Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 121–22.

Good Night to the Season



Extract, Poetry, Drollery

Publications extracted:

New Monthly Magazine


Menageries, Exploration, Horticulture, Exhibitions

    Bemoans the passing of the London social season. Among the chief rages were: 'Miss Fennel's Macaw, which at Boodle's [a fashionable London club] / Is held to have something to say; / Mrs. Splenetic's musical Poodles, / Which bark "Batti, batti!" all day: / The pony Sir Araby sported, As hot and as black as a coal, / And the Lion his mother imported, / In bearskins and grease, from the Pole'. Other features of the season were: 'the flowers / Of the grand horticultural fête, / When boudoirs were quitted for bowers, / And the fashion was not to be late'. (122)

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