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FRANCIS JEFFREY, Esquine,
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Your days, Mr Jeffrey, how gaily. they sped,
III. You all seem'd so giddy, so gamesome, so gay, Paine and Hell shouted “ Go it, we're sure of the day." Such a confident crowing contemptuous air, Filld the hearts of a thousand good fools with despair; While there wanted not some of our old pluckless tories, Who like spoonies would fawn and talk big of your glories, Calling you a great Man as could possibly be ;-Lacking heart even to hope for a hero like ME.
IV. How the fine yellow's dimm'd in its delicate hue ! What a stain has been stamp'd on the beautiful blue ! How each frolicsome face that enliven'd Craig-Crook Has been changed for a down-looking, dumpish, sour look! O the heart that of old could like quick-silver bound, How it sinks ! I am sure it weighs more than a pound ! O the biggest small Man that could possibly be, How he casts up his whites when he thinks upon me!
Geese, their nature is such, cackle loud in one's pond,
VII. I protest I'm half sorry to see you so lowYou that were such fine frisky, brisk boys long ago; You may think as you please, but you'll make me quite sad, If you all keep so moping while we are so mad ! Mr Jeffrey, cheer up! you're a nice little fellow, Notwithstanding the sins of your Azure-and-Yellow; Though you're not the first Wit that can possibly be, You're a clever old body there's butter from me.
VIII. Were I forced by some dread demoniacal hand, To change heads (what a fate!) with some Whig in the land, I don't know but I'd swap with yourself, my old Gander, (I should then be Diogenesnot Alexander !) But to shew my good will in a manner more solemn, I inscribe to your name (Jump for joy !) this whole volume. Being always your servant, your friend, and so forthThe humanest of conquerors.
Christopher North 17, PRINCE'S-STREET, EDINBURGH,
31st December, 1821.
The Steam-Boat. No. VI. (Voyage
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A Welcome to his Majesty, George
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