Punch,  31 (1856), 83.

Song of the Harvest





Natural Law, Nutrition, Providence, Temperance

    Evidently written from the perspective of a yokel, laments the quality of beer in the hot season, pointing out that while 'Of perwision of Natur' we oftentimes hear, / The contrairy whereof is experienced in beer'. When his friend from the 'Band o' Hope' explained that this state of affairs was 'Natur's design', he asks 'How is it as Natur' don't damidge Port wine' and other drinks. Concludes with the observation that 'There's a many more matter up there, over head, / As we never dreams of, and also down here, / And one on 'um is this disorder o'beer'.

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