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[ The following are very generally attributed to Mr Moore, and though not acknowledged by that gentleman, their wit, erace, and
spirit, sufficiently attest the truth of the report, and sanction their losertion in a complete collection of bis Poetical Works.
The feverish war-drum mingles with the fife
In dismal symphony,
For botlı, strike harder ye! | Hark! how Cithæron with his earthquake voice
Calls to the utmost shores!
liis adamantine doors!
Cries—« Youth, ve must be men !» And Echo shouts within her rocky tomb,
« Greeks, become Greeks again !» The stone first hroughe, his living tomb to close,
Pausanias' mother piled :
Than sbe did for her child ?
Do cach what each can do!
Strike deep-strike home--strike through! Be wise, be firm, be cautious, yet be bold !
Be brother-truc! be ONE ! I teach but what ibe Phrygian taught of old
Divide, and be undone! Hallow'd in life, in death itself, is he
Who for his country dies; A light, a star, to all futurity
then ! arise!
By earth-and seas-and skies-
Arise! arise! arise!
A VOICE FROM MARATHON,
To breathe the word- Arise!
Let every Greek arise!
Hear my despriring cries!
Arise! arise! arise!
Cpborne by cloudy sighs
Ev'o I-ev'n 1-arise!
Blood should not blind these eyes! -
Weeping-arise! arise ! Hear
groans that heave this burial-field ?-Old Græcia's saviour-band Cry from the dust- « Fight on! nor dare to yield!
Save ye our father-land! « Blunt with your bosom the barbaric spear!
Break it within your breast;
In our immortal rest!»
Cover the land with slaves ?-
Cover it with their graves!
Ye have fought long and well!
Seemd with a storm to swell!
He leap'd upon his throne!
« Another Marathon! »
Heard it with solemn ylee :
Told it from sea to sea!
Broke forth in glorious song!
Thunderd the notes along!
Now rise, or ever fall!
Better not fight at all!
THE GHOST OF MILTIADES.
Ah quoties dubius scriptis erarsit amator! -Ovid.
Tae ghost of Miltiades came at night,
His Lordship said that it took a long time for a moral position to find its way across the Atlantic. He was sorry that its voyage bad been so long.. etc. ---Speech of Lord Dudley and Ward on Colonial Slavery, March 8.
(As we see, in a glass that tells the weather,
Blessings and thanks!» was all he said,
like a nighe-dream, fled!
T' Orier night, after hearing Lord Dudley's oration (A treat that comes once in the year, as May-day
does), I dreamt that I saw-what a strange operation!
A « moral position» shipp'd off for Barbadoes. The whole Bench of Bishops stood by, in grave attitudes,
Packing the article tidy and neat;As their Rev'rences know, that in southerly latitudes
« Moral positions » don't keep very swect. There was Bathurst arranging the custom-house pass; And, to guard the frail package from tousing and
routing, There stood my Lord Eldon, endorsing it « Glass,» Though-as to which side should lie uppermost
doubling. The freight was, however, stow'd safe in the hold; The winds were polite, and the moon look'd ro
mantic, While off in the good slip « the Truth» we were roll'd,
With our ethical cargo, across the Atlantic.
For « the Truth,» at all times but a very slow sailer, Dy friends, near as much as by foes, is delay'd,
And few come aboard bier, though so many hail her. At length, safe arrived, I went through « tare and tret,»
Deliver'd my goods in the primest condition-
« Just arrived, by the Truth,' a new Moral Position ! « The Captain»--herc, started to find myself named
As « the Captain» (a thing which, I own it with pain, I, through life, have avoided), I woke-look'd ashamed
Found I was n't a captain, and dozed off again,
THE TWO BONDSMEN. Woen Joseph, a Bondsman in Egypt, of old,
Shuno'd the wanton embraces of Potiphar's dame, She offer'd him jewels, she offer'd him gold,
But more than all riches he valued his fame. Oh Joseph! thou Bondsman of Greece, can it be That the actions of namesakes so little agree? Greck Scrip is a Potiphar's lady to thee, When with 13 per cent. she embellish'd her charms, Didst thou fiy, honest Josepha? Yes-into her arms. Oh Joseph! dear Joseph! bethiok thee in time, And take a friend's counsel, though tender'd in rhyme. Refund, « honest» Joseph: how great were the shame, If, when posteriority' sits on thy name, They should sternly decree, 'twixt your namesake and
you, That he was the Christian, and thou wert the Jew.
Remote posterity-a favourite word of the present AttorneyGeneral's.
Heaven knows, are the doses you 've taken ;
His nonsense of ether, « well shaken;»
And the twaddle of saintly Lord LORTON;
You've been lectured by Mr Scc. Horron!
Fit subjects for nought but dissection,
To tell them they 've lost his protection!
While your neighbours' damnation you sport on,
To be cut by the Under Sec. HORTON ?
Dick Martin now no plan proposes
To aid the brute part of the nation,
While Members cough and blow their noses,
To drown his most humane oration.
Good Mr Broyden, where art thou,
Most worthy-Chairman of Committees ?
To strip one laurel from thy brow
Would surely be a thousand pities.
'T was a good joke, forsooth, to think
Thou shouldst give up thy kovest winnings,
And thereby own that thou didst wink,
Pure soul! at other people's sinnings."
Where's Holmes, Corruption's ready back, See, passenger, at CROCKFORD's high behest,
Who life and credit both consumes Red coats by blach-legs ousted from their nest,
In whipping in the Treasury pack, The arts of peace o’ermatching reckless war,
And jobbing in committee-rooms ?? And gallant Rouge undone by wily Noir.
I look around-no well-known face
Along the benches meets my eye-
No Member « rises in his place,»
For all have other fish to fry. In an unguarded moment took the Guards;
Not one is left of King and sages, Contrived his neighbours in a trice to drub,
Who lately sat debating here; And did the trick by-turning up a Club.
The crowded hustings now engages 4.
:: Their every hope and every fear. Nullam simile est idem.
Electors, rally to the poll, 'T is strange bow some will differ-some advance
And Lord John Russell never heed : That the Guards' Club-House was pull'd down by chance; Let gold alone your choice control, While some, with juster notions in their mazard,
« The best man's he wbo best can bleed. 93 Stoutly maintain the deed was done by hazard.
But if, too timid, you delay,
(By Bribery Statute held in awe),
Fear nol-there is a ready way
In times like these, when things are high,
And candidates must be well fed,
Your cabbages they 'll freely buy,
Kind souls! at two pounds ten a-head.
Thus may we hope for many a law,
And many a measure most discreet,
When-pure as even the last we saw-
Britain's new Parliament shall meet.
Then haste, ye Candidates, and strive
An M. P. to your names to tack,
And-after July twenty-five-5
Collective wisdom-welcome back!
Mr Brogdeo said « he certainly should not refund the money, bo
cause, by so iloin, he should convict himself.. - See the Repori
Meeting of ibe Proprietors of the Arigna Mining Company. Fred. Robinson no more his skill
· The barefaced system of voting at private bill committees, wit Employs in weaving speeches fair,
out having beard an iota of evidence for or against, forras a dist.
quished feature in the history of the late parliament. The country gentlemen to fill
A maxim which has been pretty well acted on in the ! With promises as thin as air.
4. During the election at Sndbary, four cabbages sold for 1 1. Really the Hon. Member for Montrose should take a little and a plate of gooseberries fetched 251., the sellers w bere ebese are breath; his objections are most fair; and what is wors they are cles were so scarce being voters.. See the Tiroes of Friday Jabe 14 never-ending.. ---See the Chancellor of the Exchequer's speech in re- 3 The day on which the writs are returnable, and the Bew parlia i ply to Mr Hume, Feb. 23, 1826.
ment is to meet pro formui.