THE HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL.
'NOW IS THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT.'
'Heard ye the arrow hurtle in the sky?
Heard ye the dragon-monster's deathful cry?'—
Excuse this sudden burst of the Heroic;
The present state of things would vex a Stoic!
And just as Sairey Gamp, for pains within,
Administered a modicum of gin,
So does my mind, when vexed and ill at ease,
Console itself with soothing similes.
The 'dragon-monster' (pestilential schism!)
I need not tell you is Conservatism;
The 'hurtling arrow' (till we find a better)
Is represented by the present Letter.
- Dr. Wynter, President of St. John's, one of the recently elected Conservative members of Council.