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Yet on thy knees, to honours crawl,
Oh! so did he LORD DELAVAL.
An evil sprite possessed Saul,
And so it once did DBLAVAL.
Music did soon the sense recal,
Of ISRAEL's King, and DELAVAL.
Saul rose at David's vile cat-call.
-Not so the wiser DELAVAL:
'Twas money's sweetest sol, la fal,

That cheard the sense of DeLAVAL-
When royal power shall instal,
With honours new Lord DeLaval;
Who won't say—the mirac'lous hawl
Is caught by faithful DELAVAL?
'Gainst rapine would'st thou preach like PAUL,
Thus did religious DeLaval:
Yet screen the scourges of Bengal,
Thus did benignant DELAVAL.
To future times recorded shall
Be all the worths of DeLAVAL:
E’en Ossian, or the great Fingal,
Shall yield the wreath to DELAVAL.
From Prince's court to cobler's stall,
Shall sound the name of DeLaval:
For neither sceptre nor the awl,
Are strong and keen as DELAVAL.-
Some better praise, than this poor scrawl,
Shall sing the fame of DeLAVAL:
For sure no song can ever pall, ..
That celebrates great DELAVAL:
Borne on all fours, the fame shall sprawl,
To latest time of DeLAVAL:..
Then come, ye Nine, in one great squall,
Proclaim the worths of DELAVAL.

[The annotations of the learned are expected.]

THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT GEORGE*

BUILT.

Lord Nugent. This is the Rat, that eat the Malt, that lay in the House that George built.

Mr. Fox.--This is the Cat, that killed the Rat, that eat the Malt; that lay in the House that George built.

PEPPER ARDEN.-This is the Dog, that barked at the Cat, that killed the Rat, that eat the Malt, that lay in the House that George built.

Lord THURLOW.-- This is the Bull with the crumpled horn, that roared with the Dog, that barked at the Cat, that killed the Rat, that eat the Malt, that lay in the House that George bụilt.

Mr. Pitt.—This is the Maiden † all forlorn, that coaxed the Bull with the crumpled

DE

* George Nugent Grenville, Marquis of Buckingham.

+ The immaculate continence of the British Scipio, so strongly insisted on by his friends, as constituting one of the most shining ingredients of his own uncommon character, is only alluded to here as a received fact, and not by any means as a reproach.

orge built

horn, that roared with the Dog,
at the Cat, that killed the Rat,
Malt, that lay in the House t
built,
Mr. DUNDAS.- This is the Scot

6. This is the ScoT ON sworn, that wedded * the Maiden a that coaxed the Bull with the crump issi len z & the that roared with the Dog, that barke 3330 Cat, that killed the Rat, that eat the that lay in the House that George built.

Mr. WILKES.—This is the PATRIOT 78 vered with scorn, that flattered the Scot by ax forsworn, that wedded the Maiden all forlorn, as that coaxed the Bull with the crumpled horn, that roared with the Dog, that barked at the Cat, that killed the Rat, that eat the Malt, that lay in the House that George built.

CONSCIENCE.-This is the Cock that crowed in the morn, that waked the Patriot covered with scorn, that flattered the Soot by all forsworn, that wedded the Maiden all forlorn, that coaxed the Bull with the crumpled horn, that roared with the Dog, that barked at the Cat, that killed the Rat; that eat the Malt, that lay in the House that George built.

* Wedded. This Gentleman's own term for a Coalition,

EPIGRAMS,

By SIR CECIL WRAY.

First published in the Gentleman's Magazine, under the

signatures of Damon, PhilomeLN, Nolens Volens, and CRITANDER.

TO CELIA (now Lady WRAY), on Powdering her Hair.

EXTEMPORE..

Thy, locks, I trow, fair maid,
Don't never want this aid :
Wherefore thy powder spare,
And only comb thy hair.

To Sir JOSEPH MAWBEY, proposing a Pariy to go

a-fishing for White Baits

Worthy Sir Joe, wé all' are wishing,
You'd come with us a-White-Bait-fishing.

On seeing a Ladybird fly off CELIA's Neck; after having

percbed on it for many minutes.

I thought (God bless my soul!).
Yon Ladybird her mole
I thought—but devil take the thing,
It proved my errortook to wing-

LORD GRAHAM'S DIARY,

DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF THE NEW

PARLIAMENT.

LE

May 20. Went down to the House-sworn

in-odd faces—asked PEARSON who the new people were he seemed cross at my asking him, and did not know-I took occasion to inspect the waterclosets.

N. B. To tell Rose, that I found three cocks out of repair-didn't know what to do-left my name at the DUKE OF QUEENSBERRY's—dined at White's the pease tough-Lord APSLEY thought they ought to be boiled in steam-VILLIERS very warm in favour of bot waterPitt for the new mode—and much talk of taking the sense of the clubbut happily

I prevented matters going to extremity. May 21. Bought a tooth-pick-case, and at

tended at the Treasury-Board---nothing
at the House but swearing-rode to
WILBERFORCE's at WIMBLEDON
Pitt, THURLOW, and DUNDAS, water-
sucky-we all wondered why perch have

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