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- • • --Inthe-silenee-of-Midnightiwas ,his requiem tolletb
And the annual Herald begins a newtmind,
To wish that-goOd-eheer-aud light hearts-may.,abound.;_____-_,_____
And we know hut one bandovheseinurmnring:voiee
Sounds harsh anklissor.ant with Chose who rejoice, • .
the certain-aged spinsters, that'insorroW -
For :Mother is added, to the years they have
NcW-Year's gift, Sir= ___
Hut Pm not introdueed—Sooth I Meant to be ci;l4 - •
~Myself present-as yam servant—TheDeviL" •
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" Yes Sir—but stay, - . . •
shok confah, before you go'way.„: •
Stop, my dear sir—Ohl I see Your mistake , - -- - •
You Old Harry—Mine ancient namesake
." An nttermistake—l'm much younger thatibe,
'Although in point's minor, we do sometiMes agree.
I was born in some year—though I cannot tell what—
comfit the Bigllible—for 1 have really forgot i •'
And as lor My stock, I ant led to believe,- • •
lam a lineal descendant of grandmother I•lve., -• • ,
• My hoofs are not cloven--no horns on my brow--
.:7,Nor tail-in reversiim cen have I
Ny character is—though I Bay it myself,'•
An honest and peaceful, but li.olickisente ell."
That alters the case—l've a howl of egg-nogg-- •
I've lately forsworn all manner of grog,
And decline, my . dear sir, as excuse I allege
That I yesterday signed the TemPeritnee pledge.
Wellcome iii the'lionse—Sit down 11%4kt - chair, •
, Go an with your story—you talk andi'll hear.
SnmelshOk month ago--I'm beginning my friend, •',
Since allmnst begin, before it can end, ,
- Some ifilort - montliago;fisl faucletiit ride -
I saddled Pegasus and mountevl astride,
Though his wings t•ere ill plumed and I wanted a spur
If I,pricked but one side I knew (other must stir:
Jo note what I saw, a pUrllblio I took,
• • . Since a man is no man, till he ha's written a book;
Nor• mausllous faith—it's a natural thing,
To the Patrons of the ',Carlisle Herald Expositor:'
That :what's in a calf s head, should be bound in '
. I crossed the sea BA: 7 -nor met Witliaught rare -
Unless ti - ehanee mermaid adorning her hair,
Arrived in Old England I kept n lookout • ' •
To see,that I knew my true - %%hereabout,
Jut the air was ao hazy--though mid-day—the 'sun
Seemed nothing so like as a water balloon , •
And I thought---for my throat was sore froMthe • - •
That DI get at "Tim Arms" a warm tankard of grog.
llnt when I gotthere—such a hubbub I ween, : .
Some shouted Victoria—some bellowed The Queen, • • ,
'Hurrah for Prince Albert--quick—run for the nurse—
• I thought it wait Bedlam, orsome place far worse.
Willi think yok'twas for? Nought else by'my head,
7 Thanii-Her-Glorious-Majestylt-wasjust-brought-to bed— ,
I bolte4 outright---determined to go ,
And pay a short visit to Johnny Crtipeau,
I mounted my steed andtavehim lonic rein,
Wait soon within eight of, Notre Le Dame
Just then such n valley of cannon let fly
As alogehead of thunder had burst in the sky
=_-„Peg)- - pr,iekeclup. his ears, na!thoUgh.lie Would:.iay,
InMy humble judgment,. hellholdslfoljday. • ^
Ilon jour Monsieur--What's this? *JO'ne opinpreu&— •.
funeral of Napoleon le' Grand! •
Lr solemn mood I sought the - mourning hill,
• . Dark vel4.t drapekreu - iinined o'er thci*Wall-' .
Whilst fraginnt perfuMe burning censers • shed ' - '
Ainl'briglif yet chastened light shime,mournful per the dead
.The pall•wasliftedfrom the stones, -'• .
- 'And -lo! a heap of filthy, mouldering hones.
• Not conacience, - but my stomach had its iptalns,
overturned a frinr,lng,ing.Alncil '
Rushed from the chamber-411de final- adieu '
Paris; Napoleon, tinil • Johnny Crapeau. - . -
In my next route nought worthy'note befell
• Dejeuned at Rome and' supped at Dardanelles ; '
• Nor midway stopped but once; which was, I think,
Hippocrene; to let Pegasus drink.
When sounds Allah it Allah -from the minaret's top _ •
Down on their.knees all thitlifttl Moslems drop,
In doors or'out; street, gutter, any-Where, • '
That sound proclaims a universal prayer: -
,spoth because I knew not--did not bow--
sinashed my - be - MM. o'er lily pow: '',7l
To this demurring, even though in spoq, -
Trench leave I took full shortly of the Porte.
Stopped next in China, to sce•in ivlint strange sort.,
„My friend - the Celestial held his august Court; . .
I found the Mandarins - hi a might• pother, •
Some counselled this,st, and some the other; •
The EMPerorawore. thatlOletl* he would or not
And like the generals of that famous nation,
l le thought to .stop the dose brproclamation,
_ 1 knew..'twas vain--7vll iii.it.tongent flew,
Of. Persia, teiok tt birds;eye view,
And as . I deep in the crystal wave
Alethought I spied Old Pharaoh's chariot nave,
' However, this I dont assert as fact,.
Lest sonic may, say,theyellow's skull is cracked.
Passed on to Egypt, hen again I stoma
. And looked, end looked, butcould'nt: see the eye,
°Arid it'll was a needle could'ut tell why,
But if it was, about the men of yore
• What inenatrans ineipre;sibles theiwore.
Mountisdanew,l. travelled post to Spain,
Petri nothing straegyand crossed the,sea again: -
Arrived in Texas, dice(' I saw a- crowd.
About a dying man--dying in-his blood.
tasked the,Cause—'-the qUestioned *did not know -
• . "I'll tell you, Sir—:-he trod on my sore toe !"
- I beard, no . more, but streaked it homeward .straight,
-• _ To Bowie-knives, have a mortal hate,
'NON pistol; raple_r, I can 40_, _
•,______BuillawidAnives',lliey're. shocking, I declare,
Zounds ! here I've talked'and,,talked this blesSed while
Nor thought Was New=Years, my goose will surely spoil
" Nay go not yet, here take this vacant seat
For like Old. Tip I've e'er a, ready plate"
With all my.heart, you hold:the maxim true
Whate'er betide, "The DeN shalllave his due."