An Enigma

"Seldom we find," says Solomon Don Dunce,
  "Half an idea in the profoundest sonnet.
  Through all the flimsy things we see at once
  As easily as through a Naples bonnet-
  Trash of all trash!- how can a lady don it?
  Yet heavier far than your Petrarchan stuff-
  Owl-downy nonsense that the faintest puff
  Twirls into trunk-paper the while you con it."
  And, veritably, Sol is right enough.
  The general tuckermanities are arrant
  Bubbles- ephemeral and so transparent-
  But this is, now- you may depend upon it-
  Stable, opaque, immortal- all by dint
  Of the dear names that he concealed within 't.

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