Mirror of Literature,  12 (1828), 61.

The Tour of Dulness



Extract, Poetry, Satire

Publications extracted:

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine


Narcotics, Cultural Geography, Phrenology, Political Economy, Universities

    The female figure 'Dulness' has a 'poppy-crown'd head'. She tours the British Isles, starting in London. From zealous Dublin 'sped she to the Land of Cakes [Scotland], / The land she loves and its possessors; / She loves its Craniologists, / Political Economists, / And all Scotch mists and Scotch Professors. / And Chiefly she on M'Culloch smiled, / As a mother smiles on her darling child, / Or a lady on her lover'.

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