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the taste thore than doubtful We cannot,
however, leave these examples of misapplied
Parody without quoting by far the best speci-
men we have met with—namely,
land's Te Deum," by Sir Charles Hanbury
Williams. A form of words consecrated for
centuries to religious uses, and in which men
have poured forth praise and thanksgiving to
their Maker, cannot be parodied without
wounding feelings deserving of respect, and
shocking hallowed associations, and herein
we deem this and all other parodies on such
subjects misplaced and inexcusable; but Sir
Charles was a wit and a man of fashion of the
early part of the last century, and we may be
thankful for so clever a specimen of his comic
powers, which will as well bear quotation as
the following:

“We complain of Thee, O King, we acknowledge Thee to be an Hanoverian.

"All Hungary doth worship Thee, the Captain Everlasting,

“ To Thee all Placemen cry aloud, the House of Lords and all the Courtiers therein.

“ To Thee, Carteret and Bath continually do cry.

“ Warlike, warlike, warlike Captain General of the Armies ! Brunswick and Lunenburgh are full of the brightness of our coin.

“ The venal companies of Peers praise Thee.

" The goodly fellowship of Ministers praise Thee.

“ The noble Army of Hanoverians praise Thee.

“ The Holy Bench of Bishops throughout the land doth acknowledge Thee.

“ Thine honourable, true, and steady son.

“O King, spare thy people of England.
“ And now squeeze thy people of Hanover.
“Govern them as Thou hast governed us,

And. confine them to their turnips for ever.
Day by Day we sing ballads unto Thee.
“ And we bawl against Hanover, ever world

without end. “Vouchsafe, O King, to keep us this year

without thy Hanoverians.

“ The Lord have mercy upon us; the Lord have mercy upon us.

“O King, let thy Mercy lighten our Taxes, as our credit should be in Thee," "Parony!

Westinmster Review,

NBH White

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PAUL DE LA ROCHE, Pinxt.

A. H. JOCELYN, Sculp. HOW THEY ARE WRITTEN AND HOW THEY ARE NOT

WRITTEN

A LYRIC AND NATIONAL STUDY FOR THE TIMES

WITH A LETTER TO THE SATURDAY REVIEW.

BY

RICHARD GRANT WHITE

NEW YORK:
RUDD & CARLETON, 130 GRAND STREET.

LONDON: SAMPSON LOW, Son & Co.

MDCCC LXII.

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