Mirror of Literature,  6 (1825), 210.

London Fashions, Fooleries, Sights, and Speculations



Poetry, Drollery


Steamships, Technology, Menageries, Phrenology

    The poem recounts aspects of modern London life. 'Boats that go to Spain by steam, / America, or Ireland; / Gas-lights that above us gleam, / Enough, I'm sure, to fire land'. 'Ex'ter Change—hyenas squall / For their hour of feeding'. 'Roads improv'd, and mended ways / By Macadamization'. 'Phrenology, which plainly shows / Every organ human'.

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