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1. Is then the final page before me spread,
Is then the final sheet before me laid? Nor further outlet left to mind or heart?
No further space, if 'twere but for Balaam? Presumptuous Book! too forward to be read Thou skittish, though sexagenarian, mnaid, How can I give thee license to depart?
Maga! can nought detain thee, shirk or sham? One tribute more;-unbidden feelings start One kissmone page-a thousand things ram-stam Forth from their coverts-slighted objects rise Rush to my tongue-tip-lots of topies rise, My Spirit is the scene of such wild art
My spirit is the scene of such hot cram As on Parnassus rules, when lightning flies, As when some blunderer's tourniquet upties Visibly leading on the thunder's harmonies. Some apoplectic cit, who, if he bleed not, dies. II.
II. All that I saw returns upon my view,
AN I have said, at leisure I review, All that I heard comes back upon my ear,
The hum of public speech is in mine ear; All that I felt this moment doth renew;
Yet what I felt when Whigs first croak'd is new, And where the foot with no unmanly fear Ne'er from that rump my foot with "pluckless Recoil'd-and wings alone could travel-there
fear I move at ease, and meet contending themes Recoild :-where Whigs alone once travelld-there That press upon me, crossing the career
I, starting like a Jehu, smash'd their teams; of recollections vivid as the dreams :
Therefore, they follow, cursing the career, Of midnight-cities-plains-forests and mighty Which shew'd' that all their trophies were but streams!
dreams, And fill'd the turf where once they lorded it with
III. Where mortal never breathed I dare to sit
Where some folks scarce durst look, I dared to sit, Among the interior Alps-gigantic crew,
What they thought Alps were anthills to my Who triumph'd o'er diluvian power and yet
view. What are they but a wreck and residue,
I pounded Whiggery's drivelling power: Whigs Whose only business is to perish 2-true To which sad course, these wrinkled Sons of So well beseems a wretched residue, Time
Whose only business is to perish : True Labour their proper greatness to subdue ;
To which sure fate these cudgelld sons of crime Speaking of death alone, beneath a clime
Labour themselves, in-blindness, for their due; Where life and rapture flow in plenitude sublime. Writhing and clamouring still (in prose and
rhyme) While my huzza of scorn resounds from clime to
IV. Fancy hath flung for me an airy bridge
The Muse hath wove for me a Cat-o-nine, Across thy long deep Valley, furious Rhone ! To cross thy huge posteriors, Roaring Cant! Arch that here
rests upon the granite ridge - Rope that here rings upon the brazen chine Of Monte Rosa--there, on frailer stone
Below Lord Archy,* Hume, and J. P. Grant. Of secondary birth-the Jung-frau's cone; There on still frailer stuff its coil doth plant, And, from that arch down-looking on the vale, The secondary rump that wears no veil, The aspect I behold of every zone;
Groaning with Revolutionary rant, A sea of foliage tossing with the gale,
One lump of Folly bellowing with Jones (Gale,) Blithe Autumn's purple crown, and Winter's icy Round Cockaigne's paper crown, and Morgan and mail !
her Male. V.
V. Far as ST MAURICE, from yon eastern FORKS, Far as from Holland-house to Chelsea hulks, Down the main avenue my sight can range: Ay, or New-Holland, my keen eye can range, And all its branchy vales, and all that lurks And Cant that crows' aloud, and CANT that Within them, church and town, and hut and skulks, grange,
(As in dumb dogs the stink detects the mange,) For my enjoyment meet in vision strange; Lie clear beneath my glance-in jumble strange, Snows, torrents; to the region's utmost bound, Whigs, Radicals, to Treason's utmost boundLife, Death, in amicable interchange
Jeffs, Hones, in amicable interehange, But list! the avalanche-heart-striking sound ! But hush ! I'll prosecute!"-In that one sound Tumult by prompt repose and awful silence The once Briarean voice of whiggish wrath is crown'd!
* Viz. Lord Archibald Hamilton, whose awful action against the Beacon was brought t'other day to that triumphant issue-Damages ONE SHILLING STERLING. " Who steals my purse," &c."
VI. Is not the Chamois suited to his place ?
Beats not an English heart beneath B The eagle worthy of her ancestry?
gown! Let Empires fall; but ne'er shall Ye disgrace When did a s- blush upon a fee? Your noble birthright, Ye that occupy,
Let FREEDOM die: but ne'er shall ye bring down Your Council-seats beneath the open sky,
Your noble selves: frorn that suspicion free, On Sarnen s Mount, there judge of fit
and right Whig counsellors, of whatsoe'er degree, In simple democratic majesty;
The rostrum mount--there think no more of Soft breezes fanning your rough brows-the RIGHT. might
No simple scruple check your hireling glee, And purity of Nature spread before your sight! Soft bank-notes crumpled in your palms—the
Of some tormented booby glittering in your sight. VII.
VII. From this appropriate Court, renown's Lucerne When in their courts some lawyers I discern Leads me to pace her honourd Bridge that cheers Leading some libel case, me much it cheers The Patriot's heart with Pictures rude and steril, Mine eye on Perry's patriot print to turn, An uncouth Chronicle of glorious years.
The Morning Chronicle of LITTLE's years; Like portraiture, from loftier source endears I also love to ponder on its jeers, That work of kindred frame, which spans the That work of kindred spleen which mauld the Lake
Lakers ! Just at the point of issue, where it fears
Laureates might frame fine issues, were your The form and motion of a Stream tu take;
sneers Where it begins to stir, Yei voiceless as a Snake. of power to make them in your tricks partakers.
Even when Sir RICHARD stirr'd, you trembed
Like Bob Acres.
A slight allusion to one of the unfortunate scrapes into which the Anti-libeller of a certain Ra viow have fallen. -The celebrated compromise with Sir R. Phillips.
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