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1854 Excerpt: ...ponies. There are now about 3,000 Burmese warriors
at Kangan. A copy of the proclamation of the annexation of Pegu has
been taken to them, by some volunteers from Moulmein, their
countrymen. We are waiting now to see how they will receive it, as
it is by no means certain that they will come in. A December 24th.
The last attack of fever, which obliges me to leave the country,
came on very suddenly. I shall go from this place without any
regret; for now the war appears, for the present, at an end, and
there is nothing left to hope for of, " honour and glory." I think
the annexation of Pegu has made a very pretty termination to the
Burmese war, on which the following copy of verses has been widely
circulated. "THE WAR IN BURMAH." "The lion and the elephant fell
into a dispute Because they could not settle it, which was the
greatest brute; The elephant, a knowing beast, not destitute of
spunk, Had seized the lion's dinner, and concealed it in his trunk.
Of course the lion flared right up, but ere it came to knocks, He
sent two wise ambassadors, the Serpent and the Fox Instructing
them, 'My enemy, though mighty big, is clumsy, And once I get a
slap at him, I'll serve him out eh dum se. Just tell him so, and
let him know that, if he does not jine in, I'll spiflicate him
totally, as sure as I'm a lion.' Forth went the bold ambassadors,
to execute the mandate, And soon approached the elephant, whom
mighty nobles farmed, eight.f The names of the steamers, f See
Cox's Embassy to Ava, as authority for this. Then, before the
monarch's presence, most respectfully unco verin', The wily serpent
tells forthwith the message of his sovereign. Whereon the mighty
elephant, with an affected simper, answered, 'S'help me never, if I
ever, such confounded ...
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