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COMIC BARE BACK ACT.
Here comes an odd creature upon a swift horse.
T,., j.iilue from the clothes its a woman of course.
"With a m1in on her shoulders, you'd think she'd
Ji'l t own,
But as sie comes nearer, you see its the Clown!
Wholi tihr.,ws off the bonnet and dress in a trice,
And -'rins with delight at his funny device;
\While the other one laughs at his antics with glee,
And walks down a plank, on a keg, as you see.
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THE CHINESE JUGGLER.
You would not dream that thus arrayed,
You see the Clown in masquerade!
But here once more the rogue is found,
His baskets spinning round and round.
In Chinese dress, upon a horse
He swiftly rides around the course-
Shakes his gay bells, and slippers too,
Yet keeps thro' all his balance truend,
While near at hand like active cats,
Two Clowns cut up like Acrobats.
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VISIT TO THE CIRCUS.
WE'RE at the Grand Circus! The first to appear
Is Madame Adele, whose horse will uprear
At the word of command, or sound of the whip,
And curtsey, or waltz, or gracefully skip
While the Clown in the corner is having some fun,
As he slides his mate down on the plank by the run
TRICK-HORSES AT DINNER.
Most horses in their stalls are fed-
But this fine couple, head to head;
Dine at a table neat instead,,
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THE BAND AT THE DOOR.
Come children! You've been good to-day,
We'll go and see the Monkeys play.
_\tnilhld at their tricks you'll be,
And pleased with their sagacity.
""Fi't., at the doir twhi_ h.It's :ta-
AiAnd hear the land. H(,N- wt\ll they pl],In
They member :4x-Pt-fessors ftne-
N' *t ahke in uIIic sine.
Sst,-us with a grin,
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TOBY SPINNING THE DISHES.
With plate upon three bottles,
And jug a-top of that;
See Toby spinning dishes,
______ In ruff and feathlrld lhat.
A-1- Yiung Tip wit le k-,-s extended.
Andl heels hi_, h in the air.
Sits grinning, out _betwcnjl them,
To make the children .ta re.
1 While to the people Jacko shlrws
"TIhe spinning-plat.e on Toby's nose.
DANCING ON A PLATFORM.
A Monkey Cavalier now comes in view,
What does this gallant horseman mean to do ?
High mounted on a rearing mettled steed-
Around the ring he goes with breathless speed;
"A moment pauses by a platform round,
"A little distance raised above the ground-
Then ,n it _' id 1 iii lIii '-rs,, wi,,i ,quickly rears,.
And 1I lanc,.Ie-d n I Is Ililldi I lt s Inow alp ears; 1
While raiound, and ruiiid. lieh dances like a top, I
As th,' lh,_ ifally iinever meant to stop! ,
THE MONKEY'S PROMENADE.
Next come the Marquis and his Lady fair,
With fan and feathers, and a page to bear
Her train and satchel, as she walks beside
Her gallant huisbaliin as a blushing bride.
"L >\V With s-ta;l, nAiildl ri e(IId ruttles. wiii1 and hat,
S,__, W hli.r 11t e v ii .-: a d4ri .s :.-' rici. a-s that?
Al The sweet vyunei hride, in silks un. la.t-. gay,
With mininillg steps Ih i pretty airis li is)lay;
"ii '" Till a they disaplar with 1bv' a-d I s in,
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The curtain ftlls upon, the Circus ring.
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DOUBLE CARRYING ACT.
These two sturdy horses are racing you see I
,And the driver of both holds Azela, as she
Rests one pretty foot on his muscular knee,
And scatters sweet flow'rs with innocent glee;
SWhile in tine ing's cni-itre, ttihe Aerobats gay,
(i.Climb over earh otiheir like monkeys at play.
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,.'. OUBLECARRYIG ACT
"/ --"" Teetosud ossaercn o e
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An cter we fo'swihincetge
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EIGHT HORSE RIDING ACT.
Next come eight prancing glossy
Of various colors, shapes and breeds,
Around the ring they swiftly fly-
With nostrils wide and fiery eye
i) ;They sweep in graceful order by !
With waving hat, the rider stands,
The reins held in his skillful hands;
As round 'mid wild applause they
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While still the Clowns, crack merry
And grin to please the little folks.
The fair Adele is here once more,
As bright and graceful as before.
tUpright upon her steed she comes-
A iIow, with sound like pistol shots
e see her flying through the drums!
Each time she lights upon her horse,
U speeds upon his rapid course;
whilee playing in the central ring,
The Clowns, the weights together swing.
A Clown drives round
With whitened face, i
Thi. l'ny tak .s \
The F'nltman'. 1lihce,; A ;. .- .. ,
And1 tnr.,ts lchind /
With easy gra-ee.
The Rin:g 11ter with waiv eve,
S zlke hi l] I.) or m 1d
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SWhich tho' they swiftly cut the air,
Yet never touch the ground.
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DOUBLE COMIC ACT.
A Farmer and Irishman
Next jumped on the horses
And funny tricks played.
Tbei tumbled and swayed,
As they speeded around_
A ThIev fell from the horses
And rolled on the ground;
'lile one of the Clowns
A big turkey bestrode,
Awd the other a hobby-horse
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Here comes Miss Fanny clad in rich attire-
Her pawing steed seems full of noble fire.
Twice round the ring, with rapid stride and leap
The horse and rider, like a whirlwind sweep.
Quick as a flash the fearless lady springs
Upon her feet, as though a maid with wings;
And lightly springing o'er the banner wide
SAt Baby Elephant together play.
Next comes the wondrous jumping horse
A spangled rider clinging fast,
Hi feet are waving in the air,i
Hel- firmly by the pressing arms
That clasp his horse's sides.
si fr the Clowns,-upon a ball
One, swiftly rolling goes,
hNext comes the wondrous jumping hollrse
A feather on his back appears.
JA spangled rider clinging fast, :=
As high his courser rears.
H=[is feet are waving in the air,
While o'er the plank he rides;
SHeld firmly by the pressing arms
That clasp his horse's sides.
s fo)r the Clowns,--upon a ball
Onle, swiftly rolling goes,
he other balances with skill
A feather on his nose.
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MISS ADELE'S DANCING ACT.
SOnce more appears the fair Adele,
This time alone she rides;
As upright on her charger's back
Around the ring she glides.
"With flying sash, and spangled dress,
She to the children seems
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A Princess from their dreams.
While as they watch the dancing 44
The Clowns seem grinning with
THE BARE BACK ACT
Unsaddled and unbridled too,
Another horse now comes in view.
A youth springs lightly to his back -
They gallop round the circus track;
And as the lively music sounds,
The graceful, daring rider bounds,
And scarcely seems to touch his horse;
They speed so swiftly round the course.
While all the crowd with laughter shake,
To see the Clowns a barrow make.
Look now upon this pretty troop
SOf riding dames, a graceful group !
With what an air their horses prance,
"And to the music's measure dance -
As round the smiling ladies go;
While like two t s he grinning Clowns,
On slender stilts go hopping round.
JUGGLING ON HORSE BACK.
A Juggler on a bare-backed steed
S Comes next with balls and rints; i-
And makes the children stare
-To see him keep the rings and Nbal-,
So balanced in the air!
While both the Clowns gaze on the Ln .ii
As tho' a mare's-nest they had fouiiil.
S -- OLYMPIAN ACT.
S See now, where speeding round the ring,
Two noble Horses prance and spring,
Across their backs, with limbs astride,
Two brave and graceful horsemen ride.
High in the air the smaller stands,
Held loosely by the other's hand;
Upon whose shoulders broad, you see
The younger firmly plants his knee.
While caring naught for ups and downs
Upon two ladders sport the Clowns.
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THE COMIC POODLES.
-'^N,,w e1hihlen, hl t's t l, _,,he ._'ie" show
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J i See hIIIw these Pudles-- ii. luir,
Standtl with their hind leg, in the air,
I Aind with their flire-liaws "II the ground,
S In jackets k aSv. Lsi, struttiin I-i round
INo"W (jf this pair it nitn be said,
S That in thi, kind ift fun
The doc g w h,- can thi lIingest ..tand,
Must be the strongest ,one !
Mounted on the rolling ball,
Pepper as you see,
Wabbles up and down the plank;
A knowing dog is he.
Biilidt urmd Biiun stan]ini byv.
WJatt'1 l liin, a I,.- :l gi e
As if tl,:-v tf-at'.v' l t,:, .s.-t, liim slip,
Anml tunbule on Iiis nose
LAWYER AND CLIENT.
See Lawyer Bruff with neighbor Snap,
"Who gives the desk a sounding rap-
He scolds the lawyer with a will,
I Awnd ii',e- nut keep[ a nijinient till.
. IBoth t'.- intent rn what they a ,
i To sc. their candle waste away:
i" .1 IWithl di,.-h barking, loud and high
"to lI'drwnll each o-ther's noise thtv try--
Until at last their tempers rise.
THE DOGGIES' DRILL.
^ With gallant air, in hat and plume
See martial Sergeant Tod,
SWith shining sabre in his hand
. '"-H' He drills his awkward squad;
While drummer Charley beats the drum
And Fan as vivandiere,
Stands proudly by with little keg
"i' To give the soldiers beer!
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THE WHEELBARROW RIDE.
Here's a pair of gallant dnrs, \
Ea\\li with birri linl;i ,
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a<. T.'IIIIILV \\Ca;lls a sildu liCr hat,
i .la,'k a tascheI calp '
S If they ale r't uaiefil n'w,
'IThey'll c, ( e t,' _tthler, Ia
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FANNY ON THE TIGHT ROPE.
With balance pole held in her mouth,
And hat with jaunty feather;
SM iss F;l nl N i 'iii -ts 1.111ii tin r 'r 1 1.
SN i il (_.ir':i l t" w irt ,,ip r ii r,.a tll-lr.
Tw -a;llh; its w i .t'-li witlli anxi,',i air
ts ^ l.*s Fv t .,111 l d tllnl.ll: dow:,\n;
SA:n An -triking 1'i, lihe little icead.
:;_ Should chanic- e t, crack lier croi r,
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THE EVENING WALK.
Look at this high and mighty pair,
Two dogs of grave and stately air-
My Lord, with cane and nice cravat.
And shining hat a-top of that,
Walks loftily, while like a bride
My lady trips in silken pride.
truts in behind with Id .ock ae.
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Gentle JunIl anl Miss Trnit
-',nie with i inrr Puir, to tea,
Pretty ii, i, iii:iiilci-., theyv-
air aiid.1 brisk, as v,,rr niry see.
How polite the liost aippar'.-
Puiritinit iu t ,,1,1 Ii'lhllcr .1,,e ; -l
"Aftter tc.a e siilill syvs, ,
W.. will trip it, he'.l an,1 tue !
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DANCING TO THE BAG-PIPES.
With BPg;-Pipes, seated on a cask,
Old Fido plies his joyous task.
W while ths y r tl ,, ir .1w liv:-ly pral ,,
rl' lill-'.. tw\..ib ill-_, ill i,1 ,l,,t--
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Ketiniig ti ine i '.et h i l. zci n a tlhey siII
S'.p and Skye and Fzairy. reeling ill the ring ;
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III ric i -, l t l,il..k of Ily I.,u.ket."
"v., tlhe Km wl I in rIpily,
I (our ; ililii is t ioo hir I
""_ I- I In _rl(I u \ I1 rIt 1i 1 t 1 ask it.
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Within her window, half afraid,
In lace and ribbons bri_'ht arrayed, -.
Sits .42-mii. Fa;nnY-catle maid!
W\ iile ,wn Iei,,
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THE PLEASURE TRIP.
Here stppin'i at :t I' ri'1 i.H' iui,, yn Iu uee
Tr11 CranI il tilt i-I.iilt if I, 1Irl 11il i la 'lv l ;:
W'itli 1 :1.I li, i ill. l;,: ": ; n1111 t';Ll itl t' -' anlltIs titll.,
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''- t Wsil: ( i' iV t: rt. til. s, I \viit.s Fu;n tianl W ill
STalk with tinl lih s.t, i11i1 -,ttle. up tlhei bill.
Till ri t lli t ait alit, 11 I'l1. ji ,lly lIa1 d,
\w; v A v y tlhr ',-_, ;.':;iill 1t .',111 thi : rmail.
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THE DOG'S PARADE.
Heads up! My Dogs! cries General Rock,
Unfurl your banner, lower your stock-
.l :arr.li li.ft iivW Ii"'lit! Let tile ie hpl i ,e :' .
""an '*;Itt, f h 1 i'try.
Ki t..1 11i p yu Vi r liii., VliMite\er fU dill,. '
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With a wand in his mouth,
Which he 1'alanice well,
.. 7 ,On the carpet old Major is seated;
And when every one
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THE DOGGY DESERTER.
Here's a Doggy deserter who fled from his post,
But was caught and brought back, looking pale as a ghost.
When tried, the court-martial said he must be shot!
I am sure you would pity his very sad lot,
Unless you were told, when the story is done,
That the shooting, of Doggy, was only in fun.
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BEPPO JUMPS THROUGH THE HOOP.
The Pony stands with docile grace,
As on his back a hoop they place;
While Beppo mounts another steed,
And urging him to highest speed-
The horse and rider, with a spring
,Gi, tearing throw' the paplor ivinr.
j Jack lir-lds the Punyv tight v'iii 'ee,
I i While Tip seems full of ni'isy glee!
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THE CHARIOT RACE.
Hurrah! Hurrah! With snorting steeds
And din of trump and drum,
/ In Roman Chariots, Jack and Tip
/ Like ancient heroes come.
With slashing blows, their whips they ply,
They struggle side by side;
i 'i I 'Till Jacko wins the race at last
SWith shouts of noisy pride-
And round the ring as conqueror,
His panting horses guide !
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TIPPOO LEAPING THE PLANK.
Dressed as a Polish soldier, gay
With pennon in his hand;
Upon his fiery-leaping hours
"See daring Ti pp.l.i stand.
Aercos, tihe plank his c-,urser jumps
SWith .treaminig tail anId main;
Then swiftly turning on hii heels,
S -rings lightly .ack again.
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MISS LILY'S RIDE.
My Lord Tom Noddy comes with chaise and pair,
And asks Miss Lily out to take the air;
How gallantly he bows, and hands her in!
So gay a beau the lady fair must win.
Soon, sidi'' by side like lovers they'll appear,
He'll talk soft Iiiseiise in the maiden's ear.-
.\i quAickly _11I' the nimble goats will spring,
SAnd .il.re:. ga;ily round-. the Circus ring!
. With ,0(,:,;-,l.n1,1n grave, and fitmaun on behind,
SNo tnr tuirnit Ci the lady fid !
But Oh dear me! What's happened now?
The chaise has broken down, I vow!
A wheel flies off-the maid falls out.
And for a moment kicks about
In sad alarm and disarray;
Then thinks it wise to faint away!
S' The footman brings the watering-pot-
~ Up springs the maid, her fears forgot;
2 u. 'i" \Wv..r is, my sunshah: '! Mii,:h 1 ftar
0, 1| Ve IIi.t a.', i"// hIii e. )i del;iar! (hIi dearly"
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THE MONKEY'S SWING.
Three Monkeys chatter here at play,
Ill2. is standlinig in tile rinl--
Thir," w iil" upi the .-liinli,' liills, I.-
.As Tim is sitting, in the l win.. :
Jacko jl --rk it with --a r,,-.
Till .-.ets uii a frilhitened shllout "
As if fearing ( .Ja.ck, mea', ns
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From the v .wingf to spill him out!
Holding. tightlv by his t,,es,
Screamnin.r as he sw%%in-ir goes!
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MISS FANNY'S RIDING-ACT.
In riding-habit, smart and gay,
Miss Fanny canters out to-day.
How _frarefull she sits her horse,
Whlio pl raningi. guilv nrind the cou'-i'e-
Seemis 1bwin'g to the ladies fair, .\ \.
And happy children smiling there.. .
While thro' a hoop young Beppo jumpm,
Altho' he has no dancing p1umips!
MISS PIPPET ON THE
Here vou see Miss Pippet,
\\-(,, w itll ruf'. i,-I. i i-li ,- es-
1Ba1a _il' 111 SO ttIv.
(.11 till t iLd t-n,,pe dances.
I llx,, ll I:i,,l,, M Tornl P _lp er
S ckre ingu ,,n thir Ion -r;
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THE MONKEYS' DINNER PARTY.
Next see, like folks of greater wit,
The Monkeys' at the table sit;
They seem tn be of sollier breed-
S. \.\;nl hli w titey clliatt.' r :; theyl ftcd !
('lise I N.L M1iLdInime Ape, 'ti-, lear
Bold (.apitain Haini i dirinklin, beer,
[While Colonel Plui.k 1plit.elv greets
The lad y, as he talks -nd eats.
Bult Jack the Butler, greedy elf-
in the corner by himself!
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TIHE BALL AND LADDER ACT.
Next come three Monkey Acrobats
In jackets, ruffs, and comic hats,
With heels aloft-upon his hands
One livt.y nvlikJV \ lk 11l .tualls:
Tlie se onll iip a ladde- r c.lil'ls
And. keeps it balanced all 1tl. time.-
The third--an active Mlonkev see,
IWho steps with neither slip ii,,r fall
As back andl for,th lie rills the ball!
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THE MONKEYS' WHEEL-RIDE.
'Tis enough to make ev'ry ones eyes open wide,
And look with delight at this wonderful ride;
As perched on the wagon-wheel-up and now down,
Two noisy young Monkeys haste swiftly to town.
The Monkey postilion cries loudly Hip! Hip!
The Dogs fairly leap at the crack of the whip-
While in spite of the jolting and bumping, the two
(On Ie wlhtel, with a terc.ii, ulla I; i,--
Clillu fi.st t') the .',_ llr c ; it w\llizzc ; alv'Iu l,
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