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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 History of National Anthems and Fatriotic Songs,A Memoir of George Cruikshank ;"

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

“We maintain that, far from converting virtue into a parodox, and degrading truth by ridicule, Parovy will only strike at
what is chimerical and false ; it is not a piece of bufloonery 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 ihe public, not we, who are
the authors of these PAKODIES."

D'ISRAELI'S Curiosities of Literature.

VOLUME I,

CONTAINING

PARODIES

OF THE POEMS OF

ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON,
HENRY WA DS WORTH LONGFELLOW,

BRET HARTE, THOMAS HOOD,

AND THE

REVEREND C. WOLFE.

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

1884.

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Te sujet que l'on entreprend de parodier doit toujours îlre un ouvrage

connu, clibre, estimu'. La critique d'une pièce médiocre ne peut jamais devenir

intéressante, ni piquer la curiosité. Il faut que l'imitalion soil fidile, que les

plaisantéries naissent du fond des choses, et paraissent s'être présentées d'elles.
mêmes, sans avoir colté aucune peine."

Mémoire sur l'origine de la Farodie, etc. Par M. l'Abbé Sallier, 1733.

It was because Homer was the most popular poet, that he was most susceptible

of the playful honours of the Greek parodist; unless the prototype is familiar to

us, a parody is nothing."

ISAAC D'ISRAELI.

Reprinted from a copy in the collections of

The New York Public Library
Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

First reprinting, 1967, Johnson Reprint Corporation

Printed in the United States of America

PREFACE.

W

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.

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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, CLAPIAM, LONDON, S.W.

December, 1884.

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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I REMEMBER, I REMEMBER-
Nursery Reminiscences

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Parody from "Notes and Queries,” 1871

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Parodies from “ The Figaro," 1874

125
Parody from “ Idylls of the Rink," 1876 125
Parody from “ The Man in the Moon

130
THE BRIDGE OF SIGHS-

“One more unfortunate, Ploughed for degree," 125
The Hair of the Dead, 1875
“Take him up tendahly, Lift him with caah "*

126
The Rink of Sighs, 1876

127
The Last Appeal for Place, 1878

127
“One more Unfortunate Author in debt," 1883 128
Boots of Size

128
THE DREAM OF EUGENE ARAM-
The Fall of the Eminent I. (on Henry Irving)

130
On “The Iron Chest” at the Lyceum Theatre,
1879, " 'Twas in the Strand, a great de-

131
“The sky was clear ; no ripple markeä ”

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so 'Twas in the dim Lyceum pit”

132
Miss KILMANSEGG-
The Thread of Life

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“Young Ben, he was a nice young man," 1845 133
“ By different names were poets called," 1859 133
“A world of whim I wandered in of late," 1878 134

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Charles S. Calverley.
Notice of

Thomas Campbell.
HOHEN LINDEN-
“In London, when the Queen was Low," 1882

William Cowper.
JOHN GILPIN-
Jobn Bulljohn, 1882

Bret Harte.
Plair LANGUAGE FROM TRUTHFUL JAMES

The Heathen Pass-ee
A Kiss in the Dark
That Germany Jew, 1874
St. Denys of France, 1882
That Infidel Earl, 1882 ..

Truthsul James's Song of the Shirt
FURTHER LANGUAGE FROM TRUTIFUL JAMES

Remarks about Othello, 1876
The Bloomin' Flower of Rorty

Gulch
Thomas Hood.
THE SONG OF THE SHIRT-

Trials and Troubles of a Tourist
The Song of the Spurt, 1865
The Song of the Sheet, 1865
The Song of the Street, 1863
The Song of the Stump, 1868
The Song of the Flirt, 1872
The Song of the Wire, 1874
The Song of Love, 1874
The Song of the Cram, 1876
The Slave of the Pen, 1875
The Song of the Sword
The Song of a Sot
The Song of "The Case," 1875
The Song of ihe Turk in 1877
The Song of the Flirt, 1880
The Janitor's Song
The Song of the Shirk, 1882
The Brood on the Beard ...
The Song of the Dirt, 1884
The Wail of a Proof-reader, 1884
The Bitter Cry, 1884
The Song of the Lines, 1873
The Song of the Drunkard
The Song of the “ Prickly Heat,” 1859
The Song of the Clerk
The Song of the Horse, 1844
The Lament of Ashland...
The Song of the Post, 1877
The Song of the Dance, 1877
The Song of the Soldier's Shirt, 1879
Tlie Song of the Pen

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
A PSALM OF LIFE-

A Psalm of Life Assurance, 1869
A Psalm of Fiction
Miss M. to Mr. Green
Bachelor's Life, 1872
The Maiden's Dream of Life
On Campbell's “ Lives of the Chancellors"
I Noble Ambition, 1873...
The Liberal Psalm of Life, 1875...
A Psalm of Life at Sixty, 1879

Lives of wealthy men remind us
To my Scout at Breaksast

“ Wives of great men all remind us
BEWARE!

Take Care
Beware! (of the Kink), 1876

Beware! (of Lord Salisbury), 1882
SONG OF THE SILENT LAND-

Song of the Irish Land, 1881

Song of the Oyster Land, 1882
THE NORMAY BARON-

The Repentant Baron, 1871
THE SKELETON IN ARMOUR-

Calverley's Olle to Tobacco

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

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The Song of Drop o' Wather, 1856

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Song of In-the-Water

75
Song of Lower-Water

75
The Wallflowers, 1872

75
The Song of Nicotine, 1874

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The Bump Supper, 1874...

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The Legend of Ken-e-li, 1875

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The Song of the Beetle

77
The Hunting of Cetewayo, 1879

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Hiawatha's Photographing, 1883

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The Lawn-Tennis Party at Pepperhanger, 1883 79
The Song of Hiawatha, by Shirley Brooks
Howlawaya, the Quack Doctor, 1853

80
Milk-and-Watha

80
Princess Toto

80
Revenge, a Rhythmic Recollection, 1877

80
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

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EVANGELINE,
The Wagner Festival

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Picnic-aline, 1855...

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Nauvoo

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

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Sister Beatrice, 1882

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

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The Night Policeman, 1875

68
'The Village Grog Shop, 1878

69
The English Judge, 1879...

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The Village Beauty, 1880

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The British M.P., 1883

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The Village Pax

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The Village Woodman, 1884

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EXCELSIOR--

Excelsior in “Pidgin English” Topside
Galah

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“Your name anil college," 1863

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The Theatre. Ugh! Turn him out,” 1874 82
“ The price of meat was rising sast,” 1876
“ Clean Your Door-step, Marm !
“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 Ileath is ours !"
“And felt so sore”
Sapolio

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13, Cross Cheaping

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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
Curren-
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...

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Tennyson's Lineage

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Tennyson as Poet Laureate

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Tennyson's Plagiarisms

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TIMBUCTOO, The Cambridge Prize Poem, 1829,

Thackeray's Parody on
LILIAN
Caroline

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MARIANA-
Mariana at the
Railway Station

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The Wedding Dress

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The Bow Street Grange

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Behind Time

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The Clerk, 1842

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The Baggage Man

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On a Dull old Five-Act Play, 1848

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The Exiled Londoner, 1848

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

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The M.P. on the Railway Commitee, 1845 145
The Squatter's 'Baccy Famine, 1880

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RECOLLECTIONS OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS,
Recollections of the Stock Exchange

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A CHARACTER-
A Character (M. Jullien)...

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THE POET-
The Poet of the Period

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THE BALLAD OF ORIANA-
“Oriana” at the Globe Theatre

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The Ballad of Boreana

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CIRCUMSTANCE--

Tit for Tat
Circumstance, 1948

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THE MERMAN-

The Laureate
THE MERMAID-
The Mermaid at the Aquarium ...

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