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OUR LETTER BOX. ♦—

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OUR LETTER BOX. ♦— To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin. SIR,-Your correspondent, Edward Caudle," may rest assured that I shall not be deterred by his silly twaddle, fcom my solemn determination t put down that Incarnation of Humbug, called The Abergavenny Cymreigyddion Society. Let him understand also, that no artifice, however ingeniously contrived, shall inveigle me into a quarrel with the respectable tradesmen of Abergavenny. I have no dispute with them. nor they with me. I never gave them the lie, as alleged by Caudle, and rathee would [ lose my right hand, than wilfully pen one syllable iojunous to their characters, or offensive to their feelings. I have always avowed that the object of my attack, is the single individual to whom Caudle alludes. That individual," in his career of diplomacy, may, for any thing I know, have propered to his heart's content; but God forbid that I should be jealous of him or his honours. It is my sole ambition to enjoy the good opinion and good wishes of my neighbours. 1 cannot say with Mawworm-" 1 likes to be despised I have, somewhere, read of a rich noble who bought up, for the intended amusement of his friends, all the figures and' paraphernalia of Punch's Theatre. There were passed to him the Grotesque Majesty of Punch and Judy. and little Pug, and the hangman and the gallows but the wit, and the humour and the manual dexterity, remained with the Showman. So Caudle treats us with his "Judy," but wheie is the mirth in- spiring Genuis of a Jerrold ? Nothing can be more stale, flat, and udprojitable," than a good joke in the hands of a Bunglar. Caudle boasts of the encouragement given by the Cym- reigyddion Society, to the manufacture of Welsh flannel. I have taken some pains to ascertain the extent of the society's bounty, in favour of the poor artisan, and I find it amounts to the enormous sum of £0. Os. Od.! Such generosity needs no comment. Caudle asks me, with the most affecting pathos, if I can look with indifference upon the Welsh M. S. Society. Upon my life I can, and with a reasonable portion of contempt also, if it be necessary. This society is a chip of the same block as the Cymreigyddion, and open to similar objection. The drollest part of Caudle's letter is that in which lie gravely attributes, to the Cymreigyddion Society of Aberga- venny, the Celtic researches of Professor Schultz and Dr. Mayer. I have not the honour to be acquainted with either of those learned Thebans but I will undertake to affirm that they know no more of the Abergavenny Cymreigyddion, than of the man in the moon. I have no time, nor inclination, to follow Caudle through the poetical rapsody, with which he concludes his letter but 1 can teach him one line,worth all the poetry thft Cambria ever produced. "An honest man's the noblest work of God." I am, sir, your obedient servant, "A GENTLEMAN OF THE PRINCIPALITY."

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