Roundabout Papers
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Roundabout Papers

By William Makepeace Thackeray
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Roundabout papers. On a lazy idle boy ; On two children in black ; On ribbons ; On some late great Victorians ; Thorns in the cushion ; On screens in dining-rooms ; Tunbridge toys ; De juventute ; On a joke I once heard from the late Thomas Hood ; Round about the Christmas tree ; On a chalk-mark on the door ; On being found out ; On a hundred years hence ; Small-beer chronicle ; Ogres ; On two roundabout papers which I intend to write ; A Mississippi bubble ; On Lett's diary ; Notes of a week's holiday ; Nil nisi bonum ; On half a loaf : a letter to Messrs. Broadway, Battery and Co., of New York, Bankers ; The notch on the Axe : a story à la mode ; De finibus ; On a peal of bells ; On a pear-tree ; Dessein's ; On some carp at Sans Souci ; Autour de mon chapeau ; On Alexandrines : a letter to some country cousins ; On a medal of George the Fourth ; "Strange to say, on Club Paper" ; The last sketch -- The second funeral of Napolean. On the disinterment of Napoleon at St. Helena ; On the voyage from St. Helena to Paris ; On the funeral ceremony -- Critical reviews. George Cruikshank ; John Leech's pictures of life and character.

Table of Contents
  • ROUNDABOUT PAPERS
  • ROUNDABOUT PAPERS.
    • ON A LAZY IDLE BOY.
    • ON TWO CHILDREN IN BLACK.
    • ON RIBBONS.
    • ON SOME LATE GREAT VICTORIES.
    • THORNS IN THE CUSHION.
    • ON SCREENS IN DINING-ROOMS.
    • TUNBRIDGE TOYS.
    • DE JUVENTUTE.
    • ON A JOKE I ONCE HEARD FROM THE LATE THOMAS HOOD.
    • ROUND ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS TREE.
    • ON A CHALK-MARK ON THE DOOR
    • ON BEING FOUND OUT.
    • ON A HUNDRED YEARS HENCE.
    • SMALL-BEER CHRONICLE.
    • OGRES.
    • ON TWO ROUNDABOUT PAPERS WHICH I INTENDED TO WRITE.*
    • A MISSISSIPPI BUBBLE.
    • ON LETTS'S DIARY.
    • NOTES OF A WEEK'S HOLIDAY.
    • NIL NISI BONUM.
    • ON HALF A LOAF.
      • A LETTER TO MESSRS. BROADWAY, BATTERY AND CO., OF NEW YORK, BANKERS.
    • THE NOTCH ON THE AXE.—A STORY A LA MODE.
      • PART I.
      • PART II.
      • PART III.
    • DE FINIBUS.
    • ON A PEAL OF BELLS.
    • ON A PEAR-TREE.
    • DESSEIN'S.
    • ON SOME CARP AT SANS SOUCI.
    • AUTOUR DE MON CHAPEAU.
    • ON ALEXANDRINES.*
      • A LETTER TO SOME COUNTRY COUSINS.
    • ON A MEDAL OF GEORGE THE FOURTH.
    • "STRANGE TO SAY, ON CLUB PAPER."
    • THE LAST SKETCH.
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