The Vision of Judgment 089


'But since he's here, let's see what he has done.' 
'Done!' cried Asmodeus, 'he anticipates 
The very business you are now upon, 
And scribbles as if head clerk to the Fates, 
Who knows to what his ribaldry may run, 
When such an ass as this, like Balaam's, prates?' 
'Let's hear,' quoth Michael, 'what he has to say; 
You know we're bound to that in every way.' 

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)