[Works of John Stowell + note by R.J.Moore]

The Feast at Peel.

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.'


 John Stowell


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