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OUR MISCELLANY. -+-

THE WEIGHT AND THE ROUGH.

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THE WEIGHT AND THE ROUGH. I'm a British working man, I should say an artisan, For there's working men that's lords and wears the Garter; And there's others in degree Far inferior to me; There's the shepherd, and the ploughman, and the carter. I desire to exercise The electoral franchise. As to loyalty there's nobody more sounder. And I fanoy, with respect To the claims of intellect, I'm as good as a small tradesman and ten-pounder. How erroneous you must be To confound that rough with me! 'Tis a proof that you don't practise observation. For I am not a bit like him In the looka or in the trim, Nor his manners, nor his words in conversation. In our clubs and reading-rooms There is nobody presumes To commit in his discourse such gross transgressions Or he soon gets put outside, For it'a what we can't abide For to sit and hear the use of them expressions. If Reform is what we need, We 're accustomed to proceed In the reg'lar way of speech and resolution; Not by breaking down park rails For to get through them there pales, Let within the pale of England's Constitution. Stones and brickbats we dou'6 choose For our instruments to use, Nor break windows for to make a demonstration We don't damage trees and flowers To convince the ruling powers That we ought to have a hand in legislation. 'Taint by hisses, groans, and yells, At the mansions of the swells That the working men expresses their opinions They're entitled to a voice, And to exercise a choice 'Mong the voters of her Majesty's dominions. 'Tis the roughs, half-men, half-boys, Flings the stones and makes the noise; Idle vagabonds, 'tis they breaks down the fences, And the flowers and shrubs destroy, Which the people should enjoy; And I hope two months will bring 'em to their senses.

HE NEVER CALLED AGAIN.

HOW IT STRIKES A CONTEMPORARY.

HOW TO CLEAR THE PARK.

THE COUET.

POLITICAL GOSSIP. --+--