A MERRY NEW YEAR, OR THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON!
Who comes first in thy dark train, first day of the season? me WINTER, in snowy cloak, so cold, grim, and drear ; To stop tax-plundered, pension-robbed, wretches front—treason
He comes to wish all of them a merry new year !
GM a poor friend do better, for those who've no home, Than offer the quiet and repose of a tomb ? Hum! hurra, for a merry new year !
And who follows next, after that joyous guest ?
'Tie INDIAN CHOLERA, spasmcd, livid, and sore; To those who've a home, but scanty food and thin vest, ne comes to wish each of them a merry new year! And is it not went() give inf:ction's kind ru.13 To the wretch whom the Corn-laws have left without grub? Marra! hurra, for a merry new year !
And who follows then, with flaming firebrand and sword?
'Tis VENGEANCE, to whose soul blood aud ruin are dear ;
To the pensioned, tax-eating., power-seizing, fool Lord, He rushes swiftly to wish a merry new year !
And is it not right, that the wrongs of ten ages
Should, one day, bring those who commit them, their wages?
Barra! hurra, for a merry new year!
Lo ! now they swing round, in the merry, merry dance! Saw e'er ye so strange and so frightful a gambol? Wh ite.Winter, red Vengeance, and bloc Pestilence,
Of "the flag of the free " so dreary a symbol !
I3ut they dance o'er the soil, reft of hurdling and slave ; And they know its next crop's for the free and the brave !
Ifurra! hurra, for a merry new year !