Графични страници
PDF файл
ePub

TO THE MANAGER OF THE BRITISCHE PRESS

CORRESPONDENTEN.

[From the British Press, Oct. 10.] SIR, I HAVE arrive two week from Riga, where, and

Petersburg and Mosco, I have hear mutche of Britische liberaltie, gustice, charite, and loyalte believe this thing, becauze I see the height honour of Britische merchand in these citys-Since I come to this countrie, I have mutche cause to dout this true ; and I will say you why-The first curious thing I go to see after the grand churche of Sto Paulo, and Westminister, and the big piller, call Monment, was the convockashon of the merchands of Londre, call common countzel.--Here, as the dictionare teach the word, I found the work very common indeed. They questchon whether to be loyal by dine together or no; and I find they say that dinner in Englonde is good thing (which indeed I do now know) but never befor that it was loyal thing-So mutche Í say to myself for the loyalte of the Britische-I then go to the beautyfull theatre de Covent Jardin, which is indeed the magnificint prove of Englische liberalibe and splendor-How I do stare when I find that the liberal Englische come with all sort of dam din to drive from there stage a beautyfull woman, a foreigner, claiming there proteckshon; and the mos fine singer in the worle-At Petersburg, those the Englische call savage Russ bears, treat her otherways-So mutche I again say to myself for Englische liberalite.

Encore I consider Englische gustice, when I hear that the poor gentleman in blak dress have spent a fortune upon this splendor building, and thai. he have not for lis

money so mutche as underwriter have for insure one cargo from Hollande to Englonde. This is prove by great men in Londre, who sine a paper to say sos and yet Englische gustice will say No, on mere gurmise. N 6

Polt!"

276 FORT LILLO; OR, THE DREAM. Poh! say I, this is Englische gustice. As for English charite and other virtues, I have not yet made the inquire; but if they are like there loyalte, liberalite, and gustice, the Good Father send me safe to Siberia, or Kanschatka. I subscrive myself to you, Sir, who have take a noble part in this questschon (and are I think in my heart a Russ) your very good friend,

De RIGA, Pardonne ny bad Englische; it is good enuff for the : bad subjeck.

FORT LILLO; OR, THE DREAM.

(From the Morning Chronicle, Oct. 11.]
THE anchor's weigh’d, the ship's unmoord,

Borne high upon the sportive billow,
And valiant Chatham safe on board,

Big with the fate of strong Fort Lillo.
Fresh was the breeze, the sails were bent,

The juvial sailors sung twang-dillo;
In state, the warrior sat intent

On the destruction of Fort Lillo.
Night came, and, from the toil of thought,

The Knight repose sought on his pillow;
When Morpheus to his fancy brought

Bergen-op-Zoom and strong Fort Lillo.
For he that day with Curtis din'd,

And both of turtle took their fill O;
Hence, during sleep, his active mind

Still dwelt on vengeance and Fort Lillo.
Before him stood a doctor grave,

In his right hand he held a pill O,
And said, " Take this, thou warrior brave,

And thou shalt conquer strong Fort Lillo."
Eager the pill the hero took,

And thank'd the doctor for his skill O;
When rous'd from sleep by sudden puke,
The doctor vanish'd and Fort Lillo,

Astounded

THE RIVAL MANAGERS.

277

1

Astounded at this dread portent,

He straight conceiv'd the omen ill O,
So order'd home his armament,

And turn'd his back upon Fort Lillo.

O. W. B.

OLD G-E R-E'S NEV MODE OF SWEARING.

[From the same, Oct. 12.]

An oath! I have an oath in heaven!"-SHYLOCK,
SOME people think it very odd

That George so often vows to God;
But what surprises somewhat more,
Ismoften as he vow'd before
He vow'd to God the other day,
In quite a new and different way;
For when he vow'd, in any case
He'd rather keep than leave his place,
''T will be by even foes allow'd
That here old George most truly vow'd;
And when his “ vows to God” are truc,
Such vows, from him, are-truly new.

A QUERY.
George vows to God he loves his place,

And does not wish to leave it;
If George had vow'd a different case,

Would any man believe it?

THE RIVAL MANAGERS.

[From the same.] AT

T Covent Garden, ev'ry night,

Two managers the town delight;
Their names are, I will not dissemble,
Poor John Bull and great John Kemble.
One, in the boxes and the pit,
Displays his vig?rous, native wit;
And one upou the distant stage
Struts, frets, and fumes away his rage,

One

[ocr errors]

278 CONSOLATION FOR NEGLECTED BARDS.

One entertains the ear alone,
With many a liss and many a groan;
And one impairs the aitching sight,
With pantomime's full glare of light.
One deals in uproar and confusion,
And one in scenical illusion.
One boasts his bugle-horns and trumpets;
And one his snug retreats for s
One through the house roars out his raiļlery;
And one appeals to favour'd gallery,
Not rais'd in price, but rais'd more high,
As gods should still be near the sky.
And, last, the one his placards boasts;
And one his Jews and Bow Street hosts.
Betwixt the mummery, sight, and sound
Of these two managers profound,
The geuuine drama seems quite ended,
The senses altogether blended.
Often their partizans unite,
To show their taste, or urge their right;
For mark! when springs the watchman's rattle,
Commences pugilistic battle.
See! see! the well-aim'd blows go round!
See bloody noses nieet the ground !
And eyes, as black as any coal,
Around the pit indignant roll.
These great and notable transactions,
T..ese drainas of the rival factions,
How long, the parts thus oddly cast
How long will the confusion last?
Until High Price chagrin'd retires,

Or pale Monopoly expires.
October 11.

CONSOLATION FOR NEGLECTED BARDS.
IN vain for present fame you wish,

Your person first must be forgotten.
For poets are like stinking fish,
They never shine till they are rotten,

NEW

Cf 279 ) : NEW THEATRE ROYAL, COVENT GARDEN.

[From the Morning Chronicle, Oct. 12.] This present Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1809, will be pre

sented, by an entire New Company of Performers, and not acted these sixty years, a Tragi-Comedy,

CALLED, HOCKLEY IN THE HOLE. Principal characters by Messrs. Mendoza, Belcher, Gregson, Cribb, Will Perry, Harry Lee, Dutch Sam, Solly, Richmond, and Pittone.-To conclude with a Grand Chorus of hired Ruffians, fighting Israelites, and Bow Street Officers.-Preceding the Play, Mr. Ke will recite the celebrated popular Address, called “ Set a Beggar on Horseback, and he will ride to the Dml;" and at the end of the third act he will sing a new comic Song, written and composed expressly for the occasion, entitled,

“ I cring'd and I bow'd till a fortune I made,

Then I bullied my masters, and knock'd up the trade." To which will be added, for the third time, a new Melo-Drama,

CALLED), THE BEAR GARDEN; OR, JOHN BULL BULLIED.

Performers as before. The above Pieces having been received with the most unbounded and reiterated applause, will be repeated every evening until further notice. For the better accommodation of the Public, and to give greater spirit to the Performance, the Stage will in future be reinoved into the centre of the Pit. Boxes 7s. Pit 45. Gallery 2s. Second Gallery IS

To the Public.--Mr. K-e, ever grateful to the kind, indulgent, liberal, and “ most enlightened publie in the world,” for the numerous favours himself and family have been in the habit of receiving for these last twenty-five years; and, anxious only for their amusement, begs leave humbly to state that he has engaged the above Company of capital Performers, at a very considerable expense; and he trusts, that, also

considering

« ПредишнаНапред »