ON THE RECASTING AND SUSPENSION OF GREAT TOM OF LINCOLN.
Great Tom ! late cracked and dumb, a thing thrown by, Like swords in peace time, useless and forsaken; New-fused, new-cast, thou hang'st, once more, on high; And thy fine tones their well-known echoes waken.
So WELLESLEY'S Duke, as glozing Tories tell, Whose notes have long been any thing but pleasant ; Like thee reformed, reshapen, good old bell ! Will make all England merry, peer and peasant.
For thus they argue—" Our great one is wise, A heedful noter of the hints of time: Besides, necessity upon him lies,
For as the hammer falls the bell must chime.
Then hear and try, good folks!" the rogues entreat.
a And, marry, so we will," is our reply ;
" But first the brazen parallel complete— Hang him like Toni, and then we'll hear and try."
T. E. S.