This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ...breed, Who thirst for evil, therefore feed On others' crimes, and then dessert On th' victim poor, who did assert, So foolishly, that she had made A full confession of her maid. Was it not so with thee, dear Fred? When thou hadst heard all she had said, Did not thy noble soul "within Begin to waddle in its sin? Till, oh! how noble and sublime Thy thoughts became! Such would become the filthy swine, That in the lane Do grunt about in perfect bliss, Though mud and filth beneath them hiss At every step that's ta'en Still, perfect as thy lustful kiss Doth their low bliss remain. Oh, holy vicar! truth about! Be sure your sin will find you out! And too I think, without a doubt, The effect will follow thee about. Though little didst thou think, When that young girl came to confess, And lustfully thou didst caress, That you'd beget your own witness. Woe to my pen and ink! I've said enough, enough, 'tis true. Oh, holy brother! lift thy head And be by the pure gospel led! Be upright, honest, noble, true, And let God's Spirit e'er imbue Thy daily life! TO A. E. 0. M. ON HER SIXTEENTH BIRTHDAY. Hail! blithe young girl! call forth thy wits! And hurl into the river Styx That interloper which now sits Or stands behind that figure one, But must give way to figure six, Which now has come, And waits for thee but to affix Him, and all's done: And thou art made sixteen. Another year hath o'er thy head So swiftly yet so slowly fled, Yet o'er the living and the dead It goes the same; yet not the same, For to the child, how slow! like lead, Its heavy train Of lengthy months are dragged ahead On time's vast plane! Each season seems a year. How different to the aged sire! For like the deleterious fire That rushes on with raging ire Across the prairies' grassy plane, All stripp...