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Tho' I sit and vote with Peter Moore,
Since all hope's past;
Tho' I win from those who cough'd before,
A cheer at last;
So sweet a cheer
I ne'er shall hear
From Opposition throats,
Moved the Committee of Supply,
On Ordnance votes !*
Oh! never shall from memory fleet
Still fancy haunts the envied seat
* Mr. Calcraft was Clerk of the Ordnance in the Talents' administration, and moved the Ordnance estimates.
+ The Ordnance Office in Palace-yard.
R. Ward, Esq. M. P. for Haslemere, and now Clerk of the Ordnance.-E.
"Twas odour fled
As soon as shed;
'Twas morning's winged dream; 'Twas a light, that ne'er can shine again On life's dull stream;
Oh! 'twas light that ne'er can shine again On life's dull stream.
I triumph'd there
And touch'd but half the pay!
But oh !-I ne'er may touch it more
For half a-day;
Alas! I ne'er may touch it more
WE to-day present our readers with one of Lord BYRON'S Hebrew Melodies, which for vigour of language, ease of versification, and magnificence of idea, is one of the most admirable lyric compositions in modern poetry. Anxious, however, to fulfil our engagement with the public, we have not feared to enter the lists even with this excellent performance, and we trust that our " Debate on the Navy Estimates" will not be found unworthy our model. We are not authorised, much as we admire his work, to state the imitator's name; but, from the ingenuous diffidence which such a silence implies, many of our read