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Copies may be ordered of WALTER HAMILTON, 64, Bromfelde Road, Clapham, S.W., or of the

Publishers, Messrs. REEVES & TURNER, 196, Strand, W.C,

Notices of the Press.

MK, E. L. BLANCHARD says: “There are many playgoers who are somewhat puzzled to understand the full significance of the satire conveyed in the adapteri comerly of “The Colonel " at the Prince of Wales's, and Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan's original comic opera of " Patience," still prolonging its singularly successful career at the Savoy Theatre. To these, and many others, may be safely commended a curiously interesting book, just published, called “The sthetic Movement in England." The author, Mr, Walter Hamilton, has treated a very important subject with much care and considerable research. His chapters on the painters and poets of the Esthetic school are excellently written and replete with information not readily accessible, while his sketch of the career of Mr. Oscar Wilde will solve many questions to which few, even in well-informerl circles, could readily reply. -.“ Birmingham Daily Gazette."

MR. W. M. RossETTI says ::-" There are, I think, many true and pointed observations in your book, and I necessarily sympathise in the general point of view which it adopts on the questions at issue."

MR. G. A, SALA writes :-"Many thanks for your book on 'The Æsthetic Movement in England.' It will be historically curious and valuable long after the silly opposition to the movement has passed away."

- The West Middlesex Advertiser" thus described the scope of the work :- “The origin of the Æsthetic Movement in England is here ascribed to the small circle of artists and poets who styled themselves the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, as far back as 1848. These were seven young Oxford students, namely, Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Thomas Woolner, William Michael Rossetti, G. F. Stevens, and James Collinson, and they started a small magazine, entitled “The Germ," to advocate their peculiar views in art and poetry. After describing the attacks this circle was subjected to, and Mr. Ruskin's able defence of it, comes an outline of Ruskin's influence on art, and Sir Coutts Lindsay's formation of the Grosvenor Gallery, in which nearly all the most celebrated pictures of the Esthetic School have been exhibited, including the works of E. Burne-Jones, who is by some held to be the head of the School in painting, and the peculiar paintings by J. A. M. Whistler. In connection with the latter artist, an account is given of the remarkable action for libel he brought against Mr. Ruskin.

“The chapter devoted to ' Æsthetic Culture’is one that will probably excite the greatest interest and curiosity; in it the influence of the new School on art, music, architecture, furniture and dress is distinctly pointed out; and the undoubted good it has achieved prove that the ridicule which has hitherto been directed against the Esthetes was both unjust and unreasonable,

“The poetry of the Esthetic School is next described, and naturally leads up to an account of Robert Buchanan's attacks upon Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Fleshly School, with the law-suit that arose out of the curious anonymous poem, "Jonas Fisher." These chapters are full of literary details, which will interest admirers of Swinburne, Morris, Rossetti, and Buchanan. whilst the article on Oscar Wilde contains facts and anecdotes concerning that talented young poet, which will certainly be new to the general public, and extracts from his poems of a stamp likely to astonish some of those who now think it 'good form'to sneer at the Esthetic bard.

“ The author has throughout treated his topic in a reverent spirit; indeed, he deprecates the frivolity of those who, without uuderstanding its aims or meaning, choose to ridicule Estheticism, and if he is not himself an Asthete, he is at any rate an appreciative Philistine."

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ALTHOUGH Parodies abound in English Literature no attempt has yet been made to publish a au collection of these amusing Jeur d'esprit, many of which have been composed by our greatest humourige

It is now proposed to publishı, in monthly parts, a collection of Parodies, both in verse and is drawn from every available source, and illustrative of all the most celebrated writings in the E Language, together with such notes, explanatory, biographical, or bibliographical, as may be reyes elucidate the text.

Each of the principal authors will be taken separately, and the series will commence with Par the works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate, to be followed by Shakespeare, Swinburne, Wyri: Hood, Byron, Scott, Moore, Longfellow, Poe, Goldsmith, Gray, Lord Macaulay, Dickens, Carlyle, 1. and a number of other favorite authors.

• Full details will be given of the origin, and contents, of all the most famous collections of Parodies, such as Charles Cotton's Travesties ; John Phillips's Splendid Shilling ; The Probationary Ireland's Shakespearian Forgeries ; Hone's account of his Three Trials; The Rejected Addresses, 181Rejected Odes, 1813 ; Posthumous Parodies, 1814; Accepted Addresses ; The Bon Gaultier Ballads : Rhymes, and other Parodies written by members of the Oxford and Cambridge Universities, &c., &c.

The Editor offers no apology for Parody in itself, suffice it to say it exists, that the publi pleased with it, and that no man with literary tastes can entirely ignore it.

As will be seen from many examples here printed the object of a Parody is very seldom to r original, more often on the contrary it does it honor, if only by taking it as worthy of imitation or bu

Every endeavour will be made to render the collection complete, and free from political or ot)

The Editor tenders his best thanks to those gentlemen who have kindly permitted extracts i from their works, and will be grateful for information as to any Parodies which may have escaped

The series will be published in Monthly Parts, price Sixpence, or the first Twelve Parts to Subscribers, post free, for Five Shillings.

The First Volume will be completed in Twelve Parts, for which a Title-page and Indlex will

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And the throng is quickly scattered ;

Yet was very full the chamber-
Full of Lords, and full of strangers,
All come down, and feeling curious
How the Earl and eke the Marquis
Would get on when brought together ;
Some there were who thought the Marquis
Would upon the Earl his back turn;
Some who thought the Earl would curl his
Upper lip, and snub the Marquis ;
Others that the Marquis, smarting
With the knowledge that he'd been offered
Coolly on the Eastern altar,
That he had been made a victim ;
Had been sent to wreck his prestige,

Mongst the diplomatic breakers,
Would dig up the buried hatchet
From the Quarterly's shut pages,
Would dash down the friendly peace-pipe,
And his tomahawk turn wildly
On his former foe, Ben Dizzy ;
But it did not come to pass so,
For on Thursday all was quiet,
And the Salisburian lion
Lay down with the Dizzian lambkin.
And the Marquis keeps his vengeance
For a more convenient season,
If, indeed, he has not hopes still
Of a dukedom for his failure.

After this they talked for four hours,
But the talk meant simply nothing !

THE COMMONS.
As the “ brave" re-seeks his wigwam,
Lest deserted in the autumn,
When the early spring-tide tempts him
To return and hunt the bison-
To return and trap the beaver-
To return and scalp the “pale-face "-
To return, in short, and do for
Many beasts and birds and fishes;
So unto their long-lest places,
To their worn and padded 'places,
Where they sought for reputation-
Where they strove for loaves and fishes-
Where they hounded down the helpless-
Where they vexed those in office-
Where they howled and snored and hooted -
Where they quite wore out the Speaker,
Harried Adderley and Holker,
Tried in vain to draw Ben Dizzy,
And gave forth such endless rubbish-
Came the M.P.'s for the Session.
Came in state, too, Mr. Speaker
With the mace and with his chaplain ;-
Gold the mace, and Byng his chaplain ;
Whereupon did Captain Gossett,
In his normal tights and ruffles,
“ Tile” the door till prayers were over.
Thus all present fell to praying,
Let us hope they prayed in earnest,
For delivery from envy,
Spite and malice and Kenealy.
Prayed for sense (God knows most want it),
p'rayed for very frequent count-outs,
Ind for early dissolution.

(Left Praying: Now the mace is on the table i 'rom his oaken throne the Speaker, in his hand the Queen's speech holding,

Tries to read it, but half through it,
Something ails him, and he saliers.
May we not trace his emotion
To the thought of what's before him ?
How can he fail to remember
That the bores have re-assembled.
Stronger both in lung and purpose,
That when they left town last August.
And he knows he can't escape them,
That his eye perforce will caught be
By the Lewises and Lawsons,
By the Biggars and the Whalleys,
By the Newdegates and Parnells,
This is why his voice completely
Fails him and prevents his reading,
This is why his accents die out,
Like the last song of Pu-kee-wis,
Of the dying swan, Pu-kee-wis;
This is why they have to bring him
or the water from his cistern
(Let us hope it first was filtered),
Which he drinks, and so recovers ;
Drinks, and so concludes his reading.

Then, since there is no amendment,
One would think that when the mover
And the seconder had spoken
That the House would straightway scatter ;
Little do they know, who think so,
Of the ways of Mr. Gladstone !
Little do they understand him,
If they think he can keep silence
When the Eastern question's talked of!
Could they fancy Whalley speechless,
With the Jesuits on the tapis ?
Could they picture Doctor “Dewdrops”
Dumb upon the Magna Charta ?
Or the Common Serjeant henceforth
Dropping his deceased wife's sister ?
Could they e'en think Holker clever ?
Couple modesty and Jenkins ?
Take from Lewis his white waistcoats,
Or from Plimsoll his last hobby?
Could they do all this ? it's doubtful,
Even then, if Mr. Gladstone
Could be really kept from speaking.
When the Eastern question's mentioned,
He is always running over
With a tide of verbal sulness;
At a moment's notice ready
To break through his lips or flow out
In a pamphlet from his study,
Just as when the cat, Me-aw-nee,
Sees a mouse she pounces on it ;
As the bussalo. Shu-shu-kah,
At the sight of crimson's maddened ;
As the sturgeon, Minhe-nah-ma,
Meets a mackerel, but to bolt it,
As the 'possum, Pau-ku-kee-wis,
When it finds a gum-tree, climbs it,
So does this M.P. for Greenwich
Seize upon the Eastern question,
Be it in, or out of, season,
Be it apropos or useless,
Be it positively dangerous
To allude to it in public;
So on Thursday seized he on it,
Even though he knew the time was
Not yet come to talk upon it,
Poured his stream of words upon it,
Swamped it with his fluent diction ;

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And when he had talked a column,
Was informed by Gathorne Hardy,
That the questions he'd propounded
Would be answered in the blue-books;

That the information asked for
Would be printed in the blue-books ;
That, in short, his speech was useless-
l'erba et praterea nihil.
Whereupon the Speaker vanished,
And the blouse broke up its sitting.

Truth, February 15, 1877.

The SONG OF PAHTAHQUAHONG. “The Rev. Henry PAHTAHQUAHONG CHASE, hereditary Chief of the Ojibway tribe, President of the Grand Council of Indians, and missionary of the Colonial and Continental Church Society at Muncey Town, Ontario, Canada, has just arrived in England, on a short visit." - The Standari.

STRAIGHT across the Big-Sea-Water,
From the Portals of the Sunset,
From the prairies of the Red Men,
Where Suggema, the mosquito,
Makes the aggravated hunter
Scratch himself with awful language ;
From the land of Hiawatha,
Land of wigwams, and of wampum,
Land of tomahawks and scalping,
(See the works of J. F. COOPER),
Comes the mighty PAHTAHQUAHONG,
Comes the Chief of the Obijways.

Wot ye well, we'll give him welcome,
After manner of the Pale Face,
Show him all the old world's wonders,
Griffins in the public highways,
Gormandising corporations,
And the Market of Mud-Salad.
Show him, too, the dingy Palace,
And the House of Talkee-Talkee ;
Where the Jossakeeds--the prophets-
And the Chieftains raise their voices.
Like Iagoo the great boaster,
With immeasurable gabble,
Talking much and doing little,
Till one wishes they could vanish
To the kingdom of Ponemah-
To the Land of the Hereafter !

We will show him all the glories
Orthis land of shams and swindles,
Land of much adulteration,
Dusting tea and sanding sugar,
And of goods not up to sample ;
Till disgusted PAHITAJIQUAHONC,
Till the Chief of the Obijways,
l'resident of Indian Council,
Missionary swell, and so forth,
Cries, “Oh, let me leave this England,
Land of Bumbledom and Beadles,
Of a thousand Boards and Vestries;
Le me cross the Big-Sea-Water,
With Keewaydin - with the Home Wind, .
And go back to the Ojibways !"

Punch, March 12, 1881.

burgh. It is entitled "Rejected Tercentenary Songs, with the comments of the Committee appended.” Edited by Rolus Ray.

It will be remembered that the Edinburgh University has just been celebrating its Tercentenary, and the contents of this amusing little sixpenny pamphlet consist of the Poems supposed to have been serit in, by matriculated students of the University, in competition for a prize of Ten Guineas, offered by the Tercen. tenary Committee for the best song in honour of the occasion.

It contains numerous Latin and Macaronic verses, a long parody of Walt Whitman, one of Gilbert, and two of Longfellow, which I venture to quote. The first is incomplete :-

“I stood in the quad at midnight,
As the bells were tolling the hour ;
And the moon shone o'er the city,
Behind the Tron Kirk tower.”
“ Among the black stone gables
The ghostly shadows lay ;
And the moonbeams from the rising moon,
Falling, made them creep away.”
“ With weary brain and mind opprest,

I stood in the quad and pondered - " Here it breaks off abruptly; the otlier is a very fair parody of the Song of Hiawatha, although, of course, some of the allusions are only of local interest. The poem is entitled

PIAMATER.

By Alfred Longiove.
Should you ask of what I'm writing,
With the scented smoke of segars
Curling around my weary head,
With the odours of the class-rooms,
And its wild reverberations
Of the many interruptions
Ofits bands of many students,
Rankling in my ears and nostrils ?
Why my head I scratch so often ?
Why I ask my muse to aid me
With her bright poetic fire ?
Why I burn the gas at midnight?
Why I have so many books-
Poetry books on prosy subjects,
Books of songs by Burns and Moore,
Ponderous books for words referring,
Webster's Unabridged and Walker's
Poet's Rhyming Dictionary-
Strewerl around me on the table ?
I should answer, I should tell you,
"'Tis because I am composing
A natal song to Alma Mater."
'Tis thy year, 0 Alma Mater,
Of thy great Tercentenary.
Time, thy years three hundred measures
With his glass ; the mighty Hour-glass
Marks thy seconds, passing quickly,
With grains of sand for e'er falling

A jeu d'esprit somewhat in the nature of The Rejected Adaresses has recently been published by Mr. George Dryden, of Lothian Street, Edin

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