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Letter II. From Phil. Fudge, Esq. to the Lord Viscount
To my Mother. Written in a Pocket-book, 1822 519
Fable V. Church and State ......
To Lady J****y, on being asked to write something in
The Millennium. Suggested by the late Work of the
Stanzas written in Anticipation of Defeat ............ 578 Lines on the Departure of Luris C-st-r-gh and
To the Reverend - One of the sixteen Recruition-
Incantation. From the New Tragedy of “The Bruns- Musings of an Unreformed Peer
Proposals for a Gynæcocracy. Addressed to a late Rad- Announcement of a new grand Acceleration Company
593 for the Promotion of the Speed of Literature 626
manism in Ireland"......
The Mad Tory and the Comet. Founded on a late Dis. Grand Dinner of Type and Co. A poor Poet's Dream.. 630
598 Church Extension........
From the Hon. Henry
to Lady Emma
599 Latest Acconnts from Olympus
Triumph of Bigotry...
The Triumphs of Farce......
Translation from the Gull Language
600 Thoughts on Patrons, Puffs, and other Matters. In an
Notions on Reform. By a Modern Reformer..
Epistle from T. M. to S. R. .......
602 | Thoughts on Mischief. By Lord St-nl-y. (His first
St. Jerome on Earth. First Visit ...
6112 Attempt in Verse)......
St. Jerome on Earth. Second Visit....
603 Epistle from Captain Rock to Lord L-ndh-t......... 635
SONGS FROM M. P.; OR, THE BLUE STOCKING.
THE FUDGES IN ENGLAND;
BEING A SEQUEL TO THE “FUDGX FAMILY IN PARIS."
Letter I. From Patrick Magan, Esq., to the Rev. Rich-
ard —, Curate of —, in Ireland
Letter II. From Miss Biddy Fudge, to Mrs. Eliza-
Letter III. From Miss Fanny Fudge, to her cousin,
Miss Kitty Stanzas (enclosed) to my Sha-
dow; or, Why?-What?-How ? .......
Letter IV. From Patrick Magan, Esq., to the Reva
Letter V. From Larry O'Branigan, in England, to his
wife Judy, at Mullinafad.........
Letter VI. From Miss Biddy Fudge, to Mrs. Eliza-
Letter VII. From Miss Fanny Fudge, to her cousin,
Miss Kitty - Irregular Ode ..........
Letter VIII. From Bob Fudge, Esq., to the Rev. Mor-
Letter IX. From Larry O'Branigan to his wife Judy.. 652
Letter X. From the Rev. Mortimer O'Mulligan, to the
Letter XI. Pro 3 Patrick Magan, Esq., to the Rev.
THE COLLECTED EDITION OF TEN VOLUMES,
PUBLISHED IN 1841, 1842.
by a note to the editor, requesting the insertion of the “ following attempts of a youthful
muse;" and the fear and trembling with which THE FIRST VOLUME.
I ventured upon this step were agreeably dis
pelled, not only by the appearance of the conFINDING it to be the wish of my Publishers tributions, but still more by my finding myself, that at least the earlier volumes of this col. a few months after, hailed as “Our esteemed lection should each be accompanied by some correspondent, T. M.” prefatory matter, illustrating, by a few bio- It was in the pages of this publication, graphical memoranda, the progress of my where the whole of the poem was extracted, humble literary career, I have consented, that I first met with the Pleasures of Memory; though not, I confess, without some scruple and to this day, when I open the volume of and hesitation, to comply with their request. the Anthologia which contains it, the very In no country is there so much curiosity felt form of the type and color of the paper brings respecting the interior of the lives of public back vividly to my mind the delight with which men as in England; but, on the other hand, I first read that poem. in no country is he who ventures to tell his own My schoolmaster, Mr. Whyte, though amustory so little safe from the imputation of van- singly vain, was a good and kind-hearted man; ity and self-display.
and, as a teacher of public reading and elocuThe whole or the poems contained in the tion, had long enjoyed considerable reputafirst, as well as in the greater part of the tion. Nearly thirty years before I became his secon volume of this collection were written pupil, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, then about between the sixteenth and the twenty-third eight or nine years of age, had been placed by year of the author's age. But I had begun Mrs. Sheridan under his care ;* and, strange still earlier, not only to rhyme but to publish. to say, was, after about a year's trial, proA sonnet to my schoolmaster, Mr. Samuel nounced, both by tutor and parent, to be " Whyte, written in my fourteenth year, ap- incorrigible dunce.” Among those who took peared at the time in a Dublin magazine, lessons from him as private pupils were several called the Anthologi1,—the first, and, I fear, young ladies of rank, belonging to some of almost only, creditable attempt in periodical those great Irish families who still continued to literature of which Ireland has to boast. I had lend to Ireland the enlivening influence of even at an earlier period (1793) sent to this their presence, and made their country-seats, magazine two short pieces of verse, prefaced through a great part of the year, the scenes of
* Some confused notion of this fact has led the writer of a tutor !--"Great attention was pald to his education ay his Memoir prefixed to the “ Pocket Edition" of my Poems, tutor, Sheridan." printed at Zwickau, to state that Brinsley Sheridan was my