Mirror of Literature,  11 (1828), 99.

Signs of the Times

William Palin


Poetry, Drollery


Exploration, Natural History

    The poem concerns modern public houses. It begins: 'Of what use is a Denham or Bruce, / A Clarke, or a Parry, or Hall; / When a walk will more wonders produce, / Than were travell'd for e'en by them all? / White, Red, Black, Golden Lions surround us! / Black Swans, and Swans with Two Necks! / Blue Boars and Green Dragons confound us— / And would they not Buffon perplex?'.

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