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Our desolate counthry of Oireland,
'Twas he was our proide and our joy!
And will we no longer behould him,
I liked for to see the young haroes,
All shoining with sthripes and with stars,
A horsing about in the Phaynix,
And winking the girls in the cyars,
A smokin' their poipes and cigyars.
Dear Mitchell exoiled to Bermudies,
From O'Brine at the Keep of Good Hope, When they read of this news in the peepers, Acrass the Atlantical wave,
That the last of the Oirish Liftinints
Of the oisland of Seents has tuck lave.
The Queen-she should betther behave.
And what's to become of poor Dame Sthreet,
From Doblin's sad city departs?
And who'll have the fiddlers and pipers,
When the deuce of a Coort there remains?
It's thus that ould Erin complains!
There's Counsellor Flanagan's leedy,
'Twas she in the Coort didn't fail, And she wanted a plinty of popplin,
For her dthress, and her flounce, and her tail; She bought it of Misthress O'Grady,
Eight shillings a yard tabinet,
But now that the Coort is concluded,
Bedad, that she wears the old set.
There's Surgeon O'Toole and Miss Leary,
They'd choose the expense to ashume.
There's Alderman Toad and his lady,
But now that the quality's goin,
Or chop ;
And the butcher may shut up his shop.
Yes, the grooms and the ushers are goin,
And the servants are packing their boxes,--
O Meery, with ois of the blue!
MR. MOLONY'S ACCOUNT OF THE BALL
GIVEN ΤΟ THE NEPAULESE AMBASSADOR BY THE PENINSULAR AND
O WILL ye choose to hear the news,
Bedad I cannot pass it o'er :
I'll tell you all about the Ball
To the Naypaulase Ambassador.
At which I've worn a pump, and I
These men of sinse dispoised expinse,
To fête these black Achilleses.
"We'll show the blacks," says they, "Almack's,
With flags and shawls, for these Nepauls,
And Jullien's band it tuck its stand,
And soft bassoons played heavenly chunes,
And when the Coort was tired of spoort,
A nate buffet before them set,
Where lashins of good dhrink there was.
At ten before the ball-room door,
He smoiled and bowed to all the crowd,
Into the door-way followed him ;
The noble Chair stud at the stair,
And bade the dthrums to thump; and he
Did thus evince, to that Black Prince,
The welcome of his Company.
James Matheson, Esq., to whom, and the Board of Directors of the Peninsular and Oriental Company, I, Timotheus Molony, late stoker on board the "Iberia," the "Lady Mary Wood," the "Tagus," and the Oriental steamships, humbly dedicate this production of my grateful muse.