From the Hingham Gazette.
'Oh thou invisible spirit of Rum! if thou
hadst no name by which to know thee, we
would call thee- Devil.- Shakspeare [sic].
Let thy devotee extol thee,
And thy wond'rous virtues sum;
But the worst of names I'll call thee,
O, thou Hydra-monster, Rum!
Pimple-maker, visage bloated,
Health-corruptor, idler's mate;
Credit-spoiler, devil's bait.
Trust-betrayer, sorrow's ;source;
Conscience-stifler, guilt's recourse.
Thirst-increaser, vagrant thief;
Cough-producer, treacherous flatterer,
Woe-begetter, friendship's bane;
Debt-involver, toper's chain.
Judgment-warper, blue-faced quack;
Strife-enkindler, fortune's wrack.
cooler, winter's warmer,
Blood-polluter, specious snare;
Bond-undoer, gambler's fare.
Speech-bewraggler [sic], headlong-bringer,
Volume 1, tals-burner, deadly fire;
Discord-kindler, misery's sire.
Strength-subduer, hideous foe;
Money-waster, nation's woe.
Volume 1, le-seducer, joy-dispeller,
Peace-disturber, blackguard guest;
Brain-distracter, hateful pest.
Strong man sprawler, fatal drop;
Wrath-inspirer, coward's prop.
Heart-corrupter, folly's nurse;
Thrift-defeater, loathsome curse.
Scandal-dealer, foulmouthed scourge;
Crime-inventer, ruin's verge.
Volume 1, rtue-blaster, base-deceiver,
Rage-displayer, sot's delight;
Falsehood-spreader, scorpion's bite.
Quarrel-plotter, rage discharger,
Giant-conqueror, wasteful sway;
Malice-venter, death's broad way.
Tempest-scatterer, window's smasher,
Death-forerunner, hell's dire brink;
Ravenous murderer, wind-pipe-slasher,
lodging, meat and drink.
U. U. B.