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Pope. Mich. Pope. Mich. Raff
You drove your pencil round, and thus-and thus :-
Thou shouldst paint
'Tis the Pope.
What hast done?
This takes my fancy much.
So, who art thou?
Ha ! and who is he?
Some drawings, which your holiness
Ay, and slow to live.
He hath a liberal fancy.
:-even the Great One comes in terror
Pope. Mich. Pope. Mich.
A mountain riven—a palace sack'd—a town
A vision comes which has no shape;
But thou must dream
What wilt thou paint,-a World ?
Make it fresh and fair:
I'll make it bare.
Still earth should bloom ?
Right ! 'Twill grow and blossom.
Um! Must there be a woman?
Mich. Raff: Mich. Raff.
• See his picture. « Dominus Deus formavit hominem ex solo terræ."
- no more.
After his birth, indeed, sve may have wrought ..
And tempted Raffaelle's goddess soon to sin.
Alas! he fell,
Peril, and passion which no joy can quench,
Shall 1 paint all this truly
Why notThes; Pope. Do as thou wilt. Man’s life is full of troubles, : Mich.
It is a pillar writ on every side
With fiery figures. Shall we shew them all"9, 1974,18 mm ': Pope. No: the first fall,
+ 1917 no
Yes, the fierce moral.it: "1
Shall blast the dreams of millions.
What is this? Raff.
Ay, the Judgement.
In the middle, near the top, shall stand
With Hell,- for Hell is horror, link'd to pain. -
Thou dost bewitch my flesh to ice.
Thy figures haunt me, like Disease.
When I am disenchanted-
SKETCHES OF THE IRISH BAR.-NO, VIII.
Serjeant Goold. The French Revolution had scarcely burst upon the world, and its portentous incidents were still the daily subject of universal astonishment or dismay, when there arose in the metropolis of Ireland a young gentleman, who, feeling jealous of the unrivalled importance which the Continental phenomenon was enjoying, resolved to start in his own person as an opposition-wonder. He had some of the qualifications and all the ambitious self-dependence befitting so arduous a project. Nature and fortane had been extremely kind to him. He was of a respectable and wealthy family. His face was handsome; his person small, but symmetrical and elastic, and peculiarly adapted to the performance of certain bodily feats which he subsequently achieved. As to bis general endowments, he was, upon his own showing, a fac-simile of the admirable Crichton. He announced himself as an adept in every known department of human learning, from the prophetic revelations of judicial astrology, and the more obsolete mysteries of magic lore, up to the lightest productions of the amatory muse of France. He professed to speak every living language (except the Irish) as fluently and correctly as if he had been a native-born. He played, sung, danced, fenced, and rode with more skill and spirit than the masters of those respective arts who had presumed to teach him. He had a deep sense of the value of so many combined perfections, and acted under the persuasion that he was called upon to amaze the world. His friends, who had perceived that beneath his incomprehensible aspirations there lurked the elements of a clever man, recommended the Bar as a profession in which with industry, and his 10,0001., for he inherited about as much, and a rising religion, for he was a Protestant, he might fairly hope to gratify their ambition, if not his own. He assented ;- and submitted to pass through the preliminary forms-rather, however, under the idea, that at some future period it might suit his views to accept the chancellorship of Ireland, than with any imme. diate intention of squandering his youthful energies upon so inglorious a vocation. He felt that he was destined for higher things, and proceeded to assert his claims. He never appeared abroad but in a costly suit of the most persuasive cut, and glowing with bright and various tints. He set up an imposing phaëton, in which with Kitty Cut-adash, of fascinating memory, and then the reigning illegitimate belle of Dublin, by his side, he scoured through streets and squares with the brilliancy and rapidity of an optical illusion. He entertained his friends, the choicest spirits about town, with dinners, such as bachelor never gave before- dishes so satisfying and scientific, as to fill not only the stomach, but the mind-claret, such as few even of the Irish bishops could procure, and champaigne of vivacity exampled only by his own. He furnished his stable with a stud of racers; and if Í am rightly informed, he still, half-laughing, half-wondering at his former self, recalls the times when mounted upon a favourite thoroughbred, and Aaming in a pink-satin jockey-dress, he distanced every competitor, and bore away the Curragh cup. I have spoken of his dancing. Tradition asserts that it was not confined to ball-rooms. I am told VOL. X. NO, XXXVIII.
that at the private theatre in Fishamble-street, a place in those days of
Upon his reappearance in Ireland, our prodigy, exulting in the fame of his Continental exploits, was about to commence a new course of wonders in his native land, when an unforeseen occurrence in the form of a dishonoured check upon his banker came to
-repress his noble rage And freeze the genial current of his soul. He discovered that he was a ruined man. The patrimonial ten thousand pounds which had given an eclut to all he did, had vanished. The road to glory still lay before him, but he was without a guinea in his pocket to pay the travelling expenses. In this emergency there were three courses open to him—to cut his throat—to sell his soul to the Protestant ascendancy-or to be honest and industrious, and ply at his profession. He chose the last-and (the most wonderous thing in his wonderful career) it came to pass, that notwithstanding the many apparent disqualifications under which he started, he rose, and not slowly, to an eminence which no one but himself, would have ventured to predict. He is now “ quantum mutatus ab illo," a very able and distinguished person at the Irish Bar, Mr. Serjeant Goold. And if I have ushered in my notice of this gentleman with an allusion to the freaks of his youth, of which after all I may have received an exaggerated