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such an endeavour from such a party present state of the Government; we. deserves. The Liberals were so puffs have but to echo the hearty congra. ed up with a false idea of their own tulations which are to be found in the strength, that they vauntingly decla- mouth of almost every honest man, red it was impossible the Government gentle or simple, throughout the councould go on without them, and that try. It is not merely in places where even if the official places were filled politics form the chief subject of conwithout their assistance, the first di- versation, that these sentiments are to vision in the House of Commons would be found; it is not only in the clubs, show how completely triumphant they and in London streets, but at fair and were in that assembly. They reckon- market, you see hale stout fellows ed without their host. The Tories, meeting with a more vigorous shake who had of late forsaken the House, of the hand than usual, and proposing sickened by the Liberalism of a part of an extra glass of ale to the health of the Treasury bench, yet unwilling to the Duke and the new Ministry. Such oppose a Government with the Duke is the triumph of honesty and plain of Wellington at the head of it, now dealing ; the people are cheered at the rallied round a Ministry, to which sight of it, and England is herself they could give their full and hearty again. The pleasure which men of support; and the Liberals, even in observation feel at the change, is prothe very

hour of their boasting, were portioned to the danger from which beaten into a ridiculous minority. The they see the country delivered; for it annals of Parliamentary conflicts scarce- was an alarming fact, that the system ly furnish an example of such a com- of the Liberals to entrap the young plete overthrow in a trial of strength men who were coming out into public between parties. The next day- life, was pursued in many instances « Their giantships were somewhat follows when flattery is applied to in

with the success that too frequently crest-fallen, Stalking with less unconscionable strides." experience.

There was a set within the doors of The country, already disgusted the House, a knot of “ bustling boe with their folly, now laughed at their therbys with nothing in 'em” but a weakness, and the Liberals have sunk, confused mass of crude ideas upon we hope never to rise again. As to every subject, who went buzzing and the fellows who put forth shallow fizzing about, a-telling of the wonder. nonsense in the newspapers, about ful wonders of political economy, of “ military government,” they are hard their own philosophical and enlightene ly worth noticing, except that, in this ed views, and pronouncing the subyere age of superficial knowledge, they may sion of our constitution, and of all our have some effect upon those who have ancient institutions, the sovereignst been taught to read, but not to think thing on earth for procuring the greatWe wish to tell these people, that a est happiness to the greatest núme military government is one

thing, and ber. a civil government, partly administer. They persuaded the young men of ed by military men, another. It is enthusiastic minds and unsettled opie impossible that, while our constitution nions, with assurances that it was the lasts, we can have a military govern, mostold-fashioned and stupidest thing ment; but if it so happen, that the in the world, to think, or speak, or habits of vigorous observation, and of act, as their fathers did before them. prompt and decisive conduct, acquired They extolled the wisdom and the in a military life, are useful for civil wit of the rising generation, and then purposes, it would be the greatest con- they mixed in a few modern witlings ceivable folly not to make use of of their own broos), to act as decoys; them, merely because they have been smart young men for small affairs, previously serviceable for military pure who come up from the semi-whig uniposes. This would be true at any time, versity, brimfull of prate and pedanbut at present its truth is particularly tic affectation. These deafened their obvious when the wavering and timor-less fidgetty companions with endless ous, yet rash policy of the Liberals, has argumentations about fiddle faddle, to putour affairs in such a state as nothing which the others listened with sad but the habits we have just described civility, and if they remained proof would recover them from. Upon the against the flattery of the old ones, at

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length gave in, through mere weariness for the success of young men in good and exhaustion, to the pertinacity of society, that they should get out from

It would be a curious the circle of the Whigs and Liberals. calculation to see how many votes the A true gentleman, with manly feeling cunning old stagers obtained, by ma- and a knowledge of the world, had king cat’s-paws of the novi homines, rather, at any time, meet a furious whom they patted on the back, crying, bull, a mad dog, or another gentleman “ See what an interesting creature ! at twelve paces, than one of these with such a mind! he must be one of pests who canvass for applause among us."

We trust that all this is now' Whig people of both sexes, as inteat an end, and not only so, but that resting young men. There is a class those young men of ability who have, of persons advertised for in the streets, unfortunately for themselves and the in bills a yard square, as spirited public, become connected with the young men,” to enlist at L.16 a-head, party of the Liberals, will see their in the service of the African Company, error, and return to solid and fixed' whom we take to be far more respecte principles. It is indeed almost certain able and useful members of society, that this will be the case, because it than the smirking, mawkish, awkward will be the natural result of the apes of the other set. But we are progress of knowledge and experi- wearied at the thought of them, and ence—the old stagers of the Liberals, must bid the subject good by, endwe think, will find that their party ing, as we began, by the expression of must die with them. Independently our great joy, that the Liberals have of political distinction, it is necessary fallen.

NORFOLK PUNCH.

AN INCANTATION.

TWENTY quarts of real Nantz,
Eau-de-vie of southern Frànce;
By Arabia's chemic skill,
Sublimed, condensed, in trickling still ;
'Tis the grape's abstracted soul,
And the first matter of the bowl.

Oranges, with skins of gold,
Like Hesperian fruit of old,
Whose golden shadow wont to quiver
In the stream of Guadalquiver,
Glowing, waving as they hung
Mid fragrant blossoms ever young,
In gardens of romantic Spain,-
Lovely land, and rich in vain!
Blest by nature's bounteous hand,
Cursed with priests and Ferdinand !
Lemons, pale as Melancholy,
Or yellow russets, wan and holy.
Be their number twice fifteen,
Mystic number, well I ween,
As all must know, who aught can tell
Of sacred lore or glamour spell ;
Strip them of their gaudy hides,
Saffron garb of Pagan brides,
And like the Argonauts of Greece,
Treasure

up

their Golden Fleece.

Then, as doctors wise preserve
Things from nature's course that swerve,
Insects of portentous shape-worms,
Wreathed serpents, asps, and tape-worms,

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Babylon's Sardanapalus,
Rome's youngster Heliogabalus,
Or that empurpled paunch, Vitellius,
So famed for appetite rebellious...
Ne'er, in all their vasty reign,
Such a bowl as this could drain.
Hark, the shade of old Apicius
Heaves his head, and cries-Delicious!
Mad of its flavour and its strength-he
Pronounces it the real Nepenthe.

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'Tis the Punch, so clear and bland,
Named of Norfolk's fertile land,
Land of Turkeys, land of Coke,
Who late assumed the nuptial yoke-
Like his county beverage,
Growing brisk and stout with age.
Joy I wish-although a Tory-
To a Whig, so gay and hoary-
May he, to his latest hour,
Flourish in his bridal bower-
Find wedded love no Poet's fiction,
And Punch the only contradiction.

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N. B. The Arabians, notwithstanding the sober precepts of their prophet, are supposed to have discovered distillation, as the word Alcohol plainly indicates. "The Dodo is a clumsy good sort of a bird, the Lord G- -h of the feathered creation, whose conciliatory politics have nearly, if not quite, occasioned its extinction.

SUMMER MORNING LANDSCAPE.

BY DELTA.

1.

The eyelids of the morning are awake;
The dews are disappearing from the grass ;
The sun is o'er the mountains; and the trees,
Moveless, are stretching through the blue of heaven,
Exuberantly green. All noiselessly
The shadows of the twilight fleet away,
And draw their misty legion to the west,
Seen for a while, 'mid the salubrious air,
Suspended in the silent atmosphere,
As in Medina's mosque Mahomet's tomb.
Up from the coppice, on exulting wing,
Mounts, mounts the skylark through the clouds of dawn;
The clouds, whose snow-white canopy is spread
Athwart, yet hiding not, at intervals,
The azure beauty of the summer sky;
And, at far distance heard, a bodyless note
Pours down, as if from cherub stray'd from Heaven!

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Revealing, on its conscious countenance,
The shadows of the clouds that float above :-
Upon its central stone the heron sits
Stirless, -as in the wave its counterpart,--
Looking, with quiet eye, towards the shore
Of dark-green copse-wood, dark, save, here and there,
Where spangled with the broom's bright aureate flowers.
The blue-wing'd sea-gull, sailing placidly
Above his landward haunts, dips down alert
His plumage in the waters, and, anon,
With quicken's wing, in silence re-ascends.
Whence comest thou, lone pilgrim of the wild?
Whence wanderest thou, lone Arab of the air ?
Where makest thou thy dwelling-place? Afar,
O'er inland pastures, from the herbless rock,
Amid the weltering ocean, thou dost hold,
At early sunrise, thy unguided way,
The visitant of Nature's varied realms,
The habitant of Ocean, Earth, and Air,-
Sailing with sportive breast, mid wind and wave,
And, when the sober evening draws around
Her curtains, clasp'd together by her Star,
Returning to the sea-rock's breezy peak.

III.

And now the wood engirds me, the tall stems
Of birch and beech tree hemming me around,
Like pillars of some natural temple vast;
And, here and there, the giant pines ascend,
Briareus-like, amid the stirless air,
High stretching; like a good man's virtuous thoughts
Forsaking earth for heaven. The cushat stands
Amid the topmost boughs, with azure vest,
And neck aslant, listening the amorous coo
Of her, his mate, who, with maternal wing
Wide-spread, sits brooding on opponent tree.
Why, from the rank grass underneath my feet,
Aside on ruffled pinion dost thou start,
Sweet minstrel of the morn? Behold her nest;
Thatch'd o'er with cunning skill, and there, her young
With sparkling eye, and thin-fledged tusset wing:
Younglings of air ! probationers of song !
From lurking dangers may ye rest secure,
Secure from prowling weasel, or the tread
Of steed incautious, wandering ʼmid the flowers ;
Secure beneath the fostering care of her
Who warm'd

you into life, and gave you birth;
Till, plumed and strong, unto the buoyant air,
Ye spread your equal wings, and to the morn,
Lifting your freckled bosoms, dew-besprent,
Salute, with spirit. stirring song, the man
Wayfaring lonely.--Hark! the striderous neigh!
There, o'er his dogrose fence, the chesnut foal,
Shaking his silver forelock, proudly stands,
To snuff the balmy fragrance of the morn :-
Up comes his ebon compeer, and, anon,
Around the field in mimic chase they fly,
Startling the echoes of the woodland gloom.

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IV.

How sweet, contrasted with the din of life, Its selfish miseries, and ignoble cares,

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