used in

immense quantities as an article of common food, Ioubles the paper, and passes it to No. 2, whọ When the bitter quality has been extracted by adds

steeping in water, the moss is dried and reduced to

powder, and then made into a cake with meal, or “ Had three small mice, and all were blind; boiled and eaten with milk. The least ran after the butcher's wife.”

Nursery Rhymes. No 3, a sentimental maiden, writes

FORFEITS. “ And then she cried, 'I'm weary of my life,

Young people are often at a loss for good forfeits My dream of love is over-he is gone."

in their

games. In the schemes of advice upon the Original. subject, the penalties they impose are sometimes

vulgar, or absurd, creating confusion where innoNo. 4, also a maiden, who has lately studied cent pleasure is designed. The following are Byron

suggested to help our young friends out of the

difficulty. “ The spell is broke, the charm is flown!

These forfeits, it will be seen, have each a sepaThus is it with life's filful fover."-Byron. rate name and number. Now a good plan would No. 6, a grave, sedate

be for a person who is to take an active part in the man, writes

evening party to read them over during the day, “ I look upon thee, now, as lost for ever;

and to become acquainted with them. Then, in To me, at least, it is as if thou wert dead." allotting the forfeits, when they are called, thus Authority forgotten.

"Here's a pretty thing, and a very pretty thing,

what shall the owner of this thing do? The person So 6, thinking dead a solemn word, gives awarding the forfeits may call out, “Hush-a-bye,

baby!" "Hobson's choice !” “ Dot and carry “I care not, so my spirit last long after life has

one!" &c. The cryer of the forfeits then explains fled."

L. E. L.

what is to be done. In this way the redemption And so on. This specimen is enough to show hesitation, and a capital evening's amusement be

of the forfeits will go on freely, without stoppage or how the game goes. Sometimes the cross readings re very amusing. The paper is to be read aloud

derived. fter it is filled up, and some very curious combina- TIE KNIGHT OF THE RUEFUL COUXTEXAXCE. ions are often found,

The player whose forfeit is cried is so called.

He must take a lighted candle in his hand, and GEOGRAPHICAL PLAY.

select some other player to be his squire, who takes

hold of his arm, and they then both go round to al} Let each person of a party write on a piece of the ladies in the company. It is the squire's office aper the name of some town, country, or province; to kiss the hand of each lady, and after each kiss to huffle these tickets together in a little basket, and

wipe the knight's mouth with a handkerchief. The hoever draws out one is obliged to give an account knight must carry the candle through the penance, f some production, either natural or manufactured, and preserve a grave countenance. or which that place is remarkable. This game

JOURNEY TO ROME. rings out a number of curious bits of information Which the party may have gleaned in reading or in The person whose forfeit is called must go round ravelling, and which they might never have men- to all in the company, to tell them that he is going ioned to each other but from some such motive. on a 'ourney to Rome, and that he will feel great

LAUGHING GAYUT.

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pleasure in taking anything for his Holiness the

TAS BEGGAR Pope. Everyone must give something to the traveller. (The more cumbersome or awkward to

A penitence to be inflicted on a gentleman also carry, the more fun it occasions.) When he has He falls on his knees before her, and, thupaglia

The penitent takes a staff, and approaches a gathered all, he has to carry the things to one staff on the ground, implores "Charis. the corner of the room, and deposit them, and thus end lady, touched by the poor man's distrear, asla bir his penance.

** Do you want bread ?" "Do you want water?

"Do you want a halfpenny?" &c. To all questions Sing the laughing gamut without pause or mis- such as these the Beggar replies by thumping has take, thus:

staff on the ground impatiently. At length the ha

lady says, “ Do you want a kiss • At these cards ha

the Beggar jumps up and kisses the lady.
ha
ha

TIE PILGRIX
ha

ba ha ha

The Pilgrim is very like the Bergar. A gentle ha ha

man conducts a lady round the eircle, saying ha

ha

to each member of it, if a gentleman, “A kiss for ha

ha

my sister, and a morsel of bread for me." Ifa TUE MEDLEY.

lady, “A morsel of bread for toy sister, and a kis

for me." The bread is of no particular importante, Sing one line of four different songs without but the kiss is indispensable. pausing between them. It would be well to find four lines that afford humour, taken consecutively,

THE EGOTIST. such as

Propose your own health in a complimentar “ All round my hat."

speech, and sing the musical hovours. “ A rare old plant is the ivy green." * Sweet Kirty Clover, she bothens me so."

DOT AND CARRY OSB. “In the Bay of Biscay, 0."

Hold one ancle in one hand, and walk round the

room HOBSON'S CHOICE.

(This is suited only to gentlemen.) Burn a cork one end, and keep it clean the other. You are then to be blindfolded, and the cork to be

TAB IMITATION. held horizontally to you. You are then to be If a gentleman, he must put on a lady's lenne, asked three times which end you will have? If you and imitate the voice of the lady to whom say, “ Right," then that end of the cork must be belongs ; if a lady, then a gentleman's hai, passed along your forehead. The cork must then be sometimes these imitations are very hameron. turned several times, and whichever end you say sentence often used by the person imitated seal must next be passed down your nose; and the third be chosen. time across your cheeks or chin. You are then to

GOING TO SERVICE. be allowed to see the success of your choice.

[This will afford capital fun, and should be Go to service ; apply to the person who holds the played fairly, to give the person who owns the forfeits for a place-ray, as "maid of all want forfeic a chance of escape. The end of the cork The questions then to be asked are: "How do you should be thoroughly well burnt. As a joke for wash?”. "How do you iron ?" "How do you Christmas time, this is perfectly allowable; and the make a bed ?" "How do you scrub the Bour" damp corner of a towel or handkerchief will set all “ How do you clean knives and forkal'' ken, &c. righi. It should be allotted to a gentleman, and The whole of these processes must be imitated one who has a good broad and bare face.) by motions, and if the replies be satisfactory, the

forfeit must be given up. PORTIC NUMBERS,

KISSING THE CANDLESTICE. Repeat a passage of poetry, counting the words aloud as you proceed, thus :

When ordered to kiss the candlestick, yea politely Full (one) many (two) a (three) flower (four) is request a lady to hold the candle for you. As seat (five) born (six) to (seven) blush (cight) unseen, as she has it in her hand, she is supposed 19 be the inine) and (ien) waste (eleven) its (Twelve) sweet candlestick, and you, of course, kiss her, negs (thirteen) on (fourteen) the (fifteen) desert (sixteen) air (seventeen). This will prove a great

THB DISAPPOINTMEST. puzzle to many, and afford considerable amuse

A lady advances towards the penitent, as meut.

kiss him, and when close to him, furns que MUSII-A-BYE, BABY.

round, and allows the expected kiss to be taken it Yawn until you make several others in the room

her nearest neighbour. yawn. [This can be done well by one person who can

THE FLORIST'S CHOICE. imitate yawning well, and it will afford indescribable mirth. It should be allotted to one of the and Lily. Two of the party must then privately

Choose three flowers. Example: Pink, Fechadas male sex, with a large mouth, and a sombre or agree to the three persons of the forfeiter's sonmiss heavy appearance, if such a one can be found ance to be sererally

represented by the first in the party.]

Then proceed: “What will you do with the Punktas

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*Dip it in the water !" “What with the Fuchsia ?"

THE QUIET LODGER. Dry it, and keep it as a curiosity!” “With the * Keep it until it is dead, then throw it

The person who owns the forfeit may be called away." The three names identified with the flowers upon to choose one or two musical instruments. are now to be told, and their fates will excite much Having dono so, he may be requested to imitate merriment. TIL FOOL'S LEAP.

STOOPS TO CONQUER. Put two chairs back to back, take off your shoes, Your forfeit shall then be laid upon the floor, and

Crawl around the room on all-fours forwards. and jump over them. The fun consists in a inistaken idea that the chairs are to be jumped over,

you must crawl backwards to it, without seeing

where it is placed. whereas it is only the shoes.

TIB SOFA.

THE RIDDLE.

The penitent places himself in the same position Guess the answer to this Riddle :

as for “ Ariadne's Leopard," that is to say, on "It is said there's a person you've loved since a boy, all-fours. He, however, remains stationary, reWhore hand you must kiss ere I give you this toy; ceiving on his back a lady

and a gentleman, who It is not your father, or mother, or sister,

sit comfortably down and exchange a kise. Nor cousin, nor friend-take care not to miss, sir."

(Himself.)

TIE GALLANT QARDBXER.
THE SECRET.

Compare your lady-love to a flower, and explain This consists in whispering a secret to each

the resemblance. Thus:member of the company.

My love is like the blooming rose,

Because her cheek its beauty shows.
THE SCHOLAR'S SPELL,"

Or (facetiously) -
Spell Constantinople, a syllable at a time. After My love is like a creeping treec-
spelling Con-stan-ti, all the others are to cry out, She's always creeping after me.

Nol no!" meaning the next syllable. If the trick is not known, the speller will stop to show no mis

TUR STATESMAN. take has been made, which is another forfeit; on the contrary, if no stop is made, the forfeit is

Ask the penitent what county he would like restored.

to represent in Parliament; when the selection is

made he is to spell his name backwards, without THE BLIND MAN'S CHOICE.

a mistake; if he fail, he knows not the requireThe one who is to pay a forfeit stands with the

ments of his constituents, and must lose his elec

tion. face to the wall. One behind makes signs suitable to a kiss, a pinch, and a box on the ear, and then TO BE AT TIE MEROY OF THE COMPANY. demands whether the first, second, or third bo preferred. Whichever it chances to be is given.

This consists in executing whatever task each

member of the company may like to impose upon THE CLOCK.

you.

KISSING UNDER TIE CANDLESTICK. A player is condemned to transformation to a clock. He stands before the mantelpiece, and calls

This consists in kissing a person over whose head a player (of the opposite sex) to him. The person

you hold a candlestick. thus called upon asks “ the clock" what time it is. The clock replies, whatever hour he likes,-claim

TO KIES YOUR OWX SHADOW ing the same number of kisses as he names hours

Place yourself between the light and the person If approved of, the player who has asked the you intend kissing, on whose face your shadow will time takes the place of the clock, and calls upon be thrown, another; the original ceremony being repeated in turn by all the players of the company.

TO KISS TIB ONE YOU LOVE DEST WITHOUT

ITS BEIXG NOTICED. ARIADNE'S LEOPARD; OR, THE HOBBY-HORSE.

Kissing all the ladies in the company one after The penitent, on his hands and knees, is obliged another without any distinction. carry round the room a lady, who is seated on his back, and whom all the gentlemen (himself ex.

THE TWO GUESSES. cepted) are privileged to kiss in turns.

Place your hands behind yon, and guess who

touches them. You are not to be released until HIT OR MISS.

you guess right. You are to be blindfolded, and turned round The person who owns the forfeit is to be blindtwo or three times. Then you are to walk towards folded; a glass of water and a teaspoon are then to one of the company, and the handkerchief is to be be got, and a spoonful given aliernately by the taken otr, that you may see the persun you have members of the company until the person Llind. touched. Then you are to kiss her hand.

folded guesses aright.

of the day.

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ROB ROWLEY

THE EXILE.

with as many wrappings as possible, but every The penitent seut into exile takes up his position side before, so as to present the appearance

cloak, shawl, victorine, &c., is to be pat on hind. in the part of the room most distant from the rest of "a turned head." She should be furnished with a the company, with

whom he is forbidden to communi- muff, which she must bold behind her as much a cate. From thence he is compelled

to fix the pedance | possible in the usual manner, bat her bonnet mas to be performed by the owner of the next ior feit, till

be put on in the proper way. Thus equipped, she the accomplishment of which he may on no account leave his place. This may be prolonged for several her punishment is at an end, must coatinue w

must enter the room walking backwards, and until turns. The last penitent, as soon as he has aco move in the same way. quitted himself satisfactorily, takes the place of the exile, and passes sentence on the next.

THE KING OF MOROCCO IS DEAD.
THE “B” HIVE.

The culprit takes a candle in his hand, and, Repeat, without stopping, “Bandy-legged Bora- stepping forward, places another in the hands of a chio Mustachio Whiskenfusticus the bold and brave opposite sides of the apartment. They then assam

person of a different sex; then both march te Bombardino of Bagdad helped Abomilique Blue

a mournful air, and advance towards each other Beard Bashaw of Babelmandeb to beat down a

with a slow and measured step. When they meet Bumble Bee at Bassora."

they raise their eyes to the ceiling, utter som

words in a sepulchral tone, then, with downess! TIE TRIO.

eyes, they march on, each to take the place occer Kneel to the wittiest, bow to the prettiest, and pied by the other. kiss the one you love best.

This procedure is repeated as often as there are phrases in the following dialogue:

THE GENTLEMAN.-Hare you heard the frights

news? Repeat the following:

THE LADY.-Alas! “Robert Rowley rolled a round roll round, THE GENTLEMAN.-

The King of Morocco is dead. A round roll Robert Rowley rolled round,

THE LADY.-Alas! alas! Where is the round roll Robert Rowley rolled TIE GENTLEMAX.- The King of Morocco round!"

buried.

THE LADY.-Alas! alas! alas 1
THE STATUE OF LOVE.

THE GENTLEMAN.- Alas! alas! alas! and for The player who owns the forfeit cried takes a

times alas! candle in his hand, and is led by another to one

He has cut off his head with end of the room, where he must stand and repre

his steel cadass! sent the Statue of Love. One of the players now

Both then march to their places with an air of walks up, and requests him to fetch some lady, melancholy. Having reached their places, they whose name he whispers in Love's ear. The Statue, run gaily to resume their seats among the comstill holding the candle, proceeds to execute his pany. commission, and brings the lady with him; she in

THE TARD OF LOVE RIBBON. turn desires him to fetch some gentleman, and so it continues till all have been summoned. The

One or more yards of Love Ribbon may be players brought up by Love must not return to inflicted as a penalty. their seats, but stand in a group round Love's

He (or she) who suffers this inflietion must choose standing-place, until he has brought the last person

out a lady (or a gentleman), lead her (or him) int in the company, when they hiss him most vigour extend them as far as the length of his arms

the middle of the circle, take her hands in his ously, and the forfeit terminates,

permit, and give (or receive) a kiss to (or from THE CHANCE KISS.

the other. This is repeated with the same persona a

often as the number of yards of Lore Ribbon ar The penitent takes from a pack of cards the four inflicted. kings and the four queens, shuffles them, and,

THE JOURNEY TO CTTHERE. without looking at them, distributes them to a proportionate number of ladies and gentlemen. The person upon whom this penalty is inflicted' The gentleman finding himself possessed of the leads another, of the opposite sex, behind a seres king of hearts kisses the lady holding the queen,

or a door. Here the gentleman kisses the lady, and and so on with the rest.

touches any part of her dress which he may choosi.

On their return from the journey, they presect THE BLIND QUADRILLE.

themselves before all the company in turn, and the This is performed when a great number of for-| gentleman asks each of them what part of the

lady's attire he has touched. At cach mistak: feits are to be disposed of. A quadrille danced by eight of the company with their eyes blindfolded, dress which has been named by them. Ih, at last

on their part he kisses that portion of the lady's and as they are certain to become completely some one of the company guesses correctly, be bewildered during the figures, it always affords kisses the lady; or, if it is a lady, she receiress infinite amusement to the spectators.

kiss from the gentleman. THE TURNED HEAD.

If, on the contrary, no one guesses rightly, the

gentleman names aloud the part of the lady's dres This penalty should be imposed upon a lady, which he has touched, and kisses the lady cace The fair one whose head is to be turned is invested more before conducting her to her seale

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