of The Tablet's first edition
Busy little waspish thing!
And must this hateful course be run
THE LITERARY FUND DINNER. The members and friends of this society celebrated their anniversary on Wednesday, by a dinner at the Freemasons' Tavern. Sir R. H. Inglis, Bart., M.P., presided. The honourable baronet was supported by Viscount Fitzalan, M.P., R. Holland, Esq. M.P., Sergeant Talfourd, M.P., the Hon. Leslie Melville, J. G. Lockhart, Esq., Sir H. Halford, Bart., Sir J. D. Paul, Bart., A. Spottiswoode, Esq., Sir H. Ellis - and many other gentlemen distinguished either for their own literary eminence, or for the patronage they have ever extended to genius and talent. The Secretary announced the following subscriptions and donations:- Her Majesty the Queen, 100 guineas (annual); his Grace the Duke of Somerset, 10 guineas (annual); the Right Hon. Lord Ellenborough, 10 l .; Lord F. Egerton, M.P., 10 l. ; the Marquess of Northampton, 10 l .; Viscount Fitzalan, 10 l .; Sir H. Halford, Bart., 10 l .; Sir J. Paul, Bart., 10 l .; Sir J. Swinburne, Bart., 15 l . (his 18th donation); the Right Hon. A. Murray, 10 l .; Lord Dudley Stuart, 10 l .; H. T. Hope, Esq., M.P. 10 l .; the Earl of Stamford and Warrington, 20 l .; Sir C. Metcalf, Bart., 10 l .; Sir R. H. Inglis, Bart., M.P., 10 l .; B. B. Cabbel, Esq., 10 l .; W. C. Macready, Esq., 5l. .; together with many other subscriptions, amounting in the whole to upwards of 600 l . At eleven o'clock Sir R. Inglis and the principal guests retired, and the party shortly afterwards broke up.