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THE "OLD CONCERN."               243
To Vernon go, and thoughtfully
Gaze on yon sacred urn, Then think what caitiffs you must be,
To curse the u Old Concern ! "
You 're rich, because you robbed my till,
And cotton makes you great; You 'd shut up shop against my will,
But cotton you can't eat; And when your negroes run away,
You then, perhaps, will learn It had been wiser far to stay,
And mind the " Old Concern."
When anarchy's dread wings unfurl
Upon that shore so dark, To which ambitious fiends would hurl
Your frail and happy bark, Ah! then, perhaps but when too late
You '11 hopelessly discern, How happier was your former state
When in the " Old Concern."
O madmen ! time will surely come When you, in grief, will learn
To taste again the sweets of home, Within the " Old Concern."