One of the best jokes of the season is told by the amiable Goines of tonsorial notoriety. A Southern Adonis, no way celebrated for his personal attractions [1], on completing a somewhat protract toilet one morning, turned to his servant and enquired--

"How do I look, Cæsar ?"

" 'Plendid, massa, 'plendid," was ebony's delightful answer.

"Do you think I'll do, Cæsar ?" giving him a piece [2] of silver.

"Guy, massa, nebber see you look so fierce in all my life; you look jis' as bold as a lion."

"Why, what do you know about a lion ? you never saw one, Cæsar."

"Nebber see a lion, massa ! Guy, I see massa Peyton's Jim ride one ober to de mill ebery day."

"No, you fool, that's a donkey."

"Can't help dat, massa,--you look jis' like him !"

Notes: New York Spirit of the Times 15.32 (4 October 1845): 371. University of Virginia Alderman Library.

Erin Bartels prepared this typescript.

[1] Original reads "attrations."

[2] Original reads "pice."

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