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The Works of Lord Byron (ed. Coleridge, Prothero)/Poetry/Volume 7/Lines

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LINES

ADDRESSED BY LORD BYRON TO MR. HOBHOUSE ON HIS ELECTION FOR WESTMINSTER.[1]

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,
1824.]

  1. ["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 price sixpence, on the election of J. C. H., Esqre., for Westminster (not for publication)."—Letter to Murray, April 9, 1820, Letters, 1901, v. 6.]