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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889

To the Gods

By Anonymous

[The Port Folio. Vol. I. 1801.]

YE gods, who sit and live at rest,

Attend to hear my wishes;

I’m in a hurry to be blest,

So, pray, be expeditious.

Grant me—let’s see—now, if you please,

This very moment grant—

Plague take it—how vexatious this!

I can’t think what I want.