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SONG. Ock home is on the sea, boy,

SMOOTHLY Aowing through verdant Our home is on the sea ;

When Nature gave

Gentle river, thy current runs,
The ocean-wave,

Sheltered safe from winter gales,
She marked it for the Free.

Shaded cool from summer suns. Wbatever storms befall, boy,

Thus our Youth's sweet moments glide, Whatever storms befall,

Fenced with flowery shelter round;
The island bark

No rude tempest wakes the tide,
Is Freedom's ark,

All its path is fuiry ground.
And floats her safe through all. But, fair river, the day will come,

When, wooed by whispering groves in Behold yon sea of isles, boy,

vain, Behold yon sea of isles,

Thou'lt leave those banks, thy shaded Where every shore

home, Is sparkling o'er

To mingle with the stormy main. With Beauty's richest smiles.

And thou, sweet Youth, too soon will For us hath Freedom clained, boy,

pass For us hath Freedom claimed

Into the world's unsheltered sea,
Those ocean-nests

Where, once thy wave unmixed, alas,
Where Valour rests

All hope of peace is lost for thee. His eagle wing untamed.

Next turn we to the gay salon, And shall the Moslem dare, boy, Resplendent as a summer noon, And shall the Moslem dare,

Where 'neath a pendent wreath of While Grecian hand

lights, Can wield a brand,

A Zodiac of flowers and tapers— To plant his Crescent there?

(such as in Russian ball-rooms sheds No-by our fathers, no, boy,

Its glory o'er young dancers' heads)— No, by the Cross we show

Quadrille performs her mazy rites, From Maina's rills

And reigns supreme o'er slides and To Thracia's hills

capers; All Greece re-echoes “No!"

Working to death each opera strain,

As, with a foot that ne'er reposes,

She jigs through sacred and profane, Like pleasant thoughts that o'er the

From "Maid and Magpie' up to mind A minute come, and go again,

Moses; 'L

Wearing out tunes as fast as shoes,
Even so, by snatches, in the wind,
Was caught and lost that choral Till Meyerbeer for mercy sues,

Till fagged Rossini scarce respires ; strain,

And Weber at her feet expires.
Now full, now faint upon the ear,
As the bark floated far or near.

And now the set hath ceased- the Lowa At length when, lost, the closing note Of fiddlers taste a brief repose,

Had down the waters died along, While light along the painted floor, Forth from another fairy boat,

Arm within arm, the couples stray, Freighted with music, came this Talking their stock of nothings o'er, song :

Till—nothing's left, at last, to say. 1 In England the partition of this opera of Rossini was transferred to the story of Pe'ct he Hermit; hy which means the indecorum of giving such names as Muise,' . Phare way &c., to the dances selected from it (as was done in Paris), has been avoided

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When, lo!-most opportunely sent- As these two creatures—from their pout

Two Exquisites, a he and she, and frown, 'twas plain—had just fallen Just brought from Dandyland, and

out; meant

And all their little thoughts, of course, For Fashion's grand Menagerie, Were stirring in full fret and force ;Entered the room-und scarce were Like mites, through microscope espied, there

d world of nothings magnified. When all flocked round them, glad to But mild the vent such beings seek, stare

The tempest of their souls to speak : At any monsters, any where.

As Opera swains to fiddles sigh,

To fiddles fight, to fiddles die, Some thought them perfect, to their Even so this tender couple set tastes ;

Their well-bred woes to a Duet.
While others hinted that the waists
(That in particular of the he thing)

Left far too ample room for breathing:
Whereas, to meet these critics' wishes,

The isthmus there should be so small, Long as I waltzed with only thee,
That Exquisites, at last, like fishes,

Each blissful Wednesday that went
Must manage not to breathe at all.
The female (these same critics said),

Nor stylish Stultz, nor neat Nugee, Though orthodox from toe to chin,

Adorned a youth so blest as I. Yet lacked that spacious wit of head

Oh! ah ! ah ! oh! To hat of toadstool much akin

Those happy days are gone-heigho! That build of bonnet, whose extent

SHE, Should, like a doctrine of dissent, Long as with thee I skimmed the ground, Puzzle church-doors to let it in.

Nor yet was scorned for Lady Jane, However sad-a8 'twas, no doubt,

No blither nymph tetotumed round

To Collinet's immortal strain.
That nymph so smart should go about,

Oh ! ah ! &c.
With head unconscious of the place
It ought to fill in Infinite Space-

Those happy days are gone-heigho! Yet all allowed that, of her kind

HE. A prettier show 'twas hard to find ; With Lady Jane now whirled about, while of that doubtful genus, “dressy I know no bounds of time or breath ; men,"

And, should the charmer's head hold The male was thought a first-rate speci- out,

My heart and heels are hers till death, Such Savans, too, as wished to trace

Oh ! ah ! &c. The manners, habits, of this race

Still round and round through life To know what rank (if rank at all) 'Mong reasoning things to them should

SRE. fall

To Lord Fitznoodle's eldest son, What sort of notions heaven imparts A youth renowned for waistcoats To high built-heads and tight-laced smart, hearts,

I now have given (excuse the pun) And how far Soul, which, Plato says, A vested interest in my heart. Abhors restraint, can act in stays

Oh ! ah ! &c. Might now, if gifted with discerning, Still round and round with him I'll Find opportunities of learning :

go. i It is hardly necessary to remind tne reader that this Duet is a parody of the oftontrauslated and parodied ode of Horuoe, ‘Donec gratus eram tibi,' &c.


we'll go.


we'll go,

While here a lighted slirubbery led

To a small lake that sleeping lay, What if, by fond remembrance led Cradled in foliage, but, o'erhead, Again to wear our mutual chain,

Open to heaven's sweet breath and For me thou cutest Fitznoodle dead,

ray ; And I levant from Lady Jane.

While round its rim there burning stood Oh ! ah ! &c.

Lamps, with young flowers beside Still round and round again we'll them bedded, go.

That shrunk from such warm neigh

bourhood; SHE.

And, looking bashful in the flood,

Blushed to Though he įhe Noodle honours give,

behold themselves 80

wedded. And thine, dear youth, are not so high, With thee in endless waltz I'd live, With thee to Weber's Stop-Waltz, Hither to this embowered retreat, die !

Fit but for nights so still and sweet ; Oh ! ah ! &c.

| Nights, such as Eden's calm recall
Thus round and round through life In its first lonely hour, when all

So silent is, below, on high,
[Exeunt waltzing. That if a star falls down the sky,

You almost think you hear it fall-
Hither, to this recess, a few,

To shun the dancers' wildering noise,

And give an hour, e'er night-time flew, While thus, like motes that dance away

To music's more ethereal joys,
Existence in a summer ray,

Came with their voices-ready all
These gay things born but to quadrille, is echo waiting for a call-
The circle of their doom fulfil

In hymn or ballad, dirge or glee,
(That dancing doom, whose law decrees To wave their mingling minstrelsy.
That they should live, on the alert

And, first, a dark-eyed nymph arrayed A life of ups-and-downs, like keys

Like her, whom Art hath deathless Of Broadwoad's in a long concer

made, to :-)

Bright Mona Lisa '_ with that braid While thus the fiddle's spell, within,

Of hair across the brow, and one Calls up its realm of restless sprites,

Small gem that in the centre shoneWithout, as if some Mandarin

With face, too, in its form resembling Were holding there his Feast of Lights,

Da Vinci's Beauties—the dark eyes, Lamps of all hues, from walks and Now lucid, as through crystal trem. bowers,

bling, Broke on the eye, like kindling flowers,

Now soft, as if suffused with sighs Till, budding into light, each tree

Her lute, that hung beside her, took, Bore its full fruit of brilliancy.

And, bending o'er it with shy look,

More beautiful, in shadow thus, Here shone a garden-lamps all o'er, Than when with life most luminous,

As though the Spirits of the Air Passed her light finger o'er the chords, Had taken it in their heads to pour And sung to them these mournful

A shower of summer meteors there :- words :-1 The celebrated portrait by Leonardo da Vinci, which he is said to have occupied four yean in painting.- Vasari, vol. vii.


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Oi goods iban we can recomped ron,

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To Eatery's stop, den door, we'll Wbo, bail in speech and half is song, Chanted this invoice to the throng:

send yoa

Who il bay, &c. &c While thes the blissíul moments rolled,

Moments of rare and fleetit.g lighi,

That sbow themselves like crains of cold SONG.

In the mine’s refase, few and bright;

Bebold where, opening far away, Who'll bay -'tis Polly's shop, who'll

The long conservatory's range,

Stripped of the flowers it wore all day, buy!We've toys to soit all ranks and ages; Presents, on Dresden's costliest ware,

Bat gaining lovelier in exchange,
Besides our usual fools' supply,
We're lots of playthings, too, for sages.

A supper such as gods might share.
For reasoners, here's a juggler's cup, Ah, much-loved Supper!-blithe repast
That fullest seems when nothing's in Of other times, now dwindling fast,

Since Dinner far into the night And nine-pins, set, like systems, up, Advanced the march of appetite; To be knocked down the following Deployed his never-ending forces minute.

of various vintage and three courses, Who'll buy—'tis Folly's shop, who'll And, like those Goths who played the


With Rome and all her sacred chickens, Gay caps we here of foolscap make,

Put Supper and her fowls so white, For hards to wear in dog-day weather ; Legs, wings, and drumsticks, all to flight. Or bards the bells alone may take, Now waked once more by wine-whose And leave to wits the cap and feather.

tide Teetotums we've for patriots got,

Is the true Hippocrene, where glide Who court the mob with antics The Muse's swans with happiest wing, humble;

Dipping their bills, before they singtheirs the patriot's dizzy lot,

The minstrels of the table greet 'rious spin, and then—a tumble. The listening ear with descant sweet :Who'll buy, &c. &c.


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