When to the mob you make a speech,
My boy Hobbie O,
How do you keep without their reach
The watch within your fobby O?
But never mind such petty things,
My boy Hobbie O;
God save the people—damn all Kings,
So let us Crown the Mobby O!
March 23rd, 1820.
[First published Murray's Magazine, March, 1887, vol. i.
pp. 292, 293.]
ADDRESSED BY LORD BYRON TO MR. HOBHOUSE ON HIS ELECTION FOR WESTMINSTER.
Would you go to the house by the true gate,
Much faster than ever Whig Charley went;
Let Parliament send you to Newgate,
And Newgate will send you to Parliament.
April 9, 1820.
[First published, Miscellaneous Poems, printed for J. Bumpus,
- ["I send you 'a Song of Triumph,' by W. Botherby, Esqre. price sixpence, on the election of J. C. H., Esqre., for Westminster (not for publication)."—Letter to Murray, April 9, 1820, Letters, 1901, v. 6.]