23 March 2011

Poet Names Newspaper Editor as Lucifer's Heir


The New York Times, 28 March 1875

John J. MacDonald's hate for Charles Chiniquy spreads. Here the target is John Dougall, whose paper the bigoted Montreal Witness, published the the former Catholic priest's lectures.

For the Editor of the 'Montreal Witness'

Let unscrupulous liars here gather and weep
For the child of the devil who here is asleep;
And if justice will govern when Lucifer dies,
He’ll inherit the title of “father of lies.”

But such honor might more than his deeds recompense,
For although he was willing he had not the sense
That would carry his purpose to such an extent;
He could only retail what the rest would invent.

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