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OF THE WORKS OF

ENGLISH AND AMERICAN AUTHORS,

COLLECTED AND ANNOTATED BY

WALTER HAMILTON,

Fellow of the Royal Geographical, and Royal Historical Societies ;
Author of A History of National Patriotic Songs,A Memoir of George Cruikshank,

The Poets Laureate of England," The Æsthetic Movement in England," etc.

“I have here only made a Nosegay of culled Flowers, and have brought little more

of my own than the band which ties them.”

VOLUME V.

CONTAINING PARODIES OF

Thomas Gray's "Elegy in a Country Churchyard,"

AND OTHER POEMS.
WILLIAM COWPER. WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.
S. T. COLERIDGE. M. G. LEWIS. LEIGH HUNT.

LORD MACAULAY.
W. M. PRAED. W. M. THACKERAY. LORD LYTTON.
P. B. Shelley. Mrs. Browning. The Ingoldsby Legends.
J. ADDISON. W. COLLINS. S. ROGERS. E. WALLER.
NATIONAL SONGS OF THE UNITED STATES.

MODERN AMERICAN POETS.
SONGS OF THE CIVIL WAR. ,

REEVES & TURNER, 196, STRAND, LONDON, W.C.

1888.

INTRODUCTION.

VOLUME V.

HE completion of the Fifth Volume of this collection of Parodies affords me an

opportunity of acknowledging many acts of courtesy shown by gentlemen who take an interest in the subject.

They have appreciated the importance of making the collection complete, and

reliable as a book of reference on Parody and Burlesque, and by the information they have sent, have assisted me to carry out my design so far as it has gone.

In some few cases the difficulty of finding the authors has prevented me from obtaining their permission to insert their poems, but in every instance due acknowledgment has been made.

No trouble has been spared to obtain every parody worth quoting, to trace every poem to its original source, and to give the Authors' names, wherever they could be ascertained.

Without the assistance of the Authors themselves it would have been impossible to collect and verify such a mass of information, and my thanks are especially due to the following gentlemen, either for permission to reprint their parodies, or for other literary assistance in the compilation of the work: E. B. Anstee, Cuthbert Bede, (Rev. E. Bradley,) F. W. Crawford, T. F. Dillon-Croker, J. G. Dalton (of Boston, U.S.) F. B. Doveton, James Gordon, F.S.A., J. H. Ingram, J. Brodie-Innes, John Lane, Rev. H. C. Leonard, J. M. Lowry, A. W. Mackenzie, F. B. Perkins (of San Francisco, U.S.) Walter Parke, Edward Simpson, G. R. Sims, T. H. Smith, (of Chicago, U.S.) Edward Walford, M.A., C. H. Waring, and Edmund H. Yates.

Not only has their friendly aid cheered my labors, but it has encouraged me to hope for equally valuable assistance during the publication of the Sixth Volume, which will deal principally with the works of living poets, or with the poems of those who have only recently passed away.

WALTER HAMILTON,

57, Gauden Road, Clapham, S.W.

December, 1888.

INDEX.

The Authors of the original poems are arranged in alphabetical order; the titles of the original poems are printed in italics, followed by the Parodies. The

Authors of the Parodies are named in italics.

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Rev. Richard Harris Barham. THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS ...

Misadventures at Margate...
The Vulgar Little Boy ...
Misadventures at the Mansion House. Truth...
The Little Vulgar (Scotch) Boy. Punch. 1881
Sixty Years after. The Globe 1887...
The Little Bulgar Boy. Punch. 1885

The Boy and the Bear Punch. 1887 ... The Jackdaw of Rheims. 1837...

The Story of the Latest Curse. Truth. 1888... The Execution

The Frolics of Boreas ...
A Parliamentary Legend ...
The Lord of Intrigue. 1876.
The Devil's Billiard Match. Rare Bits
A Row in the Upper Circles. Judy. 1880 ...
The Enchanted Net. Mirth & Metre. 1855...
Handy Jack. Punch. 1882 ...
The Cardinal's Hat. Ipsedixit. 1851 ...
Temptation of the Good St. Gladstone. 1886
The Roll Scroll of the Odd Volumes. 1888...

Mrs. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Contradictory statements as to her birth ... ... Mr. Ingram's final settlement of the date

229 Mrs. Browning's personal appearance

229 The Cry of the Children

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The Wail of the Children. Punch. 1884 ...
The Bitter Cry of Agriculture. J. D. Beeston... 230
Church or Stage, The Referee. 1884 .. 231
Down East. Edmund H. Yates ...

231 Gwendoline. Echo Club Papers, Bayard Taylor 232 A Tool of Trade ...

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The Origin of Pan. Harry Furniss
The Rhyme of Sir Launcelot Bogle...
The Spirit of Mrs. Browning to her husband.

From Strange Visitors. New York. 1869...

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Samuel TAYLOR COLERIDGE-continued.
The Prolix Orator. 1849 ...
The Rime of the Ancient Alderman. In V.

Parts. Shirley Brooks. 1855 ...
The Ancient Mariner, or the Deceived Husband
Classical versus Modern. 1869 ...
New Version of Ancient Mariner. W. J.

Wiegand .... ... ... ..
The Rime of the Modern Shipowner. 1873...
The Fight of the Fifth of November. 1874 ...
The Rime of the Ancient Premier. 1875 ...
The Rime of ye Ancient Dowager. 1876.

(On Henry Irving in Othello) ...
The Wedding Guest's Version. 1878
The Rhyme of the Ancient Blue. 1881
The Rime of the Potent Minister. 1882
Our Regimental Mess. E. Oliver ...
An American Version. 1885 ...
The Admiralty Goose. 1885
The Rime of the Antient Missionere. 1886
Ye Ancient Father Thames. Truth Competi-

tion Parodies. 1884 ... ...
The Lay of the Modern Millinere. 1886 ...
The Ancient Philosopher. W. J. Prowse. 1868
The Rime of the Ancient Waggonere. 1819...
The Cockney Mariner. G. A. à Beckett. 1846
The Rime of the New-made Baccalere. 1841...
The Wise Men of Gotham. T. L. Peacock ...
It was an Ancient Marriager. 1885... ...
The Rime of the Ancient Statesman. 1874 ...
The Birmingham Speech, by W. E. G. 1880...
The Rime of the Ancient Rinking Man. 1876
The Meeting of the Justices. 1867 ...

The Ancient Story (Tichborne case)...
Love

The Power of Science. J. B. Stephens. 1880
To a Young Ass. 1794

Playhouse Musings. Rejected Addresses. 1812
Kubla Khan.

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan

In Hungerford did some wise man. 1844 ...
Christabel.. 1797 ...

Continuation by Dr. Maginn. 1819
The Dream. Warreniana. 1824 ...
A Parody of Christabelle. The Dejeuné. 1820
Christobell, a Gothic Tale. 1815 ...
Geraldine, a sequel to Christabel. Martin F.

Tupper. 1838 ... ... ...
Christabel, continued. Eliza Stewart. 1841...
Christabess, by $. T. Colebritche. 1816 ...
Isabelle. James Hogg. 1816 ...
The Cherub. 1816
Chrystabelle; or, the Rose without a Thorn.

Edmund Falconer. 1860
Notes of other Parodies of Christabel
A Vision. Thomas Moore. 1826 ...

Fragment of a Vision. William Maginn. 1821
The Devil's Progress on Earth ...

The Devil's Walk, variously ascribed to Pro-

fessor Porson, Robert Southey, and to S. T.

Coleridge ... ...
Various Imitations .
Satan Reformer. 1832 ...
The Devil's Drive. Lord Byron ...
Death's Walk. 1832 ...
The Printer's Devil's Work. 1832 ...
The Devil's Dream. The Hornet. 1871
The Devil's Politics. 1878

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William Cowper.
The Diverting History of John Gilpin. 1782. ...

Mrs. Gilpin riding to Edmonton ...
The Hisicry of Moore's Life of Byron. 1831...
A Ballad for all True Sportsmen. 1845.

“Prince Albert is a Sportsman Bold” ...
The Political John Gilpin. (George Bentinck)
The new John Gilpid. (Sir Robert Peel.) 1846
The Modern Peeping Tom. (Viscount

Ranelagh). 1868
The Railway Gilpin ...

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The Diverting History of Tom Tucker. 1831
John Gilpin's Voyage to Vauxball. 1885 ...
Davy Jones. B. de Burgh. 1823 ... ...
John Gilpin in Latin
The Connaught Rangers. 1876 ...
Paudy and the Mormon. J. H. Turner. 1878
Burbaban's Defeat. 1863
The Modern Gilpin, or the adventures of John

Oldstock. 1838 ... ...
The Rose ...

Cowper's first draft of the poem ...
My Uniform, by a Volunteer in 1860
April, or the new hat. c. S. Calverley
The Rink had been washed. A. W. Mackenzie

The Rose and the Buckets. 1812 ...
To Mary

Mary Anderson. 1883 ... .
The Negro's Complaint

On the Death of the Princess of Wales. 1819
Bishop Philpott's Complaint. 1833
Lord Grey's Complaint. 1834 ... .
Jumbo's Jeremiad. 1882 ... ... ...
The School Boy's Complaint ...

Farewell to the Camp. "Shirley Brooks. 1853
I am Monarch of all I survey"

Verses supposed to have been written by

LEIGH HUNT.
"I am tenant of nine-feet by four"...
Verses ascribed to the Duke of Wellington ...
The Monarch of all they survey. By a Rail-

way Director. 1845 ...
Verses ascribed to William Smith O'Brien.
The original song of Robinson Crusoe. 1848
Ballad of the Exeter Arcade Beadle. 1848 ...
A Savage Parody. 1867 ...
Lines by the “ Head of the Family.” 1871...
“ She is Monarch of all she surveys.1874
Enforced Solitude. 1874 ...
Verses ascribed to Dr. Ė V. Kenealy. 1875
The Frozen-out Fox Hunter. The World. 1879

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William COWPER-continued.
The Lay of the New Ameer. 1879
Ex-King Cetewayo's Lament. 1879
I am "Cock of the Walk." F. B. Doveton
The Griffia's Lament. 1880 ...
The Parvenu. 1882 ...
Lawn Tennis. A. W. Mackenzie. 1883 ...
On the Annexation of New Guinea. 1883
Soliloquy by a Disgusted Dandy. 1883
Verses by Salisbury Selkirk. 1884...
The Tortures of Tourists. 1885 ....
The Limited “Monarch.” 1885 ...
A song for Mr. Joseph Chamberlain. 1886...
The Lament of the Sportive M.P. 1886 ...
Verses by Sir Charles Warren. 1887 ...
Lines supposed to be written by Robinson

Crusoe. C. M. Fanshawe
A Riddle by William Cowper. 1806 ...

The Answer
" Bless my Heart, how Cold it is”.

Thomas Gray.
An Elegy wrote in a Country Church-yard. 1751...
A Reprint of the first edition, and

history of the poem.
An Evening contemplation in a College. 1753

John Duncombe, M.A. ...
The Nunnery, an Elegy ...
Elegy on “The Guardian outwitted.” 1764...
An Epitaph on a certain Poet
An Elegy in Covent Garden. 1777 ..
An Elegy in Westminster Hall ...
An Elegy written in St. Stephens. 1784 ...
Elegy written in a Grub street Garret. 1789...
Elegy written in bartlemy Fair. 1810 ...
Elegy written in Drury Lane Theatre. 1818 ...
Elegy written at a Christmas Feast. 1803 ...
Elegiac Stanzas written in a London Alley ...
Elegy on the Last of the Lotteries ...
Elegy written in King's Bench Prison. 1821...

by A Minor.
Epitaph on a late Administration. 181 ...
An Elegy in a London Churchyard. 1799 ...
Nightly Thoughts in the Temple. 1806 ...
Nocturnal Contemplations in Barham Downs

Camp. 1806 ...
Elegy on a Pair of Breeches. T. Brand. 1818
Elegy written in a College Library. 1824 ...
Elegy on the Death of Bow Fair. 1823 ...
The Long Vacation, 1823
Lucubrations in an Apothecary's shop
Elegy on Sir Francis Burdett, M.P. 1811
Elegy addressed to a little Attorney. ` 1819
Elegy written in the Long Vacation. 1831
The Woes of Change. T. Dibdin. 1832
The Gambler. 1832 ...
Dry Goods : A Manchester Elegy. 1833 ...
Meditations on Barry's New Houses of Parlia-

ment. 1844 ... ... ...
Elegy in a London Theatre. 1843 ...
Night Thoughts. Albert Smith (3) 1848 ...
Elegy in a London Churchyard. 1849

, Diogenes. 1853
Elegy on a Betting office. 1853 ...
Elegy written in a Railway Station. 1853 ...
Elegy written near a Suburban Station House.
A Lunatic Parody. Fun. 1865 ...
Elegy written in the House of Commons. 1867
An Elegy on Cremation. 1875

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Lament of the Eminent One. (H. Irving).

The Figaro, 1875 ...
Elegy written in Rotten Row. 1876
Elegy written in a Country Skating Rink. 1877
Cremorne: An Elegy. 1878
Circuit Elegy. By Lord Chelmsford. 1881...
Elegy on a favourite Washerwoman. 1882 ...
Gray's Elegy in an Irish Prison. 1882 ...
The S.K. Ring's Requiem. 1886 ... ...
Parnell-egy in Westminster Palace. 1887 ...
Epitaph on “ The Pic-Nic.” 1803...
Epitaph on a noted Highwayman. 1806
A Political Parody, The British Press. 1812
Elegy in St Stephen's Chapel. 1809 ...
Elegy for “ The Mirror." . 1825 ...
Elegy written in a Town Church-yard. 1885
Elegy in Newall's Buildings
The Scales ...
Lord Grey's Elegy. 1881...
A Perversion ...
The Author
Pensive in a Bone Yard. 1885
Imitations of “The Elegy"
A Supplement to Gray's “Elegy.” 1823
The Foundlings. An Elegy. 1763
An Evening Contemplation in a French

Prison. 1809 ...
An Elegy written under a Gallows. 1768 ...
Lord Mayor's Day. A Mock Elegy. 1786 ...
Elegy written at Bristol Hot Wells. 1789 ...
Elegy written in Poet's Corner. 1803 ...
The Nunnery
Elegy written on a Field of Battle. 1818 ...
Elegy written in a City Churchyard. 1848...
Translations of “ The Elegy " ...
"The Elegy” in French ...
Articles and Notes on “The Elegy"
Legs in Tattersall's yard. 1828 ...
An Elegy on the Departed Season 1867 ...
“ The Elegy” in Latin ...
An Imitation of the “Elegy." By a Sailor
Elegy in Newgate. The Satirist. 1810
Elegy written in the Temple Gardens, by Mr.

Justice Hayes ...
Elegy written in a Ball Room. W. Maginn
The Elegy “travestied.” The Umpire. 1888
“ Wimbledon,” an Elegy. July 1888. E. B.

Anstee, L. R. B. ...
Parody in The Court of Session Garland by
Colin Maclaurin ... ...

INDEX TO FIRST LINES.
The Curfeu tolls the knell of parting Day
The Curfew tolls the hour of closing gates ...
Retirement's hour proclaims the tolling Bell
The shrill bell rings the knell of “ Curtain rise"
St. Paul's proclaims the solemn midnight hour
The Courts are shut-departed every Judge...
Gazettes now toll the melancholy knell ...
Now sinks the sun within the azure main
The clock bell tolls the hour of early day ...
The prompter rings the lofty curtain down ...
The clock proclaims the welcome dinner hour
The watchman drawls the hour of dawning day
The Chancellor has passed the stern decree
The turnkey rings the bell for shutting out...
The surly crier rings his nightly knell
Great Tom now sounds the close of busy day
St. Dunstan's bells proclaim departing day...

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The moon slow setting sends a parting ray ... ...

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