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Ad Christopherum Johannes Monitor S. Quare mihi, domine, Magam nuper cessas mittere? Verum est, heu ! nimis, nonnullos Articulos meos Magam rejecisse; attamen decem aut undecim in paginis admisit suis. Ergo non dedignatus sis quod cameram meam rursus iste Buchanan illustret. Vale.

Christopherus Johanni Monitori S. Tibi viro literatissimo, magna cujus in nos non dicimus officia, sed merita quoque, nos offensioni esse, id Christopherum ægre habet. Nostrum esse delictum omissionis, haudquaquam commissionis peccatum, tibi persuasum habeas, precamur. Te, in latebris tuis absconditum, ab oculis nostris semotum cur tamdiu celas ? Ad nos, ubi habites—(nam per incuriam quam maxime vituperandam id nobis prorsus excidit)-Magam rescribenti mittendam curabimus. Utinam facilitatem mutui inter nos frequentiorisque epistolarum commercii dares.




Translated by Timothy Tickler.
In the Blue Chamber, far from vulgar eyes,
Where Tappytourie mountain dew supplies,
(That dew Olympus-still’d, of precious worth !)
Sat Christopher-whose name is from the North,
Concocting in his great and mighty mind
His coming Number—to astound mankind.
Alone he sat; his gossips and his gout
Had vanish'd-conquer'd in a drinking-bout;
Sir Morgan, Hogg, and Tickler the benign,
Floor’d, had confess’d the power of North—and wine.

Bang went the door, when lo! at once appear'd
Before the man so reverend, and revered,
The conquering Hero,-he whose arm of might
Heroes have felt,—and senates feel with fright;
And with him came Sir Sub—that upstart wight
Whose brazen brow the fairest locks environ,
Strange contrast to his master's face of iron !

Say what their errand : Maga’s fostering carę
And patronizing smile of Christopher
Each vied to have: and though the ducal frown
Could make the Sub not call his soul his own,
Yet he his master's rival now was seen,
Such is the power of Blackwood's Magazine !

North nodded. Trembling like a brace of rats
At the dread sound of terrier dogs-or cats,
They heard a voice that bid them first rehearse
Their several actions in alternate verse,
That Maga and their country thus might see
The greater which, -and whose the meed should be,

The sly one, North ! He burn'd to kick them out,
Had not politeness, and the fear of gout,
Forbade, while both assenting thus began,
The Hero first; and thus the descant ran,

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The palm of Mars and Mercury I wear-
1-the illustrious Duke, Prince, Premier!.


I, erst a Scribe, and most renown'd M.P.
Must now sing small, since times are changed with me.
Fickle the winds! but I can shift my sail,
Varying my canvass to the varying gale,
Easy of access, candid, open, free-
A man of sterling worth-behold in me.

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Such was the song : when, lo! an awful snore
From sleeping North, loud as a cannon's roar,
Inspired them with such terror, that they rush
Forth to Edina's streets, with many a bounce and pusho


Dan, who in Ireland led the way,
At head of mob debaters,
Presumed upon an equal sway
’Mongst British legislators.
But bullying phrase, and bellowing lungs,
That won such fame in Erin,
Proved, among England's polish'd tongues,
An awkward interfering.
As when a long-ear'd quadruped,
Perchance with horses straying,
Emits the music of his head,
And fancies that he's neighing,
Dan tried a speech, a joke, a sneer,
With Kerry brogue adorned ;
While some could force themselves to cheer
What all of high mind scorned.
« This theatre will never do,"
Says Dan,"my pranks to play on;
I have a fitter place in view-
A noble stage plebeian.”
So off he march'd on bounding toe,
(St Giles's guards attending)
To where Carlile, and Hunt, and Co.
Were constitution-mending.
Soon as Clare's oracle appear'd,
At head of his dear craturs,
The pious conclave rose, and cheer'd
This prince of Irish praters.
Huzza! huzza ! the day's our own-
Down palace, peer, and steeple ;
Tithes, taxes, charters, all o’erthrown,
No Sovereign but the People !
Here Dan was quite at home, for why?
'Twas famous agitation;
So up he got immediately,
And made a grand oration !
Say, what shall be the hero's meed
For eloquence so charming ?
Carlile, perhaps, may mend his creed,
All fears of Hell disarming.
Hunt may perpetual stuff supply
To blacken Dan's old leather;
And Cobbett praise him to the sky
For three whole weeks together.
But when this champion shall repair,
(The Session duly ended)
To boast among his friends at Clare
How he their rights defended-
All done by him in Parliament,
With all his vaunting notions,
A single sentence shall present;" 1.317 3/?.

He bother'd them with Motions !
Cork, 7 June, 1830

Cwis Sexex,

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The Pitt Clubs have had no an. to the path of unpopularity and oblonual meeting, and this is construed quy. It imposed on him the repulby their enemies into proof that they sive duty of multiplying the public are sinking into dissolution. It is not burdens, invading pecuniary profits, for us to assert the contrary; the compelling sacrifices of all descripreasons they have given for their tions, and feeding the fury of party conduct seem greatly deficient in va- and faction. To give the utmost lidity, and we can scarcely concede effect to this, he had an Opposition that such bodies have real existence arrayed against him, powerful in when they do not assemble. We talent, spirit, popular delusion, and wish it were not our duty to say that discontent, means of every kind, and they have been some time defunct in profligate contempt of the rules of regard to original object and due honourable warfare beyond example. operation.

It has, therefore, naturally hapIf Mr Pitt had been as much fa- pened that Mr Pitt's reputation has voured by fortune as he was by na- suffered great injustice. He, howture, it would have been very super- ever, left sufficient behind him to fluous, at this moment, to assert his enable the historian to shew the fame as a statesman of the highest magnitude of his powers, and give order—as the greatest Minister Eng- to his fame its deserved brilliancy. land ever possessed. But, alas! the The Minister whose name toweradverse fate was his, from which ge- ed above those of such contemponius of the first class seems only ex raries as he possessed in Parliament, empted in the exception. Living in and filled Europe as that of the untimes of war, his reputation, to the conquerable opponent of such men erring gaze of the world, depended, as ruled France-who, in spite of in a great measure, on the war's suc almost every conceivable impedicess, and, consequently, on the abi- ment and misfortune, triumphantly lity and conduct of foreign coadju- defended his country against such tors; from this the failure threw its foreign confederacies as assailed her, disgrace on him, which was produ- smote such an Opposition as he had ced by incapacity or treachery hę to contend with, crushed such a spicould not prevent.

His mighty rit as then possessed the nation, propowers formed the alliances, created vided the resources for such a war, and the means, lighted up the enthu- surmounted such mighty and unpresiasm of his country, smote his do- cedented difficulties as at every step mestic foes—in a word, achieved, as encountered him-could not have far as his accountability extended, been other than one of transcendent the most magnificent triumph; but powers. That Mr Pitt was a master he reaped from it only the conse in foreign policy, is abundantly proquences of defeat, through the defeat ved by his labours, and the influence of others, for which he was not in re he possessed abroad; his pre-emiality responsible.

nence as a financier is generally acThough the battle was lost abroad, knowledged; in respect of manuit was still won in its essential ob- factures and trade, it was the comjects; but, unfortunately, this was not mon remark of the deputations of a matter to be noticed by the mass men of business who conferred with of mankind. The foreign disasters him, that he was better acquainted forced themselves, in exaggerated with their respective trades than detail, on the sight of all; but the themselves; and that he equally exglorious and momentous victories at celled in general domestic policy, is home were only defensive ones~ established by his measures and the they merely preserved what had be- lead which he took on every quesfore existed; therefore they were dis- tion. As an orator we have only to regarded, save as things of cost and look at those whom he surpassed as sacrifice.

colleagues, or overthrew as oppoThe war compelled this great Mi- nents. Mr Canning stated not long nister to make his general policy before his death, that he was, as a subservient to it, and restricted him debater, worth any ten who were

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then in the House of Commons. every peril, and sacrificed every None but a man of the very highest thing. His integrity equalled his political genius could have been thus patriotism. It would be small praise eminent în all the departments of the to say, he was incapable of the rescience of government.

volting apostasy and treason, the Can such a man be found amidst grovelling hypocrisy, intrigue, and all who ever filled office, or shone in corruption, which now so greatly Parliament? Compared with his fa- abound; the pride alone of a less ther, Fox, Burke, or Canning, he haughty man would have been sufstands, in creative and executive abi- ficient to protect him from the inility, variety of powers, and all the quity and degradation. But his homore solid and rare characteristics nesty on every point was so puré of the statesman, the proud superior. and self-evident, that calumny never Men may be named among them, on dared to attempt to sully it. Temptwhom the title of great has been be- ed, provoked, and coerced,--placed stowed more bountifully; but not in such circumstances, that disreone who was tested with such terri- gard of principle would often have ble severity, or who raised in a life been fair retaliation, and in its effects.' of tempests and battle such gigantic a virtue; nothing could make him memorials of his greatness.

swerve from the stern and chival His reputation is, indeed, rapidly rous spirit of Old English honour. rising to the lofty pre-eminence No leading public man can be found which belongs to it: neglected by his in English history, whose life as a friends, it is receiving the testimony whole equalled his in demonstraof his former enemies and traducers. tions of undeviating, exalted patriThe Whig, who not many years ago otism; and whose patriotism equalpublicly wished the words to be en led his in unconquerablé disdain of graven on his tombỚ“Here lies the all but the most righteous means. enemy of William Pitt,".

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Eternal reverence to the memory him as an authority, and avows, that of William Pitt !--and it will be he agrees in general principle with given, by that England for which he those who call themselves his fol. lived and died. lowers. The reformer declares he The Pitt Clubs were formed to is treading the steps of Pitt. The support the general principles and man of free trade asserts he is carry® system by which he was governed; ing into effect Pitt’s intentions; and in motive they were worthy of and the general innovator defends him and his country. Unlike the himself on the ground that he is on- Whig and some other associations, ly doing what Pitt attempted or they were intended to uphold, not wished to do, Tory, Whig, and Li- party without reference to creed, beral--all parties shelter themselves but creed without reference to party; under his name, and actually or in they had for their object to maintain effect call themselves his disciples. every thing which was sacred and It is not necessary for us to vindicate precious to the empire,

Such instihim from the charges contained in tutions would be invaluable if they this, or to use it in illustration of the could be preserved in spirit and inturpitude of party; it is equally un tention from degeneracy; but expes necessary for us to enlarge on the rience seems to shew that this is any conclusive evidence it affords in fa- thing rather than possible. vour of his transcendent powers. If even they exclude the heads of

Unpardonable should we be, were party, the ruling men in them can we to speak no farther in his praise. scarcely be other than subject to Mr Pitt's patriotism equalled his ta- such heads; and in consequence lents. He was an Englishman, the party is enabled either to make them minister of his native land, and his its tools, or to neutralize them. The enthusiastic affection for England, Brunswick Clubs of Ireland were and her institutions, glowed in every formed to withstand a single change, speech, and governed every action and they were free from connexion His interest saw hers alone; bis am with both the Ministry and Opposibition could only gratify itself by tion. Nevertheless, when the Minilabouring for her greatness; for her stry introduced the change, they. he provoked every aspersion, braved were practically dissolved: England

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