The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood

The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood

by Thomas Hood


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ISBN-13: 9781500278809
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/22/2014
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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ODE TO RICHARD MARTIN, ESQUIRE, M.P. FOR GALWAY. ' Martin, in this, has proved himself a very good Man!"—Boxiana. How many sing of wars, Of Greek and Trojan jars— The butcheries of men ! The Muse hath a " Perpetual Ruby Pen !" Dabbling with heroes and the blood they spill; But no one sings the man That, like a pelican, Nourishes Pity with his tender Bill! Thou Wilberforce of hacks! Of whites as well as blacks, Piebald and dapple gray, Chestnut and bay— No poet's eulogy thy name adorns ! But oxen, from the fens Sheep—in their pens, Praise thee, and red cows with their winding horns ! Thou art sung on brutal pipes ! Drovers may curse thee, Knackers asperse thee, And sly M.P.'s bestow their cruel wipes; But the old horse neighs thee, And zebras praise thee, Asses, I mean—that have as many stripes ! Hast thou not taught the Drover to forbear, In Smithfield's muddy, murderous, vile environ — Staying his lifted bludgeon in the air! Bullocks don't wear Oxide of iron ! The cruel Jarvy thou hast summoned oft, Enforcing mercy on the coarse Yahoo. That thought his horse the courser of the two— Whilst Swift smiled down aloft — The author of the Act of Parliament for the Prevention of Cruelty Id Animals. He was member for Galway in the first Parliament after the union of Great Britain and Ireland. Died, 1834. O worthy pair ! for this, when ye inhabit Bodies of birds—(if so the spirit shifts From flesh to feather)—when the clown uplifts His hands against the sparrow's nest, to grab it— He shall not harm the Martins and the Swifts ! Ah ! when Dean Swift was quick, how he enhanced The horse !—and humbled biped man like Piato! But now he'sdead, the charger is mischanced— Gone backward in the world—and not advanced— R...

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