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THE PROUD MISS MAC BRIDE.-J. G. SAXE.
1. O, TERRIBLY proud was Miss Mac Bride,
The very personification of Pride,
When the golden sun was setting ;
That her stately bosom was fretting ;
2. O, terribly proud was Miss Mac Bride,
Proud of her beauty, and proud of her pride,
That wouldn't have borne dissection;
On a very slight inspection !
3. Proud abroad, and proud at home,
Proud wherever she chanced to come,
Proud as the head of a Saracen
Proud beyond comparison !
4. Her birth, indeed, was uncommonly high,
For Miss Mac Bride first opened her eye
But pride is a curious passion, -
To people of rank and fashion !
5. But Miss Mac Bride had something beside
Her lofty birth to nourish her pride,-
According to publie rumor;
that were rich and rare, And the finest rings and things to wear,
And feathers enough to plume her!
Or graced an honest ditty;
In the lower part of the city.
Was scarce allowed to “ open his face,”
With true judicial celerity ;
Is merely a double verity.
visible means of support,"
A ragged fellow "a vagrant." 9. A courtly fellow was Dapper Jim,
Sleek and supple, tall and trim,
And maugre his meagre pocket,
With Fortunatus to rock it!
10. Now Dapper Jim his courtship plied,
(I wish the fact could be denied,)
And really “nothing shorter !"
very sure to come down with his dust,'
11. And the very magnificent Miss Mac Bride,
Quite graciously consented;
With much disdain, consented !
12. Alas! that people who've got their box
Of cash beneath the best of locks,
Without the least apology!
Of Mammon's fierce Zoology.
13. Old John Mac Bride, one fatal day,
Became the unresisting prey
Of Fortune's undertakers;
Among the brokers and breakers !
'Twas such a shock to her precious pride!
Her jaded spirits to rally ;
From an Avenue down to an Alley! 15. And to make her cup of woe run over, Her elegant ardent plighted lover,
Was the very first to forsake her;
To quiet the butcher and baker!" 16. And now the unhappy Miss Mac Bride, The merest ghost of her early pride,
Bewails her lonely position;
Was ever a worse condition ?
17. Because you flourish in worldly affairs,
With insolent pride of station !
Is subject to irritation !
A DISOBLIGER DISOBLIGED.-MARTIN DOYLE. 1. Two gentlemen, brothers, called at the office to take seats for the following morning, in the Kilkenny coach ; there were fortunately two inside places vacant, as the elder brother was, from his appearance, obviously suffering under some oppressive ailment, and the other in rather a delicate state of health. Between the two there happened not to be more cash than was sufficient to pay for one passenger; the second brother said he would bring the fare with him in the morning, and went away. In a short time after, another person came into the office, asked for a seat in the same coach, tendered his money, insisted on the strict rule being observed, and was booked accordingly.
2. The next morning an hour before day, the brothers arrived; the invalid got in, and the other putting down his fare was told that the place was filled by one who had paid his money, and who threatened that, if refused his place, he would hire a chaise for the whole journey to Dublin, at the expense of the coach proprietors. The young man looked into the coach, and finding all seats occupied, begged, and was strenuously supported by his brother, to be admitted, even for a stage or two, as he was not in good health, and the rain poured down in a tremendous deluge.
3. The rest of the coach company seemed to yield, but the stiff gentleman was contrary, as will sometimes happen, and with his former menace silenced the agent (who was leaning to the side of mercy), and insisted with increased vehemence, that the rules of the office should be observed.
4. This strict person was owner of a great flour mill; he was anything but a jolly miller, but adhering literally and morosely to the principle of “ caring for nobody," not because “nobody cared for him," but because it was the habit of his life to make every liberal thought or kind intention, which accidentally arose in his mind, like worldly charity, to begin at home, and centre in himself.