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Such then were my hopes; but, with sorrow, your Highness,
The truth is, no placeman now knows his right key,
At the York music meeting, now think it precarious.
Even some of our Reverends might have been warmer-
Altogether, however, the thing was not hearty;—
We must, please your Highness, recruit from below.
But, hark, the young Black-leg is cracking his
SIR, -Living in a remote part of Scotland, and having but just heard of the wonderful resurrection of Mr. Roger Dodsworth from under an avalanche, where he had remained, bien frappé, it seems, for the last 166 years, I hasten to impart to you a few reflections on the subject.
LAUDATOR TEMPORIS ACTI.
WHAT a lucky turn-up!-just as Eld-n's withdrawing,
To bring thus to light, not the wisdom alone
Of our ancestors, such as we find it on shelves,
! This reverend gentleman distinguished himself at the Reading election.
What a God-send to them-a good, obsolete man,
Who has never of Locke or Voltaire been a reader ;
Oh thaw Mr. Dodsworth as fast as you can,
And the L-nsd-les and H-rtf-rds shall choose him for leader.
Yes, sleeper of ages, thou shalt be their Chosen ;
And Eld-n will weep o'er each sad innovation
SUGGESTED BY THE LATE WORK OF THE REVEREND MR. IRV-NG 'ON
A MILLENNIUM at hand !-I'm delighted to hear it-
Only think, Master Fred, what delight to behold,
A bran-new Jerusalem, built all of gold,
Sound bullion throughout, from the roof to the flags
A city, where wine and cheap corn' shall abound,--
Thanks, reverend expounder of raptures elysian,
Thanks, thanks for the hope thou hast given us, that we
There was Whiston, 3 who learnedly took Prince Eugene
1A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny. Rev. c. 6.
2 See the oration of this reverend gentleman, where he describes the connubial joys of paradise, and paints the angels hovering around 'each happy fair.'
3 When Whiston presented to Prince Eugene the Essay in which he attempted to connect his victories over the Turks with revelation, the Prince is said to have replied that 'he was not aware he had ever had the honour of being known to St. John.'
There's Faber, whose pious predictions have been
There was Counsellor Dobbs, too, an Irish M.P.,
A Millennium break out in the town of Armagh !1
There was also--but why should I burden my lay
Go on, mighty man,-doom them all to the shelf-
Art the Beast (chapter 4) that sees nine ways at once!
Dr. Slop, upon subjects divine,
Such bedlamite slaver lets drop, That if Eady should take the mad line, He'll be sure of a patient in Slop.
Seven millions of Papists, no less,
Dr. Eady, less bold, I confess,
Attacks but his maid of all-work.3
Dr. S-they, for his grand attack,
Both a laureate and senator is; While poor Dr. Eady, alack,
Has been had up to Bow Street, for his!
And truly, the law does so blunder, That, though little blood has been spilt, he
their immediate allies (he says) every faction that is banded against the State, every dema gogue, every irreligious and seditious journalist, every open and every insidious enemy to Monarchy and to Christianity.'
See the late accounts in the newspapers of the appearance of this gentleman at one of the police-offices, in consequence of an alleged assault upon his maid of all-work.'
May probably suffer as, under
The Chalking Act, known to be guilty. So much for the merits sublime
(With whose catalogue ne'er should
Of the three greatest lights of our time,
As a matter of course, I agree
Dr. Eady must go to the wall.
With a swinging' Corona Muralis!"
EPITAPH ON A TUFT-HUNTER.
For here lies one who ne'er preferred
Beside him place the God of Wit,
And Love's own sister for an Earl's.
Did niggard Fate no peers afford,
He took, of course, to peer's rela tions!
And rather than not sport a lord,
Put up with even the last creations. Even Irish names, could he but tag 'em
With 'Lord' and 'Duke,' were sweet
And, at a pinch, Lord Ballyraggum
Heaven grant him now some noble nook,
OF THE ORANGEMEN OF IRELAND.
To the people of England, the humble Petition
That our jobs are all gone, and our noble selves going;
That, forming one seventh-within a few fractions-
To keep us from murdering the other six parts;
That, as to laws made for the good of the many,
That much it delights every true Orange brother
In discussing which sect most tormented the other,
And burned with most gusto, some hundred years since ;
1A crown granted as a reward among the Romans to persons who performed any extraor dinary exploits upon walls-such as scaling them, battering them, etc. No doubt, writing upon them, to the extent that Dr. Eady does, would equally establish a claim to the honour.
That we love to behold, while Old England grows faint,
Whether t'other saint, Dominic, burnt the devil's paw-
That 'tis very well known this devout Irish nation
That we, your petitioning Cons, have, in right
That we trust to Peel, Eldon, and other such sages,
When the words ex and per3 served as well, to annoy
Cut the throats of all Christians who stickled for ou.4
That, relying on England, whose kindness already
That, as to the expense-the few millions, or so,
1 To such important discussions as these the greater part of Dr. Southey's Vindicia Ecclesiæ Anglicana is devoted.
2 Consubstantiation-the true reformed belief; at least the belief of Luther, and, as Mosheim asserts, of Melancthon also.
3 When John of Ragusa went to Constantinople (at the time this dispute between 'ex' and
etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.
per' was going on), he found the Turks, we are told, laughing at the Christians for being divided by two such insignificant particles.'
The Arian controversy.-Before that time, says Hooker, 'in order to be a sound believing Christian, men were not curious what syllables or particles of speech they used.'