On the Marriage of Robert Kâ€”n, Esq.
TO HENRY HEANY, ESQ.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â On this interesting epoch in the life of Robert Kâ€”n, viz:-his union with
the amiable and accomplished Miss Glass, he will receive the congratulations of his
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â I have presumed to imagine that which you jocularly but sincerely might sayâ€”and
in a postscript, what I, without any joke at all, and, I am certain, as sincerely, would say.
Yours truly,Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
WILLIAM MILLER.Â Â Â Â
Let social friends and all good men
Â Â Rejoice, nor cry alas!
Though Kâ€”n, such a sober youth,
Â Â Has vowed to take a Glass.
Let no weak fears molest our minds,
Â Â That poverty and strife
Will be his lot, though he has sworn
Â Â To take a Glass through life.
But let us hope with fervency
Â (Our love for him is such)
That at the close of life heâ€™ll say,
Â I neâ€™er took one too much.
And may he find when troubles come,
Â And all looks dark and drear,
His Glass more potent then than now
Â To strengthen and to cheer.
P. S.â€”But this I hope he wonâ€™t forget,
Â Amid his marriage fuss,
Thoâ€™ he has got a Glass himself,
Â Â To order one for us.
For gentlemen who win a raceâ€”
Â Â And love a race is foundâ€”
Although they take but one themselves,
Â Â Do order glasses round.
And so he did, and so we got
Â Â All brimful glasses each;
But such a Glass as he has got
Â Â Thereâ€™s none of us can reach.
The sequel is, all of us got
Â Â Full glasses every oneâ€”
The Glass which he has got we wish
Â Â He never will see done.