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EDITOR. Let's hear it?

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TEGA ODOHERTY. Now ! By Jupiter, I have forgotten the beginning of it. I think it was something like this:

fucky to not Colbourn, Campbell, and Co. write rather so so, le tach

But atone fort by puff and profession-
Every month gives us scope for the Pleasures of Hope, rody

But all ends in the Pains of Possession.
How do they get on ? Heavily, Ensign ?BO

ODOHERTY.

STONE D_ heavily ! They lay out a cool hundred on advertisements every month; but Campbell

' does very little--at least so it is to be hoped and the Subs are no great shakes. They have a miserable set of ken-winded dominies, from the manufacturino..bullaboos about them—broHazlitt does the drama better.

EDITOR. TAFE 0, Hazlitt's a real fellow in his small way. He has more sense in his little finger, than many who at him have in their heads, but he's bothering too long at that tanza. Proper humbug !

por Salon Songs Did you see any of the Cockneys? What's the gossip about Murray's Ridgeway's, and so forth ? Did you make a tour of the shops ?

ODOHERTY. Of course I went round them all with a bundle of discarded articles you gave me to line my trunk with, when I went to the moors last year. I passed myself off for a country clergyman, wanting to publish a series of essays I said I had a wife and seven small children. τιοτι; 9. ΝΑ

(19 vor iudwib You have some tolerable big ones, I believe. to Bohiohio di Which you never will have, old boy. The booksellers are a very civil set of fellows: : Murray took me into a room by myself, and told me about the rol between him and the Divan.

EDITOR. What row ? and with whom ? SUY budou od lisad ODOHERTY.

CIUC Why, they call Murray Emperor of the West, and Longman and Company the Divan. They've fallen out about Mother Rundell's book upon cookery. I told Kitchener the next day, that I thought his own book as good a one.

Shameless fellow! Don't you remember how you cut it up? I wonder you could look the doctor in the face.

ODOHERTY. By jing ! he thought I was a doctor myself. I had a black rose in my hat, and talked very wisely about the famous mistake touching a Mr Wine ton of Chelsea. I'll tell you about that, too, some other time.

EDITOR. The Bishop's first two volumes are not quite the potato. I hope the others are better.

ODOHERTY. wedd yne au point Who cares ? I shall never read them. Have you seen Horace Walpole's Memoirs ?

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EDITOR. I have. A most charming book. A 'most malicious, prying, lying old fox. ng is 09:10 1979 19wain

What a prime contributor he would have made !--but, to be sure, he was a Whig.

ODOHERTY.

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EDITOR.

So am I.-For that matter, half your best contributors are Whigs, I take it, Mum, for that, Ensign.-But, at least, I have nothing to do with the Scotch Kangaroo Canaille.

ODOHERTY.
They have nothing to do with you, you mean to say.

They're a dirty, dull, detestable set.— I hate them all—I despise them allexcept little Jeffrey

He's a clever chap, certainly, I have not given him a dressing these two years;—I shall give you a song upon him one of these days.

EDITOR
Do.-What's among the Tumbledowns?

ODOHERTY. The Holland-house gentry are chuckling very much over a little tid-bit of blasphemy, sent over by a certain learned Lord from Italy,-'tis call’d the "Irish Advent,” —'tis a base parody on the Advent of our Saviour,-'tis circulated widely among the same Thebans who blarney'd about Hogg's Chaldee.

ODOHERTY.

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EDITOR.

ODOHERTY.

Hogg's Chaldee!-good.

You would notice the puffs about another thing, called “the Royal Progress;”--they say 'tis writ by Mrs Morgan's ex-chevalier; and I can believe it, for it is equally dull and disloyal. Are these all the news you have picked up. How do the minor periodicals sell?

EDITOR.

ODOHERTY.

Worse and worse. Taylor and Hessey are ving down like the devil.-Colburn pays like a hero, for what you would fing into the fire. The copyright of the European was disposed of t'other day for about £1600, back num, bers, plates, and all included.“ 'Twas about the best of them.

I hope old Sir Richard is thriving.

Capitally. He circulates between three and four thousand; and his advertisements are very profitable.—Why don't you sport a little extra matter

EDITOR.

ODOHERTY.

of cover.

EDITOR.

At present mine are mostly preserves. poach.

I'll enlarge them, if you won't

ODOHERTY.

EDITOR.

ODOHERTY.

EDITOR.

Depend on't, 'will pay. I hope Nicholls gets on, Very fair. 'Tis the only Gentleman's Magazine, besides your own. What is that thing called the Gazette of Fashion? "Tis a poor imitation of the Literary Gazette. Mr patronizes it; but this can't be true, for it attacks, very shamefully, the man who did him more good than any body else ever will be able to do him, here or hereafter.

Hercles' vein with a vengeance! You've been studying the Ecclectic, onc would think. VOL. XI.

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EDITOR.

ODOHERTY. The Ecclectic is not so poor an affair as you insinuate, Mr Christopher, The principal writers tip us a little of the Snuffle and Whine,--but you are up to that yourself, when it serves your turn. Montgomery's articles are such as you would like very well to lay your own fist upon,

Í fancy. If Foster still writes in it, they have one of the first thinkers in England beneath their banner. I wish you would read him, before you begin to the auto-biography you've been talking about these three years.

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ODOHERTY.

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ODOHERTY.

Coleridge's did not pay. But yours may,-nay, will,-must pay, I'll insure you of £3000 if you the proper man

I intend to give him the first offer of my own great work, -my Armenian Grammar, which is now nearly ready for press, Your name will sell any thing. Is there much personality in the potes?

EDITOR. I have cut up the commentators here and there. I have fixed an indelible stigma on old Scioppius,

I'll defy you to write a sermon without being personal.

I'll defy Dr Chalmers to do that. He is deuced severe on the Glasgow Bailies and Professors ! I am told.

ODOHERTY.

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What do the lads chiefly affect ?

Jocular topics. 'Twas an arch-deacon sent me the Irish Melodies, which I know you have been owning every where for your own.

I follow one great rule,-never to own any thing that is my own, nor deny any thing that is not my own.

'Tis the age of owning and disowning. It was a long while or I believed Hope to be Anastasius.

ODOHERTY. It will be a long while ere I believe that Anastasius wrote those quartos about mahogany. I believe he might furnish the wood, but, by Jericho, did. he carve it at all ?

You are an incorrigible Irishman. Have you any news from your own country ? It seems to be in a fine state.

ODOHERTY. Why, for that matter, I think we are very common-place iu our national diversions. Sir William Chambers complained of nature being monotonous, for furnishing only earth, air, and water. "Blood and whisky may sum up all the amusements of the Irish Whigs.--Burning, throat-cutting, shooting an old proctor or policeman-that's all. They fight in a cowardly fashion. There's my cousin, Tom Magrath, writes me he saw 500 of them run away from about forty gentlemen. One of the chief stimulants the poor devils bave, is a prophecy of the papist Bishop Walmesley, (the same that goes under the name of Pastorini,) that the Protestant church is to be destroyed in 1825.

Why, some few years ago, a godly Squire in Ayrshire here, published thumping book, to prove that Buonaparte would die in 1825, at the siege of Jerusalem. The year 1825 will be a rare one when it comes.

EDITOR

ODOHERTY.

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These events will furnish fine materials for a new hour's Tete-a-tete with the public.

What a world of things will have happened ere 1825! ica. You will be knocked up ere then. You talk about your stomach-only see ! is how little remains in the bottle!

ODOHERTY.

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I had finished two ere you came in. I can never write without a bottle beside me. Judge Blackstone followed the same plan, he had always a bottle of port by him while he was at his commentaries. When Addison was com

posing bis Essay on the Evidences, he used to walk up and down the long room Ea e a in Holland-house there was a table with the black strap at each end, and he y de malways turned up his little finger'twice ere he had polished a sentence to his

mind. I believe he took brandy while he was doing the last act of Cato. City in There is no good writing without one glass.

“ Nemo bene potest scribere jejunus.”

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prefer smoking, on the whole. But I have no objection to a glass of punch

along with it. It clears our mouth. -n the Cur." Experto crede Roberto.”

I am glad to see you have dropt your cursed humbug articles on German
Plays. I hate all that trash. Is Kempferhausen defunct ?
I had a present of two aums of Johannisberg from him not a week ago.
The piperly fellow once promised me a few dozens; but her took it amiss that
I peppered him so at the T'ent.

EDITOR.
I am sure you would have sold it to Ambrose if you had got it-Will you
iave some supper ?

ODOHERTY.
Excuse me, I never eat supper.

(Rings.)
Waiter, welsh rabbits for five, scolloped oysters for ten, six quarts of porter,
and covers for two

It is all ready, sir ; Mr Ambrose knew what you would want the moment he Captain came in.

I am thinking seriously of writing some book. What shape do you recompend? I was thinking of a quarto.

A duodecimo you mean ; will a quarto go into a sabretache, or a work-basket, pra ridicule? Are you the bishop of Winchester ? What bookseller do you recommend? [These are prime powldoodies !) Ebony to be sure, if he will give the best price. But be sure you don't abuse his good temper. There was a worthy young man done up only, a

ew months ago by the Cockney poets. He gave £100 to one for å bundle of verses; (I forget the title,)

of which just 30 copies were sold. They were all at him like leeches, and he was soon sucked to the bone. You must not in 18w lip Ebony any shabby trash-you must be upon honour, Mr Odoherty. You

have a great name, and you must support it. If you mind your hits, you may mere, rise as high as anybody I know in any of the slang lines.

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ODOHERTY.

You flatter me! Butter !

ODOHERTY.

ODOHERTY: The Ecclectic is not so poor an affair as you insinuate, Mr Christopher, The principal writers tip us a little of the Snuffle and Whine,—but you are up

1 to that yourself, when it serves your turn. Montgomery's articles are such as you would like very well to lay your own fist upon, 1 fancy.

EDITOR. If Foster still writes in it, they have one of the first thinkers in England beneath their banner. I wish you would read him, before you begin to the

1 auto-biography you've been talking about these three years.

ir!,! Coleridge's did not pay.

But yours may, -nay, will,—must pay... I'll insure you of £3000 if you go to " the proper man. I intend to give him the first offer of my own great work,--my Armenian Grammar, which is now nearly ready for press,

Your name will sell any thing. Is there much personality in the potes?

I have cut up the commentators here and there. I have fixed an indelible stigma on old Scioppius,

ODOHERTY.
I'II defy you to write a sermon without being personal.

I'll defy Dr Chalmers to do that. He is deuced severe on the Glasgow Bailies and Professors! I am told.

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EDITOR,

Jocular topics. 'Twas an arch-deacon sent me the Irish Melodies, which I know you have been owning every where for your own.

I follow one great rule,never to own any thing that is my own, nor deny any thing that is not my own.

'Tis the age of owning and disowning. It was a long while or I believed Hope to be Anastasius.

It will be a long while ere I believe that Anastasius wrote those quartos about mahogany. I believe he might furnish the wood, but, by Jericho, did he carve it at all ?

ODOHERTY

EDITOR.

You are an incorrigible Irishman. Have you any news from your OwD=" country? It seems to be in a fine state.

ODOHERTY. Why, for that matter, I think we are very common-place in our national diversions. Sir William Chambers complained of nature being monotonous, for furnishing only earth, air, and water. "Blood and whisky may sum up all the amusements of the Irish Whigs.--Burning, throat-cutting, shooting an old proctor or policeman-that's all. They fight in a cowardly fashion. There's my cousin, Tom Magrath, writes me he saw 500 of them run away from about forty gentlemen. One of the chief stimulants the poor devils have, is a prophecy of the papist Bishop Walmesley, (the same that goes under the name of Pastorini,) that the Protestant church is to be destroyed in 1825.

EDITOR: Why, some few years ago, a godly Squire in Ayrshire here, published thumping book, to prove that Buonaparte would die in 1825, at the siege of Jerusalem. The year 1825 will be a rare one when it comes.

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