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The Cap and Bells, or, The Jealousies, Page 9
by John Keats (November-December, 1819).

                   XXV.
    Eban, untempted by the pastry-cooks,
    (Of pastry he got store within the palace,)
    With hasty steps, wrapp'd cloak, and solemn looks,
    Incognito upon his errand sallies,
    His smelling-bottle ready for the allies;
    He pass'd the Hurdy-gurdies with disdain,
    Vowing he'd have them sent on board the gallies;
    Just as he made his vow it 'gan to rain,
Therefore he call'd a coach, and bade it drive amain.

                   XXVI.
    "I'll pull the string," said he, and further said,
    "Polluted Jarvey! Ah, thou filthy hack!
    Whose springs of life are all dry'd up and dead,
    Whose linsey-woolsey lining hangs all slack,
    Whose rug is straw, whose wholeness is a crack;
    And evermore thy steps go clatter-clitter;
    Whose glass once up can never be got back,
    Who prov'st, with jolting arguments and bitter,
That 'tis of modern use to travel in a litter.

                   XXVII.
    "Thou inconvenience! thou hungry crop
    For all corn! thou snail-creeper to and fro,
    Who while thou goest ever seem'st to stop,
    And fiddle-faddle strandest while you go;
    I' the morning, freighted with a weight of woe,
    Unto some lazar-house thou journeyest,
    And in the evening tak'st a double row
    Of dowdies, for some dance or party drest,
Besides the goods meanwhile thou movest east and west.


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