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dat?"_" Bish, sir.”—“Eh, ma foi ! Are you aware, that Lotteries are about Bish encore ! Vel."_" There was No. to be discontinued, the chancellor of the 2032, 3001."-" And who was sel ?" exchequer having said that the Lottery “ Bish, sir.”_" Eh, mon dieu ! 'tis very bill, introduced last session of parliagrand fortune. Now den de last, and who ment, should be the last ? vas sel dat ?" Why, sir, the last was

I need not direct you to Bisu's, as No. 6275, 3001., also sold by Bish." being the luckiest offices in the kingdom, “ Eh, de diable ! 'tis von chose impossi- &c. ble, Bish sell all de four ?"_" Yes, sir, and in a former lottery he sold all the “ Bisu " adventured in the “ City Lotthree thirty thousands.”—"Den he is von tery," a scheme devised for getting rid of golden philosopher. I vill buy, I vill the houses in Pickel-street, Temple-bar, let me see. Yes, I vill buy your shop." ' and Skinner-street, Snow-hill; and on His ambition was at last, however, con- that occasion he favoured the world with tented with three tickets; so that he has the following :three chances of gaining the two thirty

FREEHOLDS AND FORTUNES. thousands yet in the wheel ; and we have

BY PETER Pun. no doubt Bish will have the good luck of selling them.

Tune.-" Drops of Brandy."

Dame Fortune is full of her tricks, « Bisa” is the subject of versified Then the best way the goddess to fix,

And blind, as her portraits reveal, sir ; praise, in another bill.

Is by putting a spoke in her wheel, sir : How TO BE HAPPY.

Her favours the Lott'ry unfolds, Let misers hug their worship d hoards,

Then the summons to BISH don't scorn,
And lock their chests with care;
Whilst we enjoy what life affords,

For, as her cornucopia he holds,
With spirits light as air.

He's the lad for exalting your horn, sir. For our days shall haily gaily be,

Rum ti iddity, &c.
Prizes in store before us,
We'll spend our ev'nings merrily:

With poverty who would be known,
And BJSH we'll toast in chorus.

And live upon orts in a garret, sir,

Who could get a good house of bis own, Let lovers droop for sparkling eyes,

And fatten on roast beef and claret, sir! And heave the tender sigh:

In the city scheme this you'll obtain,

At Bisa's, where all folks pell-mell come, Whilst we embrace the glittering prize, And meagre care defy.

By a ticket a free-hold you'll gain,

And it cannot be more free than welconie. : For our days shall haily gaily be, Plenty in store before us;

Rum ti iddity, &c. Our cash we'll jingle merrily,

This house, when you once realize it,
And BISH we'll toast iu chorus.

Upholders will look sharp as lynxes,

For an order to Egyptianize it,
Let glory call the sons of war

With catacomb fal lals and sphynxes ;
To dare the crimsou'd field;

Chairs and tables, a mummy-like crew,
Sweet Fortune's charms are brighter far,

With crocodile grooms of the stole, sir, Her golden arms we'll wield.

Sarcophagus coal-skuttles too, Then our days will haily gaily be,

And at Bish's you'll fill them with cole, sir. Riches in store before us ;

Rum ti iddity, &c. We'll dance through life most merrily, For when you're thus furnish'd in state, And BISH we'll toast in chorus.

And a pretty establishment got, sir,
Ten to one but it pops in your pate,

You'll want sticks to be boiling the pot, « Bisa" on another occasion steps in Then to Bisu's away for supplies, with

For mopusses they are so plenty,

You may choose a ten thousand pound prize, Have you seen the scheme of the pre And if you don't like it a twenty, sent Lottery?

Rum ti iddity, &c. Do you know that it contains MORE Then Bisa for my money, I say, PRIZES than BLANKS ?

The like of him never was known, sir; Have you heard how very cheap the As Brulgruddery says in the play, tickets are ?

"That man's the philosopher's stone, sis.”.





Then what shall we do for this man,
Who makes all your fortunes so handy?

Buy his tickets as fast as you can,
Ånd drink him in drops of brandy.

That stone,
Rum ti iddity, &c. Philosophers in vain so long have sought,

Says Milton, would not prove more “ Bish" seems to have deemed “ the valuable to its possessor than an absolute Philosopher's stone,” which never existed knowledge of certain numbers which lie but in silly imaginations, to be a proper hidden in the Wheel of Fortune till Fate device for drawing customers.

It is declares to the enraptured ears of the adrepeated in

venturer, who has founded his hopes of

success on them, their union with certain PADDY'S PURSUIT,

large sums of money, viz. Twenty, Ten,

or Five Thousand Pounds; for there are From the county of Cork in dear Ireland I many such sums yet in the wheel, yet 10

be determined, yet to be gained by haTo England's swate Island a fortune to gain ; zarding a mere trifle. Where I heard that the strates were all paved He, who life's sea successfully would sail, with gold,

Must often throw a sprat to catch a whale. And the hedges grew Guineas ! so Paddy was Apply this proverb then ; think, ere ton late, told !

What fortune, honour, and what wealth await I jump'd on dry land to my neck up in water, The very trifling sum* of one pound eight. Which to some spalpeens gave subject for

laughter; But, says I, with a grin, as I dragg'd myself “ Bish," of course, imagined, or wished, out,

the public to be amazingly surprised at “I'm not come to England to be food for a his popularity, and therefore indulged trout."

them with this song : Fal de ral, de ral lal, O whack !

WHAT'S THE MATTER ? Then to London I came, that monstracious city,

By Quintin Query, Esq. Where the lads dress so gay, and the ladies

Tune.-" O Dear, what can the Matter be?" look pratty ;

O dear, what can the matter be ?" But, Och! blood-and-ouns! only mark my

To tell, who can be at a loss? surprise, When only great stones in the strates met my To make out their dreams, and fulfill all their

The people are running by dozens to Bisa's, eyes !

wishes, No Guineas at all on the hushes there grew; Not a word that they told me, I found, sirs,

And try to come in for the loaves and the


At 4, Cornhill, and 9, Charing-cross. “Och! why wa’n't I drown'd, and made food

O dear, what can the matter be pas for the fish!"

I'll tell you, good friend, if you Thus I growled, 'till I lighted on one Master The people are trying dame Fortune to cozen, Bish.

And the old women's tongues are eternally Fal de rai, &c.

buzzing, Master Bish had found out the Philosopher's About lucky numbers, 19 to the dozen, stone,

And all they can talk of is Bish. And a Thousand yellow Guineas he gave me

O dear, what can the matter be ?" for One! Thus Fortune to Pat was monstraciously kind, The horns blow about, be it rainy or sundy,

I dare say you're dying to know; Tho' no gold on the bushes or strates I could The walls they are cover'd with bills ali so find !

funny, Then honeys attend, and pursue my advice;

To shew you the way how to finger the money, Och ! to 9, Charing-cross, be off in a trice;


all know that “makes the mare Buy a Lottery Chance, for the Drawing Day's

O dear, what can the matter be ?" And perhaps, like friend Paddy, a Fortune

The bellman he rings such a peal ? you'll clear.

To tell those whose fortunes are rusted with Fal de ral, &c.


To call at gond luck's (that is, Bish's) two “ Bisu" we find again attempting to

wickets, attract, with the following :

* The price of a Sixteenth in the present Lottery,

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And a transfer obtain for 500 Whole Tickets; Then the day of all days is the ' very next.

How conceited they'd make a man feel! Tuesday; " O dear, what can the matter be ?"

Then, Misfortune s black Monday a fig!! For joy you'll be dancing a jig; : For good luck most folks are delighted to

choose a day, And a lucky day surely must be a good news the “gentle public,” like so many chil-'

“ Bisn," on another occasion, treated day, dren, with another optical delusion.


O pretty show, O saree show, O finey galanty show, O pretty galanty show!

Come, all my merry customers, of high, middling, and low degree,
Look in at one of these little glasses, and you shall see what you shall see;
My fine galanty show you great wonders shall view in,
You shall see the high road to Fortune, and that's better than the road to Ruin.

O pretty show, O raree show, O finey galanty show, O pretty galanty show!
There you see the New Lott'ry Scheme, such as never was plann'd before !
Fewer Tickets, and fewer Blanks, and yet the Prizes are more;
And besides the usual 5's, 10's, and 20 Thousands (Peep thro' one of these wickets,)
You shall see such a Prize as was never yet known, neither more nor less than 1000
whole Tickets !

O pretty show, &c. And there you shall see, (Look a little to the right) Mr. BISH's Shop on Cornhill :.. (Now a little to the left). And there's his other Shop at Charing-cross, where buy

Shares if you will; You'll get a part of the 1000 whole Tickets, I'll be bound, And that's very much like getting a part of more than a Hundred Thousand Pounds!

O pretty show, &c. Then look straight forward, and there you see Coopers' Hall, (Isn't it a fine building?)

there the Tickets they draw; And there you see the pretty little Blue-coat Boys, and nicer little fellows you

never saw; There you'll see 'em pulling the Numbers and Prizes out of the very Grand Wheels And when one has a Ticket in the Lottery, and sees such a sight, how narvous one feels !

O pretty show, &c. And there—(Rub the glass a little cleaner) there's a sight I'd not have you miss for

a pound, The little Boy draws out a Number (Let me see what Number you have got) aye,

that's it, I'll be bound; There don't the Clerk (On the left hand) look exactly as if he was calling it, don't you

see how he cries? And the other little Boy draws, and the other Clerk looks as if he bawl'd out a £20,000 Prize.

O pretty show, &c. There you see ('tis no Dream of Castles in the Air, called Utopia) There you see Fortune pouring the Guineas out of-what the deuce is it? a great

long hard name-Oh ! her Cornucopia ! That's a fine Golden Horn, that holds all the Prizes, I declare, And to get its Contents would be a pretty Horn Fair !

O pretty show, &c.

“ Bish" was pleased to devise the scheme novelty was deemed alluring, we find of a Lottery to be drawn on St. Swithin's one of his bills beginning with an apou day, wherein wine was added to the strophising and prophetic couplet :prizes, and therefore, and because its

Hail, famed ST. SWITHIN! wbo, with pow'r And in words such as these did their anger benign,

express, Instead of rain pour show rs of gold and wine! Till Jove swore he'd kick them both eat di

the mess. Another in the same Lottery, beneath

Derry dem. a wood-cut of a bunch of grapes, breaks out :

First Bacchus advanc'd, tho' he scarcely co

stand, On the 15th of July what a golden supply Determin'd, he swore, to have the whip laad; Of wine given gratis by BISH,

And thus he began.--" Why, you sordid od If you can get but a share, you'll have plenty elf, to spare,

All your thoughts are employ'd in the scraping And can treat all your friends as you wish.

of pelf. “ Bish," on the same occasion, throws

“ Can gold, I would ask, e'er enliven the soul the “ leer of invitation," with

Like the juice of the grape, or a full fowing

bowl? I TRY IN TIME.

Can the glittering bauble such pleasure impart, Och! Judy, my jewel, come here when I call; Or make the blood circle so warm round the

heart? We may now get wine gratis, for nothing at

all ; And gold like paratees pil'd up in a heap,

" That gold is an evil, there's many will sat, Which is offer'd us too, honey, almost as cheap. As my vot’ries oft find when the reck'ning's te

pay; But there's no time to lose if we're meaning Had gold ne'er existed, the true jolly fellow to try,

For ever might tipple, and always get mello». For 'tis all in one day, on the 15th July. And since the grand scheme is beyond all " I swear by old Styx !--that this trutb it w

stand: compare, He's a spalpeen who won't buy a fortunate Rut the wine in his noddle usurp'd the core share.


A knock-'em-down argument BACCHUS see “ Bisu," in another bill, oddly enough,

found, put an old, one-legged smoker, with a For quickly he measur'd his length on the patch over one eye, a carbuncled nose,

ground. and his only foot flannelled up for the

"As Baccuus is down," then says PLETES, gout, the effects of drinking, in an arm

“I'll rise;" chair, with the following lines below :

And this speech he address’d to the knobs di

the skies: “ LAID UP IN PORT."

“That gold is a blessing, I'm sure I can prere: Od's blood! what a time for a seaman to skulk, The soother of cares, and cementer of lore!

Like a lazy land-lubber ashore;
If I'm laid up at all, I'll be laid up in port,

“ You know the old proverb, of poverty, sure, And surrounded by prizes galore.

'Tis something about— when she enters the

Tommy Bish shall fill my glass,
And the puppies, as they pass,

That love, through the window, soon teddies Sha'n't run down the old commodore,

away;' The rich old commodore, the cosey old com

But if there were gold, I'm sure that he'd stay. modore,

The boozing old commodore he; “ I'll own that my bounties are sometimes While I'm friends with mighty Bish,

misus'd : He will crown my ev'ry wish,

But pray why should I, sirs, for that be Tho' I'll never more be fit for sea.


Here Jove stopp'd him short, and with pe Then also, “ Bish” favoured his sitive air, “ friends” with the opportunity of sing. Insisted that they should their quarrel forbear, ing,

“ Your claims I admit, sir, and Baccurs's BACCHUS AND PLUTUS, OR THE UNION. too ;

But a plan to unite you, I now have ia rier; Tune.“ Derry Down."

You know ToxMy Bisu?"_" To be sure!" A ROW was kick'd up in the regions above, exclaim all, For Puutus and Bacchus for precedence « 'Tis on him, that dame Fortune her bounty strove ;

leis fall!"

your hand,


“Well,-a Lottery he's plann'd, with an union don-wall, but become the proprietor of rare,

many a Long-acre ; represent a Borough, Where money and wine each come in for a

or an Aldermanbury; and have a snug share;

share in Threadneedle-street.
There are three thirty thousands to gratify you ;
And the twelve pipes of wine, sirs, for Bac BY PURCHASING A QUARTER,
CHUS will do."

Your affairs need never be in CrookedSays Bacchus to PLUTUS" Then give us lane, nor your legs in Fetter-lane ; you

may avoid Paper-buildings ; steer clear I'll tipple his wine, till no more I can stand; of the King's-bench, and defy the MarAnd as Jove has inform'd us there's money shalsea ; if your heart is in Love-lane, enough,

you may soon get into Sweetings-alley, Why you, Mister Plutus, can finger the stuff. obtain your lover's consent for Matri“Besides, I have heard, or my memory's fail'd,

mony-place, and always live in a High

street. How greatly last Lott'ry his luck has pre,vail'd;

BY PURCHASING AN EIGHTH, The three twenty thousands, he sold (the rum You may ensure plenty of provision for fish!)

Swallow-street ; finger the Cole in ColeThen let us be off, and buy tickets of BISH !"

man-street ; and may never be troubled Derry down.

with Chancery-lane ; you may “ Brse," who in the former bill had anchor in Cable-street ; set up business subjoined, in plain prose, that “ lotteries in a Fore-street, or a Noble-street ; and must end for ever, likewise issued the need never be confined within a Nar. following

row-wall. DUTIES ON WINES.

BY PURCHASING a SIXTEENTI, The minister in reducing the duty, so You may live frugal in Cheapside ; get that wines may be sold at one shilling merry in Liquorpond-street ; soak your per bottle cheaper, has done much to hide in Leather-lane ; be a wet sole in increase the spirits of the people; at the Shoe-lane ; turn maltster in Beer-lane, or same time he has adopted another mea hammer-away in Smithfield. sure that will in a few months DESTROY

In short, life must indeed be a LongTHE FREE TRADE of every person in lane, if it's without a turning. Therefore the kingdom to obtain for a small sum a

if you are wise, without Mincing the great fortune in a few weeks, by having matter, be Fleet and go Pall-mall to Corndetermined to abolish Lotteries, which hill or Charing-cross, and enroll your must soon end for ever; therefore, the name in the Temple of Fortune, BISH's. present is one of the last opportunities to

LOTTERY FOR WOMEN IN INDIA. “ Bish,” according to the old plan,

Advertisement. ever ready to serve his friends," issued


Pretty Young LADIES, with two sweet

and engaging young children, lately TO THE LAND OF PLENTY.

IMPORTED FROM EUROPE, having roses BY TURCHASING A TICKET, of health blooming on their cheeks, and In the present Lottery,

joy sparkling in their eyes, possessing You may reap a golden harvest in Corn- ed, whom the most indifferent cannot

amiable manners, and highly accomplishhill, and pick up the bullion in Silver- behold without expressions of rapture, are street ; have an interest in Bank-build

to be RAFFLED FOR next door to the ings ; possess a Mansion-house in Golden

British gallery. Scheme: twelve tickets, square, and an estate like a Little Britain ; pour red wine down Gutter-lane ; never three throws, doubtless, takes the most

at twelve rupees each; the highest of the be in Hungerford-market; but all your fascinating, &c."* life continue a May-fair.

You need never be confined within Lon- newspaper of Sept. 3, 1818.

buy, &c.

* Communicated by J.J. A. F. from a Calcutta

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