Saturday, December 29, 2012

Capt. Villiam Brown Eskvire . . .

. . . in the New York Mercury, thus brings “alliteration’s artful aid” to the immortality of Floyd in verse:

Felonious Floyd, far-famed and falsifying,
Forever first from Federal forces flying,
From fabrications fanning Fortune’s fame,
Finds foul Fugacity facitious Fame.

Fool! facile Fabler!  Fugitive flagitious!
Fear of Futurity, Filcher fictitious!
Fame forced from Folly, finding fawners fed,
Feeds final failure – failure fungus-fed.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 3

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