Exhibitions, Amusement, Engineering, Engineers, Architecture, Heroism
This threnody on the recent death of Joseph Paxton observes that his monument is 'in those Chatsworth gardens stately, / In the far-off Crystal Palace, where the world looked on him last'. It also emphasises that he began life as a 'yeoman's son, the gardener's boy', and later made 'grand designs'. Asks that he sleep 'almost in hearing of the many-voicèd fountains / He loved to turn and tame, and make his fancy's bidding do: / Now dancing crowned with rainbow, now adown the mimic mountains'.
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