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SIMILE AGIT IN SIMILE.
BY VINCENT BOURNE.
Christatus, pictisque ad Thaida Psittacus alis,
Missus ab Eoo munus amante venit. Avcillis mandat primam formare loquelam,
Archididascaliæ dat sibi Thais opus.
Basia, quæ docilis molle refingit Avis.
Integrat auditos articulatque conos.
Psittace ini pulcher, reddit alumnus Heræ. Jamque canit, ridet, deciesque ægrotat in hora,
Et vocat ancillas nomine quainque suo. Multaque scurratur mendax, & multa jocatur,
Et lepido populum detmet augurio. Nunc tremulumilladet Fratrern, qui suspicit, & Pol!
Carvalis, quisquis te docct, inquit, Homo est; Argute nunc stridet anùs argntolus instar;
Respicit, & nebulo es, qui quis es, inquis Anus. Quando fuit melior Tyro, meliorve Magistra!
Quando duo ingeniis tam coiere pares ! Ardua discenti nulla est, res nulla docenti
Ardua; cum doceat Fæmina, discat Aris.
IV. THE PARROT.
TRANSLATION OF THE ABOVE.
By many a billow tost;
As Poil can master it;
1II. Sweet Poll! his doating mistress cries, Sweet Poll! the mimic bird replies,
And calls aloud for sack. She next instructs him in the kiss; 'Tis now a little one, like Miss;
And now a hearty smack.
At first he aims at what he hears;
Just catches at the sound;
But soon articulates aloud,
And stuns the neighbours round.
A querulous old woman's voice
He scolds and gives the lie.
Poor Poll is like to die!
The language and the tone,
We think them tedious creatures.s.
And women are the teachers.
John GILPIN was a citizen
Of credit and renown,
Of famous London town.
John Gilpin's spouse said to her dear,
Though wedded we have been
No holiday have seen.
Tomorrow is our wedding day,
And we will then repair
All in a chaise and pair.
My sister, and my sister's child,
Myself and children three,
On horseback after we.
He soon replied, I do admire
Of womankind but one,
Therefore it shall be done.
I am a linen-draper bold,
As all the world doth know, And my good friend the calender
Will lend bis horse to go.
Quoth Mrs. Gilpin, That's well said;
And for that wine is dear,
Which is both bright and clear..
John Gilpin kissed his loving wife;
O'erjoyed was he to find
She had a frugal mind..
The morning came, the chaise was brought,
But yet was not allowed
Should say that she was proud.
So three doors off the chaise was stayed,
Where they did all get in;