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The Hybrids: An Epi-comic Satire

An M. D.

213 pages
Library of Alexandria
HAIL blest stupidity! impervious shieldOf dullness hail! No thorn in all the fieldOf reason, wit, or satire, hath been found,Could reach thy soul in toughest bull-hide bound! Refreshingly unconscious thou dost grazeAmid the brambles of sublunar ways,In rare beatitude of placid soul,Thy skin unbroken sound and whole; Smiling serene, while scratches, wounds, and pricksOf fate adverse, and fame’s vexatious tricks,Which goad the thinner skinned to agony,But prove a pleasing stimulant to thee. How almost enviable is such state.Where angels of bliss indifferent awaitTo keep the stinging brood of scorn at bay,And turn the keener darts of love away;—Where grateful thistles bloom the live-long day,And long ears wave triumphant at each bray.