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It must have charmed the Siam Saddlers, * This doubling on the Malthus Twaddlers !
But, ah !--the worst's to come !—for Fate
This freak of Mrs. Fate's, I fear,
Would nowhere give much satisfaction, But really-as enacted here
It was a most flagitious action.
At Bancok's always to look down on
The smallest pre-resolve to frown on.
I leave you to conceive the scene !
* Mr. Sadler, on whom his godfathers bestowed the most just of all epithets by the most prophetic of all initials-Mr. M. T. (commonly pronounced Empty) Sadler, has lately published a book in opposition to the followers of Malthus ; the size of it is very remarkable.
They also boast---there's no concealing--
So sate he in a marble grieving--
Meanwhile, of course, with kindly chatter,
* Aristot. de Poetica, sect. xi. † Pig and ducks are the favourite food of the Siamese.
The Ava soldier bred to dangers,
Though all unravel-no one blạmés
-But on a couch all uncarest
The new-born Infants lay,
Their entrance into day.
You might in their repose descry,
They nestled tenderly.
As if they felt the rude world round
No less their shelter than their shame!
upon a brother's