Poetical Economics

Pocock, Thomas Love. 1825. “Pan in Town.” In The works of Thomas Love Peacock: including his novels, poems (London: R. Bentley and Son, 1875): pp. 222-27, p. 222.

“The country Banks are breaking:
The London banks are shaking:
E’en quakers now are quaking:
Experience seems to settle,
That paper is not metal,
And promises of payment
Are neither food nor raiment.”

2 comments so far

  1. Javier Hernandez-Miyares on

    great posit. a poem is worth a thousand pounds sterling of hollow punditry.

  2. Javier Hernandez-Miyares on

    i love it! here is one of mine:

    The rich man reaches
    in his pockets full of gold;
    Poor man for his balls.

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