Jane Austen

(16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817 / Hampshire, England)

Of A Ministry Pitiful, Angry, Mean


Of a Ministry pitiful, angry, mean,
A gallant commander the victim is seen.
For promptitude, vigour, success, does he stand
Condemn'd to receive a severe reprimand!
To his foes I could wish a resemblance in fate:
That they, too, may suffer themselves, soon or late,
The injustice they warrent. But vain is my spite
They cannot so suffer who never do right.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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