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Such then were my hopes ; but, with sorrow, your Highness,

I'm forced to confess—be the cause what it will,
Whether fewness of voices, or hoarseness, or shyness, —

Our Beelzebub Chorus has gone off but ill.
The truth is, placeman now knows his right key,

The Treasury pitch-pipe of late is so various ;
And certain base voices, that looked for a fee

At the York music meeting, pow think it precarious.
Even some of our Reverends might have been warmer-

But one or two capital roarers we've had ;
Doctor Wise' is, for instance, a charming performer,

And Huntingdon Maberly's yell was not bad.
Altogether, however, the thing was not hearty ;-

Even Eld-2 allows we got on but so-so;
And when next we attempt a No-Popery party,

We must, please your Highness, recruit from below.
But, hark, the young Black-leg is cracking his whip-

Excuse me, Great Sir- there's no time to be civil ;-
The next opportunity shan't be let slip,
But, till then,
I'm, in haste, your most dutiful

DEVIL

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 impartto you a few reflections on the subject.

Yours, etc.,

LAUDATOR TEMPORIS ACTI.
What a lucky turn-up!-just as Eld-n's withdrawing,

To find thus a gentleman, frozen in the year
Sixteen hundred and sixty, who only wants thawing

To serve for our times quite as well as the Peer ;-
To bring thus to light, not the wisdom alone

Of our ancestors, such as we find it on shelves,
But, in perfect condition, full-wigged and full-grown,

To shovel up one of those wise bucks themselves !
Oh thaw Mr. Dodsworth and send him safe home,-

Let him learn nothing useful or new on the way;
With his wisdom kept snug from the light let him come,

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 ;-
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 deeply with thee will they sorrow, good men,
To think that all Europe has, since thou wert frozen,

So altered, thou hardly canst know it again.
And Eld-n will weep o'er each sad innovation

Such oceans of tears, thou wilt fancy that he
Has been also laid up in a long congelation,

And is only now thawing, dear Roger, like thee.

THE MILLENNIUM.
SUGGESTED BY THE LATE WORK OF THE REVEREND MR. IRV-NG 'ON

PROPHECY.'
A MILLENNIUM at hand !—I'm delighted to hear it-

As matters, both public and private, now go,
With multitudes round us all starving, or near it,

A good rich Millennium will come à propos.
Only think, Master Fred, what delight to behold,

Instead of thy bankrupt old City of Rags,
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, -

A celestial Cocaigne, on whose buttery shelves
We may swear the best things of this world will be found,

As your saints seldom fail to take care of themselves !
Thanks, reverend expounder of raptures elysian, a

Divine Squintifobus, who, placed within reach
Of two opposite worlds, by a twist of your vision

Can cast, at the same time, a sly look at each ;-
Thanks, thanks for the hope thou hast given us, that we

May, even in our own times, a jubilee share,
Which so long has been promised by prophets like thee,

And so often has failed, we began to despair.
There was Whiston, 3 who learnedly took Prince Eugene

For the man who must being the Millennium about;

1'A measure of wheat for a penny, and three 3 When Whiston presented to Prince Eugene measures of barley for a penny. - Rer. 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 éclat,
And each day of his life, sat expecting to see

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,
When all past Millenniums henceforth must give way

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,
Oh forget not, I pray thee, to prove that thyself

Art the Beast (chapter 4) that sees pine ways at once !

THE THREE DOCTORS. Dr. S--they as gloriously sleeps
Doctoribus lætamur tribus.

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,
All quacks in a different style;
Dr. S--they writes books by the yard, Dr. Eady, less bold, I confess,

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;

spilt, he

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 dema Jennium 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 preface to his the appearance of this gentleman at one of the last work (Vindicia Ecclesiæ Anglicana), is police offices, in consequence of an alleged assault pleased to anathematize not only all Catholics, upon his “ maid of all-work.' but all advocates of Catholics :- They have the

May probably suffer as, under For here lies one who ne'er preferred

The Chalking Act, known to be guilty. A Viscount to a Marquis yet.
So much for the merits sublime
(With whose catalogue ne'er should Beside him place the God of Wit,
I stop)

Before him Beauty's rosiest girls ;
Of the three greatest lights of our time, Apollo for a star he'd quit,
Drs. Eady and S—they and Slop!

And Love's own sister for an Earl's. Should you ask me, to which of the three Did niggard Fate no peers afford, Great Doctors the preference should He took, of course, to peer's rela fall,

tions! As a matter of course, I agree And rather than not sport a lord, Dr. Eady must go to the wall.

Put up with even the last creations. But as S—they with laurels is crowned, And Slop with a wig and a tail is,

Even Irish names, could he but tag 'em Let Eady's bright temples be bound

With ‘Lord' and 'Duke,' were sweet With a swinging Corona Muralis !'l to call;

And, at a pinch, Lord Ballyraggum

Was better than no Lord at all. EPITAPH ON A TUFT-HUNTER.

Heaven grant him now some noblenook, LAMENT, lament, Sir Isaac Heard, For, rest his soul, he'd rather be Put mourning round thy page, De Genteely damned beside a Duke, brett,

Than saved in vulgar company.

THE PETITION

OF THE ORANGEMEN OF IRELAND,

To the people of England, the humble Petition

Of Ireland's disconsolate Orangemen, showing-
That sad, very sad, is our present condition ;-

That our jobs are all gone, and our noble selves going;
That, forming one seventh-within a few fractions-

Of Ireland's seven millions of hot heads and hearts,
We hold it the basest of all base transactions

To keep us from murdering the other six parts ;
That, as to laws made for the good of the many,

We humbly suggest there is nothing less true;
As all human laws (and our own more than any)

Are made by and for a particular few ;-
That much it delights every true Orange brother

To see you, in England, such ardour evince,
In discussing which sect most tormented the other,

And burned with most gusto, some hundred years since ;

1 A crown granted as a reward among the Romans to persons who performed any extraordinary 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,

Messrs Southey and Butler near coming to blows.
To decide whether Dunstan, that strong-bodied saint,

Ever truly and really pulled the devil's nose;
Whether t’other saint, Dominic, burnt the devil's paw-

Whether Edwy intrigued with Elgiva's old mother?
And many such points, from which Southey doth draw

Conclusions most apt for our hating each other.
That 'tis very well known this devout Irish nation

Has now for some ages gone happily on,
Believing in two kinds of Substantiation,

One party in Trans, and the other in Con,
That we, your petitioning Cons, have, in right

Of the said monosyllable, ravaged the lands,
And embezzled the goods, and annoyed, day and night,

Both the bodies and souls of the sticklers for Trans ;-..
That we trust to Peel, Eldon, and other such sages,

For keeping us still in the same state of mind;
Pretty much as the world used to be in those ages,

When still smaller syllables maddened mankind ;-
When the words ex and per served as well, to annoy

One's ncighbours and friends with, as con and trans now;
And Christians, like Southey, who stickled for oi,

Cut the throats of all Christians who stickled for ou."
That, relying on England, whose kindness already

So often has helped us to play the game o'er,
We have got our red coats and our carabines ready,

And wait but the word to show sport, as before.
That, as to the expense—the few millions, or so,

Which for all such diversions John Bull has to pay-
'Tis, at least, a great comfort to John Bull to know

That to Orangemen's pockets 't will all find its way.
For which your petitioners ever will pray,

etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

1 To such important discussions as these the per' was going on), he found the Turks, we are greater part of Dr. Southey's Vindiciæ Ecclesiæ told, laughing at the Christians for being Anglicanæ is devoted.

divided by two such insignificant particles.'. * Consubstantiation--the true reformed be- • The Arian controversy.-Before that time, lief; at least the belief of Luther, and, as Mos- says Hoo'ier, ‘in order to be a sound believing heim asserts, of Melancthon also.

Christian, men were not curious what syllables 3 When John of Ragusa went to Constanti. or particles of speech they used.' nople (at the time this dispute between 'ex' and

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