from roundabout (engaging in circumlocution, long-winded)+ -ation

“…At dinner fair Adelaide brought up a chicken
A bird that she never had met with before;
But, seeing him, scream’d, and was carried off kicking,
And he bang’d his nob’gainst the opposite door.
To finish my tale without roundaboutation,
Young master and missee besieged their papa;
They sung a quartetto in grand blubberation
The Stranger cried Oh! Mrs. Haller cried Ah!
Though pathos and sentiment largely are dealt in,
I have no good moral to give in exchange

From: Rejected Addresses;
Or, The New Theatrum Poetarum 
– Horatio Smith and James Smith, 1812

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s