street must always some respect from loyal subjects claim
from the House of Hanover derives its honoured name.
even such a favoured street acquires a new renown,
gives a brighter lustre to that corner of the town.
day by day both grave and gay are thither seen to run
eager anxious haste to seek the Temple of the Sun.
Temple of the Sun!" (you say) "why, what may these words mean?
surely not fire worshippers nor have we ever been;
do not, like the Magi, feed the ever-flaming pyre,
we all delight to stir a jolly Christmas fire;
all revere the weather clear, the worthy god of day,
not in an idolatrous or heathen sort of way!"
this, no doubt, may be most true, but come along with me,
in the street of Hanover, you’ll see what you shall see;
need not quarrel about words, not take the pedant's tone,
only come along with me and you at once will own
ne'er have been such marvels seen, in either street or square
Phœbus shows his worshippers at number Sixty there.
Jan 31, 1857