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Perhaps, Sir, the following Gilpin account of a Dublin favourite, may suit

your Magazine.

Yours, &c.


This Poem is most humbly dedicated 10 a cerlain Club in W-11-m-Street, " JOHN * * was a citizen

If some inherent principle, ir of credit and renown,

First pointed not the way. " A corporation man was he • Of famous Dublin towr," Away then with this doubted point

'Tis folly fit for fools, I'd like to tell John's pedigree, Full sure I am that Dogs are bred, But no one knows his sire ;

E'en in our Chiurler Schools. His mother's name was Sally B.-From right good Wexford-Shire. -But let me take a sweeping leap,

Quite o’er John's boyish days, Historians tell a curious tale,

And if the chasm's ne'er filled up, That when in mamma's womb, 'Twon't injure much his praise. She dreamt one night, in horrid fright A Dog from her would come. Lo! see him now at man's estate ;

Oh ! transformation strange-
This dream prophetic Madain B.- He's robed in fleece of City state-
With superstition believed,

How came he by the change.
And tho' bold Joho had but two legs
She was not much deceived. His nature good, true to its kind

Possessed a happy trick;
For John like any dog could bark, Which taught him each great man he

And canine fangs had be,
And then he had as brazen snout All Spanicl-like to lick.
As could with bull-dog be

He had another custom too,
But madain's dream was typical Place-worthy in these times;
Of figurative kind,

His own poor country to, bedaub
For John a strict resemblance bore With false-impured crinies;
To any dog in mind.

Besides whenever he could catch
Des Cartes may say dogs have no souls A papist by the coat,
But let hiin stand aloof,

With pois'nonis fang he'd bite, and yelp
That he was surely in tire wrong With Cerberean ihroar.
Bold John I think is proof.

These were the arts which Johnny used For how could any animal

Joined to his honest trade, His wicked antics play,




Of howling murd'rous deeds in print, The God now left hiin in the lurch He thus bis fortune made.

- And he fell down the hill, Full many a tinse at Quarter tense,

Three years in penitence he spent,
I've gone to W-11-m-Street,

He fusted and he pray'd
To bear good john give loyal tongue, 'Twas loss of bone caused all this lent,
To all the pack who'd meet.

For better times he pray'd,
He'd tell of many a popish plot, Some say the statute has no ears,
Gains goodly church and state;

And that his Godship's dumb
What tubs of loyal blood were spilt, But I must think John's p.ayers were.
In early times and late,


For better days have come. lfe'er be stopt at boggling pause ; Ob! approbation's roar,

Let John then sing LONG LIVE THE What joy to hear from hundreds threey: And big-puuuched twenty four.

And CHARLEY too the BOLD,
Then Vigour walked his lusty round,

For he has got his bone again,
Each caught his neighbour's fire ;

And in the fastest huld.t
Each form shook its pond'rous mole
With anti-popish ire.

Agaiu too he may loudly bark,

And run his wonted rig,
Al noddal as our hero spake

For let what minister come in
-Then took a pioch of snuff,

He need not care a fig.
Declaring as the box went round

His bone is sweet as it is meet,
The papists got enough.

Which son and he may pick,
A neat petition next dress'd up No Hardy more can make him sore,
Without a blot or flaw,

Tho' pupists he should lick. In due respect defending church

Was sent to Mr. S. 0! What was Johnny's inward joy Such joy no longue can tell,

Epitaph on a Voted Wrestler. When thus he saw his fiery speech Light up so very well.

VAIN all the honours of my brow,

Victorious wreaths, farewell !
But ah, where will I get a muse, One trip from Death has laid me low,
To whine in song of woe ;

By whom stich numbers fell,
John's exit from the Cus---m House, Soill bravely I'll dispute the prize,
Which from the speech did now, Nor yield, though out of breath ;

'Tis but a fall...of yet shall rise.
Jahn pleased the men of orange well,

And even vanquish Death.
Bur little Hardy star'd
And swore, since other folks were licked,
That John should not be spared.

lege-Green, which Jolin and his friends

unnually torship.
So 'spite of all his labours past,
Aind piety to Bill, *

+ John's new bone was given him by There is a God of that name in Col. Patent.

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“ MARY,” A DOGGREL POEM. She sigh'd for poor" Connor's," decease,

For sorrow she scarcely drew breath, The Subject of the following liule Porn, She hung down her beautiful face,

was a pour beautiful Creature in the Then sunk in the arms of death. County of Neuth, who lost her father. I press'd her cold frame to my breast, by the Rebellion of 1798. His me-, tūnchoty Death such a shock to My heart it was ready to break,

gare her scnses that she became insane, and I crvd, when I put her to rest, in a short time fell a victim to her.

Thy cause I shall never forsuke." madness.

" The wretches whọ broke thy poor

heart, THE rain bad descended in torrents, Shall all be in their turn,

The foods had immensely increas'd, and soon shall be made to regret, A wind which no mortal could bear, The day when they caused thee to Swept rapidly over the waste,

Then Erin remember the day ; Poor Mary appear'd from afar,

* * * H. M. To wander a maniac wide, For Mary had long been resolv'd Ne'er to visit where mortals abide,

Extempore Translation of the two first The cold it was piercingly sharp,

lines of Congrede's Mourning Bride, The night hover'd over the earth,

by the late Dr. Barrett. Of joy, and of ev'ry thing joyful, Music hath' charms to soothe the si. There seemed a lanieniable dearth,

vage breast,

To soften rocks or bend the knotred oak. The rain had dishevellid her hair,

Barbara dulcisono mitescunt pectora The wind had disorder'd her dress,

cantų And e'en her still beautiful face, Told plainly poor Mary's distress,

Flečtuntur rupes, nodosaque flectitur


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Those eyes that by nature were sweet,
And look'd so endearing on all,

A volume of Barrington's poetry bas Now swell’d, and with madness reptete, been published in Botany Bay, the proTold wildly poor Mary's sad fall, fors of which are to be applied to chari.

table purposes. His prologue on open. She seem'd, as she wander'd along, ing the Theatre in that colony is de.

Quite heedless of ev'ry thing round, servedly admired, as abounding in many And singing ber innocent song,

happy hits and apposite allusions-it Passid carelessly o'er the wei ground, contains the following lines ;

We're patriots true, før be it under. Poor Mary,” thought I, and I strolled, stood, Admiring the beautiful '

maid, “ We left our country for our country's 'Till coming to where the Boyne rollid,

She saw where her father was laid. 6. A verdure luxuriant appcar’d,”

On two young and beautiful Sisters who Where the corpse of her father was

were drowned together at Sea in u plac'd

Storm.. By the late Dr. Dunkin. The wild flowers there she had reard, Whal to the faithless ocean now is due?

« Displayed the poor maniac's taste.'She gave one Kenus, but has token two.



CATHOLIC meetings have taken am convinceci that an entire and per, place in almost all the Counties of fect co-operation of all his Majesty's Minster, Leinster and Connaught. subjects, enjoying equal rights and The Catholics of Kilkenny deserve privileges

, gives us the best security for particular praise for the manner in resisting the power of the foreign shich they have acred for themselves. enemy. They have shewn a sensible and pa- I have the honour to be, with matriotic example to their Catholic tel. ny thanks for your letter, dear Sir, low-countrymen, by adopting a sepa• your very obedient humble servant. rate petition. ?Tis evident that the

CLIFdex: country should not be tied by the Dub. P. Byrne, Esq. lin aristocracy. The Kilkenny gentlemen have seen into the views of the

FROM THE RIGHT HON, HENRY place-hunters, and title-hunters, and

GRATTAN. have shaped their conduct by this knowledge.-- We are told that their

London March. 7, 1808. petition is drawn up with peculiar MY DEAR SIR, energy and spirir.

I was favoured with your letter, containing a resolution, unanimously

voted by a meeting of the Roman Ca. THE secretary of the Catholic com. tholics of the County and City of Kil. mittee in Kilkenny, Mr. P. Byrne, has kenny, expressing their approbation of received the following letters, in an

my services. swer to the vote of thanks passed una. In answer to which, I beg to return nimously at the general meeting of the to you and to them iny warm and corCatholics of that County and City on dial thanks-assuring them, at the the 7th day of February last.

same time, that I consider, with an un

altered and unalterable conviction, the FROM THE RT.HON, LORD VISCOUNT privileges which they seek inseparable

from the interest of the country, and

founded at once both in policy and London, Feb. 29th, 1808.

justice.- I am dear Sir, your very faith

ful and huinble servant. I have had the honour of receiving

HENRY GRATTAN. şour letter of the 19th, inclosing the P. Byrne, Esy. resolutions of the Catholic meeting, held at Kilkenny on the 17th.

FROM THE HON. F. C. PONSONBY. I beg through you to return my best thanks to those most respectable

Dublin, March, 7, 1808. persons who have been pleased to ap- Sir, prove of my conduct-and to assure I am concerned that the letter which them that I shall continue to use every (by the direction of the Catholics of exertion in my power to obtain the re- the County and City of Kilkenny, as. peal of the Penal Code operating sembled at the Tholsel on the 17th of against the Catholics exclusively:-1 February last, you did me the honour hold it to be a question as much affect- of writing, should this day only have ing Irish Protestants as Irish Catholics, reached me. I lose, not, however, a and in fact Englishmen equally-for I monient in requesting you to express,




to that most respectable body, my very SOME say that an old woman is paid grateful thanks for the high hogour a large salary in England for dreaming ibey have conferred upon me-


on affairs of state. We know that to assure then, that although very few there is such a custom in Iceland. opportunities of evincing my attachment to their interest have hitherto presented

THE critics think that there was no themselves I nevertheles presume to

need of a blind boy on :he Dublin stage hope that the Catholics of Ireland as there were blind men enough there will ever find me anxious to meet their before, wishes, and to the best of my ability forward their views. I have the ho- CAN any correspondent inform us nour to be, Sir, your most obedient whether the author of the FAMILIAR humble servant.

EPISTLES has departed this life or not. P. Byrne, Esq. ci F. PONSONBY. If he is still amongst the quick, how can

his Genius have patience to be so long LIBERALITY seems to be making idle. Surely if he renewed his critic great strides ainong the Protestant no. labours, he might expect a very plenbility and gentry of Ireland. We tiful harvest at Crow-Street. think that they consult their interest as well as the gratification of every ho- A CHARITABLE citizen told nourable feeling by their coming for- a friend of his the other day, that a ward in behalf of their brethren, poor woman having sent him word that

she was dead, he gave the only guinea exford Cutholics

he had about him for her funeral exIT seems that the aristocratic spirit pences, so conspicuous amongst the Catholics of Dublin has reached to the County The UNION OF STRENGTH AND of Wexford. Dr. R-, brother to Grace. The following advertisement Mr. Fox's correspondent, with a Mr. of a Methodist Grocer appeared some Redd, would not suffer a meet., time since in an English newspaper.ing to take place there for the purpose “ Wanted a porter who fears the Lord of sending a petition to Parliament. and can carry three hundred weight. Shame on the spirited inhabitants of Wexford.

Anecdote of Thomas Paine.

THIS extraordinary man, so distin. 'TIS thought the Cannings, the guished for his infidelity and republiCastlereaghs and the Percivals will not can principles, after his escape from stand out the two discussions on the thie harids of Robespierre, returned to questions of Catholic emancipation, America, sitting one day at Evans's and peace. We hope that an attempt Hotel in Baltimore, over his favourite, to repeal the union act, may make up a bottle of Brandy. A gentleman oba trio.

served how fortunately he preserved

his life from his British and French zne. SIR Arthur Wellesly is labonring mies-Thomas replied, “ Providence hard for an extension of patronage to protects, bui I know, I do not owe the Irish goveroment by new modelo my life to the prayers of priests, or to ling our city police. All the sober the friendship of kings; patience, a citizens, who hate the din of war, will good constitution, and plenty of this, we imagine emigrate beyond the eight laying his hand on the bottle, will bear mile ciicle.-Land will soon be pretty amran through an age of difficulties." brigh a: zlat distance.

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