352 MEMOIRS OP JOSEPH Q-KIMALDI. without more delay. Many of his old friends came from time to time to cheer him with a few minutes' conversation, and he experienced the warmest and kindest treatment from his neigh- bours, and from Mr. Eichard Hughes, who bore in mind his promise to his dying sister, to the last moment of Grimaldi's life. He concludes his Memoirs by taking a more cheerful view of his condition than could well have been expected of a man suffering so much, and ends in these words:— " My histrionic acquaintance frequently favour me with their company, when we together review past scenes, and contrast them with those of the present time. My esteemed friend, Alfred Bram, has been with me this very day, and I expect to see my amiable patroness, if she will permit me to call her so, Miss Kelly, to-morrow. " In my solitary hours—and in spite of all the kindness of my friends I have many of them—my thoughts often dwell upon the past: and there is one circumstance which always Affords me unmitigated satisfaction; it is simply that I cannot recol- lect one single instance in which I have intentionally wronged man, woman,, or child, and this gives me great satisfaction and comfort. " This is the 18th of December, 1836. I was born on the 18th of December, 1779, and consequently have completed my 57th year. " Life is a game we are bound to play— The wise enjoy it, fools grow sick of it; Losers, we find, have the stakes to pay, That winners may laugh, for that's the trick of it. " J. GrEIMALDI."Highbury Park, Islagton.