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I've seen you weep, and could have wept; I've heard you sing, (and might have slept !) Sometimes I hear your chimney swept,
My charming neighbour !
Your pets are mine. Pray what may
Is mute at sunset.
Much she esteems
Of mice she once ate.
Our tastes agree. I dote upon
Fair Virtuoso !
At times an Ariel, cruel-kind,
blind, And whisper low, “She hides behind;
Thou art not lonely.”
By light winds only.
I miss the simple days of yore,
In corner cozy.
But gaze not back for tales like those :
Indeed, farewell to bygone years;
In turn perplex you:
But that might vex you.
At times I've envied, it is true,
And wore a sabre.
Child. Now, is he bound To love my neighbour ?
The bells are ringing. As is meet,
'Twixt tears and laughter :
The old shoe after.
What change in one short afternoon,
Slow rising hither?
O Lady! wan and marvellous !
Sir Toby lived to dine:
Château margot was his fort ;
Of the very first water—and wine.
He had a daughter fair,-
When I am dubbed Lord Mayor. “ The day I don the gown and chain, In Hymen's modern Fetter-Lane
You wed Sir Gobble Grist;
Oh happy Lady Cis!
Such things do happen, here and there,
And who can say they don't ?
“I will, And Beauty says “ I won't!” Sweet Beauty! Sweeter thus by farYoung Goddess of the silver star,
Divinity capricious ! Who would not barter wealth and wig, And pomp and pride and otium dig., For Youth-when“plums” weren't worth a fig
And Venus smiled propitious ?
Unstruck by Cupid's dart!
And Diamonds trumped the Heart !
So rarely pleases Miss ?
No more, perhaps, had Cis.
Or empty–who can say ?
What bard shall dare? Perhaps his nose ?-
A wrinkle ?-here-or there ?-
Or on a single hair.
I know not! But the Parson waited,
Till two o'clock or near ;-
H. CHOLMONDELEY PENNELL.
THE TALENTED MAN.
A LETTER FROM A LADY IN LONDON TO A LADY
EAR Alice ! you'll laugh when you
know it,Last week, at the Duchess's ball,
I danced with the clever new poet, You've heard of him,-Tully St. Paul. Miss Jonquil was perfectly frantic; I wish
had seen Lady Anne ! It really was very romantic,
He is such a talented man!
He came up from Brazen-nose College,
Just caught, as they call it, this spring ; And his head, love, is stuffed full of knowledge
Of every conceivable thing.