William King Poems
|2.||Message From Hell||4/9/2007|
|10.||Imitation Of Horace||9/24/2010|
|13.||The Art Of Cookery||9/24/2010|
The Art Of Cookery
In Imitation of HORACE's Art of Poetry
To Dr. Lister
Ingenious L-- were a Picture drawn
With Cynthia's Face, but with a Neck like Brawn;
With Wings of Turkey, and with Feet of Calf,
Tho' drawn by Kneller, it would make you laugh!
Such is (good Sir) the Figure of a Feast,
By some rich Farmer's Wife and Sister drest.
Which, were it not for Plenty and for Steam,
Might be resembled to a sick Man's Dream,
Where all Ideas hudling run so fast,
That Syllibubs come first, and Soups the last.
Not but that Cooks and Poets still were free,
To use their ...