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Ode—Sir W-nW-ms W-nn, to his Soul .me
Billy H–Im—s, Ex M. P.
Mr. Sp-nc-r P—rc—v—1, (no M. P. secundem leges.)
Lord W-nf—rd, (his poem omitted—too broadthe Bishops could not stand it.)
Sir W. W. W—nn, (etherial.)
Two Archbishops, and four Bishops—all Irish; poems omitted—too furious for this publication.
Captain (alias Mr.)J. E. G-rd—n, MYSELF M.P. my Patron-cum plurimis aliis quæ nunc perscribere longum est.
N. B.-Poems by His Grace the Duke of W–11—ngt-n would have appeared in this publication, but the Printer's Devil refused to take the proofs to the Press, on the ground that the Duke's principles were UNCONSTITUTIONAL. The Devil, like the Duke, has lost his place, and will never be employed again!!! Subscriptions for the two D.'s, thankfully received by Capt. J. E. G-rd—n, Lord Roden's Orange dealer.
Mem.-The Marquis of Ch—nd—s and Geo. D—ws-n, are auditors of Captain G-rd-n's accounts,which are all right!
“ PURSUANT to the directions of the Privy Council, I have carefully examined • The Blue Bag; or, Toryana.' I find it a work free from libel or offence, and eminently calculated to benefit the country, by its faithful and accurate delineation of the great Tory patriots of the age.”
TENTERDEN, (1. s.)
“ I have not read The Blue Bag; or, Toryana,' but I always entirely concur in all the opinions of my superiors.”
“ Being directed, by an Order in Council, to examine a work entitled . The Blue Bag; or, Toryana,'after perusing it many times, I had considerable doubts of its character, and I much doubt whether all my doubts are removed. I think it, nevertheless (subject to my doubts), a work full of the spirit of the good old times, and pre-eminently calculated to open the eyes of the people at the next Election, as to the nature of Toryism, and as to the character of its leaders. This little work may render an essential service to the cause of loyalty and genuine religion, and ought to be extensively diffused throughout private families.” Eldon, (l. s.)
“ Pursuant to an Order in Council (marked private and confidential), I hereby declare that the work entitled • The Blue Bag ; or, Toryana,' is a work full of genuine humour and attic wit, and that its spirit and intelligence ought to recommend it to all public bodies and private families."
WYNFORD, (L. s.)
“ I totally differ from the preceding opinions of my learned brethren. I consider • The Blue Bag ; or, Toryana,' to be the vulgar, virulent production of some Union Society, or atrocious Green Bag Conspirators. It is full of personal libel and public slander, totally destitute of wit or power, and therefore likely to prove subversive of the constitution. What it says of my being a sudorific mountain of morphine, is slanderous and false. Nevertheless, as His Majesty's Ex-Ministers conceive that the work is loyal, patriotic, and intelligent, I hereby pronounce it to be a publication of great merit, and one that is pre-eminently calculated to promote the cause of Piety and Virtue, and the best interests of society.”
JAMES SCARLETT, KT.