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Broadside entitled 'The --- ---'s DREAM; OR THE Devil opposing the Resurrection Men'
The Devil opposing the Resurrection Men.
AT rest on a sofa the----------was laid,
Not asleep------yet a drowziness over him hung ;
Some say that he thought on his bills yet unpaid,
Alas the poor-------------- was humbled, and sore
At the storm he had rais'd for the sake of the dead,
He thought, and he thought, but he labor'd in vain,
He'd sink it ten thousand feet deep in the ocean.
Grew jaded and weary?he soon ceased to weep ;
But woe for the---------------- the slumber that seiz'd
Brought terrors unknown to his sensitive breast;
Now,------something he knew not, his bosom op-
And whistled, and roar,d with a deep hollow sound.
All at once? in an instant, the tempest was o'er,
No flash dim'd the eye with its red sudden glare;
And a silence like death was around in the air.
A deadly chill ran o'er his shuddering frame,
But he saw not, nor knew, from which quarter it,
At last a most horrid sensation he found,
Like the plague coming near in a bodily form,
" I came in a sort of invisible dress :
" And thinking to ruin both us and our cause;
" Our sister in league, Miss -----shall lie for us
" She's staunch to her trust, with her you may flout
" But the Deil and Miss------ and the ?? ??
must rout 'em."
* See the Humble Petition of the Worms, &c.
Probable period of publication:
1820-1830 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.74(043)