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In one point we venture to believe that Mr. NORTH is at least equal to his model; as the introduction of his talented* and venerable friend Mr. PONSONBY, instead of the Sun-flower, is surely a glorious emendation," as Doctor JOHNSON says, "which places the copyist almost on a level with the original author."
* Talented, an Irish expression, equivalent to the English word clever.
BY T. M. ESQ.
if all those endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly to-day,
Were to change by to-morrow, and fleet in my arms
Like fairy-gifts, fading away!
Thou would'st still be ador'd, as this moment thou art,
And around the dear ruin each wish of my
It is not, while beauty and youth are thine own,
That the fervour and faith of a soul can be known,
But as truly loves on to the close,
As the sun-flower turns on her god, when he sets,
TO P. M-, M. P.
Believe me, when all those ridiculous airs,
Shall vanish by age, and thy well twisted hairs,
Thou wilt still be a goose, as a goose thou hast been,
(Tho' a fop and a fribble no more)
And the world which has laugh'd at the fool of
Will laugh at the fool of three-score.
'Tis not, while you wear a short coat of light brown,
Tight breeches and neckcloth so full
That the absolute blank of a mind can be shown,
Which time will but render more dull;
Oh! the fool, who is truly so, never forgets,
But still fools it on to the close;
AS PONSONBY leaves the debate, when he sets,
THE Hebrew Melody, which is the present object of our imitation, is perhaps the least valuable of Lord Byron's, and our copy will not, we hope, be found at all inferior to the original. We are not at liberty to state by whom it is written, nor are we informed to whom it was addressed.
We are, indeed, inclined, from the internal evidence of the lines themselves, to suppose that they are addressed to a mere imaginary being, and that the poet has amused himself by collecting incongruities, merely to create perplexity; for how can a rat be the son of a Lord? it is a physical impossibility and how can the son of a Lord be a dealer in hats? it is a moral absurdity!-How can a person who is, by law, "Right Honourable," be an "apos