The Pen’s Remonstrance

Miss Porden

In law it long has been enacted
For benefit of deeds transacted,
If to a nuisance you repair,
The nuisance may continue there
But if you you the nuisance came
By law, you might dislodge the same
 Hence I declare, to bid me budge
The pencil’s claim is nought but fudge
While I, from long possession’s right,
Might turn it out of window quite.

And sure my qualities would claim
A larger share of well-earned game
In all his glory, Homer lives
While Zeuxis scarce in name survives
 But as I’m a good-natured pinion
I will allow a joint dominion
And when I feel to rest inclined
The pencil may relieve the mind.

Plumina Valentina