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Beneath the cloister's hallow'd floor
May bleach to pure democracy." The Radical Reform of our modern state empirics, is aptly described as general ruin; and the justice of the description is proved by a letter from the well-known J. H. Scone, to John Horne Tooke, that was produced on the trial of the Rev. Ms. Jackson, at Dublin, in which the writer anticipates, with rape. ture, the joyous period, “ when the various parties of MinisTÉRIALISTS, and OPPOSITIONISTS, DISSENTERS and CHURCHMEN, NOBLES, Priests, and Kings, shall link into one UNDISTINGUISHED MAss of Ruins; and nothing shall be seen or ac. knowledged but THE PEOPLE, the SACRED VOICE OF THE
Head,mas appcars from the subsequent stanza of an old Christmas carol, printed by Wynkya de Worde, A. D. 1521.
“ Caput Apri defero,
* Reddens laudcs Domnino.
" Qui eitis in convivio." XO. X111. VOL. IIl.
Peorie.” Due pre-eminence is given, among the herd of reformex, to the great patriot to whom this curious epistle was addreffed ; to the man who after he had taken orders, reviled, with blasphemous ribal. dry, the ceremonies of episcopal ordination; who early displayed the benevolence of his disposition, by threatening to “ dye his black coat red, with the blood of his enemies ;" who exposed the true caft of his mind, by his confesion, that, had he lived in the unhappy days of our firit Charles, he would have been a Regicide by choice ; who has since exhibited a fair specimen of republican honeity, by seeking a situation which he could not hold withoat a yearly income of Three Hundred Pounds, and soon after fubfcribing a declaration that his income did not exceed Sixty !
“ Patrons of Courier, Poft, and Chronicle !
Doctors of med'cine grow renown'd
To him who kills and cures at once,
" This was literally exemplified by the ECOTISING BARRISTER, whose tide of cloquence, however it may inundate Westminster Hall, does not always ascend to higii watcz mark in Saint Stephen's Chapel, where an abrupt DISCONTINUANCE has, repeatedly damın'd its flow. This rhetorical en-dam-agement was sensibly felt when the correspondence with Lord Grenville respecting the negociation for peace at Paris was submitted to the House : at which jun&ture the barrister's elocution, encountering a qualın of conscience or a twist of the colon, be dropped as sud. denly as the linged itick of a sky-rocket, upon the green baize bench, having with difficulty articulated, like Lear's unnatural daughter, “Sick, sick, Ow Sick! This excited such a fickening sympathy among the members near him, that our orator might have, not unteatonably, implicated them in his disorder with a “Sic Vos!"clpecially as H-R", the nearest of them, immediately replied: "Sıçk! Never mind that! Goong-I HAVE BEEN SICK EVER SINCE YOU BEGIN."
What nobler triumph couldst thou boast,
« 'TIS FOR YOUR GOOD THAT I BEHEAD YE." After correcting two typographical errors of fome consequence, the first of which occurs in P. 9. the fourth line from the bottom, where G*rr*w should be G**et*n; and the second in the note to P. 30, where L**dsd***e, should, we conceive, be Länsd**e, we shall proceed (again recommending this poetical treat to all lovers of humour, originating in a pure source, and directed to a laudable end,) to serve up the second course.
*“Such are the doctrines of Mr. Horne Took E, and he is the man who declares that from Mr. Fox he has nothing more to ask, nothing more to expell; and that it will be the ulmost of his ambition to be the MEANEST Private in those ranks which Mr. Fox shall command."
“ The country cannot be too often reminded of this Union and of the principles upon which it is founded."--Anti-Jacobin, April 9, 1798.
+ " It was thought a daring expression of Oliver Cromwell in the time of Charles the First, that if he found himself placed opposite to the King in battle, he would discharge his piece into his bosom as soon as into any other man’s. I go farther ; had I lived in those days, I wowd not have waited for chance to give me an opportunity of doing my duty; I would have fought him through the ranks, and, without the least personal enmity, have discharged my piece into his bolom, rather than into any other man's." - J. H. Tooke's Letter to Junius
Art. X. Crambe Repetita ; a Second Course of Bubble and Squeak,
or Britif Beef Galli-maufry'd; with a Devil'd Bifcuit of True to help Digestion and “close ike Orifice of the stomach.” By the Author of Topsy-turvy, &c. 8vo. Pp. 83. Price 2s. 6d. Wright. London. 1799. WHIGS and Reformers, French and English, oonftitute the princi. pal dishes of this second course, which will
afford to the poetical epicure as rich a treat as the first, as a few specimens will fuffice to demon. strate. After tracing some of the consequences of the reforming prin. ciple, when reduced to practice, as it has been in France, the bard thus proceeds ;
“ Adepts in alchemy renown'd
t" Aurea mollis erat-
Fulile per ridtus aurum sluitare videres,"
-demptuin tenet arbore pomum, Hesperidas donasie putes.
Ovid Mct. Lib. XI.
And bade black-puddings tranfmigrate
" But in THAT COUNTRY where CONFUSION
To nought in requifition.crucible;
CREDIT'S PALE GHOST FOR“ EVER LAID." The treatment of the Dutch by their French allies, is explained with equal humour and accuracy; and the long speeches of Mr. Fox,
* Le croirait-on ? C'était le simjere de finances luimere, qui, pour anéantis les mandats, les avoit effcctivement avilis en faisaat jouer Accrètement à la baisse." D'Ivernois, Tableau Historique. P. 30,
" RAMEL (le ministre d:s finances) a complètement réuni a piirger la circulation d'affignats et de mandats; et certes il faut convenis que leur Exit a été vraiment digne de ieur début sur la théâtre de la révolution. Ils s' étaient introduits par un VOL PUBLIC Commis fur les vrais propriétaires ; ils ont disparu à l'aide d'uur foula de vols, tantot publies, tamat fecrcts, commis fur les faux propriétaires
+ See these robberies fexcrally specified in any comineration of decrees and acts of the Directory --Tableau. P. 40. Notes