- In Köhln, a town of monks and bones,
- And pavements fang'd with murderous stones
- And rags, and hags, and hideous wenches ;
- I counted two and seventy stenches,
- All well defined, and several stinks !
- Ye Nymphs that reign o'er sewers and sinks,
- The river Rhine, it is well known,
- Doth wash your city of Cologne ;
- But tell me, Nymphs, what power divine
- Shall henceforth wash the river Rhine ?
1828, published 1834.
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