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nearly scared from the royal forests; but although they have had several severe runs, they have not been able to run one of these noble animats down.

Little Pouceit has also enlarged the pack, by introducing several Irish tykes and Scotch lurchers. They are, of course, become a motley crew, and their cry is the most discordant and horrible din that ever astound. ed the ears of a huntsman!

We understand that he also means shortly to retire from the field, and in that case the pack will be to be sold; but the purchaser ought to be on his guard, as the mange has broken out among them. Some have also caught the old disorder, commonly called "turning tail."

THE RIVAL POLITICIANS.

[Prom the Morning Herald, Jan. 31.)
IN
N craft with Boney see our great men strive ;

To gain their ends alike false tales contrive;
They differ only in the game they're at

He seizes empires, while they calch a rat * ! * The following description of the particular species of rat which these great men are so anxious to catch, is extracted from a celebrated work on natural history ::

Mus MAGNUS PARLIAMENTARIUS.-Senatum, regiam, ædes pub. Tlicas frequentare ; caseorum frusta, , candelarum reliquias, cæterasque sordes surripere ac deglutire solitus ; contentus vivere rapto;" Anglice, propter eximiam magnitudinem 'et rapacitatem (quasi proprio quodam jure et usu vocabulij appellatus, A RAT-Sic LINNUS vel alius quidam de animalibus voracibus scriptor'; quanquam enim rei auctoritas satis PER SE VALet, scriptorum copia in re notabili, haud desideratur--addit fama, etiamsi natura perquam cautum, mendaci muscipula animal sæpe capi. TRANSLATION FOR THE USE OF THE ENGLISH READER, & THE GREAT RAT O'PARLIAMENT-Infests the Senate, the Palace, and the Public Offices, carrying off and consuming cheese-parings, cap.

and such-like offal, "content to live by pillage ;" called in English, on account of its extraordinary bulk and rapacity, as if by a peculiar right and habitual application of the word, "A RAT." Such is the account given by Linriæus, or some other writer on vora. cious animals; for although the authority of the fact is sufficiently strong in itself (Per se valer), a multitude of writers is not wanting on a subject so worthy of notice. Report adds, that this animal, although by nature extremely cautious, is often caught in a trap prepared with a false bait.

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THE GREAT SEALAN INFALLIBLE SPECIFIC.

BY A GREAT LAW-OFFICER.

AN EPIGRAM.

[From the same.]
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"HROW physic to the dogs" behind!

Nor heed what doctors write or say ;
The fever of the public mind

We must attack a sharper way.
The Great Seal clapp'd upon his back,

Will, if John Bull the smart endure,
Like fretful blister, in a crack,

His Constitution--kill, or cure !

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AN ADDRESS TO THE PRINCE.-1811.

À PARODY.

[From the Morning Chronicle, Jan. 31.]
IN all humility

we crave
Our Regent may become our slave;
And being so, we trust that he
Will thank us for our loyalty.
Then, if he 'll help us to pull down
His Father's dignity and crown,
We'll make him in a year to come,
The greatest prince in Christendom.

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THE THREE ESTATES-DELUSION, PHANTOM, AND FICTION

11:13 [From the same.] IN N Britain's sad hour of grief and contention,

The three new estates fairly met in conventioni; 'Twas to help the poor country's distracted condition, And of royal authority make a partition. ***** Vetu.nr

Wie wind Delusion's

Delusion's attorney, lest things might grow worse, Laid claim to his household, his

peers, and his purse. *** You 're right," exclaim'd Phantom; " and I'll serve you

with zeal;
Båt remember, I'm Keeper of him and his Seal."

Quoth Fiction, “My object with yours quite accords,
So I rule the proceedings of Commons and Lords.".
The physicians all said the division was fair ;
But old Anarchy swore he'd put in for his share.

IMPROMPTU.
THE TWO MILTONS; THE RIDER AND THE POET.

[From the same.)
ONE Milton tries his poney's speed,

A few short hours or so;
Another, on his winged steed,

To latest times will go.

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CARRIAGES FOR SALE.

[From the British Press, Jan. 31.] A CELEBRATED physician having found the

bowels of his patient almost devoured by worms, leeches, and other noxious vermin, and '

bis patient thus reduced to death's-door, ordered some abstergent pills to wash away all this putrid stuff that preyed upon the constitution. The recipe concluded with stating, 6 these pilulæ" (that is, these pills) “ to be taken in

) quovis vehiculo,"'--that is, in medical or physical language, sonte emollient and smooth medium, in which to wrap them up and convey them with facility down the throat, such as fummery, jelly, &c.

In a few days afterwards, the physician called to see his patient, and was told that he was just gone out for an hour's drive to take the pills; for it seems that the family, not being much used to doctor's stuff, had translated the words in quovis vehiculo, literally—that

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is, in any vehicle; and not having any vehicle about the house but an old wheelbarrow, they sent the patient abroad in it to take the pills, according as, in their conception, the doctor desired !-A case somewhat similar now occupies the attention of all the state physicians. The constitution of that most interesting · female, Britannia, is undermined and exhausted by a set of leeches that suck her heart's blood, and prey upon her vitals; and the most skilful physicians have prescribed that the following carriages should be employed to carry off the noxious vermin:

The Chancellor.-A heavy, cumbersome carriage. It is badly hung upon its springs, and upon the most level road constantly wavering from side to side. It is, however, very serviceable to patients requiring exercise, as it is highly favourable to motions.

The Gibby. This is a smart hack chaise, but very uneasy. The cypher in black letters, and the wheels very roughly shod. By some mistake they have been rubbed with vinegar instead of oil-this makes them very creaky.

The Westmorland Gig.--About twenty years ago, this vehicle was run for two or three years in Ireland, where it broke down. It is now scarcely able to carry a feather.

The Perceval Landaulet.This sorry vehicle has more places than any waggon upon the road. It is of course an uncommonly roomy carriage, but it is not, like other public carriages, pro bono publicor as it is exclusively devoted to the accommodation of the proprietor, his family, and political friends. ! HiNDS

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PUBLIC HONOURS. TO TÅE EDITOR OF THE GENERAL EVENING POST.;

· [Jan. 31.) SIR, THE CHE bestowing of public rewards. on meritorions

officers of the army and navy, is one of those topics necessarily forced upon the attention of Parlia. went during the debates on the Regency Bill. With any thing, however, that has been said on either side, respecting this delicate subject, I have no inclination to interfere. My present intention is, to make a few remarks on those hvaours bestowed on our gallant heroes, or popular statesmen, which are more particularly within the gift of the public at large, and which I think of late years have been bestowed in a manner more likely to perpetuate their fanie, than was the case formerly.

I am old enough to remember the time when ho. pest John Bull had no other way of expressing his gratitude to the eminent characters of his nation, than by hanging up their heads as signs to public-houses. This, loyalty used to be displayed in a profusion of staring Kings Heads in every part of the metropolis; and when it happened that his prejudices were a little warped, as will sometimes be the case, we had a con. test between the Old King's Head, and the King's Head new revived. Many of your readers may likewise remember the Marquis of Granby, the Marlborough Head, and the Pitt's Head, mast formidably painted. But of late years this practice has considerably fallen into disrepute; owing, no doubt, to the age becoming more refined and discriminating; and, perhaps, to the just reflection that, when we are disposed to testify our gratitude to statesmen and heroes, we may find some more becoming employment than to

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