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And then he always thinks, his temper's such,
The work too little, and the pay too much."*
Yet, grumbler as he is, so kind and hearty,

That when his mortal foe was on the floor,

And past the power to harm his quiet more, Poor John had well nigh wept for Buonaparte! Such was the wight whom Solimaun salam'd,— "And who are you," John answer'd, " and be d-d?”

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XVI.

"A stranger, come to see the happiest man,So, Seignior, all avouch,-in Frangistan."+"Happy? my tenants breaking on my hand, Unstock'd my pastures, and untill'd my land; Sugar and rum a drug, and mice and moths The sole consumers of my good broad-clothsHappy?-why, cursed war and racking tax Have left us searcely raiment to our backs." "In that case, Seignior, I may take my leave; I came to ask a favour-but I grieve”. "Favour?” said John, and eyed the Sultaun hard, "It's my belief you came to break the yardBut, stay, you look like some poor foreign sinner; Take that, to buy yourself a shirt and dinner.". With that he chuck'd a guinea at his head; But, with due dignity, the Sultaun said,"Permit me, sir, your bounty to decline; A shirt indeed I seek, but none of thine. Seignior, I kiss your hands, so fare you well." And John said," Kiss my breech, and go to hell!"

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Now found the woman, as he said, a neighbour, Who look'd to the main chance, declined no labour, Loved a long grace and spoke a northern jargon, And was dd close in making of a bargain.

XVIII.

The Sultaun enter'd, and he made his leg,
And with decorum curtsied sister Peg;
(She loved a book, and knew a thing or two,
And guess'd at once with whom she had to do)
She bade him "sit into the fire," and took
Her dram, her cake, her kebbock, from the nook;
Asked him " about the news from eastern parts;
And of her absent bairns, puir Highland hearts!
If peace brought down the price of tea and pepper,
And if the nitmugs were grown ony cheaper ;-
Were there nae speerings of our Mungo Park-
Ye'll be the gentleman that wants the sark?
If ye wad buy a web o' auld wife's spinning,
I'll warrant ye it's a weel-wearing linen."

XIX.

Then up got Peg, and round the house 'gan scuttle,
In search of goods her customer to nail,
Until the Sultaun strain'd his princely throttle,

And hollowed,—“ Maʼam, that is not what I ail. Pray, are you happy, ma'am, in this snug glen ?" "Happy?" said Peg, "What for d'ye want to ken?— Besides, just think upon this by-gane year,

Grain wadna pay the yoking o' the pleugh." "What say you to the present?"-" Meal's sae dear, To mak their brose my bairns have scarce aneugh." The devil take the shirt," said Solimaun, "I think my quest will end as it began. Farewell, ma'am; nay, no ceremony, I beg". "Ye'll no be for the linen then?" said Peg.

XX.

Now, for the land of verdant Erin
The Sultaun's royal bark is steering,
The emerald isle, where honest Paddy dwells,
The cousin of John Bull, as story tells.

For a long space had John, with words of thunder,
Hard looks, and harder knocks, kept Paddy under,
Till the poor lad, like boy that's flogg'd unduly,
Had gotten somewhat restive and unruly.
Hard was his lot and lodging you'll allow,
A wigwam that would hardly serve a sow;
His landlord, and of middlemen two brace,
Had screw'd his rent up-to the starving place;

His garment was a top-coat, and an old one,
His meal was a potatoe, and a cold one;
But still for fun or frolic, and all that,
In the round world was not the match of Pat.

XXI.
The Sultaun saw him on a holiday,
Which is with Paddy still a jolly day:
When mass is ended, and his load of sins
Confess'd, and Mother Church hath from her binns
Dealt forth a bonus of imputed merit,
Then is Pat's time for fancy, whim, and spirit ;
To jest, to sing, to caper fair and free,
And dance as light as leaf upon the tree!
46 By Mahomet," said Sultaun Solimaun,
"That ragged fellow is our very man!
Rush in and seize him-do not do him hurt,
But, will he nill he, let me have his shirt!”

XXII.

Shilela their plan was well nigh after baulking,
(Much less provocation will set it a-walking,)
But the odds that foil'd Hercules foil'd Paddy Whack;
They seized, and they floor'd, and they stripp'd him—Alack
Ub-bubboo! Paddy had nota shirt to his back !!!
And the King disappointed, with sorrow and shame,
Went back to Serendib as sad as he came.

Christened {Males 12,281 in all,

Females

The LONDON GENERAL BILL of

CHRISTENINGS and BURIALS from December 13, 1814, to Decembèr 12, 1815.

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23,404
Died under 2 years 5200 | 20 and 80, 1425 | 60 and 70,
Between 2 and 5
1916 30 and 40, 1824 70 and 80, 1221
870 40 and 50, 2075 80 and 90, 674
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67 Small Pox

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Bile
Bleeding
Bursten & Rupture 34 Imposthume
Cancer..
88 Inflammation
Chicken Pox
2 Influenza
Childbed
232 Jaundice ....
Colds
16 Lethargy
Colick, Gripes, &c. 26 Livergrown
Consumption 4210 Lumbago

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4 Mortification
87 Palpitation of the
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792 Palsy
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958 St Vitus's Dance
1 Teeth
90 Thrush.. ....
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46 Water in the Chest
9 Worms

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CASUALTIES.

2 Bit by Mad dogs 800 Broken Limbs.......... Bruised

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6 Burnt ..... 163 Drowned..

18 Excessive Drinking

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1 Executed +
9 Found Dead
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23 Poisoned

1 Scalded

2 Shot.

4 Frighted
725 Killed by Falls and

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There have been executed in the city of London and county of Surrey, 20; of which number 8 only have been reported to be buried within the bills of mortality.

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BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS,

BIRTHS.

WITHIN THE YEAR 1815.

JAN. 1. At Boath, Nairnshire, the lady of Sir James Dunbar, Bart. a daughter.Mrs H. Butterworth, a son and heir. 3. At Kirkfieldbank, Mrs C. Lockhart, a son. 4. In Queen Street, Mrs F. Walker, a daughter. 5. The lady of G. Smith, Esq. M.P. a son and heir. 6. At Fountainhall, the lady of Thomas Lauder Dick, Esq. a daughter. 9. At Catherine Bank, Mrs Ireland, a son. 10. At North Merchiston, Mrs C.Cunningham, a daughter.-At Midholm Manse, Mrs Inglis, a son. 16. At Northumberland Street, the lady of Major-General John Hope, a daughter.-Mrs Dr Miller, Brown's Square, a daughter. 17. At Powerscourt-house, Wicklow, the Right Hon. Lady Viscountess Powerscourt, a son and heir. 18. Mrs Dennis toun, younger of Colgrain, a son. 19. At Stirling, the lady of Captain J. G. Green, a son. 20. At London, the Duchess of Newcastle, a son. 21. The lady of the Hon. Charles Law, a daughter. 23. Hon. Mrs Morris, a daughter.-At Stenhouse, Mrs Graham Campbell, of Shirvan, a son., -At Balnamoon, Mrs Carnegy, of Balnamoon, a son. 94. At Thornton, Mrs Cunninghame, of Thornton, a daughter. 26. Mrs Halsey, a son and heir. 27. At Kirk michael House, Mrs Snodgrass Buchanan,

a son. 28. Mrs Campbell, of Possie, a daughter. 29. The wife of the Hon. Robert Leeson, a son.

FEB. 2. Mrs Gordon, of Aikenhead, a son.-At Edinburgh, Mrs Kennedy, Frederick Street, a daughter.-The lady of Sir L. Maclean, M.D. of Sudbury, a daughter. 3. At London, the Viscountess Grimston, a daughter,-At Caverton Mill, Mrs M'Dougall, a daughter. 5. At London, the Right Hon. Lady Elizabeth Smyth, a son and heir. 6. At Macduff, Mrs Bisset, the wife of Captain Bisset, 9th royal veteran battalion, a son. 7. At Portobello, Lady Elibank, a daughter.-At Fulham, the lady of Major-General Sir Henry Torrens, a daughter.-Mrs William Mackenzie, Northumberland Street, a daughter. -Mrs John Brougham, a daughter. 8. Mrs John Irving, Prince's Street, a son. 9. At Aix, in Provence, the lady of Alexander Fraser Tytler, Esq. of the civil service of the Hon. East India Company, a son. 10. The wife of James Alexander, Esq. M.P. a son. 11. At Kelly, the lady of the Honourable Colonel John Ramsay, a daughter. 12. Mrs M'Dowall, Blandfield, a daughter. 13. At Northumberland Street, Mrs G. W. Patton, a son. 16. Mrs Burnett, of Park, a son. 17. Mrs Balfour, of Pilrig, a son.-Mrs D. Spalding, Hill Street, a daughter. 20. At Edinburgh, the

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