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dict them, because they are merely personal, whereas the others in some degree concern the reader,
You will oblige me by complying with my request of contradiction. I assure you that I know nothing of the works in question; and have the honour to be (as the correspondents to magazines say) - your constant reader,” and very obedient humble servant, Venice, June 1819. 50
TO LORD BYRON.
Would squeeze a lemon in your pap.
At vinegar how danced your eyes, i !! Start
Before your lips or words could utter ; * And oft the dame, to hush your cries, me te buis
Strewd wormwood on your bread and butter. 7
And when in childhood's frolic hour, toko se
You'd have a garland for your hair, moto se The nettle bloom'd a chosen flower,
And native thistle flourish'd there; ' ..
For sugar plumbs you ne'er did pine;
Your teeth no sweetmeats ever hurt;
And bitter almonds your desert.
Mustard, however strong the sort is, in modo
Could draw no moisture from your eye; - seos, Nor gall, nor even aqua-fortis, . vigns, it is Could ever set your face awry. In this worst
- mbl.it. For those Thus train'd a satirist, your mind ... "
Soon caught the bitter, sharp, and sour, all And all their various power combin'd, volte! ;
Produced CHILDE HAROLD and the GIAOUR." ;
PETITION OF THE YOUNG LADIES TO DR. MOYSE,
LATE LECTURER ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL HISTORY: - Sisih.17 vi!!
Dear Doctor, let it not transpirę, : ",
But now, dear Doctor, not to flatter, two? There is a most important matter, in mi custo!
A matter which you never touch on i!3 bra idust
Deny us not, dear Doctor Moyse !
der Their necks-into the marriage halter Then leave us to ourselves with these, We'll turn and rule them as we please.
Dear Doctor, if you grant our wishes, .--103 We promise you-five hundred kisses ;
And, rather than the affair be blundered,
. ANONYMOUS. }
THE PRETENDED POWER OF WITCHCRAFT OVER
One of the vain and groundless pretensions of the ancient professors of sorcery and witchcraft was, that they could raise, controul, and dispose of the winds. Thus Medea says,
– Ventos abigoque vocoque. Ov. Met. vii. The witches in Macbeth converse to the same effect:
Ist. Witch. A sailor's wife had chesnuts in her lap,
And mouncht, and mouncht, and mouncht; give me, quoth I.
l'll do—I'll dn--and I'll do.
And the very points they blow,
The fourth verse is an heroic of ten syllables, as appears from the three preceding ones'; wherefore it ought to be reformed,
Her husband's t' Aleppo, master o' the Tyger. T' Aleppo, is the same as to Aleppo gone ; and somebody that did not relish the ellipsis, hath wrongfully inserted gone. Thus, above, you have the like ellipsis, for the sake of the metre, give me, for give me some ; but what is most material in this case, the verb of motion is very often omitted in such phrases.
Malc. I'll to England. He t
Macb. II. 5.
Mach. U. 6. 91
Come, we'll to sleep.
Macb. III. 5.
Henry VIII. 1. See also King Lear, I. II. III.
In short, the brevity of dialogue and conversation has produced a thousand examples of this ellipsis, not only in this, but others also of our stage authors. It is very common in other writers likewise.
The three next verses consist of eight syllables, and therefore we should read,