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REVIEW OF THE BRITISH CORN…

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FASHIONS FOR FEBRUARY. I

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-IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. I

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PICKINGS FROM "PUNCLI."

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PICKINGS FROM "PUNCLI." A PANEGYRIC ON PARLIAMENT. The Papers daily I peruse, Becau3o I wish to learn the news, That up to Last night I may be Informed in current History. The Parliamentary Debites Are quite a feast, which never ateø As tea and toast or morning roll Refresh my frame, so they my said. As full as any et;i5 of meat, I find the intelltctual treat Which every orator affords, Both in the Commons and the Lords The speakers, each one, so condense Their lfuw- of lucid eluq uence, That when I ski u it o'er 1 seem As though I were enjoying cream. How many thoughts in words how few, How many phrases, neat. and new, W h ieh render high conceptions pain, Their speeches brief and terse contain! Their logic, too, is uh, how sound! At once perspicuous and profound. Close to the point they always keep,. Intelligible when most deep. No crotchets any men display In either, House; what sense EARL GREY, Renowned for colonies improved, Falked, the Amendment when he moved. D ISRAELI, too, both just and" i is, How fairly does he oriticise The other party's acts and deeds, And business ne'er with talk impedes. The entlemen from Erin's Isle, The I owers that be wao ne'er revile, The public weal alone in view, Contend but for the glod and truu In every fresh debate I find, Still something to improve my maind The only fault of that good amtf, Is that I never have enough. One runs it through a deal too soon, Sometime before the afternoon All night if members talked away, The papers we could read all day. But if they say their say too fast,, The moro good measures thence ara-passed, Well, therefjre, may we be content With our sententirjus Parliament.

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