Utopia found: an apology for Irish absentees, by an absentee, residing in Bath [E. Mangin].

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Page 12 - The birds their quire apply ; airs, vernal airs, Breathing the smell of field and grove, attune The trembling leaves, while universal Pan, Knit with the Graces and the Hours in dance, Led on the eternal Spring.
Page 15 - Flowers worthy of Paradise, which not nice Art In beds and curious knots, but Nature boon Pour'd forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain...
Page 81 - CHRONICLE? [Aug. .17.] SIR, . ...... T HAVE for a long time suffered greatly by the in•*• justice of mankind; crimes and follies have been alleged against me by the very persons who asserted my innocence and my wisdom ; and the reward of approbation has been withheld by those who in the same breath have confessed that my conduct was meritorious. Permit me humbly to specify a few of the grievances I have, thus far, patiently endured ; and while, Sir, you cannot fail to observe the strange and...
Page 32 - War, policy, and other contingent circumstances, may effectually place men, at different times, in different points of view, but, When we follow them into their retirements, where no lisguise is necessary, we are most likely to see them in their i true state, and may best judge of their natural dispositions.
Page 53 - ... Bless me from that most poignant of all afflictions ! an affliction to which every man, from the prince down to the subject, is liable. Bless me" Here Mr Fuller was interrupted by a loud laugh, not very creditable to the laughers. "Gentlemen," he continued, " I feel for my king and my country ! I never gave a vote against my conscience ! I say it on my oath. Now, let you who laugh at me say as much. It may be ridiculous, gentlemen, but I say, whoever rats now and runs away, may the honourable...
Page 55 - It is not to be supposed that even a single instance of the kind would be left unimproved by the wits at Brooks's. The Morning Chronicle came out with a long array of epigrams upon this tempting subject. Here is one in which the Prime Minister is supposed to address his colleague — " I cannot see the Speaker, Hal ; can you?" — " Not see the Speaker? — hang it, I see two !" In July of this year we find Mr. Pitt give his mother an account, probably far too favourable, of his health. " Holwood,...
Page 76 - No Minister will ever find In Dublin town, or Cork, My equal of the turnspit kind, To do his filthy work. " How can they say that nature Gave me a sterile brain ! For though a tiresome Prater, I did not prate in vain : When Royalty was peck'd at, Did I refuse to bark j And was I not selected To worry Mrs.
Page 84 - Heard Doctor D — g — n make a polite speech in favour of toleration ; and Observed Mr. Secretary C— k— r embarrassed by modesty. Of being dead and alive .at the same moment. Of wishing die failure of the Petition for Catholic Emancipation.
Page 75 - My tongue I wag no longer, No naval news indite— An ousted Borough-monger Is but a sorry sight ! No Minister will ever find In Dublin town, or Cork, My equal of the turnspit kind, To do his filthy work. " How can they say that nature...
Page 82 - ... in one of the columns of your valuable Journal. So various are the charges brought against me, and so numerous the instances of neglect and malignity I have experienced, that I must resign all idea of methodical arrangement in drawing up this appeal, and rely on your candour to forgive the confused and desultory air which my letter must necessarily assume. Without further preface, I proceed to inform you that I stand accused Of being in the secrets of Buonaparte, and of...

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