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Issue Details: First known date: 1835... 1835 To Doctor ...
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  • Author's note: SIR, I enclose you some verses addressed to an individual, who, under the guise of a Minister of Peace is busily employed in scattering fire-brands and death among our little community.

    I fear that this disciple of the meek and lowly Jesus, has too long and too successfully stifled the voice of conscience in his own breast for me to hope that I shall make any salutary impression upon him. But he may be made useful as an example. Who can think of sparing (although we may pity the unmerited sufferings of) a mad dog: shall a rabid Parson with the spirit of a demon escape?

  • Author's note at foot of poem: Ask the Trustees of the Sydney College for an explanation. The transaction alluded to, for intensity of baseness and Priestly cunning, is without parallel in ancient or modern times.
  • 'Criticism of John Dunmore Lang.' - Webby

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