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Poem by Thomas Hood

On a Certain Equestrian Statue at the Royal Exchange

Whoever has looked upon Wellingtons breast, 
Knows well that hes not so full in the chest; 
But the sculptor, to humour the Londoners partial, 
Has turnd the lean Duke to a plump City Marshal. 

Thomas Hood

Thomas Hood's other poems:
  1. Written in Keats' Endymion
  2. The Two Peacocks of Bedfont
  3. Ode on a Distant Prospect of Clapham Academy
  4. Song (The stars are with the voyager)
  5. Stanzas (Is there a bitter pang for love removed)

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