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OF THE WORKS OF

ENGLISH & AMERICAN AUTHORS.

COLLECTED AND ANNOTATED BY

WALTER HAMILTON,

Fellow of the Royal Geographical and Royal Historical Societies :
Author of " A His!ory of National Anthems and Patriotic Songs, .A Memoir of George Cruikshank ,"

The Poets Laureate of England;" The Esthetic Movement in England," clés

“We maintain that, far from converting virtue into a parodox, and degrading truth by ridicule, PARODY will only strike at
what is chimerical and false ; it is not a piece of buftoonery so much as a critical exposition. What do we parody but the absurdities
of writers, who frequently make their heroes act against nature, common-sense, and truth? After all, it is the public, not we, who are
the authors of these Parodies."

D'Israeli's Curiosities of Literature.

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PREFACE.

HEN this Collection was originally projected, it seemed so unlikely to receive much

support from the general public that it was intended to publish a few only of the best Parodies of each author.

After the issue of the first few numbers, however, it became evident that “a hit-a palpable hit—"

had been made, the sale rapidly increased, and subscribers not only expressed their desire that the collection should be made as nearly complete as possible, but by the loans of scarce books, and copies of Parodies, helped to make it so.

This involved an alteration in the original arrangement, and as it would have been monotonous to

fill a whole number of sixteen pages with parodies of one short poem, such as those on“ Excelsior," or Wolfe's Ode, it became necessary to spread them over several numbers. In the Index, which has been carefully compiled, references will be found, under the titles of the original Poems, to all the parodies mentioned. In all cases, where it has been possible to do so, full titles and descriptions of the works quoted from, have been given; any omission to do this has been unintentional, and will be at once rectified on the necessary information being supplied.

To the following gentlemen I am much indebted for assistance in the formation of this collection,

either by granting permission to quote from their works, or by their original contributions : Messrs. Lewis Carroll (author of " Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"), G. P. Beckley, James Gordon, John Lane, J. W. Morris, Walter Parke (author of “ The Lays of the Saintly "), H. Cholmondeley Pennell (author of "Puck on Pegasus "), Major-General Rigaud, Edward Simpson, G. R. Sims, Basil H. Soulsby, Edward Walford, M.A. (Editor of “The Antiquarian Magazine "), J. W. Gleeson White, W. H. K. Wright, Public Library, Plymouth, and John Whyte, Public Library, Inverness. A great deal of bibliographical information was sent me by my late lamented friend, the learned and genial Mr. William Bates, Editor of “ The Maclise Portrait Gallery;" his brother, Mr. A. H. Bates; the Rev. T. W. Carson, of Dublin; and Miss Orton, have also given me valuable assistance.

In a few cases where parodies are to be found in easily accessible works, extracts only have been

quoted, or references given ; but it is intended in future, wherever permission can be obtained, to give each parody in full, as they are found to be useful for public entertainments, and recitations. When the older masters of our Literature are reached, a great deal of curious and amusing information will be given, and it is intended to conclude with a complete bibliographical account of PARODY, with extracts and translations from all the principal works on the topic. Whilst arranging the present volume, I have been gathering materials for those to come, which will illustrate the works of those old writers whose names are familiar in our mouths as household words. Much that is not only quaint and amusing will thus be collected, whilst many illustrations of our literature, both in prose and verse, which are valuable to the student, will for the first time be methodically arranged, annotated, and published in a cheap and accessible form.

WALTER HAMILTON,

64, BROMFELDE ROAD, CLAPIIAM, LONDON, S.W.

December, 1884.

INDEX.

The authors of the original poems are arranged in alphabetical order; the titles of the original poems

are printed in small capitals, followed by the Farodies.

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THE BRIDGE-

The Bridge (by Longus Socius), 1866
The Rink, 1876
The Whitefriargate Bridge, 1872
Sunset, 1873
“I stood in the Quad at Midnight

What is in an aim, 1865 ...
THE SLAVE'S DREAM-

The Swell's Dream, 1883
The SAGA OF KING OLAF-

Queen Sigrid, the Haughty
The Saga of the Skaterman, 1884

A Modern Saga, 1879
The Poets on the Marriage with a Deceased Wife's

Sister Bill (Parodies of Longfellow and
Swinburne)
The Derby Week, 1878

William Morris.
The Monthly Parodies

Bayard Taylor.
DiverSIONS OF THE ECHO CLUB

Sir Eggnogg
Nauvoo
The Sewing Machine
Eustace Green

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65

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102

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Continued).
THE SONG OF HIAWATHA-

Hiawatha, a Parody
The Song of Drop o' Wather, 1856

72
Song of In-the-Water

75
Song of Lower-Water
The Wallflowers, 1872

75
The Song of Nicotine, 1874

76
The Bump Supper, 1874...

76
The Legend of Ken-e-li, 1875

77
The Song of the Beetle

77
The Hunting of Cetewayo, 1879

78
Hiawatha's Photographing, 1883

78
The Lawn-Tennis Party at Pepperhanger, 1883 79
The Song of Hiawatha, by Shirley Brooks 80
Howlawaya, the Quack Doctor, 1853
Milk-and-Watha
Princess Toto
Revenge, a Rhythmic Recollection, 1877
The Song of Big Ben, 1877

95
The Song of Pahtahquahong, 1881

Piamater, by Alfred Longcove
THE COURTSHIP OF Miles STANDISH-
Shortfellow sums up Longfellow

80
EVANGELINE-
The Wagner Festival

80
Picnic-aline, 1855...

80, 102
Nauvoo

94
Town and Gown, 1865
A Voice from the Far West, 1859

103
Sister Beatrice, 1882

103
THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH-
The Village Blacksmith as he is, 1873 ..

68
The Night Policeman, 1875

68
The Village Grog Shop, 1878

69
The English Judge, 1879...

69
The Village Beauty, 1880

69
The British M.P., 1883

70
The Village Pax

70
The Village Woodman, 1884

70
EXCELSIOR-

Excelsior in hi Pidgin English" “Topside

Galah"
“Your name and college,” 1863
XX-oh lor!
The Theatre. “ Ugh! Turn him out,” 1874..

82
“ The price of meat was rising fast,” 1876
“ Clean Your Door-step, Marm !
“Egg-shell she o'er," i876
Those Horrid Schools, 1861
That Thirty-four, 1880
Tobacco Smoke, 1864
Obstructionists
Endymion (by Lord Beaconsfield), 1880
A“Common" Grievance --" The leath is ours !" 85
“ And felt so sore”
Sapolio

86
13, Cross Cheaping
Pilosagine ...
The Imperceptible
Ozokerit, 1870
A Plumber. 1883

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Dyspepsia, 1868
The Bicycle, 1880...
L'piclee, Upida
Exitium, 1884

“Don't bother us!" 1884
CURFEW
The Close of the Season ...

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The End, 1880

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Poet Laureate).

Tennyson's Early Career...
Tennyson's Lineage

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Tennyson as Poet Laureate

33
Tennyson's Plagiarisms

181
TIMBUCTOO, The Cambridge Prize Poem, 1829,
Thackeray's Parody on

3
LILIAN-
Caroline

5
MARIANA-
Mariana at the Railway Station

4
The Wedding Dress

5
The Bow Street Grange

17
Behind Time

48
The Clerk, 1842

57
The Baggage Man

58
On a Dull old Five-Act Play, 1848

142
The Exiled Londoner, 1848

142
Lord Tomnoddy in the Final Schools, 1868 143
“ They lifted him with kindly care

144
The M.P. on the Railway Commit:ee, 1845 145
The Squatter's 'Baccy Famine, 1880

178
RECOLLECTIONS OF THE ARABIAN Nights-

Recollections of the Stock Exchange ...
A CHARACTER-
A Character (M. Jullien)...

24
THE POET-
The Poet of the Period

6
THE BALLAD OF ORIANA-

“ Oriana” at the Globe Theatre
The Ballad of Boreana

17
CIRCUMSTANCE--
Tit for Tat

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Circumstance, 1848

145
THE MERMAN-
The Laureate

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THE MERMAID-
The Mermaid at the Aquarium ...

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