Ode to Lord Dundonald
Military Technology, War, Disease
Ponders the secret plan of Thomas Cochrane (10th Earl of Dundonald) to destroy the Russians and begs to know more about it. Describes the enemy as a 'Ferocious, cruel, wretched race / Of slaves' who 'compel us all to bear / Their own vile Tyrant's yoke', and notes that 'our sole concern' is now to 'quell the pest' and 'bane the vermin best'. Claims that by 'destroying' the Russians, 'Life [...] we save' and 'fewer tears will gush', and that whatever Dundonald's plan—'poison fumes, or liquid fire'—it should be revealed.
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