The Feast of Vegetables, and the Flow of Water Punch
by James Parton
New Year comes,so let's be jolly;
On the board the Turnip smokes,
While we sit beneath, the holly,
Eating Greens and passing jokes
How the Cauliflower is steaming,
Sweetest flower that ever blows.
See, good old Sir Kidney, beaming,
Shows his jovial famed red nose.
Here behold the reign of Plenty,
Help the Carrots, hand the Kail;
Roots how nice, and herbs how dainty,
Well washed down with ADAM'S Ale!
Feed your fill,untasted only
Let the fragrant onion go;
Or, amid the revels lonely,
Go not nigh the mistletoe!