A City Varnish

IT being remarked of a picture of The Lord Mayor and Court of

Aldermen, in the Shakespeare Gallery, that the varnish was chilled and

the figures rather sunk, the proprietors directed one of their

assistants to give it a fresh coat of varnish. Must I use copal or

mastic? said the young man. Neither one nor the other, said a

gentleman present; if you wish to bring the figures out, varnish it

with turtle soup.