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PARODIES

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 Æsthetic Movement in England," etc.

“We maintain that, far from converting virtue into a parodox, and degrading truth by ridicule, PARODY will only strike at

ical 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 t
the authors of these PARODIES."

D'Israeli's Curiosities of Literature.

VOLUME I,

CONTAINING PARODIES OF THE POEMS OF

ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON,
HENRY WADS WORTH LONGFELLOW,

BRET HARTE, THOMAS HOOD,

AND THE

REVEREND C. WOLFE.

REEVES & TURNER, 196, STRAND, LONDON, W.C.

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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

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, Clapham, LONDON, S.W.

December, 1884.

IN DE X.

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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 Olar-

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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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Continued).
The SONG OF HIAWATHA-
Hiawatha, a Parody

71
The Song of Drop 'o' Wather, 1856

72
Song of in-the-Water ...
Song of Lower-Water ...
The Wallflowers, 1872 ...
The Song of Nicotine, 1874
The Bump Supper, 1874...
The Legend of Ken-e-li, 1875
The Song of the Beetle..
The Hunting of Cetewayo, 1879
Hiawatha's Photographing, 1883
The Lawn-Tennis Party at Pepperhanger, 1883
The Song of Hiawatha, by Shirley Brooks
Howlawaya, the Quack Doctor, 1853 ...
Milk-and-Watha ... ... ... "
Princess Toto ...
Revenge, a Rhythmic Recollection, 1877
The Song of Big Ben, 1877 .
The Song of Pahtahquahong, 1881

Piamater, by Alfred Longcove ...
THE COURTSHIP OF MILES STANDISH-

Shortfellow sums up Longfellow
EVANGELINE-

The Wagner Festival
Picnic-aline, 1855...
Nauvoo ...

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

103
Sister Beatrice, 1882
THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH-

The Village Blacksmith as he is, 1873 ...
The Night Policeman, 1875
The Village Grog Shop, 1878
The English Judge, 1879...
The Village Beauty, 1880
The British M.P., 1883 ... ...
The Village Pax ...

The Village Woodman, 1884 ...
EXCELSIOR--

Excelsior in “Pidgin English ” – “Topside

Galah”
“Your name and college," 1863 ..
XX-oh lor!
The Theatre. “Ugh! Turn him out,” 1874...
“The price of meat was rising fast," 1876
“ Clean Your Door-step, Marnı! ”
“Egg-shell she o'er," 1876

...
Those Horrid Schools, 1861
That Thirty-four, 1880 ..
Tobacco Smoke, 1864 ..
Obstructionists ...
Endymion (by Lord Beaconsfield), 1880
A “Common” Grievance--"The Heath is ours !"
" And felt so sore”.
Sapolio ... ...
13, Cross Cheaping

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Poet Laureate).
Tennyson's Early Career...

... ... ... 3
Tennyson's Lineage ... ... ... ...
Tennyson as Poet Laureate ...

Tennyson's Plagiarisms ...
TIMBUCTOO, The Cambridge Prize Poem, i

Thackeray's Parody on ... ... ...
LILIAN
Caroline ...

... ... ...
MARIANA-

Mariana at the Railway Station
The Wedding Dress ...
The Bow Street Grange ...
Behind Time ... ...
The Clerk, 1842 ...
The Baggage Man
On a Dull old Five-Act Play, 18
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 Committee, 1845 ...

The Squatter's 'Baccy Famine, 1880 ...
RECOLLECTIONS OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS-

Recollections of the Stock Exchange ...
A CHARACTER

A Character (M. Jullien)... ... ...
The Poer-

The Poet of the Period ... ... ...
The BALLAD OF ORIANA-

“Oriana” at the Globe Theatre

The Ballad of Boreäna ... ...
CIRCUMSTANCE--

Tit for Tat

Circumstance, 1848 .. ... ...
The MERMAN

The Laureate ... ... ...
THE MERMAID-

The Mermaid at the Aquarium .. ... ...

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