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I won't compare you to the spring. Sighs more precious far than gold,
Nor summer, yet in golden hue; Neither to be bought nor fold; Nor morning clouds, on milk white Lips and cheeks of vernal hues, wing,
Nods, and smiles, and fort adieus ; Nor noontide clouds of heavenly Dreams as light as summer air, blue ;
Valentines when linnets pair."
Now she's coy and now she's kind, Nor winter yet, of stars untold, Then, as fickle as the wind ;
That sparkle in her snowy vest; Talks of nunnbries and beadsYet, when I feel the piercing cold, What a life a lover leads!
'Tis not so cold as Bridgel's breast.
Then I'll compare you to the snow,
Connaugbi. Oh, may the fimile bold good!
CONNAUGHT, long fom'd for pe
Wiih many a Mac, and many an Fair Bridget, listen to my train,
0, Though you should even flight it; The darling pride of high and I know the power of verse is vain,
low; Though love should e'en indite it. And if united in one race,
Make way and give O Mac that If you should turn your ear aside,
place, And flout my faithful numbers, What do ye think? ye sons of Remember, vengeance waits on pride, eartb, And vengeance only lumbers. Who place no price, alas ! on
birth, Remember, beauty will decay, Whose fouls are all absorb'd in At best a short-liv'd lower ;
gains, And when it fades and dies away, If you thould visit these dear plains, ! Then, Bridget, where's your You'd be be despild and so ye power?
should, For I myself can boast some blood. Say, Connaught, fam'd for woods
and waters, Can I forget thy lovely daughters
As straight as any solar beam, To these I shall beg leave to add the As pure as auy limpid stream; following:
With snowy neck and coal-black
· And breasts as fost as yielding air ; The Life a Lover leads. There Cupid should reside alone,
There Venus should erect her throne;
There Mars would find a body \"LEASING hopes and chilling
guard, · fears,
And ev'ry glorious deed a bard; balmed in truc-love There hospitality resides,
There pleaty flows in copious rides; The Anti-popery Club at Fitzpatrick's. There Bacchus shews his honeft
IN our last number we passed by And ibere chafte Dian wings the unnoticed the aggregate meeting of chase.
the Catholics of Dublin, held in WilWhere'er I chance to roam by day, liam-ftreet, on the 19th of January: In Connaught let me pass th We did so because it was NOT THEN night ;
our wish to expose to our AntiThere let me modulate the lay, Carholic enemies and neiglı bouis, the There let the muse take het last petty cabal and the bad views of the flight.
few leaders who acted as the moving. springs of that meeting.- As Cacho. lics we felt indignant at the uomanly,
the head-hiding manner in which a IF Thaddeus Ruddy could not peer and his compeers skulked togePajot his passion in all the glow of ther, not daring to give public notice Petrach, it was at least as warm and to their fellow-citizens or with mean. as pure ; and if Bridget was not so er arrogance willing to exclude them beautiful as Laura, she was at least as from a deliberation on their own cruel : poets, in truth, are seldom rights. We should have still prefuccessful in love ; the haughty fair served this prudent Glence, had not keldom yselds to the “ concord of those bad men fince developed their sweet sounds ;” and our bard may selfish principles, and tully proved to be added to the number of those who their brethren the rosterness of the have sung, bnt fung in vain; for patriotism which they affect to poffefs. Bridget gave her hand to a young We confels that we always doubted man, that found a powerful advocate the political integrity of men who in a large herd of iwine, and a lock once teceded from the great and au. of sheep. I could not learn how the guft Catholic body; we luspected they poet bore this severe stroke; it appears, were merely the MISCALLED CATHO. bowever, that he found consolation LIC partizans of a party from whoni in religion, the never failing balm of they expected for themselves wealth i bleeding heart! The battles be- and power, by becoming good servile tween the Danes and the Irish have tools for misplacing by their clamour, furnished the poets of boih coun- the opposers of that party; we surtries with fruitful themes, particularly mised that they were willing to be. the latter. As the song of Dearg is come at any time, the convenient one of the most popular of these bal- hand-stones of an opposition to be lads, especially in the West of Ireland, Aung at the Pitt, and since the NoI have attempted a literal translation POPERY MINISTRY. But never did of it, but must confels that it is not we think that a single spark of love an easy task to catch the spirit of the of Courty animated their public conoriginal, as it was undoubtedly com- duct. When every reverence for visa posed in mooients propitious to po- tue has fled the heart, we often see etry, and is allowed by the best the ruffian still wear its clothing to judges of the original to be the most hide bis deformity, and postess a fenhappy effusion of any that now re. sibility for fame that would seem to main of Thaddeus Ruddy, whole mne- proceed from worth itself; a daftardmory will be dear to the few who ly shame prevents our PS EUDO-CAbave auy taste for productions of this THOLIC PATRIOTS from becoming kind.
declared apoftates; they wilh to be (Anecdotes of eminent Periens.)
considered considered as adhering to the religion Sir John Throckmorton or Sir Jerome of their anc:itors whiist they divest Fitż patrick. We are of opinion that themselves of those principles for feffion after semlon petitions should inwhich their ancesters died. For our cuffanlly affail the linperial Parliapart we conceive the character of the ment, but we are not of opinion that Butlers and the Kavanaghs, far more those pelicions should be foftened to praise-worthy than that of Lord Fin. the acceptance of the No POPERY gal, who, it feeins, has at length dif- MEN, by a derilicon of the principles covered that he can retain the nanie which in the worlt of times has inade of a Catholic, and at the iame time that religion out-live the ravages of sellsche privileges of the Irish Hier. the gibbet and the sword. We thould archy to the British King. It was be but feeble advocates of liberry, if the opinion of some of the wifeft we did not participate in the widelyaniong the Catholics these few years diffused detellation of Navery, which pait, that the men who appeared io pervades every true Irish breast; if we be at the head of their meetings, with did not ardeutly long for the day very few exceptions, would, in their which is to dawn on our freedom, thirst for power, endeavour to niake which is to appear for the poor, hum. emancipation palatable to Englishmen, bled, oppressed Irishman, with a by new-modelling the Irish Church. brighter fun than he had seen for The club existing and organizing at centuries. With this profession of our Fitzpatrick's, has verified those lure , opinion and holding in contemptuous picions and the time is now come for hatred those who would, even for denouncing to the people the worst emancipation, Ihrink an jota from the enemies they have. As a real patri- tenets or privileges of their religion; otic Irish print, the Irish Magazine we beg the reader to attend us thro' will uphold to the much abuted and a detail of facts, and a delineation of blinded Catholics, the black picture characters, that will fully enable him of political machination against their to judge rightly of the men who mereligion, in which a number of power. nace the safety of the Irish Catholic hunting agitators, calling themselves church, and who arrogate to them. the natural representatives of the lelves the right of dictating to their Irish Catholics, prominently present brethren, themselves. We with that the body From the period of Mr. Perceval's which never thinks, should not be led and his junto's promotion to the first away with passions artfully blown up offices of the state to the beginning of by infiduous selfish courtiers. We the year 1808, Ireland wore a gloomy, with not to see our de serving, long fearful aspect. They succeeded hopersecuted fellow countrymen, the nelter men than themselves, and they dupes of designing men, whose impulse fat in their places. high and mighty is not their country's love but avarice keepers of the king's con'cience, with or anbilion. We are actuated by no bigotry on one side, and Qrong mea: party or private motive, but with ho- fures on the other. The political neft indignation, we mean to hunt furies carried the mace before them, into day and execration every hypo No Polery was in their months, and be Critical brawling adventurer, who venom of Alps was ander their lips. would make a watch-word of liberty, The wand of peace and benevolence whilst he conspires to give a death fell to the earth, and the scepire of blow to that religion, against which persecution, red and reeking with no perfecution could pievail. Let no Irish blood, seemed to be taken up one mistake our principles we are again. Englard lilt a convuilion, Culliolics, but not luch Catholics as and the wordt passions of human na
jure were excited for the worst pure by him the place of meeting was not poses of poliucal men. Ireland law hinted at. By chance, however, we the change and trembled, with pie had the good fortune to learn that it festimental horror, Her own guar- was to be at the Exhibition Room, dian genius deferted ber, and over her and we attended. The OLD SECE. th:inking head the beheld all the ter- DER came in with pomp, and, as if tors of the INSURRECTION BILL the acknowledged head of the Irish Lung:
people, in other words, the Irish Calo this state of sullen quiet and tholics, he arrogantly took the chair dreadful expectancy did the Catholics WITHOUT BEING CALLED TO IT. continue for near ten noths, unul Perhaps this was determined at Frize froan the cautio us conduct of the ex- Patrick's ; if lo, it was “ SECUNDUM ecutive they were convinced that the ORDINEM,” and why should we poor pre teoded religious and moral princi- plebeans think it an indignity. Count ples with wliich the present govern- Dalton was prevailed on to offer a remeot went into office, were put on, solution, “That the present was a fit merely to serv: a purpose and to adapt and proper time to send a petition to themselves to the confciencious feel. Parliament ;" and immediately Mr. irgs of a . i tuous, fcrupulous Monarch Jobn Byrne, one of the natural repreAi lengib the public mind (wbich in lentatives of the Irish people, for whole Ireland is Catholic) began to rile from convenience Lord Gormanstown was the low level 10 which it had been to be absent two hours on account of sunk, and to more in its usual pio- family misfortune, stood up and in an grctive mode to the allertion of its infiammatory Speech seconded the mosigbis. The place-hunters perceive tion, 'Tis a pity that we should país ing this inclination in the body to this man by in a hurry. He apes which they NOMINALLY belong, patriotism, but his mimicry is bad, and feized the propitious opportunity, and every one sees the ignorant Dives, The OLD SECEDER, Lord Fingal, with who pants after a title. This genfoole who would be Lords, and with tleman, we are assured, was for an others wbo would be Piace-men, stole exclusive meeting and for keeping out together to Fitz-Patrick's, and there what he called the Mob, that is, all held a CABINET COUNCIL, at which the Wbil y-selling, and Tea selling, and our best friend, the real old hiih Ca- Wine-sliing, and Clotb-felling tellows, tholic, the true patriotic Irishınan, Mr. who Thould dare to intrude themKeogh, did not aitend, nor one of those selves to hear the speech which Mr. who were in the habit of thinking with Byrne was to make. Mr.Byrne wishes biin. He disdained the dishonourable to be called a patriot ; but the citi. confederacy, and he suffered the OLD zens of Dublin will be astonsihed to SECEDER 10 walk by himself, with hear that this fame Mr. Byrne would all bis minions af. er him None of the not ride in an Irish carriage ; that he Viiluous, independent citizens ( f D.). vould not walk in Irish boots; and Tin knew of inis meeling Tue mio that he would not wear an Irish-made quies oí it were never published. In coat. 'Tis the spirit of patriotism five or fix days after, the news-papers lurely, which a cuales him in acting told us that such a meeting took place, thus ; 'tis a desire to encourage Irish ard that an aggregate affembly was manufactures. determined on for the 19 h of Janu To speak seriously, we cannot help ary. This information we might be expressing our disgull when we see an lieve or might not; there was no re- illiierate, purse-proud upllari, daring quisition; no secretary summoned the 10 direct the affairs of luch a body as public; all depended on the faith of ibe Catholics of Ireland, when we fee ibc editor of a news paper, and evertheleesoffocietythussiling to the surface
and forgetting the lowliness of its Like another Goliah did he ftife the original situation, appear in all the voice of the modest Clinch. Such qualities and consequence of virtue was the terrific aspect with which he and talent.
advanced to the change. Such the Asier Mr. Byrne had made his long bustle of his tremendous form with and elaborate speech, which enviled which he attually fought his way to a him to a conspicuous post in the news. pre-eminent standing place. Such the papers, we had the real satisfaction of treatning altitude in wbich he beharing the eloquent exertions of an gan his POPULAR HAR ANGUE, that O'Connor againıt the shameful man- we feared much for the BONES of the ner in which the Catholics had been mild and Glenced man who had spoke dealt with. The Catholics should before him. Mr. O'Connell brawled
have listened to him ; He came before a great deal about slavery aad chains, - them with all the dignity of a great about the pious Mr.Percival, the poetical
Irish name, and with all the conse. Mr. Canning, and Lord Caltereagh. quence of the oldest Irish family. He He summoned up all the common disdained the meanness of the pre- place which everyagitator finds conve. tended patriots, and he deprecated nient to use, when he wishes to throw the cowardly, the unmaniy conduct of reason off its guard by calling up the the men who endeavoured to steal a pasions, and to infuse in the unwatchmeeting on their fellow-citizens. He ed and heated moment the poison of begged a week's delay, not that he was his own opinions. Mr. O'Connell against the petition ; but that an op. was successfull, and must have been portunity might be given to all the gratified as far as exulting halloos, Catholics to attend. He was followed clapping of hands and clamorous plailon the fame side by Councellor Clinch, dits could make hiin. And oh! the whole various talents and copious sweet expectancy of reading in the learning should have entitled hiin to newspapers the overflowings of his to the respect even of his enemies.- own eloquence. Mr. O'Connell too, The dilplay of eloquence which all proposed his resolution, and Mr. expected from M. Clinch, raised the Randle Mac Donnell also had his refears of the OLD SECeder's minions, solution, and Counsellor O'Gorinan, and immediately his voice was drowned bad a resolu'ion, and the rest junto by overwhelming cries of " Question, who were ambitious of being confi. quullion :" there peals of clamour deied leaders by the people, brought were immediately hullied to filerce, up the rear as fecnders to the worihy when ine Puii'y Orator made his ap- movers. One gentleinan was heard to pearance. We could perceive a man exclaim by those aboui him, when the whom we wilhed to rze in a better noiion of thanks was made to Mr. ftation, urging the favourile orator to Hay the recretary, “'Tis I who ami ftep forward. He was the humble to lecond that motion, don't forget holder of Nir. O'Connell's coar, and Sir, shai I am the secondcr."...Poor we suppose he thought himsell digo: ellow bow he longed to be in prist. fied by touching the hem of his gar. Ai length Lord Gormanstown, who ment. He will noi in pity mention for Mr. Byrne's convenience was to be this man's naine. We saw him the ablent two hours on account of fami: companion of better men. Even the ly visfortune, came and finished the night before the meeting zwe know business of the day, by taking the that he promised to act a pait diffe. chair, whilst his own minions were rent from that of Mr. O'Connell's pilling a role of thanks to the old coat-holder. Will we be permitted SzCEDER: to make a very few remarks on the conneried orator of the Seceders party: