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Nor royal stallion's feet extremely sure; Farmers of war, Dictators of the farm! The unwieldy old White Horse is apt at last Their ploughshare was the sword in hire To stumble, kick,and now and then stick fast
ling hands, With his great self and rider in the mud ; | Their fields manured by gore of other lands But what of that? the animal shows blood. Safe in their barns, these Sabine tillers ks
Their brethren out to battle-why? for Rent
Year after year they voted cent. per cent Alas, the country! how shall tongue or pen Blood, sweat, and tear-wrung millionsBewail her now uncountry-gentlemen ?
why? for Rent! The last to bid the cry of warfare cease, They roar'd, they dined, they drank, the The first to make a malady of peace.
swore they mear For what were all these country-patriots To die for England - why then live? fa born ?
Rent! To hunt,and vote, and raise the price of corn. The peace has made one general malconten But corn, like every mortal thing,must fall of these high-market patriots; war w Kings, conquerors, and markets most of all.
Rent! And must ye fall with every ear of grain ? Their love of country,millions all mis-spent Why would you trouble Bonaparte's reign? How reconcile?-by reconciling Reat. He was your great Triptolemus! his vices And will they not repay the treasures lent! Destroy'd but realms, and still maintain'd No: down with every thing, and up with your prices ;
Rent! He amplified, to every Lord's content, Their good, ill, health, wealth, joy, e The grand Agrarian Alchymy-high Rent.
discontent, Why did the tyrant stumble on the Tartars, Being, end, aim, religion- Rent, Rent,Rent And lower wheat to such desponding Thou sold'st thy birth-right, Esau ! for 1 quarters ?
mess: Why did you chain him on yon isle so lone? Thou shouldst have gotten more, or eate The man was worth much more upon his
Now thou hast swillid thy pottage, thy True, blood and treasure boundlessly were
Are idle; Israel says the bargain stands. But what of that? the Gaul may bear the Such, landlords, was your appetite for va
And, gorged with blood, you grumble at But bread was high, the farmer paid his way,
a scar! And acres told upon the appointed day. What, would they spread their earthquake But where is now the goodly audit-ale ?
even o'er Cash! The purse-proud tenant never known to fail? And when land crumbles, bid firm paper The farm which never yet was left on hand ?
crash ? The marsh reclaim'd to most improving So rent may rise, bid bank and nation fald
And found on 'Change a Fundling Hospital! The impatient hope of the expiring lease? Lo, Mother Church, while all religim The doubling rental ? What an evil's peace!
writhes, In vain the prize excites the ploughman's Like Niobe, weeps o'er her offspring, Tithes,
The Prelates go to—where the Saints baro In vain the Commons pass their patriot bill;
gone, The landed interest—(you may understand And prond pluralities subside to one; The phrase much better leaving out the Church,state,and faction, wrestle in the dar,
Toss'd by the Delage in their common ark. The land self-interest groans from shore to Shorn of her Bishops, banks, and dividends,
Another Babel soars—but Britain ends. For fear that plenty should attain the poor. And why?to pamper the self-seeking wants, Up! up again! ye rents, exalt your notes, And prop the hill of these agrarian ants Or else the Ministry will lose their votes, “Go to these ants, thou sluggard, and be And Patriotisın, so delicately nice, Her loaves will lower to the market-price; Admire their patience through each sacrifice, For ah !“the loaves and fishes," once so high, Till taught to feel the lesson of their pride, Are gone-their oven closed, their ocean dry;| The price of taxes and of homicide; And nought remains of all the millions spent, Admire their justice, which would fain deny Excepting to grow moderate and content. The debt of nations :- pray, who made il They who are not so, had their turn_and turn
high? About still flows from Fortune's equal urn; Now let their virtue be its own reward, And share the blessings which themselves Or turn to sail between those sbilling
prepared. Soe these inglorious Cincinnati swarm, The new Symplegades- the crushing Stockh
here Midas might again his wish behold Have more of motley than their heavy kings. real paper or imagined gold.
Jews, authors, generals,charlatans,combine, at magic palace of Alcina shows While Europe wonders at the vast design : pre wealth than Britain ever had to lose, There Metternich,power's foremost parasite, ere all her atoms of unleaven'd ore, Cajoles; there Wellington forgets to fight;
d all her pebbles from Pactolus' shore. There Chateaubriand forms new books of nere Fortune plays, while Rumour holds
martyrs; the stake, And subtle Greeks intrigue for stupid d the world trembles to bid brokers break.
Tartars ; w rich is Britain ! not indeed in mines, There Montmorency, the sworn foe to - peace, or plenty, corn, or oil, or wines;
charters, - land of Canaan, full of milk and honey, Turns a diplomatist of great eclat, -r (save in paper shekels) ready money: 'To furnish articles for the “Debats :" ut let us not to own the truth refuse, Of war so certain- yet not quite so sure as ever Christian land so rich in Jews ? As his dismissal in the “Moniteur.” nose parted with their teeth to good King Alas! how could his cabinet thus err?
Can peace be worth an Ultra-Minister? ad now, ye kings! they kindly draw He falls, indeed, -perhaps to rise again,
your own; “Almost as quickly as he conquer'd Spain." 1 states, all things, all sovereigns they
controul, d waft a loan “from Indus to the Pole."|| Enough of this a sight more mournful ne banker - broker - baron - brethren,
The averted eye of the reluctant Muse. aid these bankrupt tyrants in their need. The imperial daughter, the imperial bride, or these alone; Columbia feels no less The imperial victim-sacrifice to pride; esh speculations follow each success; The mother of the hero's hope, the boy, nd philanthropic Israel deigns to drain The young Astyanax of modern Troy; er mild per centage from exhausted Spain. The still pale shadow of the loftiest queen et without Abraham's seed can Russia That earth has yet to see, or e'er hath seen;
She flits amidst the phantoms of the hour, is gold, not steel, that rears the conquer- The theme of pity, and the wreck of power.
Oh, cruel mockery! Could not Austria spare wo Jews, a chosen people, can command A daughter?What did France's widow there? every realm their scripture-promised Her fitter place was by St. Helen's wave
Her only throne is in Napoleon's grave. wo Jews keep down the Romans, and But, no,-she still must hold a petty reign,
Flank'd by her formidable Chamberlain; he accursed Hun, more brutal than of old : The martial Argus, whose not hundred eyes wo Jews—but not Samaritang-direct Must watch her through these paltry pahe world, with all the spirit of their sect. |
geantries. 'hat is the happiness of earth to them? What though she share no more and shared Congress forms their “New Jerusalem,"
in vain 'here baronies and orders both invite- A sway surpassing that of Charlemagne, h, holy Abraham! dost thou see the sight? Which swept from Moscow to the Southern hy followers mingling with these royal
Yet still she rules the pastoral realm of 'ho spit not “on their Jewish gaberdine,"
cheese, ut honour them as portion of the show-Where Parma views the traveller resort Where now, oh, Pope! is thy forsaken toe? To note the trappings of her mimic court. puld it not favour Judah with some kicks? But she appears! Verona sees her shorn r has it ceased to kick against the pricks?") of all her beams-while nations gaze and Shylock's shore behold them stand
Ere yet her husband's ashes have had time o cut from nations' hearts their “pound To chill in their inhospitable clime
(If e'er those awful ashes can grow coldBut no,-their embers soon will burst the
mould); Strange sight this Congress! destined to She comes! - the Andromache (but not unite
Racino's, Il that's incongruous, all that's opposite. Nor Homer's); lo! on Pyrrhus'arm she leans! speak not of the Sovereigns—they're alike, Yes! the right arm, yet red from Waterloo,
common coin as ever mint could strike: Which cut her lord's half-shatter'd sceptre ut those who sway the puppets, pull the
Is offer'd and accepted! Could a slave
Do more? or legs?--and he in his new grave! To hail their brother, Vich lan Alderman! Her eye, her cheek, betray no inward strife, Guildhall grows Gael, and echoes with En And the Er-Empress grows as Ex a wife!
roar, So much for human ties in royal breasts! While all the Common-Council cry, "Clay Why spare men's feelings, when their own
more!" are jests ?
To see proud Albyn's Tartans as a belt Gird the gross sirloin of a City-Celt,
She burst into a laughter so extreme, But, tired of foreign follies, I turn home, That I awoke- and lo! it was no dream! And sketch the group-the picture's yet to
come. My Muse 'gan weep, but,ere a tear was spilt, Here, reader, will we pause:- if there She caught Sir William Curtis in a kilt!
no harm in i While throng’d the Chiefs of every High- | This first-you'll, have, perhaps, a secun land clan
THE VISION OF JUDGMENT.
BY QUEVEDO REDIVIVUS.
SUGGESTED BY THE COMPOSITION 80 ENTITLED BY THE AUTHOR or “WAT TILER.
A Daniel come to judgment ! yea, a Daniel!
Saint Peter sat by the celestial gate, His business so augmented of late years, His keys were rusty, and the lock was dull, That he was forced, against his will no doubl So little trouble had been given of late; T(Just like those cherubs, earthly ministers Not that the place by any means was full, for some resource to turn himself about But since the Gallic era “eighty-eight," And claim the help of his celestial peers. The devils had ta'en a longer,stronger pull, To aid him ere he should be quite worded And "a pull altogether,” as they say By the increased demnand for his remarks At sea, which drew most souls another six angels and twelve saints were nama way.
The angels all were singing out of tune, This was a handsome board - at least for And hoarse with having little else to do,
heaven; Excepting to wind up the sun and moon, And yet they had even then enough to da Or curb a runaway young star or two So many conquerors' cars were daily driven Or wild colt of a comet, which too soon So many kingdoms fitted up anew; Broke out of bounds o'er the ethereal blue, Each day,too, olew its thousands six or seres, Splitting some planet with its playful tail, Till at the crowning carnage, Waterloo. As boats are sometimes by a wanton whale. They threw their pens down in divine dit
The page was so besmeard with blood and The guardian seraphs had retired on high,
dust. Finding their charges past all care below; Terrestrial business fill'd nought in the sky, Save the recording angel's black bureau ; This by the way; 'tis not mine to record Who found, indeed, the facts to multiply What angels shrink from: even the very deri With such rapidity of vice and woe, On this occasion his own work abborrd, That he had stripp'd off both his wings in So surfeited with the infernal revel;
Though he himself had sharpend every And yet was in arrear of human ille.
almost quench'd his innate thirst of evil. What nature made him at his birth, as bare Tere Satan's sole good work deserves in- As the mere million's base unmummied sertion
clay'is, that he has both generals in reversion.) Yet all his spices but prolong decay.
et's skip a few short years of hollow peace, He's dead - and upper earth with him has Thich peopled earth no better, hell as wont,
done: nd heaven none — they form the tyrant's He's buried; save the undertaker's bill,
Or lapidary scrawl, the 'world is gone lith nothing but new names subscribed For him, unless he left a German will;
But where's the proctor who will ask his son? will one day finish: meantime they in- In whom his qualities are reigning still,
Except that household virtue, most unWith seven heads and ten horns," and all
common, in front,
Of constancy to a bad, ugly woman. ike Saint John's foretold beast; but ours
are born esg formidable in the head than horn. “God save the king !" It is a large economy
In God to save the like; but if he will
Be saving, all the better; for not one am I the first year of freedom's second dawn of those who think damnation better still: ied George the Third : although no tyrant, I hardly know too if not quite alone am I
In this small hope of bettering future ill Vho shielded tyrants, till each sense with-By circumscribing, with some slight redrawn
striction, eft him nor mental nor external sun: The eternity of hell's hot jurisdiction. better farmer ne'er brush'd dew from lawn, worse king never left a realm undone! le died--but left his subjects still behind, I know this is unpopular; I know Ine half as mad- and t'other no less blind. 'Tis blasphemous; I know one may be damn'd
For hoping no one else may e'er be su;
I know my catechism; I know weare cramm'd le died !-his death made no great stir on With the best doctrines till we quite o'erflow;
I know that all save England's church have lis burial made some pomp; there was
And that the other twice two hundred fvelvet, gilding, brass, and no great dearth
churches f aught but tears - save those shed by And synagogues have made a damn'd bad collusion;
purchase. for these things may be bought at their
true worth : )f elegy there was the due infusion God help us all! God help me, too! I am, Bought also; and the torches, cloaks, and God knows, as helpless as the devil can wish,
And not a whit more difficult to damn leralds, and relics of old Gothic manners, Than is to bring to land a late-hook'd fish,
Or to the butcher to purvey the lamb ;
Not that I'm fit for such a noble dish form'd a sepulchral melo-drame. Of all As one day will be that immortal fry lhe fools who flockd to swell or see the Of almost every body born to die.
show, Who cared about the corpse? The funeral Made the attraction, and the black the woe. Saint Peter sat by the celestial gate, There throbb'd not there a thought which And nodded o'er his keys; when lo! there pierced the pall;
came And when the gorgeous coffin was laid low, A wonderous noise he had not heard of It seem'd the mockery of hell to fold
lateThe rottenness of eighty years in gold. Arushing sound of wind, and stream,
In short, a roar of things extremely great, So mix his body with the dust! It might Which would have made aught save a saint Return to what it must far sooner, were
exclaim; l'he natural compound left alone to fight But he, with first a start and then a wink, Its way back into earth, and fire, and air; Said, “There's another star gone out, I But the unnatural balsams merely blight |
But ere he could return to his repose, And never knew much what it was aboutA cherub flapp'd his right wing o'er his He did as doth the puppet-by its wire,
And will be judged like all the rest, no doubt At which Saint Peter yawn'd, and rubb’d My business and your own is not to inquir
Into such matters, but to mind our cue“Saint porter," said the Angel," prithee rise!" Which is to act as we are bid to do." Waving a goodly wing, which glow'd, as
glows An earthly peacock's tail, with heavenly While thus they spake, the angelic carara
| Arriving like a rush of mighty wind, To which the Saint replied, “Well, what's Cleaving the fields of space, as doth the sea
the matter; Some silver-stream(say Ganges, Nile,or lode Is Lucifer come back with all this clatter ?" Or Thames, or Tweed), and midst then
• an old man
With an old soul, and both extremely blise “No,' quoth the Cherub; “George the Halted before the gate, and in his shrea
Third is dead,” Seated their fellow-traveller on a cloud. “And who is George the Third ?” replied
the Apostle; "What George? what Third?” “The King of But bringing ap the rear of this bright het
England, "said A Spirit of a different aspect waved The Angel. “Well! he wo'nt find kings to His wings, like thunder-clouds above wa jostle
coast Him on his way; but does he wear his head? Whose barren beach with frequent wrecht Because the-we saw here had a tusele,
is pared; And ne'er would have got into heaven's His brow was like the deep when tempest good graces,
tost; Had he not flung his head in all our faces. Fierce and unfathomable thonghts engrare
Eternal wrath on his immortal face,
And where he gazed a gloom pervaded spac. He was, if I remember, king of That head of his, which could not keep a
As he drew near, he gazed upon the gate, On earth, yet ventured in my face to advance Ne'er to be enter'd more by him or sin, A claim to those of martyrs-like my own: With such a glance of supernatural hate. If I had had my sword, as I had once As made Saint Peter wish himself withia; When I cut ears off, I had cut him down; He potter'd with his keys at a great rate, But having but my keys, and not my brand, And sweated through his apostolic skin: I only knock’d his head from out his hand. Of course his perspiration was but icher,
Or some such other spiritual liquor. And then he set up such a headless howl, That all the Saints came ont,and took him in; | The very cherubs haddled altogether, And there he sits by Saint Paul, cheek by Like birds when soars the falcon;and they fell
A tingling to the tip of every feather, That fellow Paul — the parvenn! The skin And form'd a circle, like Orion's belt, Of Saint Bartholomew,which makes his cowl Around their poor old charge, who scare In heaven, and upon earth redeem'd his sin
knew whither So as to make a martyr, never sped His guards had let him, though they Better than did this weak and wooden head.
gently dealt With royal manes (for, by many stories,
And true, we learn the angels all are Torics) But had it come up here upon its shoulders, There would have been a different tale to
| As things were in this posture, the gate files The fellow-feeling in the Saints beholders | Asunder, and the flashing of its hinger Seems to have acted on them like a spell, Flung over space an universal hue And so this very foolish head heaven solders Of many-colour'd flame, until its tingus Back on its trunk: it may be very well, Reach'd even our speck of earth, and man And seems the custom here to overthrow
a new Whatever has been wisely done below." Aurora borealis spread its fringes
O'er the North Pole : the same seen, when
ice-bound, The Angel answer'd, “Peter! do not pout; By Captain Parry's crews, in Mel The king who comes has head and all entire,