Sagittulae, Random Verses

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Sagittulae, Random Verses by Edward Woodley Bowling

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ake, and I endeavoured to console the

weeping Muse:
"Dry your tears, beloved Clio, drive away this

fit of blues.
Cease your soul with gloomy fancies and forebodings

to perplex;
You are doing gross injustice to the merits of your sex.
Know you not that things are changing, that the

Earth regains her youth,
Since Philosophers have brought to light the one

primeval truth?
Long have all things been misgoverned by the

foolish race of men,
Who've monopolized sword, sceptre, mitre, ermine,

spade, and pen,
All the failures, all the follies, that the weary

world bewails,
Have arisen, trust me, simply from the government of males. But a brighter age is dawning; in the circling of the years Lordly woman sees before her new 'ambitions,' new careers; For the world's regeneration instantaneously began,
When Philosophers discovered the inferior claims of man.
With new honours Alma Mater shall eternally be crowned,
When th