William Shenstone

Here you will find the Poem Extent of Cookery of poet William Shenstone

Extent of Cookery

Aliusque et idem.
(Another and the same).

When Tom to Cambridge first was sent,
A plain brown bob he wore;
Read much, and look'd as though he meant
To be a fop no more.

See him to Lincoln's-Inn repair,
His resolution flag;
He cherishes a length of hair,
And tucks it in a bag.

Nor Coke nor Salkeld he regards,
But gets into the House,
And soon a judge's rank rewards
His pliant votes and bows.

Adieu, ye bobs! ye bags! give place;
Full bottoms come instead;
Good L-d! to see the various ways
Of dressing-a calf's head!