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              [program from Edwards family�s Christmas party]

[Gunn�s handwriting]
(Welles� writing.)

[printed program]
	Theatre des Edwards,
	CHRISTMAS, 1860.
	           �����
     Unparalelled and Unprecedented Attraction.
		����
	FIRST AND LAST NIGHT OF THE
Nerve-Thrilling, Ear-Confounding, Heart-Fracturing, Eye-Moist-
  ening, Hair-Erecting, Tear-Compelling, Pocket-Handerchief-
  Dampening, Polyglot
		TRAGEDY,
	IN INNUMERABLE ACTS AND MYRIADS OF
		TABLEAUX,
		    ENTITLED,
	         �Kaosizkumagen,�
	                      OR,
The Doomed Debastator of the Drachenfels, and the Ignoble Icthyosaurus
		of [unknown word]
	A TALE OF THE USETOWAS.
  The Management, inexpressibly sensible of the kind consideration and generous
appreciation with which their discriminating patrons have crowned their efforts
on previous occasions, beg leave to announce that they have spared no pains to
render the present one which they trust will �remain� green in the hearts of the
said patrons, �so long as they both shall live.�  They have, therefore, at an im-
mense and incredible outlay, succeeded in securing one of the most striking ori-
ginal and effective pageants ever witnessed on any stage.  It was
	WRITTEN EXPRESSLY FOR THIS THEATRE,
			BY THE
             �Square-Toed Club!!!�
And translated from the Syriac by several gentlemen of divers cities.  It will be
produced with all that disregard of stage dis-appointments and anachronical im-
proprieties which has always characterized the TRIUMPHAL ACHIEVEMENTS of
past years.
	THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS WILL MOST POSITIVELY APPEAR:
MR. CROQUETTE,}
  � NIKOLAISE,}	- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - From the Royal Jersey Theatre, Nuarke.
  � HEIZE, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Jardin de l�Hiver, Kutisnozoff, Nova Zembla.
  � AYKNEE, 	- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Opera Comique, Woolly-begga, Madagascar.
  � LA-RI, NO KAMI, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Imperial Opera. Nagasaki, Japan.
  �EDWDLS-AP-WDLS, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Her Majesty�s Theatre, Lldwyddys, Wales.
 MISS JEDWARDS, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Conservatoire Dodworthienne, Manhatta.
  � TOUSSIE,	- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Antartic Theatre, Cape Horn.
  Two new foot-lights of real tin!!! have been added, together with a new chan-
delier, and a six feet of new gas-pipe!!!               
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