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OUR HONORABLE FRIEND.

WE are delighted to find that he has got
in! Our honorable friend is triumphantly
returned to serve in the next Parliament. He
is the honorable member for Verbositythe
best represented place in England.

Our honorable friend has issued an address
of congratulation to the Electors, which is
worthy of that noble constituency, and is a
very pretty piece of composition. In electing
him, he says, they have covered themselves
with glory, and England has been true to
herself. (In his preliminary address he had
remarked, in a poetical quotation of great
rarity, that nought could make us rue, if
England to herself did prove but true.)

Our honorable friend delivers a prediction,
in the same document, that the feeble minions
of a faction will never hold up their heads
any more; and that the finger of scorn will
point at them in their dejected state, through
countless ages of time. Further, that the
hireling tools that would destroy the sacred
bulwarks of our nationality are unworthy of
the name of Englishmen; and that so long as
the sea shall roll around our ocean-girded
isle, so long his motto shall be, No Surrender.
Certain dogged persons of low principles and
no intellect, have disputed whether any body
knows who the minions are, or what the
faction is, or which are the hireling tools and
which the sacred bulwarks, or what it is that
is never to be surrendered, and if not, why
not. But, our honorable friend the member
for Verbosity knows all about it.

Our honorable friend has sat in several
parliaments, and given bushels of votes. He
is a man of that profundity in the matter of
vote-giving, that you never know what he
means. When he seems to be voting pure
white, he may be in reality voting jet black.
When he says Yes, it is just as likely as not
or rather more sothat he means No. This
is the statesmanship of our honorable friend.
It is in this, that he differs from mere
unparliamentary men. You may not know
what he meant then, or what he means now;
but, our honorable friend knows, and did from
the first know, both what he meant then, and
what he means now; and when he said he
didn't mean it then, he did in fact say, that
he means it now. And if you mean to say
that you did not then, and do not now, know
what he did mean then, or does mean now
our honorable friend will be glad to receive
an explicit declaration from you whether you
are prepared to destroy the sacred bulwarks
of our nationality.

Our honorable friend, the member for
Verbosity, has this great attribute, that he
always means something, and always means
the same thing. When he came down to that
House and mournfully boasted in his place,
as an individual member of the assembled
Commons of this great and happy country,
that he could lay his hand upon his heart,
and solemnly declare that no consideration on
earth should induce him, at any time or
under any circumstances, to go as far north
as Berwick-upon-Tweed; and when he
nevertheless, next year, did go to Berwick-upon-
Tweed, and even beyond it, to Edinburgh;
he had one single meaning, one and
indivisible. And God forbid (our honorable friend
says) that he should waste another argument
upon the man who professes that he cannot
understand it! "I do NOT, gentlemen," said
our honorable friend, with indignant
emphasis and amid great cheering, on one such
public occasion. "I do NOT, gentlemen, I am
free to confess, envy the feelings of that man
whose mind is so constituted as that he can
hold such language to me, and yet lay his
head upon his pillow, claiming to be a native
of that land,

Whose march is o'er the mountain-wave,
Whose home is on the deep!

(Vehement cheering, and man expelled.)

When our honorable friend issued his
preliminary address to the constituent body of
Verbosity on the occasion of one particular
glorious triumph, it was supposed by some of
his enemies, that even he would be placed in
a situation of difficulty by the following
comparatively trifling conjunction of circumstance.
The dozen noblemen and gentlemen whom
our honorable friend supported, had "come
in," expressly to do a certain thing. Now,
four of the dozen said, at a certain place, that
they didn't mean to do that thing, and had
never meant to do it ; another four of the
dozen said, at another certain place, that they
did mean to do that thing, and had always
meant to do it ; two of the remaining four

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