The fine weather which we have had for the last two weeks has
been favourable to the camp on Wimbledon Common in all respects but One.
mushrooms are good things, and they commonly spring up on Commons, but moisture
is necessary to their development, and the encamped Volunteers have missed
the repasts which, if their Camp had been less dry, might have been afforded
them by Agaricus Campestris
WUT AT WIMBLEDON
A SCOTCH Volunteer, one of the knot of critics round the firing-point
where the Line-prizes were being shot for, on asking
with some contempt in his voice, "Whauur thae lads come
frae?" and being told "Aldershot," was heard to mutter, complacently,
"Hech, Sirs ! Aulder shots sud be better shots, I'm thinkin'
and also in JULY 1869
WIMBLEDON v. WESTMINSTER
At the Wimbledon match the Commons have beaten the Lords, for
the first time. Let us hope that in the Westminster match the Lords have
not beaten the Commons for the last.
and in the following issue
"Coming Events," &c.
In the match at Wimbledon the Commons beat the Lords. In the
contest between these two bodies, expected to come off almost immediately
at Westminster, many persons are hoping that the Commons will again be victorious.
Betting in favour of the Lower House.