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JEUX D'ESPRIT AND MINOR POEMS, 1798-1824.

2.

What did the House upon this call,
My boy Hobbie O?
They voted me to Newgate all,
Which is an awkward Jobby O.


3.

Who are now the people's men,
My boy Hobbie O?
There's I and Burdett—Gentlemen
And blackguard Hunt and Cobby O.


4.

You hate the house—why canvass, then?
My boy Hobbie O?
Because I would reform the den
As member for the Mobby O.


5.

Wherefore do you hate the Whigs,
My boy Hobbie O?
Because they want to run their rigs,
As under Walpole Bobby O.


6.

But when we at Cambridge were
My boy Hobbie O,
If my memory dont err
You founded a Whig Clubbie O.