«Vulgar of manner, overfed,
    Overdressed and underbred,
    Heartless, Godless, hell's delight,
    Rude by day and lewd by night;
    Bedwarfed the man, o'ergrown the brute,
    Ruled by boss and prostitute:
    Purple-robed and pauper-clad,
    Raving, rotting, money-mad;
    A squirming herd in Mammon's mesh,
    A wilderness of human flesh;
    Crazed by avarice, lust and rum,
    New York, thy name's Delirium.»