Mirror of Literature,  9 (1827), 288–90.

The Sketch Book. No. XXXV. Merry England on May Morning



Regular Feature—Extract, Miscellaneous; Extract, Poetry

Publications extracted:

Shafton 1827


Political Economy, Steam-power

    The writer revels in the thought of the traditional celebrations of May-day, but contrasts them with the present state of the nation, which has ceased to be 'poetical'. 'We are, in serious prose, a nation of stock-jobbers, political economists, and shopkeepers'. 'As we have become enlightened, we have ceased to be poetical; we have lost poetry, and we have gained steam-engines'. (289)

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