Extremes Meet

Extremes Meet

Title: Extremes Meet

Year: 1863

Creator: John Tenniel, Punch

Abe: Imperial son of Nicholas the Great,
We sir in the same fix, I calculate,
You with our Poles, with Southern rebels I,
Who spurn my rule and my revenge defy.

Alex: Vengeance is mine, old man; see where it falls,
Behold yon hearths laid waste, and ruined walls,
Yon gibbets, where the struggling patriot hangs,
Whilst my brave myrmidons enjoy his pangs