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ON ANGMNfi,
235
For choicest meats, aud richest viands. And wines of foreign climes ;
A banquet such was scarcely seen, Before, or till these times.
Now, cloth withdrawn, and dinner o'er,
Was on the table placed A cup of curious massive gold,
With mantling fish enlac'd.
This Buccleuch took in both his hands.
And says—unto the King A health I give, long may he live,
And we of victories sing.
Then to his lips he press'd the cup, And drank it from the brim ;
His face he lav'd in crimson dye, And wash'd his locks so trim.
And unto Wilson next he said, Thy prowess is well known,
For it appears this angling day, That thou hast gained renown.*
* The writer ot this affirms, that the Professor had, thc day alluded to, killed eleven dozen of trout and three sal­mon, in less than three hourfl.
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