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SECOND LERCH.
Ay, brother; but since we've not let them go snacks,

I'm afraid that some d- - d blue and buff,
With his sharp attic salt * by well rubbing our backs,
Soon may make us disgorge the rich stuff! NIM,

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[From the Morning Post, Jan. 16.)
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The motto on the coach of state
That sets all Wales into a wonder,
" It means," he said, and seratch'd his polli
“ It means, I shine with what I stole;

My foolish. brother burns his plunder."

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EPITAPH ON THE ADMINISTRATION.

A PARODY.

(From the Morning Chronicle, Jan. 18.) Erdi Non torquale, genus, non 14 facundia, non te restituit pietas. All of these I needs

must wail,
As men in doleful dumps ;
TDD For when their legs were smitten off,

They fought upon their stamps.
Here'rest their heads in Power's and Honour's grave,

A band to Fortune and to Fame unknown :
Fair Science never smild on their conclave,

TA And Scorn and Weakness mark'd them for their own. Large were their means, yet constant their defeat,

And Frapce, deriding, inock'd their wild intentions ; They gave to England, all they couldw'a debt

They gaip'd from England; all they wish'd--their Pensions.

* The customary application to empty these adhesive bloodsuckers. F 6

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Seek not (vain hope!) their merits to disclose,

Nor paint their faults to sadden their condition ; These let them try with trembling hope t'expose,

And those defend-on bench of Opposition.

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AN 'APOSTROPHE, IN SUPPORT OF THE CLAUSE WHICH GIVES FACETIOUSLY

MAJESTY THE BUCK-HOUNDS.

[From the Morning Herald, Jan. 19.]
WHAT's fair, and natural, we mean,

I vow to G-d," cries R-se;
" Give but his bucks unto the Q- -n,
The Pce shall have her does *."

Nin.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER.

MINISTERIAL CANZONETTE.

[From the British Press, Jan, 21.] WHEN turnd off their perches, the loud-cawing rooks

Froin the high trees of royalty sunk to their rest : " Thank Heav'n! after all, or by books or by crooks,"

Master Pearce-all exclaim'd, I have feather'd my nest. By melting or smelting, by life or by death, , 3

I shall feed the young rooklings, myself, and my wife; And when brother Arden shall give up his breath,

What a fine field of wheat shall I pick in for life! -1 " Besides, that bold bird which can look at the sun,

Observe you his tatter'd condition, I beg : To us small birds of prey it is matter of fun

To see how I leave him-confin'd by a leg."

* Ycleped Maids of Honour.

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[From the same, Jan. 26.]

WANTED A NUMBER of good clever libellers.-Any dirty

fellow will' answer, and the dirtier the better. He must be able to throw dirt without stint upon the Prince of Wales, and those « great boobies,” those "s booby boys with corals and bells," the Royal Dukes, his brothers.--Neither principle, character, honour, or loyalty, are at all requisite. - Fabricators of harmless falsehoods, commonly called “ white lies,", will not answer--they must be black, virulent, and vindictive!

An expert scavenger will find this advertisement worth his notice. He will be required also, between hours, to shovel flummery down the throats of Mr. Perceval and his coadjutors.

Application to be made at The Cripple Office (not The Courier Office), nearly opposite to the office of The British Press, in the Strand.

EPIGRAMS
ON THE RUMOURED APPOINTMENTS OF NEW MINISTERS.

[From the Morning Post, Jan, 18.]
PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF CONTROL.
T'
HE maxim wisely says" Learn self-command,

Ere ye attempt o'er other men to rule ;"
Then, Wh-tb-d, touch not the presiding wand,
Before to learn this task ye-go to school.

ANOTHER ON THE * Fierce Lismahago of the tiger race,

Whence now for royalty thy love and zeal? , Can he who urg'd one brother's downfal, grace, Wish for, support, or love the other's weal?

SAMB.

* Vide Mr. Stephen's admirable and characteristic speech descriptive of this amiable character.

SECRETARY FOR IRELAND.

Cries Horner in his proudest hour,
His honours now bent fully on,
"Some creatures wriggle on to power,
While bolder creatures bully-on."

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IMPROMPTU,

TO A BROTHER NATURALIST.

[From the British Press, Jan. 30.]

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OU ask how it happens that toads are ne'er seen Near a nobleman's house, in his park or his green?I'll tell you at once, for I'm certain I'm able— The toads are all eaten, my friend, at his table.

No TOAD-EATER.

TEUTHANTE,

A LAUNCH.

[From the same, Jan! 30.]'

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SHORTLY will be launched at Westminster, one of the finest vessels that ever came off English stocks, to be called The Regent." This gallant vessel is of true British heart of oak. She has been much longer in joining than was necessary; a delay justly attributed to a set of idle lubberly mercenary fellows employed in the cabin part of the work; who, dreading their discharge as soon as the job was done, and that no other master-carpenter would be weak enough to take them into his employ, have kept on as long as they could. The vessel is not so free in her joints as could be wished, her braces being too tight, and she bas scarcely a rag of sail left-defects all owing to the obstinacy of the workmen in building her upon a very defective model, produced in 1789, by that great master-carpenter, the late Mr. Pitt. It is a great pity that

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such fine materials should have fallen into such bad hands! The proprietors, we understand, are greatly discontented at the manner in which The Regent has been laid down and finished. This gallant vessel ought to have been built after the model of The Royal George.

THE QUEEN'S BUCK-HOUNDS.

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THE following is a list of some of the dogs in this pack, of which we have heard so much in the debates on the Regency Bill:

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Brag. This is not a good dog. When the scent lies strong he hunts tolerably steady; but he is rather dull, and wants fleetness. He was bred by the l Mr. Bathurst.d Chancellor. This is a black dog, and perhaps one of the most sticking hounds in the pack. He is neve well at a burst, or in running breast high; but when the pack is at fault, he is always busy.

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