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KNIGHT AND DREDGE, CASTLE-STREET ;
SON, CAMBRIDGE ; AND MESSRS. MUNDAY AND SLATTER, OXFORD.
The King of Clubs.
AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROCEEDINGS WHICH LED TO
THE PUBLICATION OF THE ETONIAN.
“ THÉ King of Clubs, with three times three !” cried Peregrine Courtenay, while he sate as chairman of a jovial meeting of congenial Spirits, before a huge old china punch-bowl, the agreeable steam of which spread wit, mirth, and good humour all around," and then to business.”_" Aye, aye,” replied Frederick Golightly, “twas a good plan that of the old Persians: they discussed their state measures over their cups, when the animal spirits were enlivened, and the little quicksilver that stirs within us' had risen several degrees above temperate; and we do well to imitate them. Now, then, allow me to propose “ The prosperity of Eton ; and may the liberality with which her system is conducted be answered in a correspondent manner, by the reputation which her foster-children exert themselves to maintain.'"- Drunk with acclamation.)
Before, however, I venture further with the proceedings, it will be advisable that I should introduce the reader to the characters of the leading members, by whom one of the most social and best-regulated clubs which has been formed of late years at Eton, is upheld in repute and interest.
FREDERICK GOLIGHTLY would had laid a groundwork of excelrequire a pen dipped in all the co- lent abilities, and had already lours of the rainbow, to do justice struck off most of the best qualities to the ever-varying shades of dis- for which Youth is admired and position by which his conduct is loved : generosity of sentiment, actuated, and which nevertheless desire of emulation, and good hucontrive to harmonize. Nature, mour. But what might have bewhen in the very act of moulding come a chef d'æuvre was by some him, had not determined on the accident abandoned by her, and style of character she should assign it afterwards fell into the hands of to this motley production. She another artist-Folly; whose flash