THE Gothic looks solemn–
The plain Doric column
Supports an old Bishop and crosier;
The mouldering arch,
Shaded o’er by a larch
Stands next door to Wilson the Hosier.
Vicè– that is, by turns–
O’er pale faces mourns
The black-tassled trencher and common hat;
The chantry boy sings,
The steeple bell rings,
And as for the Chancellor–dominat.
There are plenty of trees,
And plenty of ease,
And plenty of fat deer for parsons;
And when it is venison,
Short is the benison–
Then each on a leg or thigh fastens.