The unsolved puzzle – Riddle poem , by Anna Seward
By Anna Seward , 18th Century. Distance relative of Darwin!!!
Ahhh i couldnt solve it. Have a look over it.
The noblest object in the works of art,
The brightest scenes which nature can impart;
The well known signal in the time of peace,
The point essential in a tennant’s lease;
The farmers comfort as he drives the plough,
A soldier’s duty and a lover’s vow;
A contract made before the nuptial tie,
A blessing riches can never supply;
A spot that adds new charms to pretty faces,
An engine used in fundamental cases;
A planet seen between the earth and sun,
A prize that merit never yet has won;
A loss which prudence can seldom retreive,
The death of Judas, and the fall of Eve;
A part between the ankle and the knee,
A papist’s toast, and a physician’s fee;
A wife’s ambition and a parson’s dues,
A miser’s idol, and the badge of Jews.
If now your happy genius can divine
The correspondent words in every line,
By the first letter plainly may be found
An ancient city that is much renowned.