Want, Famine, and Mortality
Natural Law, Politics
The poem considers the sad state of the nation. The last stanza asks: 'What adverse fate destroys our life? / Are nature's laws with man at strife? / Or is it man's delirious sway, / Destroys our wealth, and wastes our lives away?'.
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