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RHYMING SALUTATION.

I.
Hall, Christopher, old buck, I hope the weather,

Só damp of late, hath injured not your toe,
I would dic of grief, my venerable father,

If death, the poacher, were to lay you low; But why these omens ? - light as any feather

In heart and hope art thou-for aught I know ! And, as thy wont is, dealing to the nation Wisdom with fun, and wit with botheration.

II. 'Tis a hard world, friend Kit, for here am I

Thy junior by some thirty years or more, Beneath the cirele of a foreign sky,

Upon the regions of another shore; Angry, and dull of soul, I know not why,

Doubting, yet dreaming of the days of yore,
When Hope before me like a rainbow play'd,
And earth was Paradise by Fancy made.

III.
Some think me hair-brain'd, (that's a thought between us,)

Some think that, lovelorn, by myself I pine ;
And, it is true, I love no other Venus,

Than bright Terpsichore, choicest of the Nine;Oh, many a merry hour hath, passing, seen us

Laugh, while we made the staring world divine
That I most willingly would die to-morrow;
Being so heavy laden with deep sorrow.

IV.
All men are hypocrites, both good and bad,

All men, however polish'd, are but knaves;
All men, however sapient, are half mad;

All men, however free-born, are true slaves ; All critics--take not umbrage, Kit, my lad,

But I will stop--my Muse politely waives The subject.—Pray now, what are you about? And how come on the Magazine and gout?

V.
You think I hate you, for you cut me hard,

And give me a sound drubbing now and then ;
But you're mistaken, never was there bard,

Who look'd more kindly on the sons of men ;
Your approbation is my best reward ;

And to your fiat I do bow me, when
You think it meet-I believe you have never seen
My famous letter on your Magazine ?

VI.
But “ be thou silent," as the Chaldee says,

And, by and bye, I'll send a leading article,
Which shall make some poor ninnies look both ways,

To Tories and to Whigs alike cathartical;
Only you pledge me, that you shan't erase

One epithet, or change a single particle ;
I'll have a general set-to on affairs,
And set mankind quadrilling like tame bears.

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VII.
But halt-my memory is not worth a pin,

To right hand and to left for ever wavering,
Prudential bounds without, and now within,

With all I meet, on all I meet palavering;
But it is almost time I should begin

To tune my fiddle, and to leave my havering ;
And give you a few stanzas, cramm’d with

praise,
To warm your heart on January days.

Edina fair! Edina fair!

Whose terraced glory spreads in pride ;
Whose turrets cleave the charmed air

From Bernard's Well to far Soutlıside ;
Where is the ancient Scottish might ?

Alas! 'tis fallen 'mid dire misuse ;
And gloom, that lapses into night,

Hangs o'er the sinking realm of Bruce !
Edina fair! Edina fair!

Alas! that thou so prone should'st fall;
To thee did kings and courts repair,

Thou now neglected capital !
And now, when Scotia's sword is sheath'd,

And grim War's purple thunder-cloud
Hath rain’d away, is nought bequeath'd

To raise thee, to oblivion bow'd ?
A star hath shone! no cloud of eve

Shall e'er obscure its glorious light,
'Twill blaze for centuries, and leave

A tract through time, intensely bright.
Edina fair !' from midst of thee,

That star hath shed its mighty beams,
And cast its lustre o'er the sea,

To Ganges, and to Gambia's streams.
A Phænix glory shall be thine ;

And, as thou once wert first in arms,
Above the earth again thou'lt shine,

The first in more substantial charms.
Fill high the cup with bright champaign!

Fill till it sparkle o'er the brim !
Look to that star-oh, look again

'Tis North-we'll quaff it off to him!
Hail to thee, North ! to thee again

With bounding heart I fill the cup;
Another bumper of champaign,

See how I turn my finger up!
The New Year dawns-long life to thee,

Long crutchless may'st thou move about,
Fifty new years unfaded see,-

And laugh at leeches, and the gout. “Good," as Dr Pangloss would say. Well, this is more worthy a descendant of the old Byrons, than the heartless raving of the Venetian Ode; the im, pious sublimity of Cain ; the tirade on Southey ; and several other little things we could point out in his Lordship’s writings. Indeed, the lyrical part of it is almost equal in enthusiasm to the splendid Bacchanalian Hymn on Greece, in the last cantos of the Don-though we forget which at present; as we do not keep naughty books about us. What would the crowd of belles, that ho. nour us with a forenoon call, think of the purity of North's mind, if they even supposed him capable of dipping into such a book. We are sure they would never do so themselves.

But we leave this subject at once; and, before breaking the seal, will bet the Bank of Ireland to a mealy potato, that here comes last, but not least, the congratulations of the Odontist. We are glad that he can spare as much time from his great work, as to shew us by such tokens the unalterable qualities of his friendship. It is also worthy of remark, that on this, as on former occasions, the writings of such illustrious names as the Scotts and the Byrons, should be found in juxta-position ; though we suspect that you, my dear Public, will think the whole affair a matter of our own humour.

THE CHAUNT OF FRIENDSHIP.

Oh tell me not of prudence, oh deave me not, I say,
With temperance and trumpery, on this a New-Year's Day;
Come haste into the China another tankard pour,
And drain another bottle, lads, and squeeze a lemon more.
The wintry air is snell and keen; the wintry wind is cold;
There are spirits in each glass, brave boys, to make you warm and bold;
There is life in every bumper to cherish us and cheer,
And to drive the shade of care away from this commencing year.
May down the stream of human life our barks glide calmly on,
May round us never quicksands rise, and sorrows east wind moan,
But may all the days of human life to every crony here,
Be like this merry evening spent, in fellowship and cheer!
And hail to thee, Old Scotland ! my voice in triumph wakes,
When I name thee, lovely region of friendship, love, and cakes ;
May thy daughters still be lovely, and thy sons be ever brave,
And Freedom's banner over thee magnificently wave!
Still mayst thou be, Old Scotland, the glory of the earth,
The birth-place of Wisdom, the dwelling-place of worth ;
May the tempest of contention in thy bright sky never brew,
And, like our sires, may we, their sons, be ever staunch and true!
Now fill your glasses up, brave boys, and fill them to the brim,
Leave not a drop of heeltap, when we toast the health of him,
When we toast the health of him, whose name I now shall herald forth,
And when I mention Christopher, what should come out but North.
Long may he shine the glory of this literary land,
And mid the host of learned men pre-eminently stand ;
Oh, ne'er a New-Year's Day shall shine in which he is forgot,
While I have feet to stand upon, or while my name is Scott.
Then up upon your feet, brave boys, then up upon your feet,
And let us toast his health with the honours all complete ;
And, ere the year be finish'd, may he lead to Hymen's shrine,
Some lovely nymph, and thus preserve the honours of his line !!

But hark, the bell of St Giles! It is now " the witching time of night," and we must think of addressing ourselves to sleep ; perhaps we have been enticing our readers to do so for half-an-hour past. We cannot wish less than light dreams and a blythe waking to you all. Excuse this egotism. Euge et Vale.

C. N.

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