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CHAP. I. WHICH IS ENTIRELY INTRODUCTORY CONTAINS AN
ACCOUNT OF MISS CRUMP, HER SUITORS, AND HER
IV. IN WHICH THE HEROINE HAS A NUMBER MORE LOVERS,
AND CUTS A VERY DASHING FIGURE IN THE WORLD. 283
V. IN WHICH MR. WALKER FALLS INTO DIFFICULTIES,
AND MRS. WALKER MAKES MANY FOOLISH ATTEMPTS
VI. IN WHICH MR. WALKER STILL REMAINS IN DIFFI-
CULTIES, BUT SHOWS GREAT RESIGNATION UNDER HIS
VII. IN WHICH MORGIANA ADVANCES TOWARDS FAME AND
HONOUR, AND IN WHICH SEVERAL GREAT LITERARY
CHARACTERS MAKE THEIR APPEARANCE
This Edition of Mr. Thackeray's "Ballads" will be found to include all the verses that are scattered throughout the Author's various writings.
THE CHRONICLE OF THE DRUM.
AT Paris, hard by the Maine barriers,
Midst a dozen of wooden-legged warriors
And moistens his pipe of tobacco
With a drink that is named after Mars.
The beer makes his tongue run the quicker,
Thus over his favourite liquor
Old Peter will tell his old tales.
Says he, "In my life's ninety summers
Strange changes and chances I've seen,—
So here's to all gentlemen drummers
That ever have thump'd on a skin.
Brought up in the art military
The Huguenot lad of Navarre.
"Ah! those were the days for commanders!
The fortunes of France had undone!
"He died: and our noble battalions
The jade fickle Fortune forsook ;
The news it was brought to King Louis;
When he heard they had taken my grandsire :
"At Namur, Ramillies, and Malplaquet
And away from him scamper'd we French.