[Works of John Stowell + note by R.J.Moore]
You who are studious of good feeding
As Chesterfield was of good breeding ;
Who place your bliss - not in the skies,
But in roast beef and tarts and pies ;
In puddings, dumplings, whips and jellies ;
In short, whole heav'n in your bellies ;
O hear what woes recall my sighs,
And raise two puddles in my eyes.
In The Manks Mercury, 21st Oct. 1797. Signed 'Infelix.'