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That is,- Hog's Norton Blue Stocking Society;
This feast, we said, one Friday was the case,
With pig-wigs !
The swine poor wretch ! — with nobody to
speak for it,
And when the time came duly,—“at the close of
Although the Muse might fairly jest upon it, They came- each “ Pig-faced Lady," in that bonnet
We call a poke. The Members all assembled thus, a rare woman At pork and poetry was chosen chairwoman ; In fact, the bluest of the Blues, Miss Ikey, Whose whole pronunciation was so piggy, She always named the authoress of “ Psyche,”.
As Mrs. Tiggey!
And now arose a question of some moment,-
But some for Flitcher ;
Proposed another work,
And thought their pork Would prove more relishing from Thomson's
But, practised in Shaksperian readings daily,-
ton ! -
Just fancy her exerting
The Winter's Tale to something like a pig-tale!
Her sister auditory, All sitting round, with grave and learned faces,
Were very plauditory, Of course, and clapped her at the proper places ; Till fanned at once by fortune and the Muse, She thought herself the blessedest of Blues. But Happiness, alas ! has blights of ill, And Pleasure's bubbles in the air explode ;There is no travelling through life but still The heart will meet with breakers on the road !
With that peculiar voice Heard only from Hog's Norton throats and noses, Miss G., with Perdita, was making choice Of buds and blossoms for her summer posies, When coming to that line, where Proserpine Lets fall her flowers from the wain of Dis;
Imagine this Uprose on his hind legs old Farmer Grayley, Grunting this question for the club's digestion, "Do Dis's Wagon go from the Ould Bäaley?”
ODE TO PERRY.
THE INVENTOR OF THE PATENT PERRYAN PEN.
“ In this good work, Penn appears the greatest, usefullest of God's instruments. Firm and unbending when the exigency requires it — soft and yielding when rigid inflexibility is not a desideratum,- fluent and flowing, at need, for eloquent rapidity — slow and retentive in cases of deliberation — never spluttering or by amplification going wide of the mark
:- never splitting, if it can be helped, with any one, but ready to wear itself out rather in their service
- all things as it were with all men,- ready to embrace the hand of Jew, Christian, or Mahometan,- heavy with the German, light with the Italian, oblique with the English, upright with the Roman, backward in coming forward with the Hebrew,- in short, for flexibility, amiability, constitutional durability, general ability, and universal utility, it would be hard to find a parallel to the great Penn."
PERRY'S CHARACTERISTICS OF A SETTLER.
O! PATENT, Pen-inventing Perryan Perry !
Friend of the Goose and Gander, That now unplucked of their quill-feathers wan
der, Cackling, and gabbling, dabbling, making merry,
About the happy Fen,
Friend to all Author-kind -
it on jaunts, or more extensive Perrygrinations through the realms of Thought Each plying from the Comic to the Pensive,
An Omnibus of intellectual sort!
Modern Improvements in their course we feel;
Mind flies on steel,
Nay, penetrates, perchance,
To where the Penguin haunts !
In times bygone, when each man cut his quill,
With little Perryan skill,