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“Vo, Vo, Vo!" the old man cried,
And wring his hands in sorrow,
And I'll go home to-morrow.
This world so cold and dreary,
And pray for Caoch O'Leary.''
With “Pinch," I watched his bed that night,
Next day, his wish was granted;
And the Requiem Jass was chanted, -
Near Eily, Kate, and Mary,
OLD TIMES AND NEV.
'Twas in my easy chair at home,
About a week ago,
As usual, you must know.
I mused upon the Pilgrim flock,
Whose luck it was to land
Among the Plymouth sand.
Their weather beaten bark-
Behind, rolled Ocean dark.
A tear unbidden filled one eye,
My smoke had filled the other One sees strange sights at such a time,
Which quite the senses bother.
I knew I was alone-but lo!
(Let him who dares, deride me ;) I looked, and drawing up a chair, Down sat a man beside me.
His dress was ancient, and his air,
Was somewhat strange and foreign; He civilly returned my stare,
And said, “I'm Richard Warren.
6. You'll find my name among the list
Of hero, sage and martyr, Who, in the Mayflower's cabin, signed
The first New England charter.
“I could some curious facts impart
Perhaps, some wise suggestionsBut then I'm bent on seeing sights,
And running o'er with questions."
“Ask on," said I; “I'll do my best
To give you information, Whether of private men you ask,
Or our renowned nation."
Says he, “First tell me what is that
In your compartment narrow, Which seems to dry my eye balls up,
Aud scorch my very marrow.”
His finger pointed to the grate,
Said I, “That's Lehigh coal, Dug from the earth,''-he shook his head
* It is on my soul!!!
Upon a pipe just overhead
I turned a little screw.
Three streams of lightning flew.
Uprose my guest: “Now Heaven me save,”
Aloud he shouted; then, “Is that hell fire ?" Tis gas,” said I,
“We call it hydrogen.” Then forth into the fields we strolled;
A train came thundering by, Drawn by the snorting iron steed
Swifter than eagles ily.
Rumbled the wheels, the whistle sbrieked,
Far streamed the smoky cloud; Echoed the hills, the valleys shook,
The flying forest bowed.
Down on his knees, with hand upraised
In worship, Warren fell; “Great is the Lord our God," cried he;
“He doeth all things well.
“I've seen his chariots of fire,
The horsemen, too, thereof; Oh may I ne'er forget his ire,
Nor at his threatenings scoff.”
"Rise up, my friend, rise up,” said I,
“ Your terrors all are vain, That was no chariot of the sky,
'Twas the New York mail train."
We stood within a chamber small
Men came the news to know From Worcester, Springfield and New York,
Texas and Mexico.
“I mean the thing upon two legs,
With feathers on its licad-
Large as a feather-bed.
“It has the gift of speech, I hear;
But sure it can't be human !!! “My amiable friend,” said I,
That's what we call a woman !" “A woman! no_it cannot be."
Sighed lic, with voice that faltered :
But oh ! they're strangely altered.”
For turning eggs to chickens-
That beats the very dickens !
And said, “? Tis plain to see
'Twill never do for me.
“Your telegraphs, your railroad-trains,
Your gas lights, friction matches,
Your things which chickens batches,
No peace is left within it;'*
A. C. Spooner.
INVECTIVE AGAINST MR. FLOOD, (1783).
It is not the slander of an evil tongue that can defame me. I maintain my reputation in public and in private life. No man who has not a bad character can ever say that I deceived; no country can call me chcat. But I will suppose such a public character.
I will suppose such a man to have existence. I will begin with his character in its political cradle, and I will follow him to the last state of political dissolution. I will suppose him, in the first stage of his life, to have been intemperate; in the second, to have been corrupt; and in the last, seditious; that after an envenomed attack upon the persons and measures of a succession of viceroys, and after much declamation against their illegalities and their profusion, he'took office, and became a supporter of government when the profusion of ministers had greatly increased, and their crimes multiplied beyond example. At such a critical moment, I will suppose this gentleman to be cor rupted by a great sinecure office to muzzle his declama. tion, to swallow his invectives, to give his assent and vote to the ministers, and to become a supporter of gov. ernment, its measures, its embargo, and its American war, I will suppose, that with respect to the Constitution of his country, that part, for instance, which regarded the Mutiny Bill, when a clause of reference was introduced, whereby the articles of war, which were—or hereafter might bc-passed in England, should be current in Ireland without the interference of Parliament-when such a clause was in view, I will suppose this gentleman to have absconded. Again, when the bill was made perpetual, I will suppose him again to have absconded; but a year and a half after the bill had passed, then I will suppose this gentleman to have come forward, and to say that your Constitution had been destroyed by the Per petual Bill.
With respect to commerce, I will suppose this gentleman to have supported an embargo wbich lay on the country for three years, and almost destroyed it; and when an address in 1778, to open her trade, was propounded, to remain silent and inactive. In relation to three fourths of our fellow-subjects, the Catholics, when a bill was introduced to grant them rights of property and religion, I will suppose this gentleman to have come forth to give bis negative to their pretensions.
With regard to the liberties of America, which were inseparable from ours, I will suppose this gentleman to have been an enemy, decided and unreserved; that he voted against her liberty, and voted, moreover, for an address to send four thousand Irish troops to cut the