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Beside him come L-6-st-r, with equal éclât, in ;
Stand forth, chosen pair, while for titles we measure ye;
Sir John after nature, Sir Charles on the Treasury.
And he asketh a seat 'mong the Peers of Great Britain !
Oh Rank, how thy glories would fall disenchanted,
And the strawberry-leaves were by rhubarb supplanted !
If nought but a Peerage can gladden thy life,
Sweet Doctor, we'll make a she Peer of thy wife.
Is to bask in its light from the brows of another;
As o'er Vesey Fitzgerald 'twill shine through his mother. 'l
(It being no joke to make Lords by the heap),
His speech against Papists—and prosed off to sleep.
A CAMBRIDGE BALLAD. Choose between them, Cambridge, pray;
Which is weakest, Cambridge, say. 'I authorized my Committee to take the step which they did, of proposing a fair comparison of Each a different mode pursues, strength, upon the understanding that whichever of the two should prove to be the weakest, should
Each the same conclusion reaches; give way to the other.'- Extract from Mr. W. B-nkes is foolish in Reviews, J. Bankes's Letter to Mr. Goulburn.
G-]b-rn foolish in his speeches. Νικα μεν ουδ' αλλος, αν ΑΣΣατοι δ' εγενοντο.
Choose between them, Cambridge, pray;
Theocritus. Which is weakest, Cambridge, say. B-NKES is weak, and G-lb-rn, too, Each a different foe doth damın, No one e'er the fact denied ;
When his own affairs have gone ill; Which is weakest of the two,
B-nkes he damneth Buckingham, Cambridge can alone decide.
G-lb-rn damneth Dan O'Connell. Choose between them, Cambridge, pray; Choose between them, Cambridge, pray; Which is weakest, Cambridge, say. Which is weakest, Cambridge, say. G-1b-rn of the Pope afraid is, B-nkes, accustomed much to roam, B-nkes as much afraid as he,
Plays with Truth a traveller's pranks; Never yet did two old ladies
G–1b-rn, though he stays at home, On this point so well agree.
Travels thus as much as B-nkes.
Among the persons mentioned as likely to be raised to the Peerage are the mother of Mr. Vesey Fitzgerald, etc,
Choose between them, Cambridge, pray;| So, whichever first shall bray,
Choose him, Cambridge, for thy own.
Choose him, choose him by his bray; Once, we know, a horse's neigh Thus elect him, Cambridge, pray.
Fixed the election to a throne;
COPY OF AN INTERCEPTED DESPATCH. FEOM HIS EXCELLENCY DON STREPITOSO DIABOLO, ENVOY EXTRAORDINARY TO
HIS SATANIC MAJESTY.
St. James' Street, July 1.
An official young Demon, preparing to go,
From the Hell here, at Cr-ckf-rd's, to our Hell below-
To say that, first having obeyed your directions,
My next special care was to help the Elections.
When every good Christian tormented his brother,
From their all coming down, ready grilled by each other;
With the old Penal Code,--that chef-d'ouvre of Law,
We could plainly perceive the fine touch of thy claw ;-
(Though Eld-1, with help from your Highness, would try)
Could we get up a thundering No-Popery cry ;-
So like is to ours, in its spirit and tone,
To think that Religion should make it her own.
Of the chorus, as sung by your Majesty's choir,
Of myself and some others, who sing it with fire,'
Such audience, though yelled by a Sans-culotte crew,
That not only wear breeches, but petticoats too !'
! Con fuoco- a music-book direction,
Such then were my hopes; but, with sorrow, your Highness,
I'm forced to confess—be the cause what it will,
Our Beelzebub Chorus has gone off but ill.
The Treasury pitch-pipe of late is so various ;
At the York music meeting, pow think it precarious.
But one or two capital roarers we've had;
And Huntingdon Maberly's yell was not bad.
Even Eld-1 allows we got on but 80-so;
We must, please your Highness, recruit from below.
Excuse me, Great Sir—there's no time to be civil;-
MR. ROGER DODSWORTH.
To the Editor of the Times. 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.
To find thus a gentleman, frozen in the year
To serve for our times quite as well as the Peer ;-
Of our ancestors, such as we find it on shelves,
To shovel up one of those wise bucks themselves !
Let him learn nothing useful or new on the way;
And our Tories will hail him with Hear' and · Hurra!'
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 ;-
And the L-nsd-les and H-rtf-rds shall choose him for leader.
And deeply with thee will they sorrow, good men,
So altered, thou hardly canst know it again.
Such oceans of tears, thou wilt fancy that he
And is only now thawing, dear Roger, like thee.
As matters, both public and private, now go,
A good rich Millennium will come à propos.
Instead of thy bankrupt old City of Rags,
Sound bullion throughout, from the roof to the flags-
A celestial Cocaigne, on whose buttery shelves
As your saints seldom fail to take care of themselves !
Divine Squintifobus, who, placed within reach
Can cast, at the same time, a sly look at each ;-
May, even in our own times, a jubilee share,
And so often has failed, we began to despair.
For the man who must bring the Millennium about;
"'A measure of wheat for a penny, and three 3 When Whiston presented to Prince Eugene measures of barley for a penny.' Rev. c. 6. the Essay in which he attempted to connect his
? See the oration of this reverend gentleman, victories over the Turks with revelation, the where he describes the connubial joys of para: Prince is said to have replied that he was not dise, and paints the angels hovering around aware he had ever had the honour of being 'each happy fair.'
known to St. John,'
There's Faber, whose pious predictions have been
All belied, ere his book's first edition was out;
There was Counsellor Dobbs, too, an Irish M.P.,
Who discoursed on the subject with signal éclát,
A Millennium break out in the town of Armagh !!
There was also—but why should I burden my lay
With your Brotherses, Southcotts, and names less deserving,
To the last new Millennium of Orator Irv-ng?
Go on, mighty man, — doom them all to the shelf
And, when next thou with Prophecy troublest thy sconce,
Art the Beast (chapter 4) that sees pine ways at once !
Doctoribus lætamur tribus.
THE THREE DOCTORS. Dr. S--they as gloriously sleeps
With “No-Popery' scribes, on the
stalls. Though many great doctors there be, There are three that all Doctors o'er- Dr. Slop, upon subjects divine, top,-
Such bedlamite slaver lets drop, Dr. Eady, that famous M.D.,
That if Eady should take the mad line, Dr. S—they, and dear Doctor Slop. He'll be sure of a patient in Slop. The purger-the proser—the bard -
Seven millions of Papists, no less,
Dr. S--they attacks like a Turk ;Dr. Eady writes puffs by the mile.
Attacks but his maid of all-work.3 Dr. Slop, in no merit outdone
By his scribbling or physicking Dr. S—they, for his grand attack, brother,
Both a laureate and senator is; Can dose us with stuff like the one,
While poor Dr. Eady, alack, Ay, and doze us with stuff like the
Has been had up to Bow Street, for other.
his ! Dr. Eady good company keeps And truly, the law does so blunder, With · No-Popery'scribes on the That, though little blood has been walls;
1 Mr. Dobbs was a Member of the Irish Par their immediate allies (he says) every faction liament, and on all other subjects but the Mil- that is banded against the State, every demaJennium a very sensible person. He chose gogue, every irreligious and seditious journalist, Armagh as the scene of the Millennium, on every open and every insidious enemy to Monaccount of the name Armageddon, mentioned in archy and to Christianity;'. Revelation !
3 See the late accounts in the newspapers of 2 This Seraphic Doctor, in the prefacc to his the appearance of this gentleman at one of the last work (l'indicie Ecclesiæ Anglicane), is police offices, in consequence of an alleged assault pleased to anathenatize not only all Catholics, upon his maid of all-work.' but all advocates of Catholics :- They have for