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66. Mason work.

by Major.
One more unfortunate!
     Poor F. F. V.!
Rashly importunate,
     Caught out at sea!

Take him up tenderly,
     Abraham L.;
Handle him gingerly--
     No one can tell
What risks we encounter,
     In thus rudely chasina
The pompous ambassador,
     C. S. A. Mason!

Ah, the proud Minister
     Cometh to grief;
With prospects so brilliant,
     How wonderful brief
His life diplomatic--
     All smoothly it runs,
Till over his pathway
     It bloweth great guns!

A sorry denouement
     This, brave F. F. V.;
Thy fondest hopes blasted,
     Thy plans all at sea!
You dreamed not of capture,
     While with Johnny Bull;
You thought if we tried it,
     We'd have our hands full!
But when Uncle Samuel
     Appeared on your track,
And gave you his thunder,
     To which you knocked under,
O! is it a wonder
     You were taken aback?

O! poor Master Mason,
     There are sermons in stones--
Don't they speak to you yonder
     In eloquent tones?
Howe'er mortar-fying
     To “go to the wall,”
We think we've discovered
     Your Forte after all!
We send you to Warren,
     Your station to fill,
As Minister Foreign
     Nigh old Bunker Hill!
You always was warrina
     In public, they say--
We hope you'll keep quiet
     Where Dimmick has sway.

Williamsburgh, 1861.

--Brooklyn Times, Dec. 3.

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