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Should his speeches e'er resemble

Those which you have heard from me

Well the Government might tremble

Two such orators to see.

All my jokes-you know but too well-
All my dulness-none can know—
But our common hopes to do well,
Wither-if you treat me so.

All our confidence is shaken,

One may come, but many go; By METHUEN join'd-by LEECH forsakenE'en BANKES begins to smoke us now.

But 'tis done-debates are idle-
Speeches from me are vainer still;
And Members whom no places bridle
Must play the truant, when they will.

Then fare ye well!-thus disunited

Like you was never party seen

Nor coughed and quizzed-and sneered-and

slighted,

Like me has any leader been.

ENGLISH MELODIES.

No. VI.

THE following original Song has been sent to us from Nottingham :-It seems to be in praise of the worthy Member* for that Town. We wish the Correspondent who has been so good as to transmit it had intimated the Air to which it is to be sung; it could not fail to become popular.

* John Smith, Esq. seems about this time to have taken more part than usual in the proceedings of the House of Commons.-E

I.

While every tongue,

Both old and young,

From Penzance to Penrith,

Is hymning PAUL,

Will no one call

Their thoughts to Handsome SMITH.

II.

Taste, wit, and sense

Without pretence

Though PAUL be furnish'd with:

They scarcely are

Above the par

Of those of Handsome SMITH.

III.

Wise Nature chalks

Them different walks;

Through Piccadilly's width Though PAUL may stride, Yet gay Cheapside

Exults in Handsome SMITH.

IV.

Tho' FLOOD's the pride
Of Slaney's tide,

And FINLAY of the Nith;

Old Father Thames

A triumph claims

O'er both, in Handsome SMITH.

V.

With blooming grace

He decks his face,

And smiles to shew his teeth;

And old three-score

Ne'er saw before

A Beau like Handsome SMITH.

VI.

Surpassing, sure,

Both MONCK and MOORE,

In eloquence and pith;

The charms combin'd,

Of form and mind,

Unite in Handsome SMITH.

VII.

Then Britain-round

From Plymouth Sound,

Even up to Pentland Frith,

Her voice should raise,

And sing the praise

Of Wise and Handsome SMITH.

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