Address to Mr. Cross, of Exeter 'Change on the Death of the Elephant
New Monthly Magazine
The poem descants on the universal grief at the death of the elephant: 'Reporter's eyes / Were of an egg-like size, / Men that had never wept for murder'd Mars! / Hard-hearted editors with iron faces / Their sluices all unclosed,— / And discomposed / Compositors went fretting to their cases!' (238).
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