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Riddle book
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Aunt Fanny's fairy tales
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McLoughlin Bros., inc ( Publisher )
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Juvenile literature -- 1880 ( rbgenr )
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Caption title: Riddles.
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).

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R IDDL E S....1.I' ::.',A HOUSE, tho' not of brick or stone,And though foundation I have not,.Still rooms and furniture I own,And doors and i'andqovs I hve got.For miles: aun miles, &,.' ; I ride.Butnever upon land am found:I've many names and wings beside,:And what I shake at, is the groudWhat being's most despised by man;Yet does him all the good he can;1 Who bore the greatest Prince on earthAnd gave to .righteousness new birth;Who does oft'time o'er death prevail,And health restore, when doctors fail.3.A comb doth my proud head adorn,For dignity I greatly prize,.I am the herald of the morn,And order sluggards to arise.4.In spring I look gay,Deck'd in comely array,In summer more clothing I wear;When colder it grows,I lose all my clothes,And in winter quite naked appear.5.In every city, town, and street,Tis ten to one but me you meet;In different shapes I court your viewIn red and yellow, green and blue;Every form both young and old,.:My ever-changing race unfold;!Pm now exalted like a chikef,fn nnow on gibbet, like a thief..60.A tall and slender shape I bear,No.lady's skin more white or.fair;My life is short, and doth decaySo soon, it seldom lasts a day.If in the evening brought '1 light,I make my exit in the night. *7.Never still for a monti, but seenmostly at night.8.From the depth of the sea, from thefoot of a rock,I'm fetch'd on the earth to do dirtywork;I've mouths to devour any liquor Imeet,And am given to drinking, tho' neverto eat.I:

2RIDDLES.9.A mother I am,-yes, a gen'ral dam,My value and use is well known;The young do I feed, nay, infantsindeed;And nourish e'en those that are grown.Continually I, the dairy supply:Indeed, I supply to the town.The maids know me well; my colors,they tell,Are .spotted, red, white,brown.10.Begotten and born andnoise,The terror of women andblack, anddying withpleasure ofboys,For silver and gold I don't trouble myhead,But all I delight in is pieces of lead.One'property more I would have youremark,No lady was ever more fond of a spark;Whenever I get one, my soul's all onfire,I roar out my joy, and in transportexpire.ll.Search thro' the world, if you can findMy equal, among human kind,Who, when distress or danger's near,Attends you without any fear;Who, free from interest's harden'dstate,Follows with patience all your fate;Hungry or thirsty, still we liveAttendant, tho' you've naught to give.12.In almost every house I'm seen,(No wonder then I'm common)I'm neither man, nor maid, nor child,Nor yet a married woman.I'm pennyless. and poor as Job,Yet such my pride by nature,I always wear a kingly robe,Though a dependent creature.13,There's a short little gentlemanThat wears the yellow trows';A dirk below his doubletFor striking off his foes.Yet in a singing postureWhere'er you do him see,And if you offer violence,He'll stab his dirk in thee.14,The beginning of eternity,The end of time and space,The beginning of every end,And the end of every place.15,We seldom touch, thoughwe always go' to the ground, alwaysborn together, every body takes greatcare of us, and those who lose us,are much distressed.16,I am of slight texture, but greatworth; can procure both the necessa-ries and luxuries of life; and changeinto various metals at the will of mypossessor.

RIDDLES.317.Sometimes, I aid the lover's cause,..-Sometimes, the soldier in the wars;Sometimes, I with the thief conspire;Sometim'es, I'm useful at a fire;Sometimes, the carpenters befriend,Sometimes, the bricklayers attend;Sometimes, the gardener takes my aid,Sometimes, I help the painter's trade;And sometimes, little masters tryBy me to gain a bird's-nest high.18.I'm found in loss, but not in gain-If you there search, 'twill be in vain;I'm found in hour, but not in day-What I am, by this time, you .can say.19.I bear much, devour much, andreach from pole to pole.20.Man enters my dwelling, tho' darkmy abode,And robs my apartments of many aload,Remorseless he takes all my kindredaway,And forces them up to the. glare ofthe day;Where, regardless of pity, he merci-less lysThe captives together, and sets thema blaze;Delighted he sees them unite in aflame,And smiles o'er their torments,-youoft do the same,I_ .] Eai.I am taken from the mine; confinedin a wooden case; and am used bymany people.22. :r ; :In Iceland or Greenland, but little I'mknown,As seldom unto them my beauties areshown.23.I've a tail like a flame, pray tell memy name?24.I'm always true, I never stray,I guide the sailor on his way;Where'er I'm placed, it is my boast,My constancy is never lost.25.A hateful passion I, corrodingEvery breast when I appear;And danger always I'm foreboding,Tho' there be no cause of fear.26.I work, altho' my frame don't move,My hands are busy, day and night:To man a lesson I might prove,By pointing out time's rapid flight.27.I'm full of words, all must agree;I deal in letters too, you'll see:I talk in prose, I talk in rhyme,Oft poor my language, oft sublime;In several tongues, too, I can speak,French, English, Hebrew, Latin,Greek.A

4RIDDLES,8s.From the back of a beaver, a rabbit,or mole,I'm taken and plac'd on the top of a:pole;Where thro' all sorts of weather I fre-quently pass,Tho' sometimes I'm moved at thesight of a lass:Or when, as I'm rambling, I happen!to meetA friend, and say, how do you do inthe street.29.Tho' I with bars always appear,In winter I can prisoners cheer;My presence gladly you behold;In every room when it is cold;In summer tho' I emhpty look,Of little use but to the cook.30.I lock up secrets, tho' no key,Till broken open, none can see;How many lovers, you'll agree,Have put great confidence in me.31.I in vivacity abound;I'm vain, but never proud, I ween;Tho' in the evening I am found,I'm in the morning never seen.32..In ladies' hands I'm often seen:Their beauty from the sun to. screen;When Sol is hot, I am their friend,33.A piece of furniture am I,And female skill I often try;I'm full of keys, and, by the by,With notes my mistress these supply,34.With my flash I fill with dread,Many have I stricken dead-Haystacks I have set on fire,And demolished many a spire;Such a foe to all mankind,Several I have sent home blind.35.I'm at every one's command,For the pocket, for the hand,For the neck of many a fair;For the head I may declare,For the face when warm it grows,And I also serve the nose.36.Tho' in goodness, yet, sweet lass,I to -arrogance belong-My beginning's with a glass;And my end is with a song37.One half of me is dead throughout,The other lives without a doubt;And every part doth move aboutWhen on excursions I set out.38.I swim 'cross rivers with my treasuic,And often I am used for pleasure;Though on the land I never toil,I ride on water many a mile.For o'er them I my wings extend.I

RIDDLES.589.I am a heavenly arch, you'll say,And various colors I display;No mortal can my beauties scan,A covenant between God and man;I am, and do, as such attend,Whenever heavy showers descend.40.It seems I took a female name,When I a lady's slave became;I raise a breeze, but do no harm;I cool my mistress when she's warm.Tho' insignificant I'm deem'd,For value I'm oft esteem'd.41.Tho' none can walk on me, yet know,That many o'er me move;I ar inhabited below,And peopled too above.I am immense, how great my power,And very rich I'm thought:Ten thousands ride o'er me each hour,And battles have been fought.42.I'm all bustle and noise,Selling cakes, selling toys;And isn't it a great shameThat they give me a name,Which the ladies aloneDo more properly own ?43.The mark of folly I have been,And yet on ladies sometimes seen:At night-time nobody can spare it,And if it fits-why, you may wear it.44.Sometimes round, and sometimessquare,Every form, I must confess; -I attend upon the fair,And assist them in their dress.But their servant they don't spare;Oft they pierce me, I declare.45.Tho' valuable I often be,Yet every body treads on me;The ornament of every floor,Yet every one will-pass me o'er.46.From rushes, flags, or straw I come,A corner do I make my home;Tho' motionless, I ne'er refuseTo clean a stranger's boots or shoes.47.I am a guardian, reckoned sureAll kinds of treasure to secure;I never move, yet it appears,One part of me my master bears,Until that part shall be applied,My services must be denied.48.wihey call me lace,The 'eck to grace,And yet' wot,The lace I'n not.49.A subtle spirit, I indeed, 'And underground do I proceed;I enter streets and shops at night,And throw around a dazzling light.}

RID D LES.50.Tho' a prominent feature,Of each human creature,Believe me, I'm claim'dBy things far from famed-A kettle, a bellows.A tea-pot they tell us,That feature doth grace,As well as your face.51.I'm sometimes good, for I can preach;I'm sometimes wise, for I can teach;I'm often wicked, and delightTo swear, to lie, and to backbite.-..' 52.With my strong and bristly hairI can clean, and I repair--Such a friend to cloth I prove,That I quickly dust remove.63. as -53.I am my lady's pet,And in her lap I sit;I fawn for what I get,-Sometimes a dainty bit.Fidelity's my pride;Whenever she goes out,You'll see me by her side.54.By day, if I a lounger meet,He'll make me a convenient seat:At night, when I'm stretch'd out,you'll seeA mnost convenient bed in me;i'm made, as every body knows,For ease, convenience, and repose.55.For dress and defence I am worn;For state I am frequently borne;When covered, I never can harm;When naked, I fill with alarm.56.I have an eye, but not fo:, view;'Tis with my bill that I proceed;A narrow passage I get through,And bear with me a train indeed.57.We're seen every fine night-that'sall;By various names ourselves they call:From the beginning we have been,And to the end of time shall reign..58. -I have teeth, yet never eat---,S-And my services are PeatO'er the head Iin with speed;As I run, I cean indeed.59.JL Poast of feet, yet lack,How wonderful! a back;I'm sometimes high,Yt know I frequently am low.When tall, my lap can bearA man, or grown pfair:A little child, when short,It only can support.60.In the wet weather I'm a friend,Master or mistress I attend;And when it rains, fly o'er their head,A kind of canopy to spread.

RIDDLES.761. ]In us a family you'll view,Amounting e'en to fifty-two;Some of us boast of high degree;And yet among us knaves you'll see.We meet for sp6ort we meet for play,And various are our games you'll say.62.Whenever ready at command,We take our mistress by the hand;We are a pair; if one you lose,You cannot well the other use.63.Tho' buried I be,Of service I'm still:A stream flows through meB4,k RYour vessels to fill.64.You'll see me at all feasts and treats,Around the company take their seats.Sometimes abundance I provide;Sometimes I'm very ill supplied.Furnished with wine, I please thefolksWho fill their glasses, crack theirjokes,And when of mirth there is a store,They say it sets me in a roar.65.66.Though I reflect, 'twill be allow'dI never think; some will declareI make your beauties very proud,And yet no flattery I hear.67.I always wait upon the fair,And help to dress the lass,Of pins and cushions I've the careAnd hold the looking-glass.) Of wax, or wood, or leather,% I'm made--a babe to sight;AAnd when I'm put togetherI am a child's delight.69.I am very meek and good indeed,And I assist mankind to feed;Th' emblem of innocence am I,And of great use none can deny.70.What is the longest and shortestthing in the world, the swiftest and theslowest, the most devisible and themost extended, the least valued andthe most regretted; without whichnothing can be done; which devoursall that is small, yet gives life to allthat is great ?71.Young I am, without a doubt;Sure, you'll know me by my snout:Though the Jews don't think me fit,Yet I am a dainty bit.I'll tell you when the moonchange;I'll tell you of eclipsess trange;I'll tell you all about the tide;I'll tell the holidays beside.In short I every thing can tell,For I astronomy know well.will7

8RIDDLES.72.Though a home for all, d'ye see,Not a soul e'er lives in me;Whether I be plain or bright,Soon, alas I'm out of sight.73.I boast of leaves, yet I'm no tree;Of pockets, tho' no he or she;1 memorandums keep;--what's more,I of bank notes, oft have a store.74.I'm to the hungry a fine sight,And a poor family's delight;Soon am I gone; but day by day |For more we are desired to pray.'75.Though I'm the last of my race,I hold in Zealand the first place.I'm with a wizard seen, and yetI with a witch am never met.Of zeal and zest I also brag,And I delight to go zig-zag.76.I am rough, I am smooth,I am wet, I am dry,My station is low,'My title is high;The king my lawful master is,I'm us'd by all, though only his.77.In a body I appear,AlWays fresh, and always clear;Ito purify attend;To the thirsty am a'frien'd,1 q 78.Three feet I have, but ne'er attemptto go,And many nails thereon, tho' ne'er atoe.Tempestuous windy and storms Iveoft been in,And still go naked, tho' I deal in linen.I both in city and in country dwell,And have no head; yet I can reckonwell.I often cheat the ladies of their due;You'll think it strange, but yet 'tisvery true.- 79.Two women went to market to selltheir egsp ote had more in her basketthan the othli the one who had themost said to flie dther, "give me oneof your eggs, and then I shall havedouble the number that you have.""No," said the other; "give me oneof yours, and then we both shall haveequal." How many eggs had eachof these women?8o.Behold fil thb 8ca1h wide;Displayih :te top ah lit,In order mariners to guide,And keep the from the rocks atnight.:On me the sheets iact ~yet kanoI am no feather-bed, Wt O;Those sheets are press'd by ie, althoI am no mangle, I d-clfre.

RIDDLE-S. .82.'Tis India is my native place,Where I am very much esteem'd.How very beautiful my race,Tho' a kind of ass I'm deemed.83.Inflammatory is may nature;I've been the death ,f every creature;For war invented, I'm <so furious,That the least spark makes me injur-ious.84.I'm powerfal--yet, without joke;I seem as notheg--imerely smoke;And yet by me the wind and tide,And otier forces are defied.S5.Massy and firm, I never move,While by the billows I am wash'd;An enemy to ships I prove,By me to pieces they are dash'd.86.Wide ismy mouth; on balls I feast;And whe/I ay spite I spit,-., W et ma r Isast': wi':th my venom hiit. -: a: m :ly' pare t was-'tis very true,: :iye-t~, wi's ~tia:ie, I always a t' -:i1hinses, bir/l: and beasts-in-:..-d. -_. ed; 'what iiolt ?'' What's more, my use is is what.' '88,I am just two and two, I -am warm, 1am -cold,And the parent of numbers that car.-not be told.I am lawful, unlawful, a duty, a fault;I am often sold dear, good for nothingwhen bought;An extraordinary boon, and a matterof course,And yielded with pleasure--:thetaken by force.89.,Tho' man and woman we adorn,Without us every one is born;And very few can e'er presumeTo carry us all into their tomb.90.I am a constant attendant upon vir-tue, although the offspring of shame;fair ladies, never do wrong, for fear Ishould fly in your very face and be-tray you to all your acquaintance.91.My first in your faceHas a prominent place,My next in a smile you appear;A bundle of sweets,My whole just completes,When Flora bedizens the year..92.My first at dinner oft you eat,. -My second is the -coaehman':seat.ljy whole an upstart will'f.. conduct insolent :a : i;:- ;fI

R I D D LE S93.My first does innocence express,My second is a part of dress;United they a period showThat's free from passion, grief, and*::-w op, :i :wo,94.Without my first you cannot stand,My second, beauteous fair, command;Together, I attend your will,And am your humble servant still.95.When trav'ling my first, you may pickup my second;By my Whole the extent of your jour-ney is reckon'd.96.My first in fruit is seldom rare,My second all relations are,My whole is only earthenware.97.Before the balmy gales of spring,Bedeck'd the woodland scene;My second on each bough did dwell,Else ne'er had they been green.98.Design'd by fate to guard the crown,Aloft in air I reign,Above the monarch's haughty frown,-'Or statesman's plotting brain:In hostile fields, when danger's near,I'm found amidst alarms;In crowds, where peaceful beaux a-pear,I instant fly to arms,..99.A kind of ladder to the top,Yet out of houses never seen;The want of us would be a stop,For none could go to bed I ween100.My first is always,My second is durable,My third is without end.101.With my first my rude second is oftenapplied,Perhaps on your cheek oryour ear;How you wish witfi my total my firstcould be tied,And then you'd have little to fear.102.My first your sleepy head attends;My second names your dearest friends;,My whole's oft at your finger's ends.103.My first is in every shop;My second in every casement;My whole is on every bed;Now disclose me without muchamazement.104.Add half a gem to a desolate place,And my whole,: does your mansionundqo dly'gace .: ?:\ -. lot{8, -Q-= ".1 DA liquor twice revers'd ii showA sign of discorint aid wo.idI4-6_~-i

CONUNDRUMS, ,1. Why is a cross child like the letter D ?2. Why is a young spendthrift like the letter Y ?3. Why is a dog with a broken leg like a boy at arithmetic ?4. Why is the western window of the City Hall like a gouty man ?5. Why is a railroad like the Queen's page ?6. Why is a periodical like the blood of a healthy man ?7. Why is a benevolent man like a cart-horse?8. Why is a forged note like a whisper ?9. Why are the actions of men like great rivers ?10. Why is a railroad carriage like a rope-dancer ?11. Why is the printing-press like the forbidden fruit ?12. Why ought the stars to be the best astronomers ?/, 13. What article of dry confectionary do tears resemble?V 14. Why is the grass on which your cow feeds older than yourself? 715. Why is a fox-hunter like a dirty coat ?16. Why is a man on horseback like a long step?17. Why is a sailor with a monkey on each shoulder like a coxcomb ?18. /Why is a pig in a drawing-room like a house on fire ?-19., Why is love like a potatoe?20. 'Why is going into the country like learning to dance ? e21. Why is a sprightly girl named Sarah like smelling salts?22.Wlisnobligi person like an old story ?2$. hy i lverlike kno ;raddCss? I^k^^,.-^^/';'''^1'^'^: 'yS " '..'''^''^^^'yse^ ^ .7

12 /CONUNDRUMS25. Why is a man wio keeps his eyes shut like an illiterate schoolmaster26. Why are coopers'like music composers?27. Why is wine spoilt by being converted into negus?28. What is a capital letter ?t-29. Why are lovers like turnips ?'O. Why are cowardly soldiers like butter? --31. Why is the river Thames in a storm like a bad shilling?32. When is it dangerous to walk in the fields?33. Why are the stars like wild young men ?.34. When is a sentinel on duty like a charitable man ?35. Why is a rising kite like an agreement ? -36. Why is St. Paul's cathedral like the arsenal at Woolwich ?37. When is a door not a door ?L.(. When is butter like a race horse ?- *39. When is a pickpocket like a reporter ?-40. Why is a butcher like the umpire of a wager ?41. Why is a boy who avoids writing like a dependent?4.2. Why is a window like the toothache 243. What part of a painter's tools resembles a little bed ?44. Why does the moon, when visible, resemble one's mother ?45. When is a student converted into a color for painting ?46. Why is poetry like hoar-frost ?-47+When is a bell like twisted cord ?<48. What part of the body is like a weathercock ? -49 When is a cask not a cask ?50. Why is a sick man like Sunday ?51. When is a ship not a ship?52. Why is an oilman like a utensil of the dinner-table ?53. Why is an auctioneer like a ship ?54. Why is it wrong to whisper?-55.iWho is the most suspicious single lady in the world ?56. What piece of coin is doubled in value by deducting its half '57. What fish reminds one of five yards and a half?58. When are two apples not apples .?,59. When is a man thinner thlia a lahb'?60. When is a man not a man ? 3 -61. When is a tooth like a piece of land ',,'62. When is a Ape n ot a capet ns cX:>- i.pX n.i : ?::(-63. Why does a m marrying a spinster SS H

CONUNDRUMS.13-64. Who is the worst young lady a man can be married to ?65. What cap worn by a woman is like a crowd?66. What part of a horse's harness forms a part of the human body ?67. What fruit is an informer like ?-68. Which are the two letters in the alphabet ladies most dislike?69. Why is a shopkeeper not a man ? -.70. Who are the most disenterestedly good?71. When is the Hudson most fit for medical use ?72. Why is a man who dehls in stale jokes like a stock-jobber?73. Whetr is a flower-pot atoy ?)(i 74- What day in the calendar is most proper for a meeting oftfarmers ?75., Why is an honest man like preserved orange-peel 7?'* Why is a good wife like dough /77. What fruit is like a' running stream,.Z Why is thesea-shore like ai tree? '.,, .79. When is a sunflower like two letters of the alphabet? -80, If a lady have a fifty pouid note, .why is she a gainer by folding it? A781. Why is a gamester superior to a good man ?.82. What part of a church steeple is like a gay lady ?,83. What' insect is a man's nearest relation ?84. What fruit is a lady like when settling a bill .85. Why is a soldier on guard like a man 100 years old ?.X ,,16. Why is a melancholy man like a father ?87. Why is a money-chest like a person with a cold.88. Why was Adam's first-born like a walking-stick? v'89. What is the difference between a lady and'b chicken ?90. Why is a man having power like the son of Adam and Eve ,91. Why are passengers in bed, on board a steamer, always unhappy-92. Which is the meanest part of musicl '93. Why is a young swan like a seal?,94. What is the difference between wae and love/f95. Why is a tall nobleman like a poker ?;,96. Why is a red-herring like a mackintosh k ,97. Why has a clock always a bashful appearance i98. Why is a butcher like a language mastery99. When does a schoolboy's copy-book resemble the hero of Waterloo ?.00. Why is an auctioneer like a man with an ugly countenance ?1-- 101. Why is singing for the million the best sttbtitute for universal saffrage I102. Why do young people go to a confirmatia,4n aew clothes ?

4. I IIt1!11ICONUNDRUMS.103. Why are are policemen like the days of man? /104. Why do I wish I owed my landlady a grudge ?%,105. Why is my tailor like my waist ? -106. Who was the man who first introduced salt provisions into the navy?107. Why are debtors like the best beds '_108. Why is an egg under-done like an egg over-done '/ .109. Why is a loaf on the top of the monument like a race-horse .- 110. Where did Noah strike the first nail in the. ark ? T111. How many sides are there to a tree ?.112. If a woman were to change her sex,obf what religion would she be X:-443 Which is the greatest Friday in the year?. ?114.'TWi'are dissenters like vermin- V I115. Why is a drunken man like a windmill/-11IJ. Why is a man in a ship like a kitchen dresser/ ;-117. Why is a bad wife better than a good one ?): :-11. What makes all women alike ? ,119. Why is a button-hole like a cloudy day120. Why should peas of a bad color be sent to Knightsbridge ?121. Why is an impertinent fellow'like a waterman '122. Why is a dancing-master like a cook ? >123. Why is Newgate like a pack of cards? /124. Why is a proud woman like a music/o'ok ?,' --425. Why is a pepper-box like a saint ?"126. Why is a thief like a singing bird ?127. Why is a cobbler, who has lost his tools, like a ruined man?128. Why is a coach like the lottery ?.:--12.. Why is a man in love like a lobster ?'/'- 130. Why is restored property like Exchequer bills?131. If a man neglect to address. aduke by his title, why is he like one whosits down to dinner without offering thanks?132. What is that which is often brought to table, always cut, but nevereaten ?133. Who is that lady, whose visits nobody wishes, though her mother iswelcomed'by all parties?134. Which is the left side of a plum-pudding .-135. In which month do ladies talk least .136. Who ,was tl;e father do.Zebedee's clfflden V137. Why is a horse in the .mble like a tortured ciminal i <138 Why is a, fish-hook liket badger?.r.; t < 'ff*

. .. 3~4033 7 7 A6%7393" W- .~~~~~~~~~~~aNTO. 1.,What do your inclinations leadyou to wishfor most ?Ladies.1 A young husband.2 To puzzle the inquisitive.3 The esteem of the good.4 To be handsome.5 A true friend.6 To see and be seen.7 Good sense.8 Plenty of money.9 To be quizzing bachelors.10 An advantageous match.11 To be amiable.12 A tour in the country.13 A sincere lover.14 T' get money.15 To be obeyed.',- 16 Torpry for love., 1'? Totbi~is e.----J.....-L8 To b1manroier [ence.19 To b.jreated' with defer-, :20 Tolcecomplished.'21 Alashing lover.22 To have many lovers.23 To be at Saratoga.24 An accomplished husband.25 To be the belle.26 To lead a life of retirement.2T Pleasant company.28 An ogreetble partner.29 To impart pleasure.30 A fashionable dress.31 To be witty.32 A candid friend.33 To be beloved.- 34 Time for reflection.35 To be admired.36 To be learned.37 Intellectual pleasure.38 To be flattered.39 To be in company.40 To mak f conquests.l-'i~At whkA ostr pace will youeet y r intended ?Lit dies.1 At the o era.2 At break ast.3 At a card party.4 In your ri val's company.5 At a frien ds house.6 At New 'ork.1 In a woo8 In a steai packet.9 At Bosto .10 At the At a concert.12 At Philad.elphia.13 In a grotto.14 House hulmting.15 At a librae.-" y -16 At a danc;'.17 On the batk of a river.18 In a lovers walk.19 Never.20 In the dark.21 On the cliff.22 In private.23 At an inn.24 In a cottage.25 At a promenade.26 In a stagecoach.27 At the alar.28 On a bridal.29 In a jeweler's store.30 At a mueum.31 At Waslhgton.32 At church,33 In a gardei.34 On the bbach.35 At a dingier party.36 Where yOd little expect it.37 In a fasnable street.38 I, a borg^H&&]prJeK1 land.N7O- 3-T What will be his or her emplovyment?L adies.I Dancing.2 Grinning., dying compliments.4 Making love..JPfaying..on the piano."Making conquests.7 f]ying.8-Waltzig'9 Draw jg. t,- \10 Writing to you.11 Preaching12 Coming to meet you.13 Declaring he loves you.14 Romping.i.1,,lfing nonsense.eI 11o171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940.Drinkiag ,Whistling.' : : 'Kissing. .Making verses. :,Laughing. 'llStudying to please. ^ Stories.Fishing for old maids. iTaking second thoughts.Admiring you.Writing a sermon. ILooking in a glass.Admiring beauty.Caricaturing.Eating.Taking siuff.Receiving money.Singing. ''Fighting. ,: .[nance.Staring yoi out of ,fote-Quizzing.Admiring :himself.1 i,'* .et''I. /

yourLady4lattery._ ^^^^Music.The constanc,Dress.SIBYLLINE LEAVES.4-affectionsrawn ?i e S.mosty of gentlemen.Novel reading.A young man. [question.hperson that asks theGooduess.Nonsenzz.A military man.ll Conversation.12 Studying attitudes.13 To make conquests.14 Matrimony.15 Tranquility.16 Looking in a glass.17 A sailor.18 Wit.19 Laughing.20 One who is true.21 To cut a dash.22 An absent person.23 The newest fashion.24 Solitude.25 A preacher.26 To be admired.*27 A dashing lover.28 Retirement.29 Good eating.30 Your own self.31 Dancing.32 Civility.33 The person you look at.34 A coach and six.35 Admiration.36 Pleasing dreams.37 Truth.38 A solitary walk.39 Sentimental correspondence.40 An engagement.41 Gentility.42 Flirting.^~~~~^ : *WaT po 5.-.What disposition are you of ?Ladies.1 Agreeable.2 Melancholy.3 Sweet..4 Imperious.5 Constant.6 Enthusiastic.Sprightly.Charming.10 Serious.11 Sociable.12 Absent.13 Penetrating.14FPeeling.15 Obliging.16 Insinuating.17 Pliant.18 Docile.19 Pensive.20 Sincere.21 Sagacious.22 Haughty.23 Meek.24 Gay.25 Tender.26 Cold.21 Even.28 Resolute.29 Shrewd.30 Cruel.31 Jovial.32 Volatile.Yor what qualites are you beLadies.1 ,For your good sense.2 Because you,.are silent.3 Because you are handsome4 For your sympathy.5 Because you are delightful6 Because you are graceful.7 For your tractability.8 For your constancy.9 For various reasons.10 For your even temper.11 For your spirit.12 For your affability.13 For your artlessness.14 For your beauty.15 For your penetrati6n.16 For your judgment.17 For your good qualities.18 For your generosity;19 For your sweetness.20 For your fine shape.21 For your goodness.22 For your accomplishments.23 Because you are obliging.24 Through sympathy.25 For your talents.26 For your good temper.21 ,For your prudence.28 For your amiability.29 For your sensibility. [ing.30 Because you are fond of talk- '31 For your politeness.32 For your charms.33343536313839404142Stubborn.Impertinent.Changeable.Engaging.Lively.Cheerful.Persevering.CompassionateComplaisant.Mischevios,333435363138394041I. '^ 'aFor your virtue.Because you are pretty.For your candor.For yourrgaiety.For your modesty. .For your simplicity.For your fine eyes.For your frankness,For your wit.For your sincerity.. -j- Ci1-I

SIBYLLINE LEAVES.Q'O4 7-.What person seeks to gain youraffections ?L adies.I An accomplished man.2 The one you love.3 A deserving person.4 A spendthrift.5 A lawyer.6 An affectd pppy.7 A squinting doctor.8 A farmer.9 A clergyman.10 A person present.11 A tyrant.12 An accomplished youth.13 A complete dandy.14 A store-keeper.15 A rich old bachelor. [happy.16 One who would make you17 An elegant young man.18 A new acquaintance.19 A vagabond.20 An absent person.21 A physician.22 A sensible man.23 A captain.24 A stranger.25 The person you look at.26 A mechanic.27 A lecturer.28 A fashionable gentleman.29 A widower.30 A parson.31 A man with a large family.32 A tradesman.33 A complete gentleman.34 A -aval officer.35 A sincere friend.36 A dealer in marine stores.37 An officer in the army.38 A cobbler.39 An amiable youth.40 A man of fortune.41 A man of the world.42 The person you speak to.:NO. 8.4-7hat quality would you prefer inyour husband or wife ?Ladies.1 Credulity.2 Frankness.3 Courage.4 Elegance.5 Perseverance.6 Sincerity.7 Gentility:8 Singularity.9 Goodness.10 Careful to please.11 Accomplishments.12 Youth.13 Amiability.14 Virtue.15 Politeness.16 Candor.17 Generosity.18 Grace.19 Religion.20 Pleasantry.21 A refined mind.22 Neatness.23 Spirit.24 Agreeableness.25 Pleasantness.26 Industry.27 Constancy.28 Nobleness.29 Sociability.30 Liveliness.31 Flexibility.32 Sense and wit.33 Kindness.34 Wealth.35 Prudence.36 Complaisance.37 Brightness.38 Resolutiol.39 Honesty.40 Sensibility.41 A good understanding.42 Inclined to music.e I .For what are youable,? _Li adies.1 Sensibility.2 Magnanimity.3 Insolence.4 Taste.5 Sincerity.6 Compassionate.7 Charity.8 Regularity.9 Confidence.10 Derision.11 Liberality.12 Application.13 Penetration.14 Benevolence.15 Veracity.16 Generosity.17 Meekness.18 Firmness.19 Mildness.20 Intelligence.21 Pride.22 Tenderness.23 Docility.24 Humor.25 Application.26 Tractability.27 Idleness.28 Affability.29 Foolishness.30 Complaisance.31 Mischevious.32 Gaiety.33 Frankness.34 Cordiality.35 Singularity.36 Discretion.37 Rectitude.38 Constan., ,.:39 Prodit. ,:40 Econouty :41 Fle'j4lity. _42 Extravagance;. '-,,'* 9 X4 2 ~j:.

_ ,3SIBYLLINE LEAVES.,5, IXTO. 1.-'What do your inclinations leadyou to wish for most ?Ge ntle m e n.1 To attract notice.2 Fashionable clothing.3 Mirth.4 A spirited lass.5 A wedded life.6 A girl that is true.1 To succeed in love.8 To acquire knowledge.9 Rural happiness.10 To be eloquent.11 To be a favorite of the ladies.12 To surpass others.13 To have many associates.14 To acquire riches.15 To tease old maids.16 A young wife.17 True friendship.18 To travel in the country.19 Sufficiency of cash.20 Good cbivpany.21 To be agreeable.22 A sincere friend.23 To have respect shewn me.24 To be thought handsome.25 To give pleasure to others.26 To.perplex the curious.21 Intellectual enjoyment.28 Elegant society. .29 The regard of the virtuati.-30 A partner who is pleasing.31 To have my orders fulfilled.!2 To be among fashionables.33 A profitable engagement.34 Leisure for consideration.35 'Sound faculties.36 To-excel in knowledge.37 To be a preacher.38 To acquire distinction.39 ,ti_ ttag|gn the sea side.40 To outwit my rival, *41 Health, wealth, aa freedom.42 An accomplished wife.4N TO. 2_At what time or place, will youmeet your-inlended ?Gentlemen.1 At her parents.2 At a place of worship.3 At a ball.4 In a grove.5 In a fashionable store.6 At a musical party.7 In a vale.8 At a lady's fair.9 In a steamboat.10 On a visit to her friends.11 In an omnibus.12 At a large hotel.13 With a female friend.14 In a fit.15 Reading a novel.16 At a lecture.17 In a gallery of paintings.18 At a place .of amusement.19 In a water party.20 In a locomotive.21 In a party of pleasure.22 Looking for a residence.23 Purchasing jewelry.24 At an auction.25 In a flower garden.26 At a quilting party.27 At a farm house.28 In a sleigh.29 At a race course.30 At sun down.31 On the sea shore.32 In a music store.33 Unexpectedly.34 At a watering place.35 At a tea party.36 At a wedding.37 At a funeral.38 In the moonlight. [pany.39 In your competitors com-40 efore you wish it.41 Ir rural retreat.42 In a bookstore.,:NO0- 3.What will be hzs or her employ-ment ?Gen tem en.1 In a passion.2 Talking scandal.3 At needle work.4 Painting your likeness.5 Waltzing.6 Joking.7 Playing on a'harp.8 Preparing to go out.9 Writing to her beau.10 At play.11 Talking serious.12 Embroidering.13 Choosing a ring.14 Writing invitations.15 Thinking of her intended.16 Looking over her scrap book,1 Riding.18 Laughing.19 Admiring herself.20 Sketching.21 Entrapping an old beau. ..22 Studying botany.23 Playing a game.Yawning.2'-. ig verses.27 ring to receive you.28 Studying music.29 -aking an ice cream.30 Writing in an album.31 Singing.32 Ordering new dresses.33 Receiving invitations.34 Making love.35 Admiring a new dress.36 At the card table.37 Quizzing.38 Decorating her person.39 Wishing for leap year. ,40 Confessing her love for you. -.:..41 Scolding the milliner. X42 Examining Sibylline Leaves ', !1- 1 ,' If'i a

SIBYLLINE LEAVES.NSTO 4.To what are your affections moststrongly drawn ?Gent emen.I Company.2 Champagne.3 A single life.4 My own sweet person.5 An independent fortune.6 The girl of my heart.7 Wedlock.8 To dream of my intended9 Speculating.10 Horse racing.11 A pretty girl.12 To make a display.13 To be well dressed.14 Theatricals.15 Serenading.16 Good living.17 To please the ladies.18 Mirth.19 Traveling.20 My profession.21 A rural life.22 To be distinguished.23 Singing.24 Attending balls.25 A sensible girl.26 Gymnastic exercises'27 One who is absat.:28 Reading.29 Eccentricity.30 The fine arts.31 A military life.32 An amiable girl.33 The society of the fair sex.34 To be flattered.35 To hoax.36 Wit.37 One who is present.38 True friendship.39 Love and wine.40 Truth.41 My honor.42 Pride,NTO- 5.What disposition are you of ?Gentlemen.Arrogant.Lovely.Merry.Amorous.Solemn.Airy.Fickle.Inconstant.Energetic.Pleasing.Intrusive.Determined.Dejected.Gentle.Vigorous.Calm.Seducing.Enchanting.Friendly.Inflexible.Sagacious.Inattentive.Mirthful.Sensible.Respectful.Persisting.Wheedling.Merciful.Reserved.Imaginative.Serious.Melancholy.Undissembling.Tractable.Unshaken.Passionate.Talkative.Mischevious.Gentle.Proud.Spiteful.Barbarous,1NTO- 6eFor what qualities are you be.loved ?Gentlemen.1 For your beautiful eyes.2 For your perception.3 For your artlessness.4 For your purity.5 For your ingeniousness.6 For your liberality. [ners.7 For your elegance of man-8 For your powers of pleasing.9 For your virtue.10 For your cheerfulness.11 For your openness.12 For your good sense.13 For your courage.14 For your docility.15 For your fantastic notions.16 For your perseverance.17 For your singularity.18 For your good humor.19 For your great abilities.20 For your courteousness.21 For your agility.22 For your simplicity.23 For your boldness.24 For your judgment.25 Because you are talkative.26 For your good figure.27 Because you are a flatterer28 Because you are silent.29 Because you are serious.30 Because you are querulous.31 Because you are resolute.32 Because you have traveled.33343536373839404142Because you love me.For nothing particular.For your foppishness.For your refined taste.For your hilarity.Because you are a humorist.Because you are a gentleman.Because you are heart dear.For numerous reasons.From a mutual feeling.- 5

SIBYLLIN LEAVES.3NTO- 7-Wfhat person seeds to gain your Waffections ?Gentlemen.1 A widow. 12 A rich old maid. 23 A dress maker. 34 A lady of fortune. 45 A lady of accomplishments. 56 A widow with many children. 67 One you love much. 78 A person you hardly suspect. 89 A seamstress. 910 An authoress. 101l A young heiress. 1112 An actress. 1213 A great beauty. 1314 A talented lady. 1415 One distractedly fond of you. 1516 One very extravagant. 1617 A pattern of neatness. 1718 The girl of your heart. 11819 A lady you have daneed with 1920 The one you wrote to last. 2021 A brunette. 2122 A languishing beauty. 2223 A termagant. 2324 A coquette. 2425 A sensible person. 2526 Your opposite neighbor. 2627 A teacher of music. 2728 One fond of theatricals. 2829 A talkative lady. 2930 A generous lady. 3031 An imperious beauty. 3132 A blue eyed maiden. 3233 A lady of ton. 3334 One of great symmetry. 3435 Foreign extraction. 3536 The daughter of a mechanic. 3637 A stubborn lady. 3738 One very insinuating. 3839 One extremely jealous. 3940 One very industrious. 4041 A store keeper. 4142 One you will be happy with. 426NOi 8- 1INSTO 9-hTat quality would you prefer in For what are you most renark.your husband or wife ? able ?Gentlemen.Good tempered.Economical.An early riser.Very genteel.Agreeable disposition.Partial to music.Credulous.Religious.Inclination to please.Virtuous.Refined taste.Loveliness.Amicable.Dignified.Gaiety.Enthusiastic.Industrious.Vivacity.Compliant.Obsequious.Generous;Abstemious.Prudent.Persevering.Firmness.Ingenuous.Communicative.Charitable.Accomplished.Intrepid.Honest.Confiding.Veracious.Susceptible.Placable.Pitiful.Obedient.Intelligent.Indefatigable.Comical.Contemplative.Free,i,2 #Gentlemen1 Liberality.2 Cheerfulness.3 Irascible.4 Jollity.5 Lavishness.6 Peremptoriness.7 Liveliness.8 Prudence.9 Latitudinarian.10 Demureness.11 Covetousness.12 Loftiness.13 Shrewishness.14 Singularity.15 Zealbusness.16 Voluptuousness.17 Resentful.18 Sensibility. -419 Magnanimity.20 Pride.21 Quicksightednesa22 Wisdom.23 Meekness.24 Chasteness.25 Melancholy.26 Circumspection,27 Intrepidity.28 Sincerity.29 Tenderness.30 Wit.31 Affability.32 Energy.33 Obesity.34 Valor.35 Whiggism.36 Youth.37 Keenness.38 Abstinence.39 Munificence.40 Nicety.41 Punctuality.42 Docility.IA-

SOLUTIONS TO RIDDLES.1. A ship.2. An ass.3. A cock.4. A tree.5. A sign.6. A candle.7. The moon.8. A sponge.9. A cow.10. A cannon.t1-: A- --d --12; ;A~at.13. Mkee.14. The letter E.15. The feet.16. A bank note.,:7. A ladder.:;18. The letter O.19. The sea.20. "Coal.21. A lead pencil.22. The sun.23. A comet.24. A compass.25. Jealousy.26. A clock.27. A book.28. A hat.n*; stove.A letter.The letter V.A parasol.A piano forte.Lightning.A handkerchiefThe letter G.A horse and wagon.A boat.A rainbow.A fan. JThe sea.A fair.A cap.A pin-cushion.A carpet.A mat.A lock and key.A necklace.Gas.The nose.A book..A brush.A lap-dog.A sofit bedstead.A sword.A needle.I LZSk'* L S

*rSOLUTIONS TO RIDDLES. stars.A comb.A stool.An umbrella.A pack of cards.A pair of scissors.A water-pipe.A table.An almanac.A looking glass.Toilet table.A doll.A lamb.Time.A suckling pig.A coffin.A pocket-book.A loaf of bread.The letter Z.Highway.A river.A yard measure.Seven and five.A lighthouseA printing press. zebra.Gunpowder.Steam.A rock.A cannon.A name.A kiss.Teeth.Blush.A nosegay.Sauce-box.Childhood.A footman.A milestone.A pipkin.A rosebud.A hat.Stairs.Everlasting.Handcuff.A napkin!Counterpane.A garden.Murmur.fiI IMiki,00 : A,, -", ,X,. JW0:,tw_ 1.

SOLUTIONS TO CONUNDRUMS.4.5.6.Because it makes ma mad.Because he makes pa pay.Because he puts down three andcarries one.Because it has many panes, (pains.)Because it bears the train.Because very much depends onthe circulation.Because he stops at the sound ofvo.Because it is uttered, but neverallowed, (aloud.)Because we see the course theytake, but seldom find the coursefrom whence they spring.Because it goes on a line.Because from it springs the knowl-edge of good and evil.Because they have studded theheavens more than 6000 years.Acidulated drops.Because it is pasturage, (past-your-age.)Because it wants the bruslhBecause he is astride.Because he is a jack-an-apes.Because the sooner it is put outthe better.I \19. Because it shoots from the eye.20. It gives one a good air.21. Because she is Sal Volatile.22. Because he is affable, (a fable.)23. Because he is bound to a door,( adge'e.)24. Because she is Miss directed. '25. Because he keeps his pupils indarkness.26. Because they make use of staves.27. Because youUmake a mull of it.28. A check for a thousand pounds.29. They are often pared, (paired.)30. Because when exposed to a firethey run.31. Because it is not passable.32. When the hedges are shooting.33. Because they continue out late atnight.34. WiTen he presents arms, (alms.)35. It is an assent, (ascent.)36. Because it has its cannons, (can-ons.)37. When it is two, (to.)38. When it runs.39. When he takes notes.40. Because he has to do with thestakes.

18 SOLUTIONS TO CONUNDRUMS.41. Because he is a pen shunner, (pen- 76. Because she's kneeded, (needed.)tioner.) 77. A currant, (a current.)42. Becanse it is pane full, (painful.) 78. Because it's a beech, (beach.)43. His pallette, (pallet.) 79. When it's C. D., (seedy.)44. Because she is apparent, (a parent.) 80. Because she doubles her money.45. When he is, (read.) 81. Because he is a better, (better.)16. Because it is rhyme, (rime.) 82. The bell, (belle.)47. When it is rung, (wrung.) 83. The Ant,. Aunt.)48. A vein, (vane.) 8A. A pear, (payer.)49. When it is, a brooch, (a broach.) 85. Because he lives a century,(sentry.)50. Because he appears weakly, (week- 86. Because he is a sigher, (sire.)ly.) 87. Because it's a cougher, (coffer.)51. When it is a head, (a head.) 88. Because he was a Cain, (cane.)52. He is a salt seller, (cellar.) 89. The one is a fair, the other a-fowl.53. Because he is useless without sales, 90. Because he is able, (Abel.)(sails.) 91. Because they sleep in tiers, (tears.)54. Because it is not aloud, (allowed.) 92. The Bass. (base.)55PMiss Doubt, (misdoubt.) 93. Because it is a cygnet, (signet.)56. Half-penny 94. One breaks heads, the other57. A Perth. hearts.58. When they are a pear, (pair.) 95. Because he is a high-un belonging59. When he is a shaving. to the great, (grate.)60. When he is a little pail, (pale.) 96. Because it keeps one dry all day.61. When it is an acher, (acre.) 97. Because it always keeps its hands62. When it is a capon, (cape on.) before its face.63. Because it is a Miss take, (mistake.) 98. Because he is a retailer of tongues.64. Miss Fortupe, (misfortune.) 99. When it is awell ink'd un, (Well-65. A mob. ington.)66. The reins. 100. Because he is always for bidding.67. A peach. 101. Because it will give every one a68. D K, (decay.) voice.69. Because he is a cellar, (seller.) 102. So that they may not be con-70. Those who are good for nothing. firmed in their old habits.71. When it is eye (high) water. 103. Because they are numbered.72. Because he depends on funded pro- 104. Bause I should like to pay herperty. I.73. When it is reversed, pot, top. 105. Because he's dreadfully'taken in.74. Plough monday. 106. Noah, for he took Ham into the.i. Because he's candied, (candi ark.-^L~tJI-L'lf.- : KV~,&

SOLUTIONS TO CONUNDRUMS.107. They are down and confined bytick.108. It is hardly done.109. It is high-bred, (bred.)110. On the head.111. Two, inside and outside.112. He-then, (heathen.)113. Shrove Tuesday.114. They are in-sects.115. His head turns round.116. He is a-board.117. She brings repentance.118. The dark.119.It is overcast.120. It is the way to Turnham Green,(turn 'em green.)121. He puts in his oar.122. He cuts capers.123. It contains knaves.124. She is full of airs.125. It is holy.126. He deserves the cage.127. He has lost his awl, (all.)128. It goes upon wheels.129. He has a lady in his head130. It is re-funded.131. He forgets "his grace."132. A pack of cards.133. Miss-fortune.134. That which is not eaten.135. February.136. Zebedee.137. He is at the rack.138. It is often baited.