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The Daily Dispatch: January 1, 1864., [Electronic resource], [from the Liverpool (Eng.) Mercury, of the Nov.] Poland. (search)
[from the Liverpool (Eng.) Mercury, of the Nov.] Poland. In Warsaw's wretched city, Two sisters to be hung-- A melancholy ditty To be said or sung. Two women to be strangled . Europe, standing by, Sees their bodies managed, Lifts no voice on high ! Brave and warlike nation Vents its fiendish spite: A worthy demonstration-- A noble, gallant sight ! In grand array of battle Your standard quick unhurt, Bayonets fix and rattle Round--two beauteous girls. All ready for the bangthere women there ? An empire's strength — to crush a Feeble, girlish pair ! Brave and gallant nation-- Two sisters to be hang ! No voice in condemnation, No scabbard high is thing. Ravelling in slaughters, Europe's deep disgrace, Striking Poland's daughters-- What a manly race ! Aghast and craven-hearted England shares the stain; Sons and mothers parted Women rudely slain. Lovely ladies banished, Marched in felons' dress; Hope forever vanished, None to see or bless. Sublime, c