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FIFTY SONGS FOR A FAR-R-R-R-DEN
AUTHOR OF "SOCIAL LIFE
THE REIGN OF QUEEN ANNE,"
WITH FIFTY-SIX ILLUSTRATIONS
rilATTO & WINDUS PICCADILLY
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for the better. bravely and but have succumbed to a changed order of things. their glory their departed. These Street Ballads were produced within a very few hours of the publication of any event of the slightest public interest . may be a moot question. OVER Street Ballads may be is raised the wail of " Icha- bod. but prefer " to have their music served up to them piping hot. and a new generation has arisen. but whether the change be or not. held own for many centuries.INTRODUCTION. domestic. etc. light. love. and. the sea. who will not stop in the streets to listen to these ballads being sung. . or humorous subjects. beer." with the accompaniment of warmth.. failing that. on etc. the singers fall had always an unlimited store to back upon." They well. and tobacco (for which they duly have to pay) at the Music Halls. Ichabod.
mind the class for whom were produced. I've plenty in if my fist." " On the Banks of Allan Water.vl INTRODUCTION." Sirs. their variety this book. Have you seen " My daughter Fan." " The Sun that lights the Green grow the rushes O. I'll just run through my list." with "Brave Lord Ullin's daughter. on reading them." " She wore a wreath of And " here you see " roses." " Such a getting out of bed. "The) Maid sad at.. And you wish to pick one out. In this collection I ." Sirs. Of we may learn something. and practical bought them. etc. Sirs." roses." Sitting on a rail. and." " I of Judah. Rough though some we must ever bear in of these Street Ballads may they be." with "Plenty to be " ? say. my rum hat." "Out of are you Place." " Poor Bessie was a Sailor's " bride. " " " Is there a heart that never loved ? The Rose of Allandale. very few of them were coarse." un." My son Torn. who proof of interest listened to them. not only " from but from the ballad of is Chaunting : Benny" of which the following a portion " My songs have had a tidy run. Sirs. who with " What a shocking bad etc.
They vary from them Bewick. indeed. and they will come none the worse because they bring with them the reminiscence of their youth. some of whose works are occasionally met with . though sometimes rather faulty in their history. these blocks had served. any can for the woodcuts were generally served out with a charming impartiality." There are plenty of my readers old enough to remember many of these Ballads.INTRODUCTION. goodness sales. " My bear dances only to the genteelest of tunes. yet those very inaccuracies prove their freshness. in fact. they were probably bought at trade and had illustrated books that were out of date or the sixteenth century to unsaleable. we must fain con- . The majority were be called illustrated illustrated if. vii have introduced nothing which can offend anybody except an absolute prude . and. owing to the pressure under which they were composed and issued. et hczc olim memi- They owe a great deal of their charm to the fact that they were absolutely contemporary with the events they describe. Forsan nisse juvabit. taking as a whole. What previous work only knows . but. and without the slightest regard to the subject of the ballad.
And while his friends and foes contends.." my plan. 'Cos there * sells 'em out. his suc- cessor. Hull. used pay for their production. Sirs. Catnach issued a large number from his press (in fact. that some great man Dies with a broken head.viii INTRODUCTION. Vith a bewail. I Yes.* of Monmouth Dials. Preston. Durham. does detail His death 'afore e's dead. was at its very fess that art as applied to these Ballads lowest. Seven which Jemmy to Catnach." One of whose colophons I use as a tailpiece. all They my papers my buy. . Newcastle. he only enjoyed the largest share of the London trade. whilst the Provinces were practically independent Liverpool. Manchester. Fortey. But. vithout doubt. " and name is used as a household word to designate this class of Ballad. Sirs. talent lies. their had the own ballad-mongers. Sheffield. Their literary merit is not great ? but what can you expect for half-a-crown which was the price Court. Birmingham. advertised that he had four thousand his different " sorts for sale). etc. in fact. who wrote somewhat after manner of the author of "The Bard of Seven "And it's Dials. Sirs. I Sirs.
if ever lucky enough to meet with one. One or two remain about Gray's Inn Road. . but sometimes two would and then the Ballad took an antiphonal form. their canvas screens. little capital. the singers join. and the crowd which gathered round them was the surest proof that their vocal efforts were appreciated. probably irrevocably lingers They are gone still but a trace of the vendor still amongst us. as they drop out. Farringdon Road. which must have relieved them very much. and have very I little in common with those about which first fifty I write. and other neighbourhoods but I venture to say. You may by know them. Our Mutual Friend ") was the proud proprietor but these modern Ballads are mostly reproductions of Music Hall songs. worked singlehanded. " identical with that Silas Wegg (in Dickens's . . they will find no successors. The Ballad singers ix and vendors made money rapidly over any event which took the popular fancy . on which are pinned the ballads immortal screen of which Mr. even that Generally. a good blood-curdling murder being very profitable and the business required very being speedily turned over. have taken the years of this century.INTRODUCTION.
this style of Street Ballad was at its best. the social manners and customs of that period JOHN ASHTON.x when have ing INTRODUCTION. and elucidate best. by extendthus. and I have selected those that bear on most. and the Great Exhibition of 1851. . but I liberally interpreted my fifty years. I its margin by a year or two either way include the Mutiny at the Nore in 1798.
.... ...... .... ~. 52 55 .. . SHOULD LIKE TO BE A POLICEMAN ..... WEEK THE WAY TO LIVE .. 62 ... 5 THE TREATS OF LONDON THE INCOME TAX . .. 31 .......... . . 64 67 BENDIGO.. ... STRIKING TIMES . ........ . SOCIAL.. . 21 ... .. . 34 36 LIKES A DROP OF GOOD BEER .. 24 BOB LOGIC'S DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW BRIGHTON DILI.... ..... ... . .. .. .......... 17 THE MECHANIC'S APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC WOMEN'S SAYINGS ... .. THE CRIES OF LONDON .... ... . GENCE FOR INSIDE PASSENGERS ONLY PAPER'D-UP HAIR I .. .......CONTENTS. .. ... .. 42 .. THE SNOB AND THE BOTTLE RORY O' MORE TURNED TEETOTAL HURRAH FOR FATHER MATHEW'S MILL ... . . PAGE SALE OF A WIFE ..... . ...... CHAMPION OF ENGLAND ... ... 9 12 ..... 59 .. .. .. 38 .... . 45 How FIVE AND TWENTY SHILLINGS WERE EXPENDED IN A 48 ... .. i A WOMAN NEVER KNOWS WHEN HER DAY'S WORK'S DONE .. .. ........ . THE HONEST POLICEMAN OF MITCHAM COOKEY DARLING I .. .
.... .... . .. . .. 75 . 124 . ... .... .... .. ... .X11 CONTENTS.. ...... 80 . .... .. . ..... .. 96 .. ...... ..... ... .. ........ . ..... . 71 GENT .. IF I HAD A DONKEY WOT WOULDN'T GO SHOVEL AND BROOM VlLIKINS AND HIS DlNAH . ... 82 HUMOROUS.. 135 138 ALL TO ASTONISH THE BROWNS THE RATCATCHER'S DAUGHTER .... ... .. THE WONDERFUL CROCODILE THE THIEF'S ARM ........ . 77 . m ... 116 119 . .. .... ..... .. ......... OR THE LISPING LOVERS THE BABES IN THE WOOD KATE'S YOUNG MAN HE WAS SUCH A NICE YOUNG MAN . SHEEP'S EYES FOR EVER .. .... .. WERY PEKOOLIAR.. ... ...... . 85 ... ... 128 131 ..... MRS. 147 15 .... . .. . HOT CODLINGS .... ..... .... CAB . .. . . .. ...... ...... CAB... ... ..... . ........ . 108 HUMOURS OF BARTLEMY FAIR GEORGY BARNWELL JONATHAN BROWN .. . . ... 121 . 94 . ............ .. . .. . .... 142 145 ... ..... ... .. CRYSTAL PALACE . .... JULLIEN'S GRAND POLKA MARGATE HOY .... . .. ... 88 91 THE RUSH LIGHT . PAGE THE BOLD I'M A IRISH YANKEY BENICIA BOY ... ... . 98 101 THE EXCISEMAN OUTWITTED GILES SCROGGIN'S GHOST .. ...... .... A SIGHT FOR A FATHER .. . ... 103 105 THE STRANGE MAN... CAB. .. . MONDAY . ... .. ... .......... .....
PRESENT TIMES... . ... ... HUMPHREY DUGGINS .. ....... . ... OR 90 YEARS AGO THE NEW FASHIONED FARMER . 153 156 THE ONE HORSE CRAY THE LITERARY DUSTMAN THE BILL STICKER . ...... 173 175 MAN A-COMING ! . ..... 182 COUNTRY...... DON'T LIKE TO SEE ... 202 ..... THINGS I . . xill PAGE .. .. . .. 204 206 ........... .... ... 177 . ......... . THE JOLLY ANGLER .. ... . ... ........ . ..... . 213 215 HODGE IN LONDON . . . 218 221 THE BATTLE OF BOULOGNE .. 192 195 TO THE HIRINGS . ... . 188 . .. ....... 209 212 .. 160 164 .. ...... .. ..... . ... THE BONNY GREY . .. .... . THE NOBBY HEAD OF HAIR Miss BAILEY'S GHOST ... .. WEEK ..... ..... .... .. CORK LEG .. .. .... JIG.. .. .. .... 184 .. . ....... THE KING AND WEST COUNTRYMAN . .. . .. THE HUMOURS OF THE RACES .CONTENTS...... ...... .. ..... . DEATH OF PARKER . . 170 .. SEA.. .. 199 THE BOLD POACHER . THE HONEST PLOUGHMAN. .. ............... . . COUNTRY STATUTES .. 180 .... .. . ..... 167 THE BARREL OF PORK ALL ROUND MY HAT HERE'S THE . DEATH OF POOR BILL BROWN .. OR EIGHT SHILLINGS A JIG............ . . .. .. .
.. ... 284 QUEEN'S VISIT TO FRANCE . .... . .... RATCLIFFE HIGHWAY IN 1842 THE GREENLAND WHALE FISHERY THE NEW YORK TRADER .. 271 ... 279 281 THE QUEEN AND THE COAL EXCHANGE CRYSTAL PALACE ........ . .. .. 287 ..... .. A NEW SONG ON THE BIRTH OF THE PRINCE OF WALES . ..... VICTORY .. ... ...... 290 294 . 268 THE QUEEN..... . ...... .... ...... ... .... . .. . 240 242 .. ... VIVA VICTORIA .. . . .... . ... ... . . .... . .... . 256 259 BOLD WILLIAM TAYLOR . .. . .. QUEEN VICTORIA THE QUEEN'S MARRIAGE . ... .. . 234 238 ...... ....... . 273 276 ... . .. . . . ....... THE JOLLY ROVING TAR YOUNG HENRY OF THE RAGING MAIN ..xiv CONTENTS...... 245 248 . 251 . ..... . .... JACK ROBINSON ...... DUKE WILLIAM'S FROLIC THE KING AND THE SAILOR .. 223 225 THE BATTLE OF NAVARINO ... ... ... ... PAGE ... ...... ......... ... . .. . ..... JACK BINNACLE AND QUEEN VICTORIA .. THE QUEEN'S DREAM LOVELY ALBERT ... .... ..... .. .. ... 228 232 ... . . 262 265 ...... 253 .. . ....... SWEET WILLIAM .... .. . ..... THE POOR SMUGGLER'S BOY THE SMUGGLER'S BRIDE THE FEMALE SMUGGLER JACK RETURNED FROM SEA .. .. ...
... .... . .......... O! . BART. .. 298 300 LORD NELSON KING GEORGE . . . 305 .. . . . ..... . ... . THE CRISIS .. . ... 353 .. ... . . THE CHRONICLES OF THE POPE THE HAPPY REFORM THE OPERATIVES' MARCH ....... ... ....... . POLITICAL........ ...... . . .... ......... .. . .... ... ... .. . 321 A NEW ALPHABETICAL SONG ON THE CORN LAW A NEW SONG ON THE CORN BILL . . . 313 318 ... xv PAGE BRAVE NELSON .. BATTLE OF WATERLOO IV.... . HISTORICAL.. ... 355 BOTANY BAY .. THE DEATH OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR ROBERT PEEL. ..... . 303 WELCOME TO SCOTLAND..... ........ . .. .... ..... .. . LAW JIM .. M......CONTENTS. 's . ....... 308 311 DEATH OF WELLINGTON .... . 340 MISCELLANEOUS. CHARTISTS ARE COMING .. 335 338 THE SONG OF THE LOWER CLASSES . . BILL . .. THE WONDERFUL WONDERS OF TOWN .. . ..... ..... .. 343 . ....... .. ....... 322 327 331 . ...P.. THE DIGGINS........ 351 . . 359 ... A NEW HUNTING SONG .. ... . ..... . . 346 349 CROW THE WORKHOUSE BOY THE WILD ROVER ... ..... .. ... .......... .. .. .
. 388 390 ... . BOXING DAY IN ST..... 361 FAREWELL TO JUDGES AND JURIES MY BONNY BLACK BESS. 382 385 . ... .. 374 ... .... ... .... GILES'S .... 377 A TIDY SUIT FOR ALL THAT ...... VAN DIEMAN'S LAND .... .. . THE FEMALE MONSTER THE UNDERTAKER'S CLUB . .. THE THREE BUTCHERS ......... . ..... ...... .. PAGE . . .. . 403 . . . 371 MARY ARNOLD......... THE LONDON MERCHANT FAREWELL . ....... .. JAMES'S 1847 . . .. ..... . . ... .. . . 394 .. THE LIFE AND TRIAL OF PALMER ...... .. .. .. THE RAGGED COAT THE COLLIER SWELL RILEY'S ......... ... .. . . 396 399 AND ST.. YOUNG WILLIAM THE BROKEN HEARTED GARDENER .... . . .. 392 .. ... . LIFE OF THE MANNINGS ... . ....................xvi CONTENTS. .... 366 368 . .. 379 .... ... 364 ..
it being considered that. who by auction was sold. and prosper through The Sailor that purchased the Carpenter's wife. B life. with halters round their necks. a comical joke Tis a positive fact. Concerning a woman. she was on a level with the cattle. being thus accoutred.SALE OF A WIFE. . and thus could legally be sold. their wives in . and even as lately as last year a man sold his wife. Chorus. folk. The halter round the neck was used when the wife was sold at market. they were not believed in England but it was nevertheless a fact. you a story Then long may he flourish. what I'm going to unfold. foreigner used to write that Englishmen sold open market. you frolicsome . Whenever a ATTEND I'll tell to my ditty. In two of my books ("Old Times" and "The Dawn of the Nineteenth Century ") I have given numerous instances.
on my life. etc. The auctioneer came. For he was too fond of going out on the spree They settled the matter. not a mile off from here. give you nine shillings.* Five and sixpence three farthings. " cabbage making up garments. Now The Says first she was put up without grumble or frown. in three cracks. The husband and wife they could never agree. So. " means the remnants of The goose is the large iron used for pressing the seams. Just look at her beauty. cloth stolen in As applied to tailors. tied in a halter. I will . A carpenter lived For ten Being a little. the auctioneer cries. . make her a lady so spruce. with his curly head . and that without fail . by auction. . or rather too. She's mighty good-tempered. he took her away. and two balls of wax. and sober likewise * . without more delay. Then up jump'd I'll a cobbler.2 SOCIAL. Six and ten said a barber. fond of his beer Being hard up for brass it is true. bid was a tailor. that bid half a crown he. said he. a butcher then said. so smart. with his hammer. . shillings. All in the hay-market. he sold off his wife. And fatten her well upon Cabbage and goose. And the Carpenter's wife stood up in a Cart. He sent round the bellman announcing the sale.
Thank Going you. as. is recorded in The Times. the brass on the nail . rapidly dwindled down to shillings. with the exception of a man who which he sold for six guineas. Ten said a sailor. with his darling so sweet. : hostler's wife. and even pence. it relished the joke. They danced and they sung. lately fetched twenty-five guineas. for ten there ! ! The hammer was struck The sailor he paid down that concluded the sale. she's three out of four. untill the break of day. . said the bold auctioneer. appears. Damme. Until he was landed in Denison Street. . not a screw more. thank you. And gave the young Sailor three hearty good cheers He never cried stop." Wives at the market did not fetch good prices the highest I know of." But this was extravagance. He shook hands with Betsy.SALE OF A WIFE. September 19. is nobody here Will bid any more ? Is not this a bad job ? Going Going I say she is gone for ten bob. 3 shillings I bid for her. While the fiddler and the piper played "Rosin. Then Jack to his hammock with Betsy did go. another exchanged his wife for ox. sir. to his back. the beau. . the and a half guineas but this In 1881. and And she jump'd straddle-legs on The people all gave her a smack. an next highest quotation is three . They sent for a fiddler. 1797 "An . in the country. a wife was sold at Sheffield for a quart of beer in 1862. and piper to play.
John Hobbs.4 SOCIAL. tied a rope to her. John Hobbs. Oh. John Hobbs Hobbs. He He tied a rope to her. John Hobbs. he caught a tartar. John Hobbs jolly shoemaker. The wife-dealing Were all of them But. . I won't stand to wrangle. says Hobbs. hung dingle dangle. A A shoemaker. Oh. John Hobbs John Hobbs ! . . somehow. He John Hobbs. With a few hubble-bubbles. as we learn by the following ballad : JOHN HOBBS. who'll buy a wife ? says A sweet pretty wife. To To 'scape from hot water. John Hobbs ! . Myself And hang dingle dangle. happy shoemaker. John Hobbs. they tell us fellows sellers. John Hobbs. I will strangle. Come. John Hobbs. They all were afraid of Jane Hobbs. May 2. The rope it was ready. They settled their troubles. Yes. And none of them wanted Jane Hobbs. John Hobbs. Like most married couples. John Hobbs. John Hobbs. Sometimes they were unsaleable. But he caught a tartar. John Hobbs He married Jane Carter. jolly ! . Jane Hobbs. tells us that one was parted with for a glass of ale. give me the rope. . Jane Hobbs. was purchased at Selby Market Cross for a pint and the South Wales Daily News. 1882. John Hobbs John Hobbs . John Hobbs . . Smithfield he brought her But nobody bought her. No damsel look'd smarter . John Hobbs. his wife cut him. says Hobbs . John Hobbs. But down But down John Hobbs. John Hobbs . his wife cut him.
There's nothing. like a Turk Here and everywhere compelled she has While a man can banish care. Married men of all degree. Drown sorrow and dull care. . . understand. and loving wife.A WOMAN NEVER KNOWS WHEN HER DAY'S WORK'S DONE. Now just While attend to me. kind. Half so pleasing to a man. always at her work. I tell you the vicissitudes of life. As a good She is temper'd. Tho' sometimes used to run . A woman never knows when her day's work's done.
That man must be a fool. With heavy irons on him day and night. Then happy will he live. the live-long week. in. your wives be kind and free. Or drive You will her. Who will strive his wife to rule. be advised by me. Use the women tenderly. about. . You know A woman never knows when her day's work's done. never mind the clatter of her tongue. find 'ere you begin. Then To And just attend to me. Men. We But nothing ought to hear. " my " darling and " my man dear. You may knock nine devils But never can you knock one devil out.6 SOCIAL. If you the truth will speak." And to please his wife a should miles run. day's work's Every married man should know They now have made a law. For a woman never knows when her done. like an elephant. Six months he will bewail In a dark and dismal jail. That if any man should dare ill-use his wife. Chorus. Her all indulgence give.
That a woman never knows when her day's work's done. must They They must hunt the fleas and bugs. I will say. They must mangle. Get you every thing A little if And drop of brandy. They must nurse your little daughter and your son. rolling-pin. They're oft used worse than slaves. starch. and blue. They must frizzle. fry. That a woman never knows when her day's work's done. or gin. clean the quilt and rugs. rum. And whack him with the wooden When some women well behaves. and roast. 7 to please her all For you you must always must know full well. crack. If the truth you will but tell. Married women take advice. And wash the dirty shirt upon your back. They must wash and iron on. and prove it still. . Give the compliment again. your husband should complain.A And WOMAN NEVER KNOWS. And must not dare to use their pretty tongue. cheerful run. They must get your victuals ready in a They must get you tea and toast. Let the world say what it will. that's nice.
Thus pleasure you will find. Get nothing but abuse. A woman never knows when her day's work's done. to your wives be kind. If this statement A woman you deny. . surely a lie. And happy You must through the world you tell will run. like a poor goose. never knows when her day's work's done. And.8 SOCIAL. Chorus. Men.
And Bartlemy Fair in September. will hope you I'll make no wry faces.P.THE TREATS OF LONDON. if you've money to spend. the Sans Pareil after your tea.t renown.* GOOD So I folks I will try at a song. There's the Opera A * House at the West. famous O. not keep you long. Believe me. Written in 1815. . Covent Garden Garden of O. Where to go. Chalk Farm and a famous Jew's Harp. but please to attend. : With my To what If you'll budget of public places I'm about to rehearse. The contest you all may remember Old Drury that was burnt down.P. f Referring to the . (Old Prices) riots. You will learn from my play-bill in verse. Where a huge pocket-pistol you see. And With Salmon's Wax Work in the Strand. With the Tower of London so grand.
With Westminster Abbey to range. With Kensington Gardens when clean. A walk in the Temple for Lawyers. . Where bow-wow eclat. Sirs. For Men Milliners on a Sunday. And the Somerset House Exhibition. is With a cock-pit for cruelty's sport. Sirs. gay. And The " All alive in Exeter 'Change. Vauxhall with fireworks pretty. pay well. best. A forum there for debate. A Parliament House for the great. Sirs. A Fives Court for milling in fun. There's the Wells. Played with and where you may view. Sirs. and Grimaldi so rum. their sparks " Where belles and you will meet. performers so grand. I ween.io SOCIAL. There's Wigley's promenade too. The fine bridge 'twixt Bankside and the Strand. A Lord's Cricket Ground that is With a Tottenham Playhouse so ne. Hyde Park and the Serpentine too. in the City.w. And Bond Street parade in addition. And " the Royalty the too. you may feed on the Then walk in the Regency Park. A Surrey Theatre there's too. Where." British Museum's a its treat.
" Knock 'em down with a Bravo Encore ! ! Gas lights too flare in your eyes. and its Whispering Gallery. The Londoners' St. Paul's principal boast. concerts. And spouting rooms. And also. The Monument. too. . without any raillery. a tall post. too. With prime song-clubs in the " Shades. 11 and masquerades. still bear the bell. Indian Jugglers deceive in Pall Mall. too. Guildhall for a lottery prize.THE TREATS OF LONDON. Astley's horses. half a score. With balls.
is the sum that must be Useless Still. more. 1842. or mumbling. And And bled again by the Income Tax. at sevenpence in the pound. and leeching him.THE INCOME TAX. had we to our aid. Sevenpence found. . our grizzling. that John Bull's con- stitution Is only to be saved by the Income tax. in the pound. Sir Robert Peel started the present income which be- came law. tax. and hourly his own brain racks. he must lose a little and bleeding him. OH ! And what Though He'll poor old Johnny Bull has his Cup of sorrow full. with underfeeding him. has studied his con- now be dition. He's come to the conclusion. our former roaring trade. Chorus. June 22. is We'd laugh * at Bobby Peel and his Income Tax. over-drained before. daily. Peel* the state physician. our grumbling.
So. pray. They are already ruined by Infirmaries and Quacks. their business is to pray. all declare. Their patients. must increase their price of pills. why should they pay the Income Tax ? all While The Lawyers all declare it really is unfair. The Law's great alteration has brought them tion. The shopkeeper. ruina- And By if they make compliance. not a fib. but they really can't contribute. and ought to pay the Income Tax. So they'll all adopt Peel's plan. the parsons say. . their 'Tis the farmers that should. To drive out on a Sunday. of bleeding all they can. they all must rob their Clients. The farmers fair. that for them to pay be'ant The cesses. full of ills. Doctors. rates. The swelling Bills of Costs for the Income Tax. once gay. (when they get 'em) for the Income Tax. are discharging all The manufacturing bands hands. who kept his one horse shay.THE INCOME TAX. The manufacturers say Assert 'tis 13 that they ought not to pay. and tithes nearly breaks their backs. and sometimes on a Mon- day.
the demurest.14 SOCIAL. grumblers. shay put down. and stick to trade and Because he must so pay to the Income Tax. respectable And managing meet. and the Ministers of State. Sinecurist. and in snarls go snacks. . pocket's clearance. then. His daughters and his wife. who have money a in the Bank. wherever you are ruined and these are all facts may roam. all Oh. his Must now town. put Now. laundresses For. to just make both ends Must cut a bit off one end for the Income Tax. rich and great. of the Income Tax. the Placeman. folk of middling rank. they must all pay their shot. The And gayest. without a doubt. the washing's done at home. or not. instead of those old blue ones having new ones. complete. In their rota. obliged to hear his Stay Their at strife. So our wives Tax. home and bonnets snivel. are always cross through the Income The Bishops. And make by appearance. Are turned Those and 'tis all through the Income Tax. was their washing out. as their quota.
all on fire.* I wish of rupees had lacs. our Queen's a high example. Her Majesty. he cried aloud. of the soldier we were told. The Lords. And a Teetotaller turn through the Income Tax. They So. And. I've come for the Income Tax. "Strike * Her Majesty pays Income Tax on her private property. as 15 a tip-top sample. The Squires will they bear it ? must give up Hock and Claret Tradesmen. One The foregoes his Brandy another his Max | porter can't regale. all all are out of spirits through the Income Tax. ranks through the Nation. any of her subjects. and all their train. t Cant name for gin. The Collector he sallies. Palace. . to great Buckingham Your Majesty. whenever corporal punishment decreed. Who." and jogg'd him. think not of or port sherry. writh'd about With torment higher. must put up with privation. like t It falls to the lot of the drummers is in the army to flog. no longer merry. Just like the tale of old. while the drummer J flogg'd him. must do without Champagne.THE INCOME TAX. he's obliged to leave off Ale.
. its fine tales. o' The Tax with tails. with his Sir Robert Peel's the Income Tax. Sir Robert Peel he Nobody likes the cuts of the and cuts us where he Income Tax. likes.1 6 SOCIAL. is like the cat nine It lashes our bodies cuts into our backs. strikes. drummer.
I try to amuse you. boys. on the Continent. There are plenty of demagogues. cheer up." which en- joyed immense popularity. in order to keep their factories going and their hands employed they do not think that England has to compete with the whole world. Henry Russell wrote. and I will listen to my song. injurious to all parties. it is their lot. men do not often take thought of the losses their employers have sustained. " There's a good time coming. if he so pleases. so they should bear a portion of the burden. wages . and not take you long. and that. much to banish the black STRIKING TIMES.IN every civilized society there is an antagonism between The employer and employed. for pay. As an antidote to me the discontent and privation consequent on bad trade. or at granted. a man has a right to sell his labour as dearly as he can. between capital and labour. or to refuse to sell often it when a depression only fair that the means of at all. but I have only selected one. that and the men are more contented with in trade occurs. which appears to to be fairly typical. events tardily Naturally there are many street ballads on' this vital subject to the ballad-singer's listeners. and did spirit of discontent. who. CHEER While up. and the result is a strike. are cheaper. C . and a strike is very his getting an advance of wages which all might not have been otherwise conceded. On the other hand. you sons of toil. will fan the flame of discontent.
complain their fate hard. can't do what to strike. which adds much to their names. . this glorious work begun. at length The working men see. this must be the The working men. on both sides of the They made a strike last Monday. And surely they've done something. strikes me so. May order mark their conduct. it the time for striking. begin to They've made a bold strike for their rights in 1853. of England. for they've upset the Sun. and success be their reward. by is thousands. Employers must be made to see they they like. receive a fair day's pay.1 8 SOCIAL. It is the master's greediness causes the men The labouring men Thames. but blow. Monopoly has had some knocks. Some of our London Printers. at least. of London. Chorus. Ifs high time that working men should have it their own way^ And for This is a fair day's labour.
be robbed of half their earning. They find the men won't. with labour badly paid. That they paid.STRIKING TIMES. to show their masters. understand. Before the next day's sun had their set. their way. . they gave them demand. But they're wages. splendour. Their masters did not relish it. tired out of asking foj a better scale of The monied men have had they have made. and with a saucy tone. Our London Weavers mean and the trade.. the workman gnaws the bone. large fortunes For things could not be otherwise. Three hundred honest weavers have struck. They roll along in As Cobbett says. they eat the meat. to gain. their ends Though the masters find they lose a deal. 19 but they made them. Stockport. with Kidderminster The unflinching men of in their train. or else be better In Spitalfields the Weavers worked with joy. the tide must soon be turning. will either cease to work. in former ages. quietly.
Cab." This parody is exat Jullien's Promenade Concerts in 1850. there'll be the devil to pay. and last their masters. and got in And though each got the sack. cap.f drive off and show The Coopers and to strike. call out. Cab. ceedingly humorous. they have not The Cabmen. man has got his bag. and sent word to their betters. famous song. A parody on Jetty . "Trab. * t By this is probably meant the Act Treffz' i & 2 Will. It's * has Carriage Act proved a very bitter no use to your skill. IV. without a little The farming men of Suffolk have lately called a go. made up their minds week. for three bob more a week. To stop the Cabs from running. Trab. recollect that they were men it of They asked a crack. being the story of how an exceedingly fat man hired a cab and drove all over London.20 SOCIAL. 22. Begging them to letters. In Liverpool the Postmen struck. now is not that a The Hackney pin. And swear they'll have their wages rose. before they reap or sow. Trab. the Dockyard Men are all a going And soon Mike. treat.
. One infest the streets of London." or " Have got no work to and in the early part of the century they were do. sample of this style of ballad must suffice. with their mournful . GIVE attention awhile to my rhymes. I assure you these critical times Have reduced me to great poverty.WE are all familiar with the carefully got up mendicants who howls how that they are " Frozen-out gardeners. more numerous than now. . etc." etc. as the police were not so efficient. THE MECHANICS APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC. Good people of every degree.
I think I'd have cause for to roam. And that is the cause. Which compels me to roam up and down. And my Cottage door. And Did little. all is bad. > '. With my family around me. in all quarters. And my misery long to deplore. I'm a tradesman reduced to distress. I confess. Mechanics are now at a stand. at (the truth I will tell) home . their children are hungry and Travel Britain wherever you will. . Chorus. Dame Fortune on me long has frown'd. she owed entered in me a grudge. For appealing to yon in these times I submissively hope you'll excuse. And caused me in sorrow to mourn. And And trade. And pity Then good people attend to my rhymes a tradesman reduced . The tradesmen are all standing still. I once did in happiness dwell. But misfortune. They're complaining over the land. You may behold everything dead. sad.SOCIAL. And their children are crying for bread.
. pray. The same will repay you again. And my tale I am going to end. I cannot to you half reveal. A little you never will miss. Oh. 23 My family now weep in distress.THE MECHANICS APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC. And our heavenly Father above. Which grieves me to see. And my goods are taken for rent. as little. I confess. For subsistence my clothes I have I wander to look for a friend. nor The Weather employment have I. So now my sad troubles are told. good With a you pass him by. . heave a in sorrow and agony grieve. do him relieve. Christians. you that distress never knew. And. sigh. Who For a tradesman reduced. The sufferings that I do endure. sold. And I I do in sorrow lament for have no food my all Children dear. No food. is cold and severe. With cold and with hunger they cry. To one who in sorrow complain. May your breast such affliction ne'er feel.
And you High and shall hear my rhyme. and give attention.THERE is a great deal of superstition. and folk-lore. By daylight or dark. DRAW The near. old women's sayings. rich and poor. contained in WOMEN'S SAYINGS. Some curious remark . to Are sure make . in the olden times low.
that a stranger would visit the house ere the day was over. The first thing you will see. Of superstitious The signs and Of my grandmother's days. Or lay before the fire. Or. in my young days. It will rain or freeze. You are sure to have a fight. Cause a row both day and night. To keep the witches out. Chorus. which it wraps round the bars. Bellows on the table. With some foolish idea Your brains they will bother. Unconsumed carbon. Its sign until finally parts and is blown away. For some believe one thing.WOMEN'S SAYINGS. if the cat should sneeze. was. If there's two knives across. 25 These are odds and ends ways. . There's a stranger * in the grate. A cinder with a hole In the middle * is a purse. And some believe another. the tokens. At the house of rich or poor. A horse shoe's o'er the door. the deposit of very gaseous coal.
Is a coffin. very good at night. If the bottom of your foot itch. But a long one. A spark If Is a letter sure as your right eye till itches. itch. When the grass grows there : . You'll cry A out of breath. winding sheet in the candle Is a sure sign of death. : You'll tread on fresh ground If your knee itch. in a candle. In a church. A your elbow itch. strange bed fellow found. If your left eye itches. that's a good'un. if If I your back should do declare. which is worse : A spider. You'll get a lot of pudden. you'll kneel. Butter will be cheap.26 SOCIAL. You Is will But the If left laugh outright. from the fire. And your belly itch. ticking in the wall. life. Is the death watch at night. or the right.
will You change your luck. A speck on your finger nail. Or if the cock should crow. you stumble Indeed. You Is will get some money. If your hand itch in the middle. or your jacket On inside out. She'll have a little boy If Dreams That has got three legs. Spilling of the salt anger outright. if the door Should rattle in the night. If the cat licks her foot snow. The cat washing her The wind will blow. Is a gift that's funny. 27 dog howl Or mournfully cry. Put your gown. railer. Or else to a tailor. You'll see a ghost. You'll be married to a snob. at night. your sweetheart of bacon and eggs. Some one If will die.WO MEN ^S If the SAYINGS. . I'm no upstairs. It is sure for to face.
you see a star shoot. You'll be lost in a wave. If you go under a ladder. You'll get kicked on the rump.28 SOCIAL. you lay with your head Underneath the clothes. or eleven. your nose itches. there's . Nine. And if she snaps eight. till You'll get vexed If you jump . If you shiver. What If has got no nose. If a hair get's in your mouth. You'll have bad luck and fall. And If be put to the rout. ten. She'll have a child it deems. You'll get what you wish. It's a chance if she don't Have twenty and If seven. You'll get as drunk as a If fish. And if she snaps two. your great toe itches. somebody Going over your grave. snaps one finger. your little toe itch. You'll have an ugly old man. If a girl She's sure to have twins .
in rhyme. 29 I So to please all have told you outright. And some say that bad luck Is better than none at all. The great superstitions Of the olden time.WOMEN'S SAYINGS. .
they were very much like those which . 1829. Guildford. on July 4. Marylebone Road. etc. now run to Brighton. first of which ran from the Yorkshire Stingo. for railways were not. to the Bank of England. Nay." The George Shillibeer who is in last verse was a large coach proprietor. the wheels. the first (Stockton and Darlington) being opened September 27. at least during the first quarter. who is supposed to have ballad. 1825. . even letting the sung out hearses and mourning-coaches. so that people were obliged to rely on horses for their means of locomotion to any distance.BALLADS exemplifying the first half of the present Century would be incomplete without some mention of coaching. Great improvement had been made in the construction of the stagecoaches. and they were very well horsed in fact. with the exception of their being larger. Bob Logic. whose pranks were so graphically described by Pierce " Egan in his Life in London. written the subjoined was the companion of Corinthian Tom and Jerry Hawthorn. It was essentially a horsey age. almost everything on To him is due the introduction of the Omnibus.
Book Brighton their place in the New Diligence. in his day. to Brighton I've been. . That to sing in its praise I all am fully inclined.BOB LOGICS DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW BRIGHTON DILIGENCE FOR INSIDE PASSENGERS ONLY BOB LOGIC'S my name. But the New Diligence is so much to my mind. I don't mean to tell you of all I have seen. to figure his gig for upset. so let persons of sense. Tippy Jack) whom we was knew. a trump away. Once But set off to Brighton.
As I in six am hours time they at Brighton arrive. For they're all inside places no drenching with wet. civil. this fitted for six. when the blasts bitter blow. or crack of a spoke. and hold three Here a lord. the first in The Coupe This. And each Goodman will see. In safety and comfort the company set . in may ride. There's nothing so sure. . four on each Hold you secure in all weathers they ride. How You And when on the outside. description must be. were possible once to upset. And In here is company such the place where Bob Logic would as he wishes to be. As in their own splendour and is pride. if you went Was the loss of a lynch pin. and daughter carriage. the too certain signal to have your neck broke.32 SOCIAL. cannot imagine what harm they could different the time. means Chariot. Obliging and good-natured and free. And And I then comes the Omnibus. for a ride. held fast by the rail. find. with his lady. as that pleasure they'll Secure at all seasons from weather and wind. The passengers all are secured from the Snow. fix. will just in English. get. The next is the Coach. . sure that no pleasure can equal the drive. if it side.
33 As economy now is the rage of the day. If they take the Coupe. Sixteen shillings the fare in the Coach large and fine. 'Tis my fate to suggest. One Guinea a seat is the price of Coupe". and Lords take the coach. and Commons each part of the same. . James's set down. And King. In prime style they'd be at St. Lords. Should their majesties then wish to come up to town. twelve namesakes of mine. As I mean that my song should be put into print. so I'll just give a hint. I With the Commons would in the Omni approach. And the price in the Omni. The new diligence Constitution to name.NEW BRIGHTON DILIGENCE.
and chat by the fire. Since wearing the mantle. both abroad and at home. OF all the gay fashions that are come in vogue. The modern dames. they ready prepare. . in their combs. As the elegant fashion of papering the hair. Have got such a fashion of wearing the comb To church or to market. . to the looking-glass straight they will walk. But must take an hour to paper their hair. they cannot repair. and with them walk.PAPER'D-UP HAIR. They draw up their seats. or bonny red brogue. The tongs then to warm. and to paper their hair. to talk. An To fit hour or two they must certainly spare. From walking at evening these ladies retire. To squeeze up the papers quite tight in their hair. When in the evening they chance for to To see their sweethearts. There's none so praiseworthy you'll find I declare. And when Then up that these ladies give over their talk.
I suppose they don't care. For they tear up the Bible to paper All you young lads that are frisky and trig. and paper her hair. still make it your care. For colour of hair. When she's wanting the comb. and the paper'd-up Among other fair ones she is . . or brown . black. hair. the cheapest of curling that ever was found. Whose delight is to trim up. They may then bid adieu to the paper'd-up hair. white. To It's see if the papers look tight in their hair. it's just the reverse. 35 They'll dance. their hair. is cut but a sport She looks very shabby and out of repair. The paper and combs they quickly disperse For nursing and cooking is then their whole care. and they'll caper. You may do it with pipes.PAPER^D-UP HAIR. Should you meet with a female. their arms they will square. But when they are married. whose hair short. Pray shun the old females that wear a false wig . To toy with a young one. .
And soon bald pates will appear . voices loud let and And Who us sing. COME With both great and small. whoever he beer. For I likes a drop of good beer. the maggots will come. Chorus. I never goes out. And cause Port wine to be dear. clear. My little pint noggin of beer. one and all. the bread and And gie us a drop of good beer. And his eyes. I does. I is. bated the tax upon beer. but I carries about. So meat cheap. . that they keep. Tse pertickler fond of my beer. tries To rob a poor man of his Let Ministers shape the Duty on Cape. bless Billy the King./ LIKES A DROP OF GOOD BEER. In drinking of rum.
will And at harvest home. If he gives his men plenty of beer. . Long may Queen Victoria reign. At market on Saturday night. 37 My wife feel always dry. my wife always says field. And be to her subjects dear. of beer. The Let farmer's board will plenty afford. or from near. it come from far. And we'll wallop her foes. barley grow. wherever we Only give us a skinfull of beer. I never need For fear. goes. such good cheer. and make And to give them a skinfull The nothing can yield. In harvest labouring man To reap and sow. there's it is right. and I./ LIKES A DROP OF GOOD BEER. the jug foam. Then a noggin of beer.
not too short.THE SNOB AND THE BOTTLE. grocers and tanners. exactly hold the quantity. city. So pray of the * bottle beware. country and Advice to all tradesmen I give. or too long. But concerning town. . This is glasses. which. a cant term for a quartern of gin served in three between them. something that's witty.* I've neither wit. And listen to It is attend to my song. I'm a lady possessed of three outs. bakers. nor manners. GOOD people. snobs. money. Snips.
Last night he fell over the stairs. awl.THE SNOB AND THE BOTTLE. And he's just as much sense as a donkey. . He sold all the lot for a bob. All night like a goose he does sob. the devil take him and the bottle. looks in the face like a monkey. . And poured the contents down his throttle. And sent the proceeds down his Bad throttle. He has worn out the seat of his breeches. And his nose is as big as a pottle. All day he sits hugging the pot. He has but one shirt to his back. Singing joy and success to the bottle. And that is all rent into stitches He has never a crown to his hat. He sold all the old shoes in the shop. And jigs to the lapstone may whistle. lapstone and bristles. I had a good tussle. His leather. 39 My He old man is a ranting old snob. An old sack for an apron he wears. He the chairs and the tables took out. Our bed clothes are all up the spout. And singing success to the bottle. May My gown Though with him the old rogue sold for rags. luck to the drunken old snob.
For the money all goes down his throttle. the old rogue doesn't pay. rhyme." his throttle. There's a hump growing out of his back. Every morning he pours down With * " Waxey.40 SOCIAL. I am poor. And call me his dear loving doxey. And the butcher and baker. by jingo. May the devil fetch him and the bottle. Of make up a and wattles . if And But they may as well talk to a post. there are wattles of turkeys (hurdles). Don't you think that I've got a good pull. And when he gets out of the door. the ranting old snob and the bottle. Bad He says unto me. luck to the ugly old ghost. There's the landlord calls three times a day. three halfpence And my bonnet and bustle.* Last night he woke up in a fright. Enough for to drown a bull. but neither are applicable. And killed the poor cat with the bottle. The boys holloa out after him. My nightcap he sold for a mag. This word seems simply to be used in order to course. Just nine times as large as a wattle. They'll shove him for twelve months in limbo.
The bottle has quite ruined me. 41 Though quiet and easy I take it The bottle has robbed me of tea. . And burnt all his tripes and his throttle ! And. what an excellent job Old Nick fetch'd the snob and the bottle. . And The left me both hungry and naked. at length. bottle has robbed the old snob.THE SNOB AND THE BOTTLE.
go down on your knees . go beam so brightly on Erin's green shore. : He'd give him what Paddy bestowed on his drum For Rory had leathered his rivals before. Och Bad Her I'll ! a broth of a boy was bold Rory O More. London had been. looks I've a nice little sheelah across the salt sea. But a squall coming sailors cried. That he'd bate the young prince. on. to sweet Kathleen. cried Rory More. little Shiel. if his father stood near. O Then he took And wish'd land. cess to the Queen and the Jarmins says he. them good bye as he sailed from the He twirl'd sight. Rory.RORY The O MORE TURNED TEETOTAL. round his blackthorn when clean out of And The knock'd down the captain for fun and delight. to YOUNG Rory O More who fashions to see. Oft swore by the soul of the shamrock so dear. if he once in his clutches should come. and make love to the Queen. and a terrible breeze. . and old Dan by the hand. By the powers.
! Come Father And * himself was passing that way. Success to old Ireland. haul away. The sign is removed. and was Ireland. what's ailing the ! man ? temperance you're being. October 10. enrolling in the course of five months one hundred and fifty thousand converts. . Cried Rory. and the He did not confine his exertions in the cause of temperance to Ireland. Here he interested himself much in the condition of the poor. over and take a sly drop of the crame. Mathew * The Reverend Theobald Mathew. especially of the Irish. do as you please. and mirth. He was ordained in 1814. Thomastown. drink to my friends on the shamrock shore. Being landed once more at the land of his birth. or blow smooth. was enormous. I'm safe if the~ship should go down. met Denis Grimes with a face pale and wan. he began his famous total abstinence campaign. but visited England and America. He died December 8. cried Rory O More. 1790. 43 Then Blow pull away. For I paid my Insurance before I left town. 1856. And rough. the famous advocate and was born at apostle of Temperance. Co. Arrah what do I see ? sure my eyes are not clear. good he did is incalculable. ! Och Murther it cried Rory. och leave off that same. On one visit to Galway he administered the pledge to one His influence over the hundred thousand persons in one day. I will sit at my ease. unto bold Rory these words he did say. his attention having been called by a Quaker to the evils of drunkenness. appointed to a chapel in Cork. and there's Coffee sold here. and in 1838. Tipperary. of whiskey. working amount of classes.RORY O MORE TURNED TEETOTAL. The He Is land of shilalieghs.
And Rory O Wear As he More. looks on his Kathleen. father. Of the hurlings and fightings. And the green hills of Erin once more shall resound. And this is the cry that shall sound from the shore. cried Rory O More." cried Rory O More. shall be Queen of the Emerald Isle. and his beautiful Kate. I'll try my best. the judges look blue. " God bless the Teetotal. But the daughters of Erin trip light o'er the green . he says with a smile. . so dasent and nate.44 SOCIAL. no more's to be seen. The lawyers are starving with nothing to do. temperance medals. The gaols are all empty. For the sake of Hibernia be tipsy no more. That she And the shores of Hibernia with gladness shall sound.
Said one to the other. You must know that this comical Mill has been built. in. by signing the paper (I think). Bill. You're very soon cured in Father Mathew's Mill. to day. just to give you a trial Old clothes are made new ones." Mill that they call "self They turn it a bit. I've been hearing. and when at the door sill. as they call such rascally swill. There's a wheel in this denial. you never will drink. Discussing the merits of brandy and gin. You That promise. You go up the steps. I'll tell you what. of Father Mathew's Mill. . You'll give up. Of old broken casks. it. And then you go into Father Mathew's Mill. and if you've been . MILL. wine and spirits. You've a paper to sign at Father Mathew's Mill. when the liquor's been spilt. ale.HURRAH FOR FA THER MA THE WS Two jolly old topers once sat at an inn.
Success to the wheel of Father Mathew's Mill as ! The next that went in were a man and his wife. ! no. He mounted will. the steps signed the pledge with good And went for a turn in Father Mathew's Mill. What fools we must be. at length he cried out Why. you But together they're blessing Father Mathew's yes. oh . his skin he would fill. to be here sitting still. He quickly came out quite the picture of health. But his heart took a turn in Father Mathew's Mill. and swore he would kill." They gazed with amazement. swore that that morning. And when he came out. And walked briskly on in the highway of wealth. To He curse and to swear seemed his principal work. he shouted out still. if it's true what you're telling about. how altered was he ! His conduct was changed They no more contended and how happy was she shan't Mill. And. Then next came a fellow as grim as a Turk. For many long years they'd been living in strife. " Let us go and look in at Father Mathew's Mill. for up came a man. and wondered. And. With disease and excesses. drunk as he was. SOCIAL. He had beat and abused her.46 Bill listened. he reeled . into the Mill. his visage was wan. I will. Tom. onward he pressed.
sure I never could MILL. when he turned round the brow of the hill. And a crowd. Were shouting hurrah for * Father Mathew's Mill.HURRAH FOR FATHER MATHEW^S But what he saw But his there. the rich were made strong. That he knelt and thanked God for Father Mathew's Mill. These miracles puzzled both Thomas and Bill. A little time after. and the purse was made long. tell. The shot * was made short. 1 saw. and his language as well. 47 Conduct was changed. Credit. The poor were made rich. among which were both Thomas and I Bill. I heard a great shout. turned round to see what the noise was about. At length they went in for Father Mathew's Mill. .
and told him. So she reckon'd up. they live across the way. The husband proved all himself a fool. He asked his wife. and showed him in a quite complete. How five and twenty shillings were expended week. upon her to say which way it went Chorus. when his money was spent. I IT'S of a heard the other day. . life. tradesman and his wife.HOW FIVE AND TWENTY SHILLINGS WERE EXPENDED IN A WEEK. Who did kick up a glorious row .
A red herring every morning Sometimes you send can't eat meat. bread. now attend There's four shillings goes for meat. and three and ninepence. I'll make a noise. and the house with tell you where your money goes . Coals. Continually you strife. for a piece of pig's head. and one and fourpence malt. out for fish. then to me. me is sevenpence a week. gave threepence the other night. there's half a pound of soap. To wash your nasty dirty shirt. old boy.TWENTY-FIVE SHILLINGS A WEEK. Three halfpence goes salt. There's eightpence goes for sixpence wood and Coke. and There's fourpence for milk and cream. Indeed. you say you B . for vinegar. He says 49 my wages are list all gone. I will upon my life. a halfpenny for thread. my bonny fill cock of wax. and it does me perplex. one halfpenny for A penny goes And you for mustard. There's three and twopence house rent to me she said. said she. .
with tenpence butter. bought to mend your breeches. Last Monday night you got so drunk. and a halfpenny for pipes. . amongst your for a basin of hot dirty crew. as you shall understand. you'd a bottle of ginger pop. and twopence that and t'other. for shaving. Sixpence Coffee. potatoes and greens. and another. Twopence sand. starch and blue. Seven farthings goes for snuff. I And a penny worth of Corduroy.50 SOCIAL. soda. over at the Barber's shop. ninepence Sugar. and sevenpence for There's a penny goes for this thing. I Last week you broke a water jug. And you know last Sunday morning. and twopence half- A penny swipes penny you owed . a halfpenny for matches. see. A shilling you tea. and a halfpenny for Sevenpence for Candles. had to buy There's sixpence for tobacco. There's a penny goes for pepper too. It cost two pence next morning stew.
and sit to drink and sing. And when you go I to the public house. 51 There's a penny goes for blacking. pop into the liquor vaults. A three farthing rushlight every night. . to have a drop of gin. to catch the bugs and fleas . and eight pence halfpenny cheese.TWENTY-FIVE SHILLINGS A WEEK.
out a gathering rags. Hot baked sheep's head and taters hot. starch and blues. And And And learn the children A. Yes. flues. world must now begin. rope and bags. We will buy old I'll He. A man and a woman got married one day. deal in apples. go She. B. every following thing. She. He. is to show the by which people could manage to eke out a living in the half of the century. He. He. And thus As we the unto each other did say. plums and pears. She. He. We will deal in She. We'll salt fat bacon. He. go sweeping the chimney . THE WA Y TO Chorus. butter and lard. We'll keep a school of high degree. great long songs for a penny a yard. I'll sell I'll potash. She. LIVE.THE only reason why first the subjoined numerous small industries is given. We will sell red herrings and ginger pop. C. mend old bellows and bottom old She. and metal. We will We will chairs.
She.THE WAY TO She. We'll have a mangle. She. We'll grind old razors. He. Pins and needles. 53 make I'll bustles and lady's He. tripe lard. sugar and figs. fried. He. And I'll make sell We will And And stockings for children's feet. train and neat. He. She. sperm. We'll buy a donkey. frills. take in the news. J ' 1 To dance the Polka at threepence a week. He. strops I'll and hones. boiled. 'twill be devilish hard. She. We'll deal in pickled cabbage and eggs. cotton and thread. We'll deal in paper. We'll deal in razors. He. We'll deal in fish. And if we can't live. And let out donkeys a penny a . scissors and knives. He. fresh. legs. hot muffins and home baked bread. He. She. He. go out a picking up bones. We'll deal in sausages. And we'll learn the ladies all complete. shrimps and sprats. He. ducks hens and pigs. And make tin dishes and wooden and She. I'll LIVE. We'll deal in Oils. She. She. and buy old clothes. We'll deal in lollipops. And I'll go a cobbling ladies' shoes. And And sell mussels and pickled eels. meat for the ladies' cats. and ride. She. She. She. And I'll make salve for the ladies' toes. keep lodgings I'll sell for single men and their wives. We'll deal in lobsters. He. He.
She. And And I'll I'll cry. tell. We'll sell ripe Cherries. She. I will the ladies fortune He. Old umbrellas to sell.) . He. Oranges. Wooden rolling-pins at the can't get Royal Exchange. We will He. She. I'll Come buy my Crockery ware. lemons and pickled wilks. sleep in the garret at threepence a night. sing. And if we on we may strange. (The chorus make up the last four lines of this verse.54 SOCIAL. think it He. take in the blooming ladies bright. pea soup and milk. She. She. He. And go dressing the ladies hair.
for to meet. There something to pass dull care away. The fashionable cries of great London town. . It's * There is a line short in the original.* Chorus. OH ! what fun is is to be seen in town every day. as you walk up and down. in London a melody of cries. fun for to hear. Some You sort of a cry you are sure In winter and will find summer as the time of year flies.THE CRIES OF LONDON.
or lines. A strong deal table to be sold to night. Do you want any matches. Fine Cabbage plants. Fine pickled Buy a bird cage. Apple. fine Walk up now. Here's good eating apples.56 SOCIAL. white mussels. summer cabbage. fetch a light. Fine ripe plums. now the blooming . Penny a lot oysters. Songs three yards a penny. or a bill of the play. ma'm. Now who'll buy a cap or a bonnet box Clothes pegs. all hot. and sweep soot O. come run. Clothes. a halfpenny each. toss or buy. who'll buy a Mop ? . Buy a pit ticket. Two bunches a penny. Live fleas with a gold chain round their neck. Dust O. warranted sound. sale clothes the Jews do cry. buy a clothes prop. dust. And good salt cod. eels feet. a penny the lot. what they do cry Fine pickled salmon. and see Here's lily now here's a go. to day. sort. Beef. Good strong laces. a penny a pound. Mutton. young lambs to sell. Oh what a lie ! ! For half of them are not there. Here's the last dying speech. spring watercress. I forgot to tell. Here's fine Cauliflowers. a penny a quart. the Indian savage. Here's fine young peas sixpence a peck.
Fine mackerel. all Now who'll buy a good flint and Buy dry deal.THE CRIES OF LONDON. I have kept you too long. cry is. crack and try em. cats. Hearth stones. for to feed your Twelve a penny walnuts. a walking stick. turf and lily white sand. pretty maids. Dog's meat. ma'am. a 57 good woman's cap. or a door mat. a halfpenny each. there. good mealy potatoes from Paddy's land. a good ash stump. a penny a lump. Penny a head celery. Here are mild red herrings. steel. good friends. penny a plateful. . Wood three bundles a penny. Fine barcelonies. sprats. The next now who'll buy my song. Buy a brush. a hair broom. says the Come move on New Police. now who'll buy em ? Here are Good burning I think.
Until a very recent and were the There is no subjects of good-humoured witticisms from all. which. and. had become the outcome of the old Watch. time they wore swallow-tailed coats and tall hats. * Hence the names of "Bobby" and "Peeler" as applied to the Police. 1829. and they com- September 29. as to necessitate abolition. doubt but that the change of costume to the tunic and helmet has induced a better class of men to join the force. and has Whitaker for raised its standard of efficiency immensely. were formed. 1888 gives the number of the Metropolitan Police as 13. " Police." as they menced their duties on New under the auspices of Sir Robert Peel * the were called.THE Modern always its Police is inefficient. so much so. .855.
SOME Policemen are right honest men. are glut- Some cookey goes. darling courting To taste her roasted mutton : Some can sir. And had a wife and daughter. Good lack a day. twirl the rolling-pin If girls should them draw nigh. . And his lady in the kitchen. at Mitcham. He was a guardian of the peace.THE HONEST POLICEMAN OF MITCHAM. And some of rabbit pie. At least for to look after. Some are fond of rabbit skins. The Sergeant in the parlour lived. And some we know tons. A house the Sergeant had to keep. And such a game they carried on. sir.
Pianoforte and shawls. Belonging to Captain Higging. His honest wife and daughter. The blankets and the cradles. The Captain of his rights. They did so nicely fleece But great suspicion fell him. sir. the chamber mug. then for safety placed them of Uncle Balls. . upon The Sergeant of Policemen. Chairs and mahogany tables.60 SOCIAL. And then to hide the wicked deed. Two hundred And sovereigns worth of goods. The Sergeant thought to cut his stick. And so it seems the Sergeant and His lady went a prigging. Such a lot of property was there. The silver plate. in The hands The neighbours say they had as much As they could well desire. set the place They on fire. And bolt across the water. But Justice the Policeman caught. They took the sofas and the beds. Sir.
They know him well at Mitcham. coat and cape. round. To steal anothers goods his hands. And For soon he will his trial take. Poor Sergeant Bob has gone to quod A place that does not suit him. They know him well at Merton In Mitcham and in Tooting. And hard bull beef be munching. and In Merton.THE HONEST POLICEMAN OF MITCHAM. He'll lose his lantern. And fingers were a itching And he will run and look so blue. Alas ! 61 poor Bob has gone to quod. and in Tooting. And curse his wooden truncheon. . About the job at Mitcham. that I know won't suit him.
my love." COOKEY DARLING. intelligence. stunning Cookey I'm waiting at the airey. Pm waiting at the airey. the present Police force was first organized it was composed of men decidedly inferior in physique. Cookey darling. ! Then bring me up something good to eat. Cookey. . Cookey. and education. And the grub * I'll put away on lines my beat. Cookey. These four form the chorus. Your fire burns brightly. Then hasten to your peeler. darling. they were chaffed for their supposed partiality for the and I reproduce one ballad bearing on this " subject.WHEN enjoy. I can see: to Then hasten your peeler. a parody of the song of Katty Darling. darling. For you know. Or on Sunday I shan't be of any use. Cookey. and were generally addressed by some slang name. Above society of Cooks. darling. Pm waiting for thee* me You know Only that 'twas last night you gave half a leg of mutton and a goose. to those constables whose protection we now They were made all the butt of every kind of coarse witticism. Some lush for my stomach to be warming.
stunning Cookey ! . Cookey darling. you know. ! Cookey. it was not bright.COOKEY DARLING. out of sight. and every thing so nice. But I hear the sergeant coming. ham. be back in half an hour. I 63 Sent down because can see wine. Veal. I'm sure I shall go mad. To Cookey. My love. If off that beef I haven't a two pound slice. drink it. stunning Cookey I can see pies and puddings. Cookey darling. you know to put it I am able. too. Cookey darling. on the table. Then And I'll get the grub ready. Full well I know his power. Cookey.
And after you my words have weighed. I'd terror. with my staff would quell 'em. man. When I'm a new Policeman. " For I'd make the " charges up myself./ SHOULD LIKE TO BE A POLICEMAN. You'll say it's no such thing. man. chaff. Of the boys. Chorus. Taking up and knocking down. I'm a new Policeman. Sirs. sell mind. My pleasures 'twould increase.) I mean to say. I'd be the The fruit stalls. too. When O. Your noise and bother cease. man. And I disturbance of every kind. (and I do not should like to be a policeman. 'em. won't I come it jolly brown. Though at me you may jeer and laugh. . And the joys that from it spring. My joys But I think to decrease. A "charge" would be as good as pelf. Sirs. SOME folks may talk about a trade.
man. And who would dare to harbour doubt. A pate or two. " should not " stag 'em. man. man. well I To For search right him would not fail. Against a new Policeman. is I they did. I'd turn his pockets inside out. The cracksmen too. I I'd surely crack. To the kitchen maids like tho' 65 wax I'd stick. should like to be a Policeman. . From me there's no release. (The thoughts on't makes me Oh. That And. But if to me./ SHOULD LIKE TO BE A POLICEMAN. if amusement I should lack. I should not see. And I'm not a glutton. naught to might. Sir. Tho' I'm one that likes the peace. The boldest of men would be afraid. I likes a bit of mutton. And quickly would him flay. should tip Or else I would soon lag 'em. A It drunken man's a chance I'd hail. my chops lick) When in my toggery I'm arrayed. Sir. If I was a new Policeman. would my is ear delight.
66 SOCIAL. Sir. . does to wealth and fame invite. should like to be a Policeman. From I lushy swells. piece. I mount on wings of joy. or I'll lock 'em up. The prospect does me much delight. It When I'll I'm established in the force. And pleasure without alloy. have a bob a man. Sir.
skill. Caunt was a man of gigantic height who kept a somewhat disreputable public-house in St. it I'm sure that will please you well. on Tuesday September qth 1845. Chorus. in my young days. two lads of the right sort. alias Bendigo. was a native of Nottingham. his children were burnt. Concerning the great milling match that lately has been fought. andCaimt. BENDIGO. Martin's Lane. will not keep you long. famous even in the bad old times of the Ring. and was a professional pugilist from his twenty-first year of age. who showed such gallant play. into which. So we'll drink success to Bendigo. For by his away. which took place at Witchwood. and sporting blades. and some of hardly safe to enter. Between great Caunt and Bendigo. come and listen to my song. (A New Song on and the Great Fight between Bendigo for the Belt 400. he won the mill. it was fire occurred there. CHAMPION OF ENGLAND.) YE ranting lads.THIS was a famous fight between these two redoubtable heroes. A William Thompson. and bore the prize .
Bendigo. the ninth day of September. forty five. till you're satisfied. the ring. since an honour to Two Langan and Tom Spring. the sporting coves While some did laugh. On To Witchwood did drive. then at him he did . stouter hearts had never met. then Caunt he did For I'll belt your hide fly. braver men on England's ground did never take the field. belt. and some on giant Caunt. little till the best man does win.68 SOCIAL. both those Two The champions quickly peeled. Some bet their ten on Bendigo. it straight- There let it hang says Bendigo. And when the ground was ready. for to see the fight. eighteen hundred. fancy swore they were top mark. and some did their chafT. and of man did vaunt. and the prize way was brought in. That won't be reply. Both men shook hands.
CHAMPION OF ENGLAND. struck Caunt on the breast Which made him stagger round the ring. Says Bendigo. This furious work soon drew the cork of Caunt's poor claret bottle. While Gaunt returned the compliment. Which left his mark on the staring part. take it back again. I'll have the belt. Until in round the eighty fourth. none could which was the in the best. Yet Bendigo would strike a blow. Is that the 69 way? says Bendigo. made Bendi's ribs to rattle. . and fairly spoilt Caunt's nose. and the four hundred pound. and hammered it amain. xHe made a job of poor Caunt's nob. he gave some ugly blows. and fall the upon ground.BENDIGO. Twenty tell four rounds these heroes fought. and quickly get away. here. But Caunt did boldly come again. and showed some gallant play. But Bendigo left next round.
70 SOCIAL. . The Tipton to Slasher now may come. but soon get know. when Caunt he could not rise. Eighty eight rounds were fought. And all declared the Bendy cock had fairly won he'll the prize. That he was not quite big enough to wollop Bendigo.
'tis concerning the great and glorious fight. and Heenan. To a ditty. Gully was page to that monarch and M. but it can never attain the dimensions and importance it enjoyed during the latter part of the reign of George III. They fought thirty-seven rounds in two hours and twenty minutes. although full of fight indeed. he ran Heenan's parents were also amuck of every body at last spectators broke into the ring. for Pontefract. near Farnborough. . Sayers was of Irish extraction. Irish. but it was supposed to be the last of Prizefighting. he . may be seen in Highgate Cemetery. and Jackson was a gentleman. and the brokers in Mark Lane clogged. the brutal sport has been revived. His tomb THE BOLD IRISH YANKEY BENICIA BOY. you sons of Erin. even at Members of Parliament attended this fight in fact. aged thirty-nine. because kind. with the condition that he should fight no more. 1860. the Stock Exchange. He drank fearfully. and shortly afterwards died of consumption. April 17.P. Sayers was all but helpless. and the whole of that of George IV. Many noblemen and He became partner and afterreceiving the interest for life. ATTEND. Unfortunately. Altogether over three thousand pounds were subscribed and invested for the benefit of his children. after his THIS fight scarcely I introduce it. however.comes within the scope of this work. though born at Brighton. although America was the The fight between these two took place on place of his birth. many of the latter made a subscription in Sayers' behalf. wards proprietor of Howe's and Cushing's Circus at which he lost all the money he had. was blind. as also did the Members of Lloyd's. when the police and and a more disgraceful scene was a prize-fight. never witnessed. and listen with delight.
On To the seventeenth of April. . see the English champion. will the bold Benicia boy. SOCIAL. bold and powerful. The British ring. fight most manfully. to win each one to But they both appeared determined to conquer or die. before the cock did crow.72 . can boldly stand 'gainst any man. he did step in. It Both men did did try. with joy. was early in the morning. Chorus. no care does him fib annoy. He He is young. His son is a bold Benicia boy. an Irishman. His father. Unto the scene of action these gallant lads did go. and came up to the scratch. when thousands went and the bold Benicia boy. young Heenan is his name. and with joy . from the King's County came. away And he'll beat the English champion. When Sayers. the English champion. found that he'd got his match.
73 the morning both men were on in nearly the ground. . the bobbies bolted in the ring. each other they did fib. There's never been such a battle since the days of old Tom Cribb. and stake self. lick the Yankee Tom work found out at Farnborough. the belt. Tom But Sayers said he soon would doodle doo. like bloodhounds. They two hours and himself a man. it all I'll bet a pound to half a crown. and did his hopes destroy. The claret flew in torrents. them would give all in while he'd a leg But the fight was in favour of the brave Benicia When boy. will carry off the When Heenan was fight. in Derbyshire. floored the gallant champion every round. Yankee boy.THE BOLD IRISH YANKEY BENICIA At seven Heenan in BOY. my- If they fight again. in the middle of the night. he'd have his to do. six minutes fought each proved And neither of to stand. preparing for the They hunted him.
but to the ring did fly.74 SOCIAL. far from a distant They said he was a all fool to come. But they were battle. Determined that he'd conquer. . to face an English- man. and jovially drink their health. and none could be more game. gain the victory. They Then are both two gallant heroes of honour and of fame. fill a flowing bumper. and carry off the When Heenan came land. or die. to England. mistaken when they saw the glorious his Heenan cooked the champion's bacon. But he was nothing daunted. and made daylights rattle. May the best belt man win and conquer. There never were two better men.
but the Gent of those days was worse. I'M a Gent. Albert Smith did scarify him ! PM A I GENT. I'm a Gent. it was only in the nature and fitness of things that " I'm Russell's extremely popular song. and of all that I remember.be parodied. I'm a Gent ready made. is bad OF Henry enough How in all conscience. roam through the Quadrant and Lowther Arcade. or 'Arry." should .course. Afloat. The present Cad. . I think the following was most sung in the streets.
I I far. hear them all say He's a gent in the Guards. I I'm a registered swell from my head to my wear a moustache. and when the Polka was the rage. Though devilishly partial to lobsters and wine. love the Cellarius. toe.* the Polka f I dance. took her to visit my uncle the duke.76 SOCIAL. in A the time t dance somewhat similar to a Redowa. vogue about See " Jullien's Grand Polka. I can play on the horn. who are handsomer But none who can puff with such ease. and look at my tile. like Sherry Cobblers. I've a cane in my hand. I'm fond of Cremorne. Examine my wcskct. can sing a flash song. Regent Street stylo." . and a light paletot. with a She was struck with For * my figure and caught I hook. I And I'm rather attached to a party from France. And I how they giggle to win my regards. And 'Then I wink lor ! at the girls. in the I'm a Gent. I This gal adore is a creature divine. There are gents. dcmme ! as they go by. I dare say. a cigar. I'm a Gent. and a glass in my eye.
OH The ! sure the world lean. His father was a band-master. As a composer. and to him we owe not only the Promenade Concerts. and he was the first to seize on the Polka. fat. he spared no expense to procure the very best instrumental and vocal performers. Till they did learn the Polka. love of music. 1860. JUL LIEN'S GRAND POLKA. First cock Stamp your heels and off you ! go. " If you don't dance the Polka. etc. dance music was his great forte. up your right leg so. Louis ANTOINE JULLIEN was born at Sisteron. hence probably his He knew well how to cater for a popular taste. the gay. To the original Polka. Basses Alpes. Everything was Polka Polka jackets. In . Oh . bonnets. 1812.April 23. the is all run mad. His band was the best of its time indeed. Balance on your left great toe. as one popular song ran " Don't you dance the Polka ? Won't you dance the Polka? ' Joys of earth are little worth. which have brought good music into the amusements of the people. which was introduced into England about 1844. Chorus. fact. but a vast improvement in the English orchestra. cigars. This dance became an absolute fitrore. All swear such pleasure they never had. He died March 14. the sad.
strife. And fill his pocket. you chance to meet. Went and bought a Polka gown. She tumbled down. With Mother Briggs is sore at life. She'll say. Jullien's The chimney sweeps.78 SOCIAL. As if the first and last of Was but to learn the Polka. France To teach the English how to dance. With sparkling eyes and rosy cheek. But going to the ball one night. on the first Do in London dance the Polka. " what a chance "- . Tibbs the tailor's wife. And for the same she gave five pound All for to dance the Polka. Polkas bear the sway. Quadrilles and Waltzes For all give way. A lady who lives in this town. quite. A Frenchman he has arrived from By gammoning the Polka. On the way she got a dreadful fright. and ruined The gown to dance the Polka. If a pretty girl of May. There's Mrs. If you can dance the Polka. young man we'll have a treat.
for humbug France or Spain. as she skipped. And And And. in short clothes and red heels pranced. A secret. for I will disclose. Professors 'Tis 79 swarm in every street. Says she I'm German by my name. beneath the rose.Atlantic fame. ground on barrel organs sweet. And every friend you chance to meet. So best I know the Polka. Ellsler came. But now my song it's is near its close. A humbug is Then heigh the Polka. the row de dow she danced. . Who brings back our old steps again. now. her red heels glanced In the Bohemian Polka. Asks if you dance the Polka. Don't tell. Then over Fanny Brilliant with trans. Which John Bull will applaud amain Just as he does the Polka.JULLIEN'S GRAND POLKA.
all nations and quality. Margate Hoy. October 3. and sometimes not . They are said to have taken their name from being A "Hoy" hailed ("Ahoy") to stop to take in passengers. has been since released by orders from the Admiralty. and they had no prospect but seven weeks of durance. vide Drakard's "The British Queen. The good people of that date were rather given to stay at home.was a one-masted vessel. rigged very much like a cutter. This to the trippers to the seaside for a week would : have been a serious affair." MARGATE Now'S HOY. But there were other dangers. weather they were sometimes two days or more making the passage. . sometimes with a boom to the mainsail. or not go farther seawards than Gravesend. The distresses of the passengers partook of the serio-comic at first provisions were very scanty. Ramsgate and Margate were long voyages. the season for laughing and jollity. Crowding together. and in truth they were so sometimes in rough . for having accidentally had communication with a vessel performing quarantine. Paper. 1813 : detained full of passengers.
I'll sing. Now's This verse is used as chorus. waft you all safe from London to Margate. it exhibits no sport for ye now. the season. gay throng where the sea breezes blow.MARGATE HOY. while you cheerily go. All come on board while the sea breezes blow. and put on your trousers. as I halloa cry. and tailors. milliners. as he rocks. And whistle a wind as we cheerily Bucks who hunt fashion like quick scented mousers. * etc. fresh Pretty men water sailors. Leave town.* Swift as an arrow from 81 bow flies to target. Let me and old ocean a while be your jailors. Smart. Or packet from dear I'll little Dublin to Parkgate. So pull off To join the your boots. sirs. 'prentices. . Margate. actors. go. aldermen. a hoi.
Whose wondrous skill has spread around Far. All Nations never can forget The glorious First of May. Lefs shout with loud huzza. of our fruitful soil. tillers Or lords of high degree. Mechanic too and Old England's pride and boast.CRYSTAL PALACE. BRITANNIA'S sons an attentive ear One moment Whether lend to me. artizan. . The wonders Raised by the handwork of men Born on British ground A It's Challenge to the universe equal to be found. for to see And to the Crystal Palace . From They every quarter of the Globe come across the sea. For the great world's Exhibition. far from Britain's coast Chorus.
With View Is pride depicted in their eyes. 83 Have And And to this Exhibition their productions sent . the offspring of their hand. Each other friendly greet. a glorious sight to see So many thousands meet. Have with honest zeal and ardour. Each friendly nation in the world. And America To With other nations bear away the to contend prize. It is Not heeding creed or country. Like Children of one mighty Sire May that sacred tie ne'er cease May the blood-stained sword of war To the olive branch of peace. But hark the trumpets flourish. their assistance lent. likewise. . give way Victoria does approach. With pleasure do repair.CRYSTAL PALACE. Oh. With hands outstretched and gait erect. The sons of England and France. To the world's great National Fair. surely England's greatest wealth an honest working man.
84 SOCIAL. May others follow in his steps The work he has begun. friends. Shout Huzza for the Crystal Palace. Great praise is due to Albert. Then let us all with one accord. To what Good now propose. His name give with three cheers. That she may be long spared Shall be our reigning toast. And the World's Great National Fair. will and plenty to her And confusion to her foes. . For the good that he has done. I trust to us each heart I it will respond.
" says Neddy. Old Time has led me a pretty long chace. And "We'll " thou should'st wed to keep up our race. thou see'st. " * There is a somewhat similar story in Dr. Old age. Sue.SHE EPS EYES FOR EVER* " I SAID Hodge." " Woat's coming now ? thought Neddy. to Good news for Neddy. as the lady dismissed her some very strong language."her reet weel. but is the denouement lover with not so pleasant. . one day." au'll do what au con. " " think it's time that thou should'st wed. creeps on apace. his son Ned. " Au knows There's farmer Giles's daughter." printed in Henry the Eighth's time." says Neddy. Andrew Boorde's Wise Man of Gotham.
" wink'd. do whot au con. " What the deuce do you mean by these nasty Still firing sheep's eyes?" " Ask my feythur abewt it. askance threw a sheep's eye. " But tell Whot For But if au me feythur. I'd have you woo. I and I look'd mighty shy. my lad. And three or four shillings in sheep's eyes On the wings of love flew Neddy. So." " Now I for some fun. " Says farmer Hodge Come. "Well. pocket some sheep's eyes drew. And when to the damsel he came to woo." says Neddy. cock-sure. one Which by one at the damsel he threw. her. my son. 11 And I'll tell thee the way thy mother I won. and I blink'd.6 HUMOROUS. to a butcher he went. did Neddy. away kept Neddy." Straight pricked up his ears. by Gour. when au goa to woo." thought Neddy. Out of his The delicate damsel stood with surprise." says Neddy. Right full of glee was Neddy. " Au have hur. " . au'm a Turk or a Jew. au'll au knowe. . listen. Till she no longer my suit could deny Au'll do it." says Neddy. aun what au mun do." says Neddy."" She's but so so." thought Neddy. he spent. early next day. mun say. At " her.
" cried Neddy. and gave him her hand." dropt him a curtsey. Sheep's eyes for ever ! . "My purse and money are at your com- mand. she could not withstand. 87 And And " said. The joke was so good.SHEEP'S EYES FOR EVER.
stone. "Trab. Cab. Of two and twenty I plied at Holborn Says he. Cab. In spite of scarcely make A Hansom Cab a do. 1850. Cab. contriving. Hill. Cab. etc. CAB. Cab. in . And I long day through. My horse's eyes I kivered. A handsome horse to trot.CAB. Trab. Cab. I want a Cab. your honour. While he got you know * A parody on the very popular lied. Drive fast and show your skill. I'll tell By a how I was done." sung by Fraulien Jetty Treffz at Jullien's Promenade Concerts. my ditty. I CAB* GOES out a cab oft the all driving. . I've got. take you like a shot. to Pentonville. If you'll hear Now. Trab. I'll Cab. fat man in the City.
to Says This he. Cab. Pentonville I went. 'Tis Pimlico I meant. But I my temper kept. When again the check string goes. To Edgware Road. This ain't the Edgware Road isn't ! Of course I I felt vexatious. CAB. Cab. gracious. my abode. Cab. CAB. Cab. I think you're drunk. Turn back and I Bow. Cab. He says to me. good took him every step. Cab. If he'd see'd his weight he'd differed And To perhaps refused to go. Cab. Cab. Bow did trundle. This job did nearly cook him. drive to Cab. My horse as you'd suppose. when there he'd rode. didn't like to grumble. it But mounted All the once more. ! Hold hard a go slow. way Where he stopped me as before. To Pimlico I took him.CAB. here's some mistake. . Hallo bit. to When me says this here gent. you're wrong again.
I guess. Cab. When my horse lay down ! don't grin- But shelter none would give him. he's got no tin Where shall I now I To the devil repair ? don't care I. what are you I live at at ? Horseleydown. I And began to frown. Think's I. Not there. Cab. Cab. says unless ! You give me my back fare .90 HUMOROUS. I To Horseleydown drive him. My horse was quite done brown.
This song is old. In the chimney a Rush light. lal. Fal.THE RUSH LIGHT* SIR SOLOMON SIMONS when he did wed. And vastly he swore. la. little Farthing Rush Farthing Rush light. Blush'd black as a crow. And he puff'd at the Rush light. la. Sir Solomon he goes. lal. The * little light. lal. lal. Lady Simons there's vastly too much Then. his fair lady did blush light. The r little light. . Sir Solomon then out of bed pops his toes. lal. Solomon. And then to the Chimney. The Fal. Sir light. And blow out the Rush light The Fal. lal. Arnold. The A little farthing Rush light. Cries he. lal. for it was introduced by Bannister in " Peeping Tom. A little Sir Farthing Rush light. lal. little Farthing Rush Farthing Rush light. to get up you can't grudge. and very much did curse light. la. says she. they were both tuck'd in bed. lal." and it was set to music by Dr. clock struck twelve. Solomon gave his Lady a nudge.
gets out in her night-cap so neat,
over the carpet
lady did brush
Solomon she found in a heat, the Rush light. Then she puffd at the Rush light, But neither of them both, Could blow out the Rush light.
lady, their breath quite gone, the bells in a rage, determined to crush light,
Half asleep in his shirt then up came John, he puff'd at the Rush light,
But neither of the three
Could blow out the Rush
maids, very near
Came, and swore,
in their lives
they never met with
each of the family by turns had a
But none of the family Could blow out the Rush
went by, crying One,
Here, Watchman, come
you we might on
THE RUSH LIGHT.
Then up came the Watchman, the Bus'ness was done, For he turn'd down the Rush light,
lal, lal, lal, la,
So he put out the Rush
HAD A DONKEY WOT
had a donkey wot wouldn't
D'ye think I'd wallop him ? no, no, no But gentle means I'd try, d'ye see,
me, in fact, There'd have been no occasion for Martin's
animals to prevent being crack'd,
had a donkey wot wouldn't go,
never would wollop him, no, no, no
him some hay, and cry Gee And come up, Neddy.
What makes me mention
that cruel chap, Bill Bore,
Whilst he was a crying out his greens, His donkey wollop with all his means.
him over the head and
brought the tears into my eyes, At last my blood began to rise,
I said, etc. in the
Richard Martin exerted himself especially
of Cruelty to Animals
HAD A DONKEY WOT WOULDN'T
You're one of these Mr. Martin's chaps, Wot's now a seeking for occasion,
All for to
in the eye,
this I stoutly did deny,
up and gave me a blow
I let fly
his head, etc.
To us came And hiked us
did break the peace, up the New Police,
as sure as fate,
Afore the sitting Magistrate
told his worship all the spree,
for to prove
wish'd he would the animal see,
I said, etc.
donkey was ordered
In which he caus'd a deal of sport, He cock'd his ears, and op'd his jaws,
he wish'd to plead his cause. prov'd I'd been uncommonly kind,
ass got a verdict
worship and me was of one mind, And he said, etc.
SHOVEL AND BROOM.
I'm but a Chimney Sweep I took a ticket To go on one evening to Dusty Tom's room, Who dancing now teaches he knows how to kick it,
For which he has quitted the shovel and broom, For bow and the fiddle, pouchette down the middle,
He's quitted for ever the shovel and broom. The shovel and broom, the shovel and broom,
has quitted for ever the shovel and broom.
partner, Paulina, the daughter,
Of Master Mount saddle, the Angel Inn groom, Her red lips and plump figure made my mouth water,
I fell in love,
as ve valtzed round the room.
O, sich a creatur
eye, vot a creatur
knight of the broom, shovel and broom, a knight of the broom,
A partner so
knight of the broom.
of next morning I thought of her beauties,
employment could hardly resume,
in the streets, as I'd valtzed in the
you arter ? There twisting about with your shovel and broom, Your shovel and broom, your shovel and broom, For I valtzed in the mud with my shovel and
Jack Cragg the Carter, cried,
SHOVEL AND BROOM.
her father called
a job at his lodging, a first floor back room, Pauline was alone there, I ventured to tell her
but she vondered
In the sphere
to talk about loving,
she turned up her nose at my shovel and broom. My shovel and broom, my shovel and broom,
She turned up her nose
shovel and broom.
implore her I fell on my knees, but by Gemini, She spurned me and quitted the room in a fume, So bewildered was I, when my boy left the chimney, I called him Pauline, as he stood with his broom,
young beggar did
grin like a nigger,
battered his head with
shovel and broom.
and broom, my shovel and broom, battered his head with my shovel and broom.
O, this was
Ah, scorned by Paulina,
grow moloncolly, this vorld I am lost in, No more I'll go valtzing in Dusty Tom's room.
But think of her scorning, crying sveep of a morning And veep as I vorks vith my shovel and broom.
shovel and broom,
my shovel and broom, my shovel and broom.
THIS ballad was, during its run, as popular as any I remember. It had been forgotten, when Robson,
of genuine comic actors, introduced
that prince " The into the farce of
took the town by storm.
AND HIS DINAH.
of a rich merchant,
He had but one daughter, An uncommon nice young
Scarce sixteen years old, She had a large fortune
In silver and gold.
As Dinah was
valking In the garden vun day,
the front garden, not the back
Her papa came up
thus he did say,
Go, dress yourself, Dinah, In gor-ge-ous array And I'll get you a husband,
Both val-ly-ant and gay.
tke infant progeny said to the
author of her being.
Oh, papa oh, papa I've not made up my mind,
To marry just
freely give o'er,
If you'll let
A year or two more.
the indignant parient replied
sent the father.
Then go, boldest daughter, The parient replied,
you don't consent
This here young man's bride,
To And you
leave your large fortune the nearest of kin,
shan't have the benefit
comes the epiflabbergastrinum of the As Vilikins vas valking
The garden around
The aforesaid front garden?)
spied his dear Dinah Lying dead on the ground,
etc. all Think on Vilikins and Dinah And Else you'll be singing Too-ral-loo. And Vilikins and his Dinah Lie a-buried in one grave. etc. Then he kissed her cold corpus o'er. A cup of cold pison It laid by her side. And never by any means Disobey the guv'ner : And you young fellers. And By a billy dux stating pison she died. A thousand times called her his Dinah she was no more Though He ! He swallowed the pison Like a true lovier brave. Take a warning by her. etc. Taken inwardly. Mind who you clap eyes on. Singing Too-ral-loo.loo HUMOROUS. the cup of cold pison. Both on 'em Singing Too-ral-loo. MORAL. This is what the lovier did. Now all you young vimmen. .
one midsummer. said poor Mike. take it. To An a village that skirted the sea. between you and me. A cask on his shoulder he wore. Forbids me to mention his name. as seize on your my prize. if you like. came. Mike. show it. Now. I've borne it till ready to faint. or nigh. six gallons of brandy. . Why For then. I'm not to be bit. For seeing you've paid no excise. it. The Exciseman was deaf to complaint. T'other cried. tub. and you know to a fine market you've brought. As Custom I has settled you ought. 'Tain't convenient to Sir. let's see your Permit.THE EXCISEMAN OUTWITTED. But prudence. Your hogs For you've smuggled that stuff. Exciseman. With And Says Says where th' is the man can bear more ? Exciseman. said Mike. do not be hard. Soon Michael he chanced to espy.
in the next town. they scarce had a dry rag. But carefully carried his cag. I friend. My I'll burden. Then. Sir. Now. d'ye see. I'd need of a porter. Your Permit Why not show Because it came into my nob. That your worship was wanting a job. . For miles hot sunshine they trudg'd. For this here. I 'Tother answered.102 HUMOROUS. 'Twas yet some three furlongs or more. Sir. I thank you for me. ! it before ? By your watching for me on the shore. just yet. And And so. says Michael. Then says Michael. get you to read shan't quit. To the Custom House. For that load made my bones for to crack. thank you. in Th' Exciseman his labour ne'er grudged. before you do go my permit. is my Cottage door. Till on them. wish you a pleasant walk back. No. pray set your load down.
as well as knives. Fol de riddle. The fairest wench in all the Fol de riddle. Fol de riddle. Fate's scissars cut poor Giles's thread. true. He If bought her a ring with a posy loves I. etc. Poor Molly laid her down to weep. So they could not be Fol de riddle. you as I loves you. etc. etc. But Scissars cut. etc. etc. . And quite unsartain's all our lives. No knife can cut our loves in two.GILES SCROGGIN'S GHOST. lido. The day they were to have been wed. And cried herself quite fast asleep. Fol de riddle. de riddle town. mar-ri-ed. GILES SCROGGIN courted Molly Brown. Fol de riddle lol. Fol de riddle. . Fol de riddle. etc. etc.
Oh ! Molly. morning beam. and found Fol de riddle. All for to go along with him. riddle. you must go with me. etc. etc. e'er von't. etc. Fol de riddle. standing fast by her bed-post.104 HUMOROUS. The ghost then Fol de seiz'd her all so grim. her sight engross'd. . and scream'd a scream. All to the grave your love to cool. you fool. Says she. Then she woke. Fol de riddle. Fol de riddle. etc. that's no rule. said she. Come. I be Giles Scroggin's ghost. vy. etc. says he. figure tall. she'd dream'd a dream. etc. Says the ghost. I come. it When A And cried. etc. I am not dead. Fol de riddle. said he. Fol de riddle. The ghost it said all solemnly.
But he never worked hard when he lived at his ease. He'd an arm on each side to work when he pleased. but age made him old. tho' it's not And as people say he was born And. His face was the oddest that ever was seen. have been told. . Derry down. if it be true. And what is more odd.THE STRANGE MAN. Derry down. of a woman . Two legs he had got to make him complete. THERE was a man. as He was once a mere I very common. at each end were his feet. infant. Whenever he spoke was then with his voice. And in talking he always made some sort of noise. his nose and his chin it His mouth stood across 'twixt . Derry down.
And if it be true. this wide. was a woman. as people say. you'd laugh till you burst. If this whimsical fellow had a river to cross. And. poor fellow died. You may truly aver he was never with child. open'd his mouth so And. he was not very well. Another misfortune befel this poor his wife For when he was married And if you'll believe me tho' yeoman. If you were to see him. his luck. if you give him the pot. His he could move at his will. If he could not get over. And when he is dry. legs. For one leg or the other would always be first. as I have heard tell. And when he was walking he never stood still. . as folks say. he staid where he was. if he was hungry. Derry down.io6 HUMOROUS. Why. he was revil'd. Derry down. The liquor most commonly runs down his throat. Derry down. Derry down. by some means or other. that So great was he never was drowned. He seldom or ever got off the dry ground. if you gave him some meat. He gave a large gasp. Derry down. When he was sick. he surely would eat.
. Had he lived a day longer. Was owing. poor soul. to the want of more breath. 107 and the cause of his death. Derry down. he'd have been a day older. And now he is left in the grave for to moulder. But the reason he died.THE STRANGE MAN.
WHAT One a pleasure is it is that With But my own little wife I my family's a rummy can't lot. a young woman ! grown. How often wish she would marry She goes out every night (I can't keep her at home) With a young chap who calls himself Harry. One who knows how to eke out a shilling. grumble at all. and steady willing. great and small Now there's a fine sight for a father ! There's Anna I Maria.A SIGHT FOR A FATHER. rather. . to have a good wife. Thirteen boys and girls I can count. To help and to comfort a man through his life.
which made me mad rather. face was covered with lather. And I for many stept in And my When I found years kept out of sight. say she was in a particular way. They only seem happy when in the gin-shop. sir. he vowed he would be Either a Squire or a Knight. there was the devil to pay. a shop to get shaved t'other day. youngest a my girl good-looking daughter. put a bar there. I all But she said Now Our Let me in.A SIGHT FOR A FATHER. Sir. So to better his fortune he bolted from me. on the very same day. Nance. Now here was a sight for a father ! I've three great hulking boys. once. Wrote letter. They're too lazy to earn their own victuals. or I'll stop out there was a sight for a father ! night. who in service won't stop. I 109 And on the door " bolted her tight. I From the neighbours learnt some man ran away With Amelia. My My To wife she was calling for water. it was Tom who was scraping away. ! Now On here was a sight for a father going home once. And I'm told they're all sharpers at skittles." Tom was so proud. Out of doors. .
a penny a lump. rather. couldn't help wishing her farther) " Crying out. Sirs. With a bag on her back I met her once plump. Her For heart must be hard as the path stones. and I sleep on the chairs. Hearth stones. Or. They jump into my bed. Sirs. she's run away with a queer-looking chap. I Now there's a fine sight for a father ! There's my last daughter Bet. there'll be a fine sight for a father ! . Who (I goes about selling of hearth stones. But as soon as they spy their mamma there. your boys at their bought my experience dear. pray take my advice. But be sure keep your girls away from the men. nice." ! Now Now And here was a sight for a father all if married men. Don't your daughters dress up over Nor ramble out late of a night. get up every night to let in the dears. let Keep your pens. the worst of them yet. I've girls at their needles. you would keep your honest right.1 10 HUMOROUS.
and we'll have a stare. clap on your hat and wig. Snip. trumpets blowing. come from Slack wire. Mr. Stand aside. all the go. See the shows have begun. Rope dancing. Round about. horses prancing. ups and downs. Bailey. us strut up the Old O the devil take the rain. COME bustle. Lord Mayor. monkeys grinning.HUMOURS OF BARTLEMY In our Sunday clothes so gaily. Girls squalling. Dogs of knowledge. . children crying. Sausage frying. showmen bawling. Politi's show. Cats throwing. all along. all out. we may never go ! again. hurry. What a throng. to take care of Mrs. Snip. College. There's a little boy from Flanders. 'ere's O ! How All full's the fair. skurry. Funny clowns. is flurry. Learned pigs of pigmy size. and that Master Glanders. eating fire. let FAIR. neighbour Sprig. O rare O Remember. Rattles springing.
Snip. . Hottentot Venus is the the here. Just in time. Did you. 'pon my soul.ii2 HUMOROUS. advanced age of one hundred years. Puts the rabble to the rout falls the lions out Mrs. at this no less than two hundred but no two alike and every vone creature in my life. . To enjoy all the fun of the O ! (Spoken) Vaulk up. mem. the only booth in the fair for the in all curiosity wonderful and surprising known world. ladies and gentlemen. Vhy. here's the vonderful birds and beastesses. here beautiful hanimal spots on his belly. that is prime. I never saw such a beautiful . who measures three yards and three quarters round her. positively. different it's out of the power of any body to describe him. her hip. in gallops a lets all When Down the fair is at the full. with a monkey on I declare. Lolloypps shilling hops. O Roaring boys. mad bull. keeper a 'arf only hear how he here Here greatest growls. and never comes to his full growth. . how long do you suppose he measures ? Vhy fifteen feet from the snout to the tail. Well. look marm. very fine Master Show! A man. gilded toys. . and only twelve He lives to the feet from the tail to the snout. Stir him up with the long pole. fair. just arrived from Bengal in the Vest Indies. grows a inch and every hannual year. I We shall all be swallowed up. Sir? looking animal.
two cards. the card is flown. PAIR. A dead dog. you look on the card that side. Ladies and Gentlemen only twopence each. the emperor of all conjurors. what a row Is kicked up in Bartlemy fair. you shall draw fingers deceive your eyes. they turn the up their sleeves. O. where's Molly? Bow-wow. stop thief! A bang up swing. three cards. squalling brats. kangaroos. just Lost the thing. who will forfeit the who enormous sum of one hundred pounds to any one shall perform the said wonders. Cups and balls. half a you look on the card this side. penny a slice . I am no common sleight sleight of hand man. 113 just begin.HUMOURS OF BARTLEMY Tumble in. Where is it gone to ? that is the I . Pudding nice. wooden walls. four cards. Sir.swiftly begone-quick-presto-passo-largo-mento-hi-coccolorum. by the dozen cards : abominable-ba-be-bo-fe . and make you believe Now. their The common things of hand man. hats. Now's your time. Gin and bitters.j acko-crack-oh . ladies and gentlemen. one card. O ! (Spoken) Here. and I say blow. to see that surprising Conjuror. Polly. Lost shoes. show 'em up here. Yes. Shins of beef. here. apple fritters. amongst the mob.feltho . show 'em up here.
O dear me. Sir. marm. which can as well see in the dark as without light. Now the beasts with angry tooth all attack the booth. stuck up in the corner ? Vat ! that there vone ? Oh is. Be so kind. There's the wonderful Cow. question. guvnor. master keeper. Away affrighted run. just arrived from Bottomless Bay. (Spoken) Here. O. Come. to be sure. Here is the wonderful leopard-spotted torn cat. stop that there I young woman from getting out of the crowd suppose she has got it under her garter. Down tumbled trot legg'd Molly. birds and eagles of the sun. and played at leap-frog with the celebrated Master Barintar. here. that danced a padolo. young woman. come. Here is the wonderful large baboon. vaulk up. Here is the wonderful little marmoza monkey. Yes. as to . bring it forward.ii4 HUMOROUS. the hotter the sun the higher he flies. Ye up. who O. that all the company may have a squint at it. rare. here's the wonderful Kangaroo. bring it forward. : just arrived from the Isle of Liliput hold him up to the company. ! that's the . of the male species. Poor Card is in the mud. do let me stroke the dear little creature la ! la prodigious tame he is. what's the name of that large bird ! how there. wonderful Sun eagle. what a little beauty. he's always very tame to the ladies. ladies and gentlemen. tips him the hue hollow. and let me hold it up.
There. only hear what a good Vaulk up. and make way for that to ere hole. here. Billy. it's all dam stuff. Punch. now's your time to see that wonderful wooden Roscius. FAIR. or ones gentleman with the smock frock and carbuncled nose come down. go and stuff a blanket in that little peep for nothing. jest a going to begin. Billy.HUMOURS OF BARTLEMY that can't live on dry land. . you boys. Here. Stand jest a going to begin. and gemmen. there. Sir ? Oh. Mr. How did you like it. Punch. ladies and gentlemen. vone penny. now's your time. my the boy. ladies character the gentleman gives it. for the small charge of Show your tricks Mr. 115 and vill dies in the water. off the steps there.
slept in next room to him. the wainscoat. Hon him cast a vishful eye And she came to the shop. . A flannel petticoat to buy. And he had a handsome prentice. And much She his master's darter lov'd him. A vicked voman of the town. And she bored a hole right through To look at Georgy going to bed. And he always staid vithin doors 'Cause his master vouldn't let him out. sirs.GEORGY BARN WELL. Dutiful beyond all doubt. one morning. he knocked his knees. Georgy Barnwell vas his name. 'tis said. IN Cheapside there liv'd a merchant A man he vas of wery great fame. This youth he vas both good and pious. . his hand a wery hard squeeze. so frightened Georgy Barnwell. When Which That She gave she paid him down the money. together.
She vent that wery day and peached him. you dead Then you must be a-nat-o-mized. are. And said vich You must hang Barnwell until much surprized. Vith her fascinating pipes. All among the crows and rooks. And Georgy Barnwell vent and struck him. vereon vas written Mary Millwood does entreat. Studying hard at his good books. . jewel. To go down into And let loose his There he found the country. Now vas not that 'ere werry cruel ? The Judge put his three cornered cap on. his uncle in the grove. That Mister Barnwell vould call and see her. He vent to this naughty dicky bird. Not Ven Milwood found he'd so much as to buy a got no money. At Cummins's in Dyot Street. uncle's tripes. Now soon this woman did persuade him. Blow me if he could speak a vord. And ven he vent home the next morning. Then she left 117 her card.GEORGY BARNWELL. Now as soon as he'd shut the shop up.
I pray take varning. Don't go vith naughty dicky birds. . but spoke no vords. Now Georgy was hung upon a Molly Milwood died in prison. But every body pitied his'n. Tears she shed. At her fate no one lamented. all young men. The So merchant's darter died soon arter.ii8 HUMOROUS. gibbet.
named Jonathan A man very tidily settled in life. ." and then underneath. For he wanted for nothing excepting a wife. Brown. like But he wasn't Who For. But he found the advantage of working so cheap. indicative of . And Thus Yet * he tortured their chins at a penny a piece. 'TWAS down in a snug little country town. some parts of the suburbs bandages. Was Such as "shaving and dressing. pole. striped with its becoming obsolete. still to get married. single he lived. This notice is fast survives in and the barber's bleeding. still he constantly prayed.* one of your dentists in town. A barber once lived. a drawing grinder would charge you a crown. yet thriving his trade. " Cupping and bleeding. you were only to give him the job. for if Oh ! he'd draw you all over his shop for a bob. For customers flock'd to his shop in a heap He cut hair for twopence and rubb'd 'em with greas . A staring large bill in his window.JONA THAN BRO WN. displayed The various branches he had in his trade." and drawing of teeth.
120 HUMOROUS. Good Lord ! he popped in to see the tailor was sitting at tea. A rival he found in a tailor. heart was in Cupid's net caught. which of the two she could fancy the best. unexpected. want my front dressed. To know. turn him out if you can. she said she For she thought she could very well manage them both. that certainly wouldn't be right. But to see which would have to settle the job. * And in the next room. But he'd pummel him well for his barbarous hint. her. He swelled himself up to near double his size. if you Till a damsel. but just as he thought To make her his own. was sorely perplexed. Sir. says he.* of marriage practised went A form among the gipsies. Now. jumped over a broom. I please. And to see them go quarrel for her she was loth. From that moment his She encouraged his visits. And he told him he wished that he never might squint. as she'd given her word. with a cobbler. One night. They Then told her. . Now. Don't you know that he's but the ninth part of a man How she was. when ? The Tailor's blood now. Sally. Sally. came to give his mind ease. they Sal. beginning to rise. And says she. they'd willingly fight. one day.
there ith thomething un- common. . We firtht met at a ball. when the anthered me thir. I have. HAVE you To the e'er LISPING been in love.. my bothom. little God Koopid I've been a great thlave. ye Godth There wath thomething about her tho vewy pekooThen ! liar." my Yeth. and the did thweedge mine When When " for I necth partner. Now And in lithping. Where I did thweedge her fingerth. he did over mathter. the lithph of a woman. Like thmall naughty boyth. I think. where our handth did en- twine. I loveth in partickler. tell me. my bothom. a quiver of arrowth. If you havn't.WERY PEKOOLIAR. Till Koopid. . heart wath pure ath the white alabathter. My how I love one Mith Thulia. I ventured to preth her. thoot Cock Robinth and thot in He Thparrowth. found that the lithped. OR THE LOVERS.
then. there it And wath thomething pekooliar. to her lookth added thlight catht in her eye. marrow. her. midth thmileth and midth tearth. in her eye.122 HUMOROUS. ath the wicked boy'th arrow. when the. took her to playth. vigour. each glanthe to one'th Ath keen and A ath thwift. often tendth to dithfigure : But not though the catht in the eye of Mith Thulia. ! How But thweetly and thwiftly did then path my hourth . oneth oh. courted her nearly for three or four yearth. Though I couldn't help thinking 'twath vewy pekooliar. I'm thure you'd have liked the lithph of Mith Thulia. it And There wath thomething about Like tho vewy pekooliar. and to ballth O ye Powerth. A catht in the eye. a beautiful peach. along with another. we oft met. Cut me up by requethting I'd come there no more . e'en now I my feelingth can't thmother. all I went necth day to thcold heartth core. to my . The the evening. Thpeaking volumeth. Good I I friendth. I didn't thay nothing that night to Mith Thulia. There wath thomething about it tho vewy pekooliar. darted. wath the cheek of Mith Thulia. danthed.
" " thall go. I have never theen Thulia. Your behaviour me hath been vewy pekooliar. but you'll own it. the wath to be married. vewy pekooliar indeed and from that day to thith. That 123 I thould be affronted." thaid I. " " Godth Thulia. For. to another. Her behaviour to me wath thertainly vewy pekoo. tho you'd better go." thaid I. OR THE LISPING LOVERS.WERY PEKOOLIAR. why you cannot thay ! tho " " ? Oh yeth. liar ! . necth week. Thulia." (Spoken) Vewy pekooliar. if longer I tarried. Mith to do Thir. but I I " Well.
THE BABES IN THE WOOD. but I don't know the date It's a heart rending tale of two babbies so good. Look going." Says he My dear brother. happened years back. their In their daddy's last He " I sent for their nunky. Their nunky he vos. : bed. hope they vont The whole " of their ochre I give unto you. they lost their mamma. after my babbies. etc. I'll do all I canBut their nunky he vos a deceitful old man. IT'S a woeful It bad tale I'm about to relate. Vot vos starved to death in a blackberry wood. feel I moments and on his death and to him he said. . Ven they vos quite infants. . come. take care of their tin I am But should they both croak. To attend to his babbies vos alvays his plan. vich do. tip us your fin. They vos both left alone in the vorld vith their pa. (Chorus.} But nunky he vos such a vicked old man. Their nunky he vos such a hard hearted man.
he longed for their gold . things in the house vot vos found He took And he He the two babbies home to his abode. new penny He Their nunky he vos. and all other disease Vich kids mostly have which it didn't him please So to cook the poor babbies. 'cos he thought they'd catch cold . nunky he vos such a vicked old man. and the whooping cough. Their nunky he vos. But their nunky he vos a deceitful old man.THE BABES IN THE WOOD. But they got over that. ven they got there. etc. damp sheets he laid 'em. etc. A loaf. He'd scarce laid his brother 125 Vhen he sold all the . hard bake to eat on the some 'em bought he bought 'em parched road. And he prayed every night that it would take em off. They both caught the measles. Vhen he looked In at the kids. under the ground. their For He hired two barbers vot vos both out of vork. To take the two babbies to Norwood to burk. and a ha'porth of cheese blowed out their bags vith all sort of scran. they altered their minds They both cut their sticks left their babbies behind. he thought on a plan. . . Now . bought 'em some apples peas.
etc. A cock robin Vith some cabbage leaves tree. They vos both on 'em freezed as stiff as a post . Through Their nunky he their nunky who vos. Their nunky he vos. the boys arter him ran. And vhen he valked out. They com'd and they tore all the hair off his head . etc. fresh. cruel old nunky. Vith hips. and good in that growed the sloes. etc. Not a vink of sleep. and the song that he sang. And The of his toes dropped off his feet. you vicked old man. ghosts of the babbies. They liv'd till next night ven they guv up the ghost. Crying. did these They ate all the blackberries wood. Vos " Their nunky he must be a vicked old man. vos perched on a tree close by. body was seized vith the rot. infants so They wandered about. teeth tumbled out of his mouth in the street. . as nice as could be. The whole The whole of his nunky he got. . haws. Cried after their nunky. and he twittered. He vept as he vitnessed those babbies die Then he kivered 'em over.126 HUMOROUS. vos such a vicked old man. next night it is said. vot he picked off a And he hopped. their bellies did cram. after.
The ruins so strongly of brimstone did smell. Not a remnant of nunky vos there to be found. And the neighbours all round this story do tell . His house on that night vos burned down to the ground. Cos their nunky he vos such nunky he vos. He Till 127 dwindled away to a mere bag of bones. That the 'Cos their devil that night avay vith him ran. . etc.THE BABES IN THE WOOD. a vicked old man. the neighbours von night vos alarmed at his groans.
To have a peep at Kate's young man. The three young missesses form'd a plan. sent They Then down wine to Kate's young man. They heard the ring of Kate's young man. So spruce and smart. the street door key The housemaid got. But there was none among the clan. day. dancing with young fellows were. to give to Kate's Next young man. several times in the kitchen they ran. With Kate's young man. And as the old Misses was going out. . so full of glee. They were seen home by Kate's young man And And asked to tea was Kate's young man cookey prepared a sop in the pan. As Kate's young man got talk'd about.KATES YOUNG MAN. To have a peep at Kate's young man. That night below. SOME A servant girls at Croydon fair. and then began Through it to quiz at Kate's young man. as Kate's young man.
romping round for the 129 key he ran. I Oh. and stole the plate. or my young man ? ? Why And don't you get your own young man Of scratching each then they were within a span other. is he your. Kate. When Kate's let young man went Miss Kate And Pray. said Fan. my goodness. confound that Kate's young man. For romping about with her young man. It might be done by Kate's young man. for Kate's young man. I've lost my brooch by Kate's young man. And. he's taken the things in fun. Oh. at the housemaid she began. gracious. That very Some And thief got in. the street door key reminded Ann. as sure as fate. off with the key. Upon my honour. Oh. night. You're what we call Kate's young man. and then they began To laugh at the wit of Kate's young man. said Cooky. Ann ! K . a nice young man. Then. They thought it so. fear it is your young man. About Kate's young man. and Ann Exclaim'd. was When Kate cried out. Where is my purse ? And vere's my vatch. take it away did Kate's young man. out her jealousy. all this fuss.KATE'S YOUNG MAN.
'Cos if she hadn't rompfoozled with the key. . When Ann. The servants went to say their say. When The lo ! and behold. call'd the policeman. have it rather nettled. next day. accused the housemaid of causing his ruin. They To At the office of police. Kate. crying. as oughtn't he wouldn't have (Spoken) And taken it. from the prisoner's van. as couldn't. And over the water went Kate's young man. retorted. who began ask a deal about Kate's young man. like Kate's But not get any young man. and wished put up in every that every missus would kitchen that she did girls Let servant get what they can. with the following golden maxim.i3o HUMOROUS. An old offender was Kate's young man. first who came out was Kate's young man.
no.HE WAS SUCH A NICE YOUNG MAN. He was such a nice young man. I've rest. first On me And I he did glance. Of love. Some sympathy pray spare. no. my hand he took. sight. For how could I refuse to dance. dropt my fan. So gently he ask'd my me out to dance. fingers prest. gave me such a look. I'm haunted by him day and night. The dance now o'er. I is ever in my my share. And And. I led me to a seat. never can. smiling. IF pity dwells within your breast. . 'Twas at a ball held at the west. No. Then. blush'd and simpered. that breaks young lady's Indeed. sighing. ne'er saw one so sweet. had His form Forget. He was such a nice young man.
He I my address. He am.132 HUMOROUS. Refreshments beg'd of I me to take. not thinking wrong. Oh here's a chance. When growing late. Enough to break the wire. for a coach he ran. was such a nice young man. Heart beating with desire. I really grieve. quick he hurried from the room. His kindness quite overpowered me. I'd lost my appetite. Captain. was in such distress. " His card emboss'd he handed me. drest. and breakfast done. thought I. He was such a nice young man. Said he. Alas." Miss. With My stars. Dear Miss. . I Next morning. gave He him. did the dainties scan. about to leave. As through the hall begg'd for it we went along. The hall door bell was loudly rung. It rain'd in torrents fast. And Then. I feel that it will last. He was such a nice young man.
And cried. not take denial. from the lower rooms. He did her heart trepan. From house he was scarcely out of When. this visit Excuse me ma'am. Up He came our servant Anne. I'd sunk.HE WAS SUCH A NICE YOUNG MAN. For visit here you can. Miss. stop and dine with I will us. He was such a nice young man. I'll call again to-morrow. Almost I such a nice young man. Guess my surprize him now to hear Conversing with Mamma. I 133 thought I should have died with fright. sight. Is far too great a trial. He's stole the spoons ! . Now. ma'am. A servant maid came in a fright. you must. wish'd was afar. Well. call again whene'er you please. She said she no objection had. 'twixt I hope and fear. first. is A gentleman. waits below. Such language elegant he used. Said my th' very nice young man.
ladies. For this is what I should have done. Who brought him back. . upon this nice young man. Of any dashing beau.134 HUMOROUS. Off ran our footman Dan. Tis never the appearance trust. Ah ! fetch him back. give The moral I I must. who'd have thought he was a thief ? He was such a nice young man. When to notice he began. well know. Yes. A caution. we found the spoons. But. Mamma she cried.
She was in the kennel sprawling." said Mrs. ONE Sunday Hill.) the streets were very muddy." she said. fat and plump. " Dear. .MRS. quite shock'd I still . hauling She did wish to shun day. about the half way up. and ruddy. and as I walk'd went out. (I like to I MONDA Y. 'tis quite distressing. The mud had " ! spoil'd her Sunday . stood stock A lady slipt down flop before me. . dressing. To me for assistance calling. Monday. Quick was I pulling. Lawk I am a pretty mess in Look. up Holborn When just be particular.
when she started. Would I she have some brandy-bitters. about some two or one that's three and thirty. I ask'd her " if my taste would fit her's. Her age was. We both went in to Thompson's then. still ." said Mrs.136 HUMOROUS. tho' she did tumble said. Heeding not their taunts and titters. no voice was e'er so sweet. and had a glass a piece. will. Shocking for a Sunday ! . Monday. Mobs of people now surrounded. And She in my ears . Her face look'd just like muddled. as if 'twere dipp'd in grease . as she recover'd. to see her clothes Her face with perspiration look'd. I suppose. that tea. She and me were both confounded Low lived jokes and jeers abounded. Clothes on her were completely huddled. The people so dirty were grinning all. Tho' it was a Sunday. All at once she got quite fuddled . she return'd her thanks so As soon free. . she was going out to But stopt by this unfortunate and unlucky tumble.
Monday. MONDAY. was quite the dandy.MRS. Took her home through every hubble. she to pay. then compell'd her disaster. . halloo'd. safe out of Thro' the streets by jeers saluted. Thank'd 137 me for I my being so handy. ! While they and hooted. I What was I to do ? egad ! could not get away. and liquor drank the faster . Mob at every step recruited. Monday. Shocking ! Mrs. call'd on me to see her home. laugh'd. Sunday Ev'ry step made mis'ry double. Shocking for a And got. three Drank glasses more of brandy Declar'd that . She stuck to me as tight as wax. for all my care and trouble. And And every glass she swallow'd down. . Blow'd up by Mr.
and may be living still. How happy we mortals might be. That a man has no power. In one of the streets of the town. Was jealous of Gentleman Brown. the story I'm telling. Now he cut such a dash. In the course of your life.ALL TO ASTONISH THE BROWNS. A respectable By man who was call'd the neighbours. fine Such Or they would give dinners and balls. And show off as well as the Browns. oh list. quiz. At which in champagne. all the street. THERE liv'd. find you may. " Gentleman Brown. quiz. " Some husbands are such stingy clowns. The Caggs' who resided next door. jeering. you might drown. If jealousy did not exist. And bursting with spleen when they saw goings on at the Browns. One night Mrs. C. . Were ever in sneers and in frowns. said to Caggs." Very grand parties he gave. To Jokery. jeering. when his wife Is determined to have her own way." Jokery.
Invited the neighbours. we. " astonish the Browns ! What Jokery. ! " warrant make it suffice. quiz. " " I 139 Consider my income Don't talk in that I'd said Caggs. I should half. If When the tradesmen were going their rounds. Caggs submitted to his better Or rather two thirds. C. as they went to the church. Determined to make a display.ALL TO ASTONISH THE BROWNS. Last Monday. Her daughters were full of delight. say. ! Are conscious of being well dressed Preparations were for a feast. way. pleasures arise in the breast. you would but leave it to me. When tradesmen will send in their It's bills. as When we walk through made the streets. quiz. And nothing else but their bills. And she soon sent her orders about. lost. highly glazed and embossed. I'm sure they had none from the Browns. jeering. Mr. And " How we shall exclaimed." Jokery. who came. Tinted cards. well enough. one of the greatest of ills. Although they had money from us. On Sunday they sported new gowns. jeering. And many in wonder were . I saw.
" Whatever was done by the B's. And all to astonish the Browns. Ices. And. and scented pastilles. And One they love them that give 'em the most. The They failed. . And Champagne. cakes ornamented with crowns. Soups. what was more galling than all. then. go in a carriage and four. jeering. jellies. But as sure as eggs be but eggs. They were forc'd to run off from the street. shall so astonish the And we Browns. But as they had not the same means. As the Browns were a going to the races." Jokery. party soon drew on another. The Caggs must. The neighbours said " Caggs was clever. of course do the same. It did not astonish the Browns. And. C's tried to do more than equal. More than those folks who give 'em the least. " Lauk how surprised they will be. to continue the game. quiz. jeering.140 HUMOROUS. ! When We will they see us appear on the Downs. Most people are fond of a feast. 1 For fortune looked on them with frowns. Jokery. Claret. quiz. as you'l see by the sequel. Milk punch. Such things won't continue for ever.
in trying to do. And not only done but done brown. My tale I'll conclude with a proverb. When they try to astonish the Browns. If you will take care of the pence. quiz. A moral worth If In this you'll discover my moral. of the Browns. folks in this world's 141 Many Very ups and downs. quiz. often astonish themselves. You must always beware Be cautious Jokery. Or. you'll be done. jeering. you would save silver and gold. mitres and crowns. . Your pounds may be left to themselves. jeering. in great London town. In which there's a great deal of sense.ALL TO ASTONISH THE BROWNS. Jokery.
When she cried sprats in Westminster. t'other side of the water. nor dandy bonnet. All round. The rich and poor both far and near. Nor Her cap. the pretty Ratcatcher's Daughter. Street. they all bought sprats. and over the water. Sir. Did * this pretty little Ratcatcher's daughter. In matrimony sought her. head it hung down her Like a bunch of carrots upon it. And Of the gentlefolks. There lived a Ratcatcher's Daughter. Sir. She was not born But on the at Westminster. She wore no hat upon her head. She had such a sweet loud voice. hair of her neck. in vogue.THE RATCATCHER'S DAUGHTER? IN Westminster not long ago. Her father killed rats and she sold sprats. about 1854 or 1855. as far as I This song was can learn. . But at friends and foes she cocked her nose. You could hear her all down Parliament And as far as Charing Cross.
all thought her crazed." in Cupid's net had caught her. 143 Who And Was For there was a man cried "Lily white Sand. over head and ears in love. To " hear a lily white sand man cry. didn't He He know what he was " arter. To hear a girl with sprats on her head. oh " ! The Ratcatcher's Daughter so ran in his head. " " cried buy my lily white Sand oh ! folks." Do you want any Ratcatcher's daughter. " ? Do you want any Ratcatcher's daughter Now Upon next they both agreed to married be. And The She forgot that she'd got sprats on her head. Now." His donkey cocked his ears and brayed. All along the Strand. Oh. " Lily white Sand " so ran in her head. " Cry. . oh. amazed. Folks couldn't tell what he was arter.THE RATCATCHER'S DAUGHTER. When coming down the Strand. Easter Sunday. the pretty little Ratcatcher's daughter. buy my lily white Sand. But the Ratcatcher's daughter had a dream. Instead of crying cried " Lily white Sand. That she shouldn't be alive next Monday.
And tumbled into the water. once more she went. all covered with mud. Says he in love I'll constant prove. When Lily white Sand he heard the news. So there was an end of Lily white Sand. stabbed his donkey arter. and the Ratcatcher's daughter! . Went down to the bottom. His eyes ran down with water. And. blow me if I live long arter. Did the pretty little Ratcatcher's daughter. To buy some sprats. So he cut his throat with a piece of glass.144 HUMOROUS. And His ass.
A LITTLE old woman. selling hot codlings. off another. Though her codlings were hot. That she tipped . hot She swallowed a glass. ! get a quartern of hot. all in a trice. etc.\ HOT By CODLINGS. she thought no For to go and take a small drop of gin. So to keep herself warm. Now To this little old woman went off in a trot. sin. Fol-de-rol. and it was so nice. a living she got. as I've been told. hot this little old ! Now woman. she was monstrously cold. hot. hot. hot.
hot." which in 1806-7 had the unprecedented run of a hundred and fifty When Pannights. hot. Modern Society would not appreciate them. and No Pantomime was complete others will go down to posterity. and these clowns and their songs afforded hilarious amusement. the clowns were real clowns (the Shakesperian and French hybrids not having been born). and 'neath it round stones. as far I can find. tomimes were Pantomimes. This little old woman on her latter end. and not mere spectacles. send. fill'd She And this little the glass till the bottle it shrunk. All in a fury. if revived. hot Sure such boys as these never were known. Matthews. Dibdin's famous Pantomime of Mother Goose. This song. . hot. as a substitute." of which the theme was an intoxicated man. old woman I'm told got drunk. " and. J. hot in the pan. The powder and the pan up they did little these apples have bones. Perhaps. was. Some boys Put powder Cried this stole her codlings. while muzzy she ! got. hot. invariably was given Tippetiwitchet. woman. and the names of Grimaldi. so round let it buz They never If will let you want to sell codlings. you must never get muz. introduced by Grimaldi in " Thos. which was always encored. without the clown singing this song. and was a favourite for very many years. There's a moral from this.146 HUMOROUS. a poor woman alone. but forty or fifty years ago tastes were not so superfine. Now this little old woman went ! off in a trot. Now this little old woman.
shore. This Crocodile. I could plainly not of a common race. I was obliged to climb a very high I tree Before could see his face. by going to Sea. first I saw something move. all to me. ye landsmen. the earth in motion. What happen'd to me. And from his He measured Was For nose to the tip of his five tail hundred mile. And of the wonders which I found. But steering up alongside. . To tell you the truth I am bound. And So I cast upon the resolved to take a cruise. out. which at all thought.THE WONDERFUL CROCODILE. to explore. I found 'twas a Crocodile. see. NOW list. The Country But I far I had not scudded When Was close alongside to the ocean. Shipwrecked I once was off Perouse.
For in grub So in this Crocodile was not stinted. was full six years or more. Whilst up aloft. and away did fly. His skin was ten miles thick. He quickly closed his jaws on me. lived ten years. It blew a gale from the south. and the stream was high. I'm sure. ! old. Right into the Crocodile's mouth. He was so long and wide. And when he lifted up his jaw. alas he died. Cutting a hole for to get out. But he was three years a getting cold. a thousand bullocks in store. Till I got into his I Where And found of rum kegs not a few. I And that's the way tricked him. And his nose nearly touched the sky. This Crocodile being very One day. I travell'd on for a month maw.148 HUMOROUS. It reach'd 'bove the clouds for miles three score. or two. Or very near about For I . . And But thought to grab a victim. I ran down his throat d'ye see. I Of life banish'd I all my I cares. Though perhaps you'll think 'twas a He. I lost my hold. Very well contented.
Should you ever travel the Nile. And So But now once more I've got on resolv'd no more to roam. in 149 earth. Of this wonderful Crocodile. And lest my story you should doubt. you'll find the shell. I got a berth. Just where he fell. And now I'm safe at home.THE WONDERFUL CROCODILE. a ship that pass'd. .
He could let nothing be too heavy or hot. lol. There was one came straight and gave him a blow. went and listed in the King's Own. Ri Now The this man to battle did go. balls flew thick. Quite dead. tall. Full six feet high of flesh and bone. And was discharged for stealing beef. lol. lay. . So he sawed it off while it was warm. man he turned out a thief. And knocked off his arm above his elbow. As many of that brave corps can This tell. and whistled so. Now arm he spliced to our hero's stump.THE THIEF S ARM. When the surgeon thief lay came to look at the wound A noted on the ground. For with this cursed thief's arm he got. For he was and mighty grown. wasn't he a trump ? this And in a short time it got well. but still he'd a perfect arm. I Who SING of a man to some well known. etc. And bound it fast.
Likewise a Poet at the play. Then up to 151 London he did repair. And all the way that he did jog. robb'd a regiment of its baggage. gold and rings. And. And one night he found he'd wealth For Bandanna wipes.THE THIEF'S ARM. . that could not stay. Now For It this arm had such a propensity it stealing. He tried all he could. To see if advice he could get there. but he couldn't stop It stole him watches. But for a crime he was afterwards taken. And strove to bustle through the throng. He stole a glass eye from an old woman's head. Long time he carried on the trade. he had a in store. one night. Until he had a fortune made. But the arm kept diving in every one's pocket. He robbed the Bank and Treasury. And many other precious things. The arm was at work. 'tis really said. and found him in prog. And sent by the Judge to be hung up like bacon. And when he got there he walked along. Likewise a tailor of all his cabbage. score. it.
as you may suppose. Who stole his master out of his grave. And join'd a body-snatching knave. . He pick'd his pocket of all he'd got. Parson's watch he did make free. Now this man.152 HUMOROUS. he was buried. And when With the And as Jack Ketch was tying the knot. And after that the arm arose. he came to the gallows tree.
Who. And in kicking him out he broke his leg. One day he had stuffed him as full as an egg. He wanted a limb for anatomization. I am The richest merchant in Amsterdam.CORK LEG. . every morning. When A surgeon. his study and theme Each joint : was as strong as an iron beam. Ri too ral. said he. etc. and made a long oration. An artist in Rotterdam 'twould seem. Had made cork legs. I lost I'll one fork. a poor relation came to beg. said. Mynheer von Clam. Said Mynheer. But on two crutches never stalk. have a beautiful leg of cork. Came. when he'd done his work. By your For I'll sharp knife. But he kick'd him out without broaching a keg. So he finished the job by amputation. A TALE I tell In Holland there dwelt now without any flam. The springs a compound of clockwork and steam. the first in his vocation.
and The was off again. He Each step he took with a bound and a hop.154 HUMOROUS. leg got up. walked leg . He. the Tour. The neighbours thought he was running a race . Horror and fright were in his face. He To ran o'er hill and dale. but all in vain. clung to a gas-post to stay his pace. and plain. and past each shop. fine And shape gave Mynheer delight. Of speed he went to the utmost top. in less than a minute was out of sight. He He walk'd of days and nights a score. But the leg wouldn't stop. he fixed it on and screwed it tight walked through squares. Inspection the artist did invite. Oh ! stop this leg or I'm murdered quite." But though they heard him aid invite. on the same as before. He Then he " call'd to some men with all his might. Of Europe he had made died ! The but though he was no more. The The leg was made and fitted tight. He ease his weary bones he'd fain threw himself down. . And he found his leg he could not stop. but kept on the chace.
it never was paid. Who never was buried. tho' dead we see. a cork leg tight : cash did the artist's skill requite. both plain and free. 155 A skeleton on No He In Holland. Of the rummest merchant that ever could be. . and tale I've told served him right.CORK LEG. My And I've been singing his * LE G.* Elegy. sometimes it comes in sight.
fat.THE ONE HORSE CHAY. next boiling day and London's growing ." think upon't. old." Now Nobbs. she fill'd the better half of a one horse chay. to The dog days So I'll are set in. and. Bubb. must be told. BUBB was gay and free. now. it Its colour was white. Let us take a trip to Brighton " in the one horse chay. and forty three. . He was round as a trot. at least. And And Mrs. when roundly whipt. thin. fair. scot. I my 'Tis three weeks. Councilman in prudence may . would Full five miles an hour in a one horse chay. was rather fat and and it had been gray. Mr. well afford. life. The toast she long had been of Farringdon Within. blooming as a Peony in buxom May. MRS. Whate'er a Common it "you can. order out old Nobbs. Bubb said to his wife. We've no brats concern to plague our lives. and the one horse chay. Bubb said to her lord. and the soap thrives.
so gaily. the Bubb did say. From the ostler who cleaning up my one horse chay. my is dear. Court corruption here. mode of dipping here. eighteen pence each time are obliged to pay .THE ONE HORSE CHAY. I say . And You're shut in a box. ill convenient as the stocks. paddled out at their And left everything behind in their one horse chay. They uncased pleasure." says she. O'er a bowl of arrack Punch. to thrive. defiance with our one horse chay. He And return back. to So we'll set them at go and pay so much. in their best. all dress'd. The king and Tis these extortioners are leagued. I. and dress in our one horse chay. So out they drove. . while we dabble on the coast. flaying folks alive. bay . encouraging of such. says high. . sartin. and had stuffd and carous'd." 'tis As I hope. a nice little at their leisure. Old Nobbs I'm sure and gig or cart in. And finding in their rambles. When at Brighton they 157 were hous'd. makes everything so And " I wish I had come without " my one horse chay. " I've ascertained. Mr. you may trust with takes every matter in a very easy way He'll stand like a post.
head and hands stuck out like mummies. as best We've no other way to choose. in When our pair were sous'd enough. sides. Stole up to reconoitre the one horse chay. : (He might possibly be dreaming of his corn. To " find the empty in state of the one horse chay. that all things But while so snugly were secure. was sleeping as he stood.158 HUMOROUS. with me. They flounced about like porpoises. Old Nobbs in quiet mood. not a we may. they trotted it away As dismal as two dummies. or whales at play Some young unlucky imps. the little From beneath apron of the one horse chay." Come. altogether they did squeeze. . shrimps. moment must Or So the tide will float us off in our one horse chay. Bubb he swore . there was the vengeance. And pack'd in little compass. ." noses. as they whipt out every rag. we must squeeze " And manage we lose. Oh. this here business. Mr. or hay) Not a foot did he wag. sure. and knees. who prowl'd about for . and returning their buff. and Old Nick to pay Madam shrieked in consternation. damnation. bundle says he. And gutted all the contents of the one horse chay. for once.
To escape the merry gazers at the one horse chay.) fairly The trouble and the rout. (For I'm fill. and strove to jerk the rein. . though they fain would . When they drove to their lodgings in their one horse Now. to wrap and get them out. of out breath. Bubb ge-upp'd in vain. and have had my say . and fancy if you will.THE ONE HORSE CHAY. 159 Mr. Nobbs found he had his option to work or play So he wouldn't mend his pace. good people laugh your chay. have run race.
They As Adam vos ! calls me Adam Bell. He larnt me all my letters. Like many of my betters. . SOME folks may talk of sense. vot varnt no fool. And tho' I never vent to school.THE LITERARY DUSTMAN. the fust man. Chorus. 'tis clear. tho' a dustman. A turnpike man. have had A liberal hedication. egad ! Vot holds a lofty station I But. Vy I'm the fust of Dustmen ! . And by a co-in-side-ance queer.
which are ''clamp" burnt. Near Battle Bridge f 'tis plain. Breeze is the technical term for the sifted ashes mixed with the clay to make inferior bricks. which. to help make bricks to rebuild Moscow and the ground on which it stood was sold to a company for . in Gray's I Vot stood Vile I Inn Lane. You recollect the cinder heap. in its entirety. \ This was a small mountain of refuse. To make me literary. " Boffin in Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend. in .000. So I thought dust vould do as veil. success was such. larnin. and a new and purer popular literature sprung up. once had a curious clearance. . Sirs. in the Penny Magazine* And Johnson's Dictionary. dust.e. 161 And Took larnt it out of hand. And all the Pe-ri-odi-cals. so it is said. M . although unsightly. My dawning genus fust did peep. Their Alphabets on sand. / sifted out my * The Penny Magazine was first published on March 31. i. and sent over to Russia.15.large stacks." This mound. It was bought. And there inhalin' the fresh breeze. 1832. my bread vos yearnin'. Sirs ? J 'Twas there studied pic-turesque. and its f This was the supposed ancient Britons and the site of a bloody battle between the Romans. was as profitable as were the heaps of Mr. Sirs.THE LITERARY DUSTMAN. that the Chap books vanished as if by magic. and ashes. At sartin schools they makes boys write. Sirs.
. Subjects none can tire on night ve toddles to the play.1 62 HUMOROUS. At Drury Lane's the time o' day. Then Mrs. and arter smokes a mild Awanna. In such a barrow tone. takes a cup of corf-fee. And I quite aristocratic. I gives a lesson to the lad. Bell. To hear her. to means buy my eldest son A commission in the Lancers. Sirs. They I larns to sing. Or arter dinner reads a page. if I feels fatig'd or ill. pussy's wittals cry. Vould melt a heart of stone. . and as they're fat. 'twixt you and I. Upon the grand pianna : vith the gals valk a quod-rille. But not to gallery attic. Sirs. has 'em taught by GrizL dines at four. Or Or Or Or. My darters all take arter her. Ve I that. Shikspar on the stage. Of Valter Scott. or Byron. lounges on the sophy. In grace and figure easy. Or Mr.
Great sculptors all conwarse with me. ven in Parliment.'s reign a statue was erected to him at Battle It Bridge. Sirs. Yes. And. surmounted a Camera obscura. Gully fought his way.* Vos built from my design. in its turn. Sirs. ven Fm made a Member For that I means to try. And call my taste diwine. and this was atop of a building. took to the turf and kept racehorses. In old Sir Steven's College. Mr. it was pulled down.P. The taxes off of knowledge. and was M. after cumbering the ground for a few years.. every one.-|I. I'm a litterary * In George IV. for Pontefract. and. dustman. And verefore shouldn't I sits Sirs. I'm sure very plain to you.THE LITERARY DUSTMAN. on. They call me Adam Bell. was alternately a police station and a publicwas a miserable affair. Sirs. 'Cause Adam its was the fust man. 'tis true. King George's statty at King's Cross. 163 Accomplished Hopra dancers. was made one of the Royal pages t Gully was a prize-fighter at the coronation of George IV. It . and the neighbourhood renamed King's Cross. And make my darters. Chorus. which house. I means to take. 'tis my intent. only made of brick and cement.
I stick to bus'ness like a trump. and bus'ness sticks to me. I've hung Macready twelve may seem funny. . Sirs. in the vay of veil trade. You'll always find me at my post. after feet high. folks call me Plasterer. my trade is Paper- Hanging. Charing Cross. Sirs. Honey Now Arter often. so I paste ! ! ! ! paste ! paste ! Round Nelson's statty. the Bill Sticker. and I don't care a farden. Chorus. vhen any thing's the go. The low Becos. vhy. Sirs. I've plastered Mrs. and though Day day against the ! vails. genteely speaking. and you must all agree.THE BILL STICKER. and they desarves a banging. With my paste paste paste All the world is puffing. a sticking up the it Posters. I have been paid to hang for Common Garden. I'M Sammy Slap.
go and In search of houses. though If they'd let preach it. old and new. jackets laced. a coat or two of paper . Old Drury Lane has called me cover 'em. think I've I kivered all the vails round London. They stick up half their master's rest for vaste. Faucit bless her eyes ! ve use her pretty And paste's Madam Vestris bang atop of Mr. Paul's.THE BILL STICKER. And werry kindly gives 'em I all. me it. the stage's great adorner. 165 with jealousy to to own bills. I've had the honour of posting her corner. Keeley ! . Sirs. in. I'd reach I'm not like some in our trade. I'm always on the caper. And sent me round vith their plaster over 'em. my old gal lights the fire vith! I'm proud to say there's Helen Tree. so help me Bob. they desarve their bills. honesty's vith. vith a good name to retire So vot I doesn't use myself. Sirs. in every hole and And Helen freely. best policy. kiver old St. and sells the Now.
though they're a twinkle. they'll face both comes the fancy work. I surely. I makes myself. no odds I it is. up. me. I'll brush . in I never tucks the corners wrinkle. arn't no Pastry-cook. although job. The paste I use. however.1 66 HUMOROUS. I up. That vhen my bills. and stick to this. vith the English and the Germans vinner. sometimes for theatres. I've put 'em vind and veather. vith Charitable And To Sermons. mind. to deals in puffs and paste. . you vill all allow. show how I desarve About the town through along to sarve you ! thick and thin. Vhenever you may have a you. Sirs. in. in course. Sirs. or hangs up I'll for a Sinner. as long as I'm a Vhether works for a Saint. nor leaves a blessed Then. I am I a man of taste. for the Sometimes I'm jobbing Church.
it's nothing to me. one person likes. To like everything good. call I tell me you there are things I I don't like to see. But I cannot bear things that look queer to the eye \iyou like to see them. a queer set of creatures we are. don't like to see folks in misery sunk. and listen to I me. . don't like to see. fop with mustachios who's not worth a mag. a swell. Some like to see this. just tell you the things that Chorus.THINGS WHAT What It I DON'T LIKE TO SEE. I'll if you'll be silent. fool. and their mas. don't like to see ugly Nor Nor Nor a use paint. in a dicky * tied over a rag. why another can't bear. some like to see that. You may a quiz. I don't like to see And I a teetotaller drunk. Now I don't like to see little They're better at home with their pas boys with cigars. * women A false shirt-front. some like to look fat. a grey headed sinner pretend he's a saint. I was always a plan when went to school. you may call me a pry. like the Lord Mayor's Some like to look thin. But. I declare.
don't like to see a pretty girl pout. I don't like to see ladies picking their Nor a boy I at sixteen Nor a I drink to excess. Nor a man wear I his church-going tile every day. his don't like to see a man whopping moke. Leaving a house. rent. a girl with great taters stuck out at her heels . a Nor I man wipe his nose on the sleeve of his coat. Nor young I don't like to see people thirty. ladies sending their rags Nor young * up the spout.* afternoon.1 68 HUMOROUS. Nor a chap buttoned up on a hot I don't like to see peelers drunk on their beat. don't like to see a coat fit like a sack. It shows that his brotherly feeling's a joke. . without paying . girl in black stockings don't like to see women Nor a man pinch I his belly for the sake of his back. or apartments. Nor I don't like to see people sulk at their meals. ladies bustles fall off in the street. always sucking his thumbs. Nor a man about I a thick-headed dunce don't like to see folks eat more than their whack. gums. don't like to see people shooting the moon. Nor I a swell with his hair just a yard down his back. and white muslin dress. don't like to see yellow wipes round the throat. I don't like to see frosty weather in May. pay twice for once.
ral. And For I hope another . 169 don't like to see women drest Fal de Nor a boy about I twelve. night. you'll here take your places I don't like to see I empty streets. Nor a swell in white ducks. And think that my pocket agrees with me there. . on a pouring wet day. sticking up to a gal don't like to see parsons go to the play. .THINGS I I DOWT LIKE TO SEE. Now I don't like to see sorrowful faces. I declare.
THE BARREL OF PORK. were They thought to be wealthy. between me and you. but could not prevail. No mortal can ever evade such a So Moses. and my goods. not to be baulked. All his goods and his monies belong to myself. Upon this condition. my cash. ! To see what poor it Moses would have me to do. But. And each brother was really as rich as a Jew. kind of Merchandize freely they dealt. Israelite brothers in in all New York once dwelt. to my brother I give. No Till creditor e'er death call'd went away from their door. when I shall cease to live. he slept. dere's his will. For none would agree with the body to sail. Isaac tried every Captain. on Moses to settle his score call. his last sleep of all. Then Isaac. exclaimed. Ah but stop. Two And. his brother. he set quickly to work. . To bury my body in that hard he shall toil real English Soil. . The Will All ran thus. Sirs. lucky elf. I must just read it through. And embarked it at last as a barrel of pork.
You have eaten my poor proder Moses for dinner ! ! . Veil.THE BARREL OF PORK. Have feasted three days on a piece of tough Jew. replied Isaac. but For I'll did. a pay good price. as I am a sinner. had never been cut up so much in his life. Our law won't permit us to sell our own prother. Some months after this. No. though we cheat one another. if pay you for your brother. you're worse than a Turk. you ne'er proke my parrel of pork ? Indeed. though 'twas devilish tough. As provisions were scarce. now. we Ach mein Gott cried poor Isaac. with the Captain. ! ! But come. When in sight of old England. no. surely. bulk. goot Captain. ! roar'd out Isaac. I hope. I'll my friend Isaac. Isaac wrote to his agent to tell him his plan. a yellow fac'd dwarf. safe and sound ? Said the Captain. 171 Mo He was cut up in pieces with chopper and knife. I'm sorry to say. Your brother why zounds then myself and my crew. don't huff. he cried^looking steadfastly round He met You delivered my barrel. Friend Isaac. And begged of him to bury the poor pickled man. we were forced to break Preak pulk Put. That during our trip. to finish this work. we were near cast away. as he'd been pork . cried the Captain. . we lay a sheer hulk. as he walked on the wharf.
espying. I hold.2 HUMOROUS. the Captain was putting his gold. cried.i. Goot Captain. you know. for that proder of mine You can pay me. In his purse back. Though can't touch the cash. for the parrel and prine. Which Isaac. .
And cruel vas the judge vot my love had ! to try. round my hat I vears a green villow. And I never heard a woice more louder and more sweeter. far away. Primroses. (Spoken) nose. (Spoken) Here's your precious Turnips . If any one should ax it. my rounds in the streets I did meet Oh. Vhen she cried. Chorus. Turnip cheeks.IN the "thirties" of this century. Tell them that my true love is far. and the humorous ballads. All round my hat for a twelvemonth and a day. and my love she vas kind. and Carroty hair. love she vas fair. I thought she vas an hangel just come down from the sky. the reason vy I vears it. ! my too. Shed a Redish nice wegitable countenance. as generation. this is is was one of the most popular of street songs. buy my come buy. 'Twas going of her. my Primroses (Spoken) Here's your fine Colliflowers Oh. it well worth reproducing among utterly unknown to the present ALL ROUND ALL MY HAT.
marm ? Oh. for ever and a day. (Spoken) Do you vant any Hinguns to day. my love is bound to stay. and be happy. veil they're far avay. (Spoken) Heres your fine spring Radishes / But ve'll . (Spoken) Here s your hard hearted Cabbages ! For seven long years my love and I are parted. oh. far. But he sent my love across the seas. as they deceive 'em. luck to the chap vot'd ever be false hearted. I bought I my love a ring. (Spoken) Heres your Valnuts. I'd love my love for ever. (Spoken) 'Tis a precious long time trade to-day. far away. ve'll (Spoken) Bless her heyes. though she's far away. on the werry day she started. be parted. never more marry. And vhen she does come back. Vich gave her as a token all to remember me.174 HUMOROUS. For seven long years. 'fore I does any Bad Oh. crack 'em and try 'em is y a shillin' a hundred ! As soon 'em. For thieving vas a thing she never vas inclined to. A coaxing of the young girls they wish to lead astray. so cruelly-ly they leave And they never sighs nor sorrows. ! (Spoken) Here's your nice heads of Sallary There some young men as is so precious deceitful. oh.
half way down young scamp came by. if you list to me. here's the man " a-coming ! Young married on. to extremes often dash They're always in a fashion . the people will be One cries out. fright. I A leg of pork bought. strange sayings springing. the town. When. folks. as sure as I'm a sinner. " Put it down.HERE'S THE MAN A-COMING f will IN Lunnon town each day. I fear. Says he "Guv'ner. As you go through funning. drop that meat. running. through studying the . a . to have a slap up dinner the street. here's the man a-coming " ! 'Twas only t'other day. a new one I'll be singing. be But.
you're sly. I presume. when I hear the landlord coming It's ! pleasant. here's the man a-coming . to own I'm very I pay there is no fun in. under the " ! the tally man a-coming There's lots of ups and downs. So always bolt the door. And. and lots of rummy : dodgings. the tradesmen they bed. in this place. . I in your proper he's very " ! places Now. in taking furnish'd lodgings poor. " say.i?6 HUMOROUS. I there's one stands there so know cunning. here's are shunning. get and dread. Mind what you're at. too. fear Each day with "Jem. But I I do it quite brown. gents. to see your smiling faces.
you only twig the company that stands around me here. school. they in I grew. Perhaps you think I'm bragging. good or bad. tell you. my mother my took care. I'll try what I can do. upwards as the boys. for that I'll leave The subject's now before you.THE NOBBY HEAD OF HAIR. now. pray don't at as a me There's nothing half so of hair. I soon should catch an heiress. around me flew But when a young man if I I had grown. don't say whether to you. but. and I firmly do declare. I so surprized . There's no one in this street can sport such a nobby head of hair. but the proof If it is most clear. mobs said. handsome nobby head When At an infant I a wonder was. nobby head N . I'll But something stare. with of hair. YOU'VE I called on me to sing a song.
'twas well pull'd by the apes . and everything that's new. the other day. all I go to places of amusement. me they did nought but jeer and . my He left me near dead with affright. my escape from them. when the ladies see me there. and the Eagle too. he asunder did us Then he dragg'd me through a horse pond. White Conduit Gardens. I ask'd to see her home. To hear the buz of admiration at hair. the road. and wet through to the skin. my nobby head of Although At my hair is elegant. A mob soon came around grin. And. I was grappl'd head of by It fancied that I hair. was it's cub. in making a bear. Her husband.1 78 HUMOROUS. Tavern I feel prouder than Prince Albert. we met on tear. by nobby head of hair. the Zoological. from the gardens I did roam. by my nobby Not I liking this brute treatment. Plays. caught a lady ogling me. Balls. it oft gets into scrapes.
by my nobby head To the Magistrate. but on the silent system there. My friends. But what griev'd me most. they knew me only. your guilt it is quite plain .THE NOBBY HEAD OF HAIR. a me in custody. The Mill. by my nobby head of hair. to night. rare is a thing most To see a handsome chap hair. with such a nobby head of . policeman took swear. they cut head of hair. you see. dragg'd down my fat. free again. 179 A I. to the treadmill was sent. my innocence I pleaded. like me. and solemnly did member of hair. it grew again so It put me in it such spirits. That's one reason why I'm happy as a king. that all I soon forgot the past. vain. but fast. but in He So said. I look'd quite lean and spare. to prison you must I go. of the swell mob was. I have come it here to sing But this is a fact you can't deny. off all my nobby I thought it would have drove me mad. But now that I am .
for One night betimes he went to a fever. Oh. he had caught Says am " a handsome man. A ghost stepp'd up to his bed Miss Bailey. one morning. in her garters." " "your face " Dear Captain Smith. and " said. He took to drinking ratafee. " he. His wicked conscience smited him. Miss Bailey ! unfortunate Miss Bailey. and thought upon Miss Bailey. rest. herself. ." Oh.MISS BAILEYS GHOST. A CAPTAIN bold. behold unfortunate Miss Bailey. you've me ungenteely . who dwelt in country quarters. in Halifax. cried. but I'm a gay deceiver His candle just at twelve o'clock began to burn quite palely. Miss Bailey ! side. Miss Bailey" then he looks white and mealy. I . "Avaunt. he lost his stomach Seduced a maid." the ghost used replied. who hang'd daily.
wicked Captain Smith. . Dear Corpse. Miss Bailey ! unfortunate Miss Bailey. though Miss Bailey." Oh. 181 I've And parson Biggs won't bury me. my regimental 'Twill bribe the sexton for your grave. "since close. you and in I accounts I've really got a " one pound note . The Crowner's Quest goes hard with me. " Crying. because acted frailly." I am dead Oh." said must once for all small clothes he. poor Miss Bailey." The ghost remember then vanish'd gaily. Bless you.MISS BAILEY'S GHOST. Miss Bailey " ! unfortunate Miss Bailey.
Resolving to lead a sober A batchelor. much less a whole lot. though not very small. old she. I've Says Duggins began. children had she. So to court the widow. thinks he. No doubt we shall have a large family. When he'd married the widow. So courting he went. rake. she then to him did say. but she had a large house. my dear. The No she wanted a spouse. been told you're a sad naughty man. he wanted a life . the large house will just hold them all. . OLD Humphrey Duggins. and the widow knew not That he'd one piccaninny. Six children had Duggins. it ain't true. old Widow Warmpurse. hope we shall.HUMPHREY DUG GINS. So the six little Duggins came home the next day. I says he. He replied. So. he would have been a great for conscience sake. wife.
said he. he. lass. I as no one is certain their wishes to have. this ? How! what means little Why. little made her a bow. Misses. You wicked Says deceiver. they three she. my old only my ones come home from grass. I am dish'd . for a great many children you wish'd. . And. quoth she.HUMPHREY The The Says It's DUGGINS. 183 three Master Duggins. they curtseied. thought you might fancy a few ready made.
But according to the Earl of Warwick. with their little fields. per quarter. but even mixed brandy with it. could never pay now. used to be carried out. OR AGO.IT as is contrast it the privilege of the aged to carp at modern doings." The small farms. 1801. they did not benefit much by it it was light come. and listen to my song. or to rear beef and mutton. . and to them with things as they were in their youth Farming. no machinery. with them. and rose higher. the earth merely scratched by the plough. and not detain you long. or 34J. 1800). to compete against imported meat. light go. in a speech in Parliament (November 14. soil undrained. In war time the farmers did well . could never grow wheat to sell at 32J. "He wondered not at the extravagant style of living of some of the farmers. . and were not contented with drinking wine. THE HONEST PLOUGHMAN. cut even smaller by the huge hedges and ditches. COME all you I'll 90 YEARS jolly relate the life of a husbandmen. in January. who could afford to play guinea whist. per quarter. ploughman. wheat was 137^.
but they both their work did do. My mother was a dairy maid that's 90 years ago. plough and sow. As I have heard my parents say. mother had some pigs and fowls. just 90 years ago. 'twas 90 years ago. to go and drive The farmer's wives in every way themselves veils. the cows did milk. my mother milk'd had the cow. They did not wear the silk. The rent that time was not so high by far. a harrow cow. Until that just arrived to seven years of age. OR 90 YEARS AGO.HONEST PLOUGHMAN. father did a To So drive the plough I my boy engage. They didn't hire a servant. And with the lark. 185 My father was a farmer. the plough. My My and a plough. a pony and a father had a little farm. who banished grief and woe. think I've heard mother say. For now one family's nearly twice as big as then were ten. I rose each morn. then he did no servant want. as I will pen. dandy and gowns made out of . When I I was born. my my father used to harrow.
She could sit and spin and knit. We had not occasion then to ask for parish relief. father's Compelled to leave life. as an husbandman. Could hedge and ditch. my house as I had changed my The younger Then children. all. and I the land could plough. I used to thrash and sow. or thrash within the barn. ploughed. I took myself a wife. like the farmer's wives a milking and the sons went to They do now. could keep a pig and cow. but I could do. . Harrowed. There nothing was upon a farm. and banished pain and grief. At length when I was 25. did not ride blood horses. years that's many We lived along contented. The daughters went the plough. or plough. though very poor.1 86 COUNTRY. I could manage well the farm. and reap and mow. my father's work would do. When I was fifteen years of age. in my place. in harvest time I used to When I was 20 years of age. and sow. ago. to labour I did go. My wife and me. at I find things very different now. daily.
now done away with. I cannot well engage. I'm grey. He's respected just as a wood. as a donkey in His days are gone and past. am feeble grown. just like a dog. at the grave. I can no longer labour. must go into a Whig Bastile to end my days and I am 90 die. in "the House." . and pine and woe.* in grief Where may hang my hoary head.HONEST PLOUGHMAN. much when old. I no longer have. and poverty do a for relief I go. so called because of the loss of personal The House of Correction. My father did not see the like. When a man has laboured all his life to do his coun- try good. 187 my as I hairs are grown quite do. OR But now 90 YEARS AGO. just 90 years ago. was called the Bastille" and to its dying day was known to the criminal classes as " the * A when once Steel. If. they lay me in my liberty Workhouse. But now that feel. if for relief I do apply. as last. I they shove me into Whig Bastile. and he and woe. To work had used to I 90 years of age. Now I years of age." " Coldbath Fields. Then. may weep in grief The times are very different now to 90 years ago.
. their station. How the farmers in old England. all. Did once support When masters And happy in liv'd as masters ought. may And I where a servant gets ten pounds. Let's pray that hungry bellies Be fill'd when they are empty. Chorus. their glory. Has ruined all the Nation.THE NEW FASHIONED FARMER. their stinking pride. wish he may get twenty. Until at length. I relate a story. GOOD Whilst people attend awhile.
work All at the spinning wheel. Sir. ride. Sir. instead of the plough O'er hedges they are jumping. Before their landlord's face. God bless Were seldom in a passion. But now fine geldings they must mount. It's Sir. tail. Sir. farmers us'd to wear. Dressed up like any lord or 'squire. . And on old Dobbin they would To market or to fair. And But now they must drink swipes. 189 A good old fashioned long grey coat. or sow. But now. farmer's daughters used to Sir. They'd go upon a Monday. keep a right good house. Their delight is in fox hunting. To join all in the chace. They'd go to Church on Sunday. But strove to names. And instead of sowing of their corn. both plain and neat.THE The NEW FASHIONED FARMER. In former times. to make a man weak. their The good old dames. plow. And then to harrow. With fine brown beer their hearts to cheer. And The enough strong give him the dry gripes. never thought on fashion. Sir. Sir.
As red as any rose. They'd handle a piano-forte. Sir.190 COUNTRY. When in their holiday clothes. such furniture as that. they had such handsome cheeks. mop or broom. Sir. Their fingers they're afraid to spoil. Their dress was always plain and warm. Sir. hope no one will think amiss. now. Sir. Just like a dancing monkey. thought quite ungenteel. Sir. Would almost fright a donkey. Sir. Sir. Sir. And I then their pride must fall. Their bonnets and their great black veils. strike measure^ which would make wheat eight guineas per quarter. Sir. Is With any such kind of Sooner than handle sport. their daughters they ladies at the Ball. Upon The The each hunting day. At what has here been penned. Now with their landlords they will ride.* farmers bore the sway. * A strike is four pecks or one bushel. When The wheat it was a guinea a strike. But. . they're frilled and furbelowed. But now. we'll double their rents. Sir. Besides. must join landlords say. Besides.
It's all through such confounded pride. let us Has brought them to reflection. . Sir. It makes poor servants' wages low. And keeps them in subjection. 191 hope that these hard times May speedily amend.THE But NEW FASHIONED FARMER.
currency. * The writer of this makes no mention of the advantages the labourer had in those days. OR EIGHT SHILLINGS A WEEK* you may be. etc. but they're gone by complete. and listen to me. instead of. presumably. his privileges are curtailed or annulled. wet or fine. and constant work. where'er pray give attention. he is discharged as soon as it comes on to rain hard.PRESENT COME I all TIMES. Joseph Arch and other agitators. and he has lost the sympathy of his employer. . thanks to Mr. skim milk. meal. Paid by the hour. There once was good times. being paid for a whole day. as in the old days. and eight shillings was worth at least fifteen of the present Now. For a poor man lives now on Eight Shillings a week.. but he has higher rent to pay. even if he only worked part of it. Money then had more purchasing power. the agricultural labourer has. low rent. you bold Britons. higher wages.
O .PRESENT TIMES. Here then was contentment throughout the whole land. A Our venerable fathers remember the year. 193 England there never was As the present ones now but much . keep his family neat. poor man's condemned. maintain his family is willing to go Either hedging. But how does he live on Eight Shillings a week. When a man earned three shillings a day. Each poor man could live. And compelled to work hard on Eight Shillings a week. Such times in old ETC. And make them work hard for Eight Shillings a week. as you all understand. A poor man to labour (believe To me 'tis so). They'll beat down their wages and starve them complete. seen. He But now he must work then could live well. or ditching. and his beer. to plough." of shameful renown. and get plenty to eat. or to reap. better have been. for Eight Shillings a week. and looked on as a thief. In the reign of old George. Are striving to crush a poor man to the ground. The Nobs of " Old England. But now he must pine on Eight Shillings a week.
before long. . every labourer be able to keep His children and wife on Twelve Shillings a week. it is May May the times be much better.194 COUNTRY. to conclude So now and finish my song.
Unto my song attend a These verses will cause you to smile.THERE are very few Statute. Employers of labour came and personally interviewed . land do reside in while. or hiring. TO THE HIKINGS. You Who Farmers. JIG. as a great deal of drunkenness and immorality used to occur at these meetings. JIG. . far and near. wages were agreed upon. Servants. the carters carried a piece of whipcord. fairs now in existence. them. each bearing some token for instance. The servants stood and perhaps in of their employment groups according to their callings. it is as well. and the hiring was for a year certain.
Of Servants. servants they come flocking Until the hirings do begin.196 COUNTRY. Harry. Waggoner Dick with his white smock. oh dear ! Will scarce serve you throughout the year. Tom. And when good They They servants they have found. and pug nosed Poll. in. run the wages down. all jig away To see the fun on the hiring day. Like bees a swarming in a hive. jig. Among the lasses soon does throng. with whip so long. gay and smart young men. He finds his dear. Ploughboy Jim. There's pretty Sally. He swears he'll smash his Sally's clock. jig along. Jack. Now The lasses land hirings are come again. and try offer such small wages. There's slender Kate and dumpy Doll. . if they want to hire. They now both thick and thin. To land hirings roll in. Masters and Mistresses enquire. With farmer's daughters short and long. And afterwards the dance keeps up. When The at the hirings they do arrive. Brest in their best. Bob. and makes her sup. and Jim.
rout. and man. I'll take no I ask twenty pound a year. TO THE HIKINGS. Stand up for wages when you can. what noise and With John and Molly's jigging about. For wages they must rise I'm told. With rum and beer. To work for nought. dancing. and wine. the greedy elves. and find themselves. John squeezes her hand and looks so sly. For years to come. fro. With a few yards of ribbon fine. Then towards home they cross the hill. and cakes. they say. JIG. fiddling. John buys her nuts. Whilst Molly winks her funny eye. Says John. Or else they'll go to the Railroad. Both John and Moll feel rather queer. Then off they go to the Dancing room.JIG. is So let each servant lad. While John and Molly jig it again. The fiddler he strikes up a tune. And love plays up a rattling. 197 They want servants. less I do declare. They soon forget the Poor Law Bill. . then. And good Lord. There plenty of work. Then John and Moll walk to and They take a peep into the show. on the Railway.
Lads. to the lasses be kind and true. don't jig. jig. lest you rue. There.198 COUNTRY. jig. jig away. So Maids. if you give the Parson his fee. hire . To you both so neat and trig. jig you wish to play. To the Hirings jig. You'll find quite ready he will be. Then send you home to jig. And when jig.
And John will kiss his mistress [when his master is a-weary. and what they do require. before that you do There's Rolling Jane the hemp will spin. for wages. The master that a servant wants. If the master and we can agree. and lasses standing all. year. you must do all the work. now in a wonder. . Lo. a-waiting for Chorus. that is to all your For Jumping Nan admire. and none of you go under. and he will give good wages. will stand . You It's all must ask ten pounds a then. COME all you lads of high renown. So now. all for to look for places. coming on. lads. and is listen to my story. stand up hire. For now the time glory. to Hiring we have come. and Sal will mind the dairy.COUNTRY STATUTES. the Statutes to To see the lads their hire. is coming here.
with whip so long. when waiting at the table. both stout and stale. They'll load the cart. Although she's mean. But. and do their part. Hey up. flutter : will tread the rick. all ready for your dinner. gee wo. she's neat and clean. she'll cure you with the skimmer. it will soon make him merry. with the frying pan. mistaken. There's black eyed Fan. There's Tom will reap and mow. rises early in the morning. And Bet so thick. . till he is almost weary. she's never in a She'll feed the sows and milk the cows. He's always ready at his work. She'll roast and boiled. likewise good cheese and butter. With beef and mutton. and do what she is able. There's Carter John. before the day is dawning. the plough must go. if you grumble when she's done. But a jug of ale. will made the bread. so they're the lads to hire.200 COUNTRY. if I am not made the puddings fat and good. will cook your eggs and bacon. There's Poll so red. they'll thrash. and never tire.
by any means want no places. blame you. and powder Sir. she's all the young men's fancy. they call her in charming Nancy.COUNTRY STATUTES. doubt next year you'll you care for yourselves going home from the races. Nor yet do But If I intend at all. fairs. I do not wish to shame to you. beside. you that are young and join a drink- and hearty. But the girl of heart. or races. at statutes. all in your hand. So all you pretty I lasses gay. But. it All for to dress and curl her hair. . Sir. enjoying sweet With and honour spend the night. love are returning home. And when the mop it is all o'er. to dress so smart. when you embraces. The farmer's wife so full 201 of pride. Must take your girl ing party. She can wink and blink such a style. must have a lady's maid.
THE BOLD POACHER.
'prentice in fair Lincolnshire,
master for nearly seven year,
to poaching, as quickly
Till I got
my delight in a shiny night, in the season of the year.
As I and my bold comrades were setting of a snare, The game keeper was watching us, for him we did not
could wrestle, or
any where, was my delight
a shiny night, in the season of
As I and my bold comrades were setting four or And going to take them up again, we found a
THE BOLD POACHER.
in the bag,
my boys, and
through the woods
delight in a shiny night, in the season of the year.
hung her over
shoulder, and rambled into the
called at a neighbour's house,
and sold her
sold her for a crown
delight, in a shiny night, in the season of
Here's to every poacher that lives in Lincolnshire,
here's to every
gamekeeper, that wants to buy a
But not every keeper that wants to keep his deer, It was my delight of a shiny night, in the season of
THIS ballad shows
that there are two sides to a poacher's
DEATH OF POOR
YE Gentlemen both great and small, Game keepers, poachers, sportsmen, all, Pray listen to my simple clown,*
sing you the death of poor Bill Brown, sing you the death of poor Bill Brown.
night as you shall hear, in the season of the year,) was (It We went to the woods to catch a fat buck, But ah that night we had bad luck, Bill Brown was shot and his dog was stuck.
got to the
saw the Game keeper present his gun, call'd on Bill to climb the gate,
fetch the fat buck, but
For there he met
Then, dying he lay upon the ground,
And in that state poor Bill I found, And when he saw me, he did cry,
Revenge my death," I will, said I, For many a hare we've caught hard
DEATH OF POOR
knew the man that shot Bill Brown, knew him well and could tell his clown,
Black jacket he had, and red waistcoat on,
and they called him Tom.
dressed -myself up, next night in time, got to the wood and the clock struck nine,
ranged the wood all over and then looked at my watch, and it was just
heard a footstep upon the green,
for fear of
being seen, Tom Green.
piece fast in
heard the noise, and turn'd him round,
and brought him down to the ground, hand gave him his deep death wound.
revenge, you see,
hopes have crown'd,
I've shot the
that shot Bill Brown,
no more these eyes will see, dear Farewell, friend, farewell to thee,
THE JOLLY ANGLER.
jolly angler's life is the best of any, a fancy void of strife, and will be lov'd of many, no crime at any time, but a harmless pleasure,
a bliss of lawfulness
It is a skill that
not a toy sweet and com;
Adornation to our mind
Pastime we shall sweetly
the weather prove but
In the morning up
have our pleasure.
as soon as daylight's
peeping, take a cup to cheer the heart, and leave the
THE JOLLY ANGLER.
Forth we walk, with merry talk to some pleasant river, Near the Thames' silver streams there we stand, rod
right, for a bite
the bait the fish allure,
They come bobbing,
nipping, biting, skipping,
Dangling on our hooks secure sweet and pure.
with such a pastime
fish for ever.
Various objects to be seen, O, what pleasure there is, Can there be a purer joy if so tell me, where is ?
Birds they sing, and flowers spring full of delectation, whistling breeze runs through the trees, there we
meet meadows sweet Flowers sweet, the mind unbent
Living, giving, easing, pleasing
by those sweet
freshing bowers, Vitals from those herbs and flowers, rais'd up
For man's recreation.
Hounds and huntsmen roving
abounding Hideous noise, in
their joys, not to be
to gain a dish
with a hook, in the
spare our throat, while they're sulfro
Twivy, Twivy, Twivy, hark the horn does sweetly blow, Hounds and huntsmen all in a row,
their pastime tired.
we have worms and
paste, too Landing net and floats
have, with hooks of all sizes
for the angle
We have line and choice of twine, fitting
If they don't show,
we'll go, seeking out
Eel or pike, or the
dace or bleak, these we seek,
more, gudgeons, perches,
Here's the jolly angler's store
choice of fish
We will have
To some house
our angle. should our bodies
If the sun's excessive heat,
or hedge retreat, for
But, if we spy a shower Then we flee beneath a
nigh, or the
eat our victuals
we can no
smoke and soak then again, to the same, longer stay, we come laughing,
joking, quaffing, smoking, delightful all the way thus we do conclude the day,
With a cup
THE HUMOURS OF THE RACES,
song to you rn
their sweet and'
countrymen and maids, with ruddy faces,
Link'd in each other's arms -they're coming to the
Here's Coaches and Tandems, there's Gigs and Carts
grandly dress'd, with dandy cap beside
a cabbage net to cover o'er their faces
at their heels, they're
Wrth a footman
into the booth they'll They drink of gin and ale. Besides. they'll make you curse the races. till it affects their noddle : . O one shove and away. the bell it is rung loudly. they walk the course so proudly. who are fond of men's embraces. what a row and pother. with their fine rings and The horses then do ! lockets. The time it being arrived. tumbling o'er another. run. start. the heat is o'er. The gentlemen in red. hundreds of them are betting. are going home. wish they'd never seen the races. There's pretty lasses gay. Some win As they a handsome sum. there's Molly Ruff. Kate. where the gentlemen are sitting. remarkable for beauty . But if you don't take care. The course for to keep clear always at the races.210 COUNTRY. and Polly. I'd have you mind your There's spruce Eliza Long. And when toddle. and Sukey. Now Whilst the horses run the course. The horses are well bred. But while the horses pockets. and others pull wry faces. They push Here's girls upon the course. look at the Grand Stand. so gallant in their places.
I'll aloud. drums. 211 While your money lasts. rattles. and crumpets. stage like puppets are a " The showman bawls places. Sir. When the races they are o'er. Come in and take your to show you Punch and Nan. The show folks on the dancing. Sir. the people are advancing. they'll kick you like the devil. and also wooden trumpets.THE HUMOURS OF THE RACES. There's many a luckless wight may The the sport. when the horse races are Will be unto the house where three balls the door hangs over. finest race you'll see. Lark whistles. over. The next unto the shows. they'll use you very civil. here's pies and tarts likewise. But when your blunt is gone. Sir. now you've come the Races." Here's wheelbarrows with nuts. . Here's the best of beef and ham. and muffins too. All for to please your taste. if you're inclin'd to buy. and money growing with reason curse short. Sir.
these two cocks. how now ? what odds Grey. and the Bonny Grey. The Liverpool lads gave a loud huzza. this Where Then Lord Derby came swaggering down. Whilst the Charcoal he lay dead The cock battle it at last. far and near. a pot. Did you hear of a cock battle happened near. COME. And carried away the Bonny Grey. Those Liverpool lads. . We went to Jim Ward's and call'd for . The Charcoal Black and the Bonny was fought. you cock Merchants.THE BONNY GREY. ? The odds the Prescot lads did say. O. I've heard them say. Bet ten guineas to a crown. they came to the sod. and the Bonny Grey. The Charcoal Black. Cries the Liverpool lads. The Charcoal Black. He will rip the wings of your Bonny Grey. cock battle was fought Twenty guineas a side these cocks did play. If this Charcoal Black it gets fair play.
do. looral. . A flaw in his lease the lawyers had were all And Ri about felling of five oak trees. He found the King to Windsor had gone. to be sure. Ri turn looral i. Likewise to unbosom to him his grief. if ever he'd come. looral. King a part of his woe. if he'd a known he'd not been at home. Now this owd chap to Windsor did stump. Chorus. There's room for I within. THERE was It an old chap in the west country. looral. But the gates were barred. So he knocked and thumped with his oaken clump. owd chap to Lunnon did go. But. When this owd chap to Lunnun had come. and all secure. tooral. found. He dom'd his buttons. building some houses upon his own ground. In hopes King George would give him this Now To tell the relief.THE KING AND WEST COUNTRYMAN.
For years and years after for ever more. Kings at Bartlemy Pray. Ordered ten pounds to be paid down. he'd half so much brass. that the King. for gotten for you. He dommed wig if he'd gi'en him the . farmer. The King. King. Likewise ten shillings. Mr. The King. as I see there If that chap's a king. and half a crown. shilling. he stared and looked very funny. and gi'ed him a shilling.214 COUNTRY. Fair. I've you'll got a summut you in my fob. Pray. Mr. He lugged out his bag. show I the King. The But But. to take if up the his cash. if Which. he took the lease in hand. a bit of a job. to make him some little amend. to carry on the joke. To sign it he was likewise willing. What's. And the farmer. he was likewise willing he'd a known. I'ze how do you do ? have the kindness to do. Noble. I I've seen finer ? vow and declare.
London the streets were all paved with there. For a boy overheard every word that he spoke. they do. says John. in bye. around. but was paved with stone. but the devil a one. when he came all Like a duck against thunder. For he. in London. and of that for will take care. If mine. That by a great many folks had been told. I have heard people say.HODGE IN LONDON. That your pockets they'll pick in the midst of the day! I'll take pretty good care that they shall not pick find. . So deceived was poor Johnny. Could poor Johnny find. gold. JOHN HODGE bid his dad and his mammy good And he set off for London his fortune to try. to his great surprise. they can't find there. this caution he took. he rolled up his eyes . it put it in my mouth. But. search'd He Now. not a penny in them will they One guinea I'll I've got.
you've got in your mouth. he stood roaring. John's mouth. For you know that my guinea. nor his guinea. Then John. You've robb'd the boy. What mean you ? you rascal. said the boy. I ne'er touched the boy. The people Whilst those standing by. called out Stop that thief. did heartily laugh. where the guinea Which was presently shewn to the people all round. He has knocked me down. that clod hopping ninny. swear. and then to gain. from this time I'll ne'er do such a job. the Now Tumbled down on amain. though the theft you deny. they all then did cry. Then John he Crying. Then they opened was found. I stood trembling and quaking for fear. Says John. boy being determined the guinea the stones. 'Twas given to the boy. still a lie he bawled out. And he laugh'd for to think how the Bumpkin he'd done. When the people they heard the poor boy so take on. They scampered away. But the boy coming up. and soon overtook John. just like a great calf. and ran off with my guinea. all thought that the boy he did rob. who off with it did run.216 COUNTRY. .
They gave in one by one. The Navy was a bad state. Lord Howe. Mary Matfelon. but they were long regarded as Parker was buried in the churchyard of St. and the Admiral gave orders to sail to sea. and officers ashore. committed a gross breach of discipline in combining together and opening communications with each other throughout the Fleet. probably ignorantly. . being no infrequent punishment for very venial offences. . and they set some of their that in . No notice was taken of it. But at the Nore there was open mutiny they blockaded the entrance to the Thames. Helen's. went to the Fleet at St. and fired on several ships entering or departing. and the Admiralty removed the buoys. yet it so nearly approached it (1797). This could not be endured. was fearful. Richard Parker (a man of some education). until their This was grievances had been looked into and redressed. Provisions ran short. and was of such national importance for the time being. Early in the year the men sent in very respectful memorials to Lord Howe. I venture to insert a ballad respecting it. for the badly paid and badly fed slightest infraction of discipline. hanged . however. Whitechapel. granting their demands. telling him of their grievances. . The men refused to do so. several others were martyrs. Many men had been impressed they were and their punishment. and the chief ringleader. and the men. . 50 to 500 lashes. and showed them an Act of Parliament. promised and granted. and some men-ofwar were sent alongside. and this pacified that portion of the Fleet. They plotted to seize the ships and expel the officers but it became known. but still the men were suspicious that faith would not be kept with them. with orders to sink those ships that did not surrender. according to the temper of the captain.ALTHOUGH the Mutiny of the Fleet at the Nore does not properly belong to this century.
My bosom At I friend I lov'd so dear the awful was not moment he was going allowed to come near. Help me. Parker he was my lawful husband. And out of all calamity. to suffer . he was to suffer. help me out of trouble. Tho' doom'd by law. For by the death of my brave Parker. YE Gods And above. protect the widow.DEATH OF PARKER. Fortune hath prov'd to me unkind . I can't erase him from my mind. . with pity look down on me.
As a signal of farewell. Every moment Till the I I thought an hour. soul of friend. Three times. When I stood trembling and confounded. grief I The suffered at this moment. law its course had run. him I love so dear. Oppress'd with grief. was obliged to go away. To think that they should me stay. A signal for my husband to die. . No heart can paint. A gun was fired. You must return on shore again. tell. in vain I asked. as they required. Ready to take his body away. I thought I saw the yellow flag flying. o'er and o'er again. or tongue can fleeting spirit I My The thought would follow. To get me on shore without delay. you must be denied. First time I attempted I my love to see. For to ease me of my grief and care. wish'd to finish the doleful task.DEATH OF PARKER. His imprudence had begun. and broken hearted. In vain I 219 strove. As the time it did draw nigh. But they replied. No nor neighbour would come nigh me. Though his trembling hand did wave. The boatswain did his best endeavour.
220 SEA. And all the world are fast asleep. trembling heart that knows no comfort. 'tis silent. When we Never to be parted more . shall shine in endless glory. My Each lingering minute that passes. In the dead of night. Brings me nearer to the shore. O'er his grave does often weep.
with Lord Nelson to the port of Boulogne. eighteen hundred and one. But the grape from their batteries so smartly did play. Where many a brave seaman then lay in his gore. For to cut away their shipping. . they were all moored and chained. which was all in vain. For to cut out their shipping. We hoisted our colours. at eleven at night.THE BATTLE OF BOULOGNE. and so boldly them With a 7 did spread British flag flying at our royal mast-head. British seamen plough the watery main. Exposed to the fire of the enemy she lay. ON the second day of August. we will always maintain. except they would fight. Nine hundred brave seamen killed and wounded there lay. And the shot from their batteries so smartly did pour. We sail'd Our boats being well mann'd. While ninety bright pieces of cannon did play. For to our misfortune. W hile bold For the honour of England.
with heart full of grief. For relieving poor sailors in time of distress. No ship could assist us. And you who you bless. In this wounded condition. Lord will And send peace and contentment to all British tars. Used every endeavour to afford us relief. . Our noble commander.222 SEA. May the Lord put an end to all cruel wars. as well you may know. we were toss'd to and relieve us the fro.
VICTOR Y. Many a pleasant evening my love and I have met. tongue Since I have lost my true love that was ever dear to me. My parents could not endure my love. . But I did not know my love would go on board the Victory. My He scarcely able my grievance to relate. is gone to plough the Ocean. Therefore he did not presume to come within the door. and gave me kisses sweet. he vow'd he'd marry me. I gave to him my hand and that heart. on board the Victory. because he was poor. I AM a youthful lady. He clasp'd me round my slender waist. is my troubles they are great.
Here's success unto the Victory. bold Nelson. like blooming month of He is lively. tall My heart lies in his and handsome. And closely locked in my arms. on board the Victory. or But. His teeth were white as ivory. ne'er lord. his hair in ringlets hung. And glory to the noble lord. in every degree. my I lad so dearly reigns within my burning sweet breast. . night. one of the cursed gang. Sometimes dream I do enjoy my love's company. bosom. on board the Victory. for Each Love when in my slumbers. In the battle of Trafalgar. all in the His cheeks June. had he been some noble degree. And my love was slain with Nelson upon that very day. roses. man of high They had sent the lad I love. and go in the Victory. he was obliged to yield. and crew of noble fame. he laid bleeding on the ground. I can't find any rest. was his name. on board the Victory. but he fought most manfully. My Till love was overpowered.224 SEA. the Victory cleared the way. And Thirteen of the pressgang did my love surround.
the Turks slaughter children like rabbits But John Bull could bear it no more. But the Turks supposed John was in Or concluded he was but a Green-o. I swear by St. And lay in the * Port Navarino. jest. . October 20. they cut down each other like leeks. George.THE BATTLE OF NAVARINO. And Said he. if you don't both soon give o'er. How And Europe's been told their bad habits. I'll stop you. you death dealers. 1827.* YOU'VE heard For all of the Turks and the Greeks. So they mustered their fleet all the best. that I'll whop you.
Mr. Sir. The Asia then led on the way. As they do to all foes that would wrong us. And And bring down a few Turkey Cocks. just a word here. tow-a. ." Then our Admiral Said he.226 SEA. my brave British bull dogs. Go at 'em." ! ! ! The French took a share in the fun. In three hours the business was done. Turk. ? Then Codrington proudly Said he." foul grin. Death and famine they carried before't. since they're determined on blows. The Russians proved willing and able. arose. " Do they take us for dull logs Well." Now the Turk thought our ships And hoped soon to take them in were his prey. Sir. " Here's your works Oh Mahomet The Devil's upon us. shot the poor Grecians by flocks. And the turkeys dished up for the table. But they answered him with a And a dirty trick something like murder. The Musselmen cried. Said our Tars. " We'll go join in the sport. " boldly went in. And next came the brave ship Genoa The Tars then bang'd into the Turks.
Sir. frizzle or toasting. . 227 But it And seems they'd too much of the fire. And May the tyrant that treads on her laws. Sir. Then success to our Be they found upon sea or on shore. They were cooked 'Twas not a mere to their heart's full desire.THE BATTLE OF NAVARINO. were d ly burnt in the roasting. And hurrah for the staunch gallant crew That manned the brave ship the Genoa ! While we Success fight in humanity's cause. all our efforts must crown. lads of true blue. the first honest man knock him down.
they made . heroes of Eng- One morning. Dressed all in their sailor's trim. manly appearance by good words they . be not afraid. assail Said she. did take their sailor's dress Into the country they did go.DUKE DUKE WILLIAM land's nation. there. how they use the brave sailors. recreation . they straightway hastened to an inn. when he was Duke century. all the people stare at their The landlady viewed them her. . in to toe. nigh to two o'clock. now let us go and know. WILLIAM'S FROLIC* and a Nobleman. And when they were. come * in. I love the jolly sailor.'s and properly belongs to last This is supposed to refer to some of Clarence. frolic of William IV. from top Said Duke William.
. Kind gentleman. brothers. We're jolly sailors. In the lower rooms for sailors bold did look and search about. we pray ? We do belong to George. the captain did them meet. he said. They The led them to their leader then. and went without delay. you'll hardly care to Ne'er mind. said. brothers. Where's We've none at . come without is They shall not make you a prey. take great care of your sheep. believe. Landlady. from what ship are you.DUKE WILLIAM'S FROLIC. the Press-gang they did say. our warrant for sailors. duke. Before the wine was drunk out. delay. don't cast on us reflection The lieutenant then did say. The duke did say. * The landlady seeking. if sailors you are But one's so ship him fat that . and in a room did enter. 229 Then up the stairs they did go. they did reply. a press-gang bold and stout. said Will your protection ? . go I upstairs. please. all. bring wine both white and red. said they.
and calling for tailors. Quick to the gangway him convey. many some young blade. like Come. may I not have : a feather bed. so strip me if you . The Captain but said. you'll surely get flog. strip. Then straight below the duke did go. a brisk Sir. they all replied. unto his comrade. to see the fate of Sir . I With We'll am your shep- herd. make you know you saucy are. I do not like your law. I declare. did go down. you saucy blade. Sir. Sir. For your bold a airs. the duke replied. there's no one here sailors. get down among the sailors. Sir. and whip him a dog. that the Captain he did swear. I ne'er will strip for to be whipped. Below he tore his trousers. dare. You're fat enough. he cried Sir. and sadly him abused Where must I lie ? his highness said. pig in amongst the sailors. The Nobleman he refused. . but the duke. How he did swear. he At which the officers did frown. the Captain said.230 SEA.
and always them a-whipping. left some gold. But. He ordered them fresh wealth. Then on their knees they straight soon did call. To great and small. officers that stood in need of And with the crew he drink his health. You're base villains. and for mercy He replied. sailors all. sailors. presently. May God bless Duke William. together all cried. But shall have good usage. the sailors loud huzzaed Crying. happy day whereon was born . blessed be that Duke William. thus using us poor No wonder ping* 'Tis that my royal father cannot man his ship- by using them so barbarously. hear the news. that they might And when that they did go away. 231 mate began upon for to un- dress him. did fall.DUKE WILLIAMS Then instantly the boatswain's FROLIC. he did espy the star sir. for the future. his breast.
IN Portsmouth town. That we'd a new King. at the sign of the Ship. He's a King. A messmate was there. go and have a good * stare at 'em. . And 'bout him there's no palaver or Acause. under him. don't larn. who spun him a yarn. you see.THE KING* AND THE SAILOR. Says sailor Ben to his messmate Jem. fuss. This story is supposed to be told of William IV. off at He knows that I've sailed And when our ship's paid I'll Chatham. A jolly Jack Tar sat drinking his flip. he is one of us. and a sailor trim. he'd soon give him to Says sailor Ben to sailor Jem.
But the Queen. says / never chaws. says he. And his boatswain's whistle out he drew. Mayhap. Whose She was nam'd arter your royal mother. his you won't. So he scrap'd up to her. Ye ho says Ben. the hand of The King Ben he shook. he thought he first would tell her d good fellow That her husband the king. the Queen may like a bit. what ship ahoy Now The Royal Ben. 233 Block he arriv'd at the Park. was a d The King he gave promotion ! . great and glorious son you are. Charlotte I've sailed in. he. He hails me in a Kinglike manner. to Ben So he thought that he'd steer back again. she.THE KING AND THE Now Ben And SAILOR. J And And If said at that time I Then Ben lugged out bacca box. ! When Halloo the ! King turn'd round with pride ? and joy. he answered with a grin. come take a quid. and offered his box. soon the King and Queen did mark. No thank ye. was a Mid. I'll Says Ben. like one of the Indian squaws . said to the King. and he soon brought to. says bet you a tanner.
JACK BINNACLE AND QUEEN VICTORIA* JACK BINNACLE just come from sea. with a grin. Long * life to Britain's youthful is Queen ! The date of this ballad Queen's accession. As jolly a tar as ever could be. Hearing with many a joyous smile. evidently 1837. Declaring loudly. That Queen Victoria ruled our isle. With honest ardour just in time. Weighed anchor for her palace soon. Chorus. soon after the . Gaily push the grog about. With mirth we'll make each cabin shout Let pleasure everywhere be seen. That he'd have a shake at the Royal Fin.
Because. And on to the state chamber did cried I steers. smack Pass'd all ! the Yeomen on the stairs. Where loud he shouted" Ship. I've come afar. And would have put the Jack Tar out. had some grog aboard . he was stor'd. no harm mean. amazed. No tar look'd half so well as him. . come to see our Royal Queen. With shiners too. 235 Jack Binnacle then sped. his purse Besides. trim. All sought to drive the tar away Avast ye lubbers then he cries. I know she'll not despise a tar . To see her Queenship. don't make a Her uncle Bill was one of us. The Courtiers did not like this rout. ! ! And spits his quid into their eyes. Ahoy " ! The guards. so VICTORIA. In vain they tried to hinder Jack. don't ye see. how d'ye do ? hope. fuss.JACK BINNACLE AND QUEEN Away With natty hat upon his head. . He bolted into the palace. With wonder each one Jack hitch'd his slacks All right I've I him view. With slacks and jacket blue. He reach'd her palace gates with joy. without delay.
Would your Queenship Our The lovely take a glass of grog? Queen seemed to enjoy which did her guests annoy joke. " " What ! are YOU Victoria " ? Jack then eyes. Jack Then cried. And ordered a galore of in Declaring loudly he did mean To swim grog to the health of the Queen. Only Avast I as how you're not so ! my jaw hopes you'll sailed with must belay. memory I do honour still. fat. Loves all . her subjects just the same. Lord love your pretty twinkling like Exactly my Poll. " ? your Majesty never chaws Then off went Jack. have got lots of prog. I I Whose I your good Uncle Bill. . For Queen Victoria. who can blame. you're Captain now. that's flat. " And. But our good Queen with friendly glance. as he rose to go away.236 SEA. pardon what I say. to the sign of the Ship. as I've heard. flip. full Poking a quid between " I s'pose his jaws. cries. thought as I come and make my bow. I'd So. an hour there did stay. Desir'd our hero to advance.
VICTORIA.JACK BINNACLE AND QUEEN Many a tar then joined hand. rilled. Cans were hands grasp'd each hand. So then they shouted with such To Queen Victoria three times three. . glee.
With his tarpawling jacket. Where the breezes blow cool and the billows do I roar. . Saying presents I've brought you from East and from I West. That brought me my true love to England again.SWEET As I WILLIAM. The boat came on shore and my true love did land. was a walking along the sea shore. Because you're the maiden that love the best. A ship espied on the proud swelling main. and bundle in hand .
come see my dear Sailor. love. when thou art my wife. my how Then come. at My To father and mother are waiting dear sailor home. And we shall be wedded without more delay. . And and fifty fine things For since you've proved loyal and constant to me. to the Church let's away. I've riches in store. golden . To make us contented and happy for life. fair neck his arms he did throw. I watched for thee. glad tears of joy from her eyelids did flow. then round her And For many long months have O. and let us begone. rings. Saying William. laces. I have come back to England to marry with thee. my dear girl. For they prayed for your safety while you were at sea. Oh. glad they will be. thou'rt welcome to me. dear William. and fine 239 have shawls and rich rubies and pearls.SWEET I WILLIAM.
were blown to the wave. By the wide rolling ocean that runs swift and clear. with grief And I was left to wander and father no more.THE POOR SMUGGLER'S BOY. O. when far. sink was he. for quite lifeless forc'd for to leave him. my poor father is lost in the deep. For Holland we steer'd while the thunder did roar. for the land of the free. mast. as I abroad did steer. with poor father. And Our the lightning flash'd vivid shore. clung to a plank. cottage they reared me well Poor father did venture all on the salt sea. I heard a poor creature. And I found. My father and mother once happy did little dwell. . far. that in sorrow did weep. broken hearted did die. With sad news For mother. clasp'd his cold clay. Saying. jump'd over board save To I my poor father but all was in vain. ship. for mother. . ONE cloudy morning. from and rigging. so pity poor I. a watery grave. Then I down in the sea. In a neat For a keg of good brandy. and so gained the shore. in the troubled main.
till the day that I die. . 241 A lady of fortune. rain. no parents have I.THE POOR SMUGGLERS BOY. think of an orphan. and some you're ever so poor. him 2000 bright pounds. and he master became. well did his duty. land. He She So. she heard him And She sheltered said. Till the left if lady she died. and gained a good name. him from the wind and the employment. you may live to be grand. I've I will complain.
THE SMUGGLER'S BRIDE. deep in love with a smuggler bold. Of a damsel fair that in Kent did dwell. On the Kentish coast. ATTENTION give and a tale I'll tell. While the winds did whistle she did complain. . Upon For her smuggler ploughing the raging main. her pillow she could not sleep. When her valiant smuggler was on the deep. when the tempest She fell rolled.
. He would fly to her that he valued most. I'll cries William. Don't be daunted. his lover true. And the valiant smuggler was driven from valiant wife. went with her lover true. One stormy night when the winds did and the waves did rise. life. I my Says Nancy never valued brave the storms and the tempests through. And dark and dismal appeared the rolled skies. and sing a cheerful song. lads and lasses all gay and fine. though we're but two. And forget all hardships he'd lately been One 243 through. To see the wedding. He would fly to Nancy. Along the coast they did trip along. We'll not surrender like Britons true. The cutter on them did soon arrive. all In storms and tempests With her valiant smuggler hardship braves. When Will arrived on his native coast. Young Nancy And to sea she then bid her friends adieu. And bright May morning the sun did shine.THE SMUGGLER'S BRIDE. At length a cutter did on them drive. The tempest roar. shore. Cheer up. upon the waves. And fight for William with sword and pistol too.
enemies and quick made them run. who lived and died in love. .244 SEA. A shot that moment made Nancy start. They overpowered. says Nancy. Like Will and Nancy. And joined to chase them with all their might were soon and disarmed. Cheer up. dear William. . They They like Britons fought. When she fell and died in William's arms. beat their Nancy stood by the gun. It was then young Nancy and William were alarmed. now faithful prove. They lived and died like two lovers true. and stand by you. This shock distressed sweet Nancy's charms. Another struck William to the heart. I will fight. Now Will and Nancy to life bid adieu. Young men and maidens. Another cutter now hove in sight. with courage true.
. this maid did cry. Her aged father was the only care Of the female smuggler who With her pistols loaded. Cried the female smuggler. By the Rolling Sea lived a maiden fair. Cheer up. Close along side these two vessels came. In Sailor's clothing. for war. who never fear'd a ball. far they sailed from the land. and you shall hear. When a strange sail put them all to a stand Those are the robbers. said Jane. . will The female smuggler conquer or die. we'll board the same. hung a glittering sword. By her side belt.THE FEMALE SMUGGLER. who never fear'd scar. We'll run all chances to rise or fall. Dress'd like a sailor from top to toe. Like a warlike hero that was never afraid. well arm'd Was Not the female smuggler. attend a while. COME. went on board. Her father followed the smuggling trade. young Jane did go. she did never despair. In her two daggers.
I never What do you mean ? mean to fight. or you must fall. But the female smuggler said. But she was followed by the blockade. and took their store. the robbers. But when they brought her to be tried. In irons strong they put this fair maid. Did the female smuggler. The young female smuggler The Commodore But. My heart won't Pardon I me prosecute that maid. beg for let if She's a valiant maiden.246 SEA. He said. so pardon. before she espied. you please. against her appeared. in disguise. stood dress'd like a bride. They beat And With a keg of brandy she walk'd along. and sweetly sang a song. said the Commodore. A Commodore of the blockade. Did the female smuggler. and from danger cleared. . for my father's poor. His health restored. Not far she travell'd. and shot him through. Then she pull'd I fear a ball. Surrender. 'Twas a female smuggler had fought him He to the Judge and Jury said. the trigger. soon return'd to old England's shore. and to her father flew. to his great surprize. when he found. her on my knees.
. said the Commodore. sweet smuggler. Though he was poor. And the female smuggler are joined for evermore. so the Commodore. his consent. is To make Then With my bride now my plan. Then Commodore to her father went.THE FEMALE SMUGGLER. my the be happy for ever more. If 24 you pardon her I'd this maid. to ask He gained consent. said the gentleman.
Many a droll sight have I seen. poor Jack.JACK RETURNED FROM HERE am Just I. Sea. But I wish the War was over. ? Pray what do you think of me Eight long years I have been Cruising the wide world over. . Fought up to my knees in blood. I've sailed in many a flood. cans of grog did pour. come home from shiners in With my sack. SEA. Where Where bullets flew in showers.
But that I knew full well. Talking of an invasion. Where r I've sailed in the sun would scorch your nose such a clime. Sailors have 249 mann'd the fog. We cast next was at the Nore. Looking towards the A boat appeared . anchor in the night. heard our people tell. The Dutch cried out Peccavi. Was I all a botheration. Coming from a six months' cruise.JACK RETURNED FROM SEA. Little did I think to hear Of such I glorious news. Where the French cried out parblue. was off the coast of Spain. I've crossed th' Equinoctial line. shore. The Danes and Spaniards too. fails gales. in sight. off. Went tumbling to old Davy. Let it rain. blow or The purser often To serve us out with grog. W here the frost would bite your toes It off.
if I Damme life don't enter.* I wish it And With all our was a peace. This. and limb. in all probability. furl. 1814. men on shore.250 SEA. And And And. was the Peace of . Both * go to sea no more. As on the yard we Our topsails for to lay. I'll venture. the shiners in my sack. I heard our pilot say There's peace with all the world. should war come again. like a jolly tar.
or some sweet lovely I star. As she walked roving Tar. in the town of Liverpool. overheard a damsel. ? . all month of May. William. gallant William.THE JOLL Y RO VING IT was in the TAR. the beach. alone as she did stray. and I'm a lady gay. lamenting for her jolly O. She did appear like Venus. how can you sail away I have arrived at twenty one.
And my Tar. Provisions we have plenty. and lots of grog in store. his eyes as black as His hair hung down in ringlets. I lily hand. she wav'd her Liverpool. to my jolly roving She quickly jumped the land. all Young William looked sailor's clothes. I may see my father's ships and push the boat ashore.252 I SEA. Farewell ye scar. And cross the briny ocean for my jolly roving Tar. into the boat and merrily left And as the sailors rowed away. So drink good health you Tar. heart lies in the bosom my jolly roving Come That all you jolly sailors. . like roses. so manly. will man one of my father's ships. sailors. and face the horrid war. and see they are secure. drest in his His cheeks they were sloes. but he of is gone afar. girls of fear no wound nor And away went pretty Susan to her jolly roving Tar.
YOUNG HENRY OF THE RAGING MAIN. I'm going to plough the raging main. my lovely Emma. And a youth called He was a tight and " ! Tears from his eyes did Saying. ON I a summer's morn the day was dawning. " Down by saw a brisk and lovely maiden. fall like rain. adieu. the pleasant river side. England's Pride smart young sailor. .
for to complain. I may ne'er behold again Behind. I leave. That behind I'll I will not stay. I home with your true love. Emma folly. Perhaps you may be cast away. don't complain. Stay But. and tarry trousers. She cried.254 SEA. ! swear by all the powers above I'll venture with my lovely Henry. I will plough the raging main. cried young Emma. ! See. In jacket blue. . Cried Henry. Emma went . I'll enter and boldly venture With Henry on the raging main. I will venture. dear. Tis Said Emma. Love. Though you Love. Stay at if a little longer. don't be distracted. I'll ne'er deceive you. 'Tis for that reason. Perhaps great honour I may attain. our ship's weighed anchor. you enter. Then on board Henry and his the brig Eliza. I'm bound to plough the raging main. So. Cried Emma Henry will you leave me my sorrow to complain ? For your sweet features. dearest Henry. dress myself in man's apparel. lovely Henry.
lightning. From With courage true. Emma. and bitter. With pitch and tar appeared in pain. blew a 'Midst thunder. Though her hands were soft. Twelve hours long the tempest lasted. wind and rain. she went aloft. Eliza brig was bound for India. And It one stormy night. once soft as velvet. and her true love dear. At length quite calm it did appear. in a blue jacket. up aloft went Emma. Her pretty hands. And no one did suspect young Emma. Undaunted. And they proceeded on their voyage.YOUNG HENRY OF THE RAGING MAIN. . 255 And with her lover was content. heavy gale. Ploughing on the watery main. or light. When just two years they'd been sailing. Did Emma plough the raging main. And The boldly ploughed the raging main. 'ere she had three weeks set sail. She did her duty like a sailor. To England they returned again. land.
they gave me the slip." to Jack Robinson. he went ashore. In the early part of the century. were in every one's mouth. " I say. " Has your mother sold her mangle ? " " Does your mother know " " and. Jack Robinson. ship. and. Besides Prize Money quite a store. nay. his Poll he had trinkets and gold galore. some matter of that. It is not often that these catch-words can be traced to their you're out ? " origin.IN England. Before you could say Jack Robinson (which has passed into a recognized saying). with a man. for instance. you'll partake of a good can of flip ? sort of fellow." says For you're a good Jack Robinson. THE perils and the dangers of the voyage past. . He met Perhaps you lives may know one She I do not indeed. The The For sails all furled and the anchor cast. but the latter seems to have arisen in the Ballad of JACK ROBINSON. people. on the Continent as trifle has tickled the and has been reiterated. " I have left my : somewhere hereabout Polly Gray ? " " the man said. and said. for the well. since this century was born. And As Coxwain along with the crew. until every catch-word has become a nuisance. So says Jack to him. to the boat. And the ship at Portsmouth arrived at last. And all my Mayhap messmates. happiest of the crew was Jack Robinson.
D Shiver me. Jack Robinson. why here's Polly Gray ! Who'd thought of meeting here ? " says Jack Robinson." " " Why you don't mean." says Jack. And drank as much grog as came to half a This here strange man and Jack Robinson. Then Jack " crown. they both sat down. says she I have changed my state. me ? Every day thee. and then I thought of Upon my soul." says Jack. The landlady staggered And " said. she didn't know him at all. at first. 257 And talked of Admirals of high renown.JACK ROBINSON. s . " Says the lady. That somebody else. then. that you've got a mate ? ! You know you promised wait." dead. " Says " she. I could not For no tidings could I gain of you. n me. against the wall. My eyes. one day. had somewhere read " In some newspaper. as I've not been dead at how you were all. in fine The landlady came array. don't you know me ? I'm Jack Robinson ! Don't you remember this handkerchief you giv'd 'Twas three years ago. And somebody. in." says Jack Robinson. I have. and limbs. In a public-house." says Jack Robinson. before I went to sea. came up to me and said. "why here's a pretty squall. call'd out the reckoning to pay. I've looked at it.
to again.258 SEA. get a ship and go to Holland. turn'd his quid." Portsmouth I'll come he was off before you could say Jack Robinson. ne'er No And matter where. France and Spain. Then he and finish'd his glass. ! Hitch'd up his trousers. . fret and to stew about it's all in vain. " Alas alas That ever I should live to be made such an ass ! ! To " I'll But to be bilked by a woman." says Jack Robinson.
in She dressed herself man's apparel. such as I never met with before. Man's apparel she put on. she enlisted in the army . And For * set out to seek her own true lover. Now for Now for a Sailor William enlisted. .who followed her lover as a seaman. left his He's gone and charming Sally. afterwards quarrelling with him. and again was under fire at Camperdown. November 1799) of a Miss Talbot. and she joined the Navy. to find him she is gone. being present on board Earl St.HERE is a variation. All alone. of the time-honoured Ballad of BOLD WILLIAM TA YLOR* I'LL sing Who you a song about two lovers. The maiden's name was Sarah Naylor. from Lichfield town did come. and. which made her mourn. The young man's name was William Taylor. Vincent's ship on February 14. her love of the sea was unconquerable. There is a well-authenticated instance (see Times. a Sailor William's gone. but 4.
she was exercising, Exercising among the rest,
A silver locket flew from her jacket,
her milk-white breast.
O, then the Captain stept up to her, asked her, what brought her there
All for to seek for
my own true
For he has proved to me
you are come to
You must His name
bold William Taylor, from Lichfield town he came.
He has proved to you severe, He is married to a rich lady, He was married the other year.
If you'll rise early in the morning,
In the morning by break of day, you'll see bold William Taylor,
his lady gay.
called for a brace of pistols,
A brace of pistols
then she shot bold William Taylor With his bride at his right hand.
BOLD WILLIAM TAYLOR.
O, then the captain was well pleased, Well pleased with what she'd done, And soon she became a bold commander,
board a ship of
Then the Captain loved her dearly, Loved her dearly as his life,
it was but three days after, Sarah became the Captain's wife.
RATCLIFFE HIGH WA Y IN
jolly sailors list to me, been a fortnight home from sea, Which time I've rambled night and day, To have a lark on the Highway.
jovial sailors gay,
the rigs of RatclifTe Highway.
lasses their heads will toss,
bustles as big as a brewer's horse,
Some wear a cabbage net called veil, And a boa just like a buffalo's tail.
RATCLIFFE HIGHWAY IN
married a lass with her face so red, She eat three salt herrings and a bullock's head, She danced a jig, then began to sing,
gallon of beer, and a pint of gin.
sailed, indeed, all
over the world,
In India, China, and
One night To have a
a lady did me drag, spree at the Lamb and Flag. There she got drunk, and got in a row,
sold her shoes at the Barley
and shrimps as black as
a covey a selling blue grey peas, There's ugly Bet, and Dandy Jane,
At the King William
smart and neat,
There's every colour, indeed 'tis true, Green, black and purple, yellow and blue.
went one night
the Angel tap in Blue Coat Fields, danced, and capered, and sung a song, And married a lady they call Miss Long.
I fell in with a lady so modest and meek, She eat thirteen faggots, and nine pigs feet, Three pounds of beef, and to finish the meal, Eat eight pounds of tripe, and a large cow heel.
met with another borne down with fear, She guzzled down thirteen pots of beer, She threw up her heels and play'd the deuce,
broke her nose at the Paddy's Goose.
in the port of
Mind Ratcliffe Highway and the Damsels loose, The William, the Bear, and the Paddy Goose.
my song obtain, on the raging main.
THE GREENLAND WHALE FISHERY.
longer stay on shore, Since we're so deep in debt,
WE can no
So a voyage
for to get
Now, when we lay at Liverpool, Our good-like ship to man, 'Twas there our names were all wrote down, And we're bound for Greenland brave boys.
In eighteen hundred and twenty-four, the twenty third,
our colours up to our mast head, for Greenland bore away brave boys.
But when we came
good-like ship to moor,
Oh, then we wished ourselves back again
upon the shore
The boatswain went
to the mast-head,
his spy-glass in his hand,
Here's a whale, a whale, a whale, he cried, And she blows on every spring brave boys.
The Captain on the quarter (A very good man was he,)
Overhaul, overhaul, your boat tackle fall And launch your boats to sea brave boys.
The boats being launch'd, and the hands The whale fishes appeared in view,
Resolved was the whole boat's crew, brave boys. steer where the whale fish blew
The whale being
struck, and the whale paid She gave a flash with her tail, She capsized the boat, and lost five men,
catch the whale
Bad news unto our captain brought, That we had lost the 'prentice boys,
He, hearing of this dreadful news, His colours down did haul brave boys.
losing of this whale, brave boys,
Did grieve his heart full sore, But losing of his five brave men, Did grieve him ten times more brave boys.*
the losing of the Prentice boys grieved the Captain sore,
But the losing of the great big whale,
him very much more.
THE GREENLAND WHALE FISHERY.
Come, weigh your anchors, For the winter star I see,
leave this cold country,
England bear away
a barren place,
nor day to be seen,
and snow where the whale-fish blow,
the daylight seldom seen
by our Captain's cruelty. and thus he did say. . With a sweet. were in necessity. fit rigg'd. we put to to New York in America. Meant to starve us all. sea. She was well Well built. On the first March then did we and a pleasant gale. Bound to New York of in America. well mann'd. I TRADER. Our Captain in his cabin lay. New York did belong.THE To a NEW YORK Trader. Left half of our provisions behind. both stout and strong. sail. We had And we All but little on board to eat. cruel Captain as we did find. For to-morrow night with me you shall lay. At length our hunger grew very great. Bound Our Like hearts undaunted. as we did understand. Our cruel captain. well for sea. before we made the land. A voice came to him. Prepare yourself and ship's company.
Which our seamen did much surprize. . my master. That scarce a man on deck was left. both fore and aft. all for the same. call. I in Waterford town did dwell. my passengers and the When I There's one thing more I have to tell. killed I killed my wife and children three. The sea was over us. let none of your ship's crew know.THE It NEW YORK TRADER. it grieves me to the heart. first 269 Our Captain woke being about the to Aloud for the boatswain. Pray. And pray to God to give you rest. said he. And him related the secret To To To Boatswain. Early next morning a storm did rise. said he. Captain. in a terrible fright. a merchant there. And And All through that cursed jealousy. All for the sake of his lady fair. take what was not starve my lawful due ship's crew. hang'd he was. watch of the night. . on my servant I laid the blame. he straightly did all. if that be so. think that I've acted a villain's part. But keep the secret within your breast.
They overboard the Captain threw. When this was done. The people wondered much to see What a poor distress'd big wreck were we. The wind abated and calmed the sea. Our good-like ship for to repair.270 SEA. And they sailed safe to America. . enraged all the ship's crew. Then It so the boatswain he did declare That our Captain was a murderer. When we came to anchor there. Our good-like ship homeward did steer. a calm was there.
And let traitors and foemen beware. And beware. the Brawlers. We But if war sounds the tocsin. lest those self-seeking martyrs. Viva Victoria ! Viva Victoria ! ! Strength to the throne health to the Queen ! Viva Victoria ! We'll have peace. And its glory shall never be blighted.VIVA VICTORIA. But the Throne and the Queen be our watchword. who trade in sedition. then Britain. Who a freeman should dare. Viva Victoria etc. but it must be with honour. ! . Rally round the old banner of union. We have bold hearts dare all in British dominions. Of true freedom. Would-be-lions. with honour united. who traffic in lies. Still Shame has heroes enough for her glory. ROUSE ye lovers of peace and order. have no need of new names in story. Misleaders. prove wolves in disguise.
as the safeguard of freedom. drone who can work and won't work. To the Throne. the head. the honest if it toileth. By May But the by his labour.272 THE QUEEN. . By To For the Queen our birthright allegiance we swear. or the hand. live man Shall not rest on the strength of his neighbour. Viva Victoria ! etc. is the Monarch of Freedom. the King of all be our prayer.
The people then will never chide Victoria. it She doth declare her intent Parliament. 1837. For your most gracious Majesty. That the poor may have their fill Forsake them no. When * I am Queen of England. T . ! . you are Queen of England . Says she. May see what wretched poverty. firmly bent.QUEEN VICTORIA* WELCOME May Now all now. country you preside. Is to be found on England's ground. VICTORIA Welcome to the throne ! ! the trades begin to stir. I never will. Now While you are Queen of England. To extend reform in On doing good she's While she is Queen of England. on June Her Majesty's accession to the throne took place 20. Providence will be your guide. I'll try my utmost skill. o'er the Queen of England.
yes. . shall Much The 1 Poor people have work to do. That poor-law bill. Victoria. The Royal Queen of Britain's isle Soon will make the people smile. my daughter. You'll surely have. I While am Queen of England. opposition to sustain. Her heart none can the least defile. this To see the people blest your study always be. must be paid. For Let oft my mother said to me. Queen of England . And now.274 THE QUEEN. before you gain blessings of Old England. Should you be Queen of England. with many more. Victoria. Queen of England. dear mother. When I will I am Queen For their labour encourage every trade. you do reign. and free. Shall be trampled on the floor The rich must keep the helpless poor. know my sorrows won't be few. that is true. In this free country then she said. of England.
Victoria we now proclaim . To wipe away While she is the orphan's tears. Queen of England. help Victoria. In every town and village gay. 275 Although she is of early years. The Royal Queen of England Long may she live. The bells shall ring. Upon her Coronation-day. Queen of England. While her affections we do win. me Queen of England. Ladies. and music play. Adorn'd with robes of Royalty. She is possess'd of tender cares. And every day fresh blessings bring. . While she is Queen of England. and happy be. Victoria. With joy each Briton doth exclaim. for to sing. With blessings from her subjects free. Both far and near across the main.QUEEN VICTORIA.
THE QUEEN'S MARRIAGE. Like good loyal subjects in loud chorus sing. The game he has won. Many suitors the Queen's clime. and keeping "the Saxe!" fortunate fellow he is. 1840. with them a long and a prosperous reign." and turn'd up the Queen. . the rest off she packs. do you see. so she can't be. wrong. While the wedding sing of our glorious Queen ! Chorus. . And still to my errors in I mercy pray lean. make an Thus A giving the bag" each. all must say. and creed. " And right well his cards he has managed to play. But each impression. if with words I do play. So Her Majesty. for Albert of Coburg. had of class. Nay am my subject shall be my Muse here avers. because I am hers ! My "subject" I Forgive me. and no wonder. The Queen was married on February 10.* A SUBJECT there I I want for a song. And hear a plain man in his own queer plain way. I ween. When * he played "Speculation. failed to . Victoria's And wedding with Albert her King. Our cups to the dregs in a health let us drain. indeed For. look you. beg.
For now Goldsmiths be selling off rings without end ! you'll not find from Castle to Cot. who married But hence with all not. . which is something to wit / myself had " proposed " had I known it. quibbling. of course. and the matter break I'll instantly seek her. So. just now will begin to look up ! To churches. And " they say " Love. dine. For taking the Queen. from such vow she's freed . that's flat. I'd willingly take her for much less than that. off. and lay my mind down. And offer to take her. for now I have done. For all will speak first. is A single man living." they'll promise." none she need. "obey. Though all I have said has been purely . but never obey. at just half a crown ! Since the Queen did herself for a husband " propose. as they always did last / Since the Queen has no equal. if her Majesty should chance to scoff At the bargain she's made. honour. 277 A hundred thousand For a year he may get. indeed. Even yet." the women will all follow suit. And parsons. or sup. Their days of subserviency now will be past." The ladies will all do the same I suppose . at the Altar. to lunch. will now wed the more Clerks will no time have. in fun . Those who always wedded.THE QUEEN'S MARRIAGE. so Those will now wed. this will be a God-send. . who ne'er wedded before.
And Heaven Till Like Danae of old time is preserve them without any jars may we see it plain. and make Danae it three rounds. .278 THE QUEEN. May So no more. these bright sovereigns rain : * pleasure and joy through their lives know no give bounds. let's * them a toast. Jupiter appeared to as a shower of gold. the May Queen and the King shine like Venus and ! Mars.
1841. and silver sword so bright. . Prince Albert he will often take the his lap. the ladies shout with wonder. And a pretty little hobby horse to ride about the park. Then dress him out so stylish with his little clouts and cap. a trumpet and a kite. must rake together six or seven thousand pound. What a pretty boy ! He must have a little musket. young Prince on And fondle him so lovingly while he stirs about the pap. A little cap and feather with scarlet coat so smart. and bother both country we have got a present. He must John Bull have a dandy suit to strut about the town. A little Prince of Wales And little and so sly. * This event took place November 9. He will pin on his flannel before he takes his nap.A NEW SONG ON THE BIRTH PRINCE OF WALES* fuss OF THE in THERE'S a pretty and Since in town. and an heir unto the so charming Crown. A little penny rattle.
The bedsteads and floors. daddy. the tables. Bawling He out.280 THE QUEEN. at night he homewards sweet cakes and With some peppermint or sugar plums. So they must tax the frying pan. and the . and a golden headed cane. which did the nobs surprize. to see his You'd laugh runs. He will want a little fiddle. his mammy's nose and eyes. as long as Drury Lane. A little With pair of stockings and a pretty pair of boots. An old maid ran through the palace. And a stick of barley sugar. For the Prince of Wales wants so many suits of clothes. Now to get these little niceties the taxes little must be rose. and a little German flute. he's got his daddy's mouth. lollipops. a handsome pair of spurs. will be as like his daddy as a frigate to a ship. the windows and the doors. kitchen pokers. If he'd only got mustachios upon his upper lip.
September. You Now lads and you lasses so gay. To tell It is you about the concern. 1849f Scotland. Throw open your doors and your windows. And never forget the grand day. Newcastles and cinders. A coal shed To retail A * they've took. 1849.THE QUEEN AND THE COAL EXCHANGE. is got very low. The thirtieth day of October. and their daughter.* When the QUEEN and Prince ALBERT With Will their dear little sons all so grand. so they say. Ireland. 1844. her Through journey to Scotland and Ireland. To open New Coal Exchange. August. keep yourselves tidy and sober. Queen VICTORIA'S desire then. get in a boat at Whitehall. city And go down to the the by water. coal porter Albert will be. .f Her pocket see To them along go so gay.
then all on shore they will go. Not a barge nor a boat must be stopping. river. Lots of Aldermen too be there. me my is friends there has never.282 THE QUEEN. To receive them will be the Lord Mayor. . Won't that be a glorious sight ! The Dukes. To treat her with salmon and turtle. But they must be all cleared away. They And To be anchor near Billingsgate Market. Three miles and a half below Wapping. Such a Believe sight sure there has not been seen. Will whistle and sing when they've started. In a collier so gay on the Not a gun must be fired that day. Such wonders we never did see. will gazed at by wise folk and simple. Move on and get out of the way. Of oysters. as we understand An out and out stunning coalheaver. And the citizens gay will receive her. And make ALBERT. As there to see England's Queen. Lords and Ladies so gay. At the Custom House Pier they will stand. And when they arrive near the key. Where they'll have a good blow out of crabs. will And his lady. red herrings and winkles. as sweet as a myrtle.
Knee breeches. Prince ALBERT will not be compelled To carry the sacks. good weight. white stockings and gaiters. but he'd rather. And be able to flare up like flinders. To the brim they will fill up a sack. a change it will be in his station. for his father. There's many a fortune been made By wetting the coals and the cinders. it's a pity. And down in the City. And drink a good health to the nation. penny. The colliers drest all in their best. And the young PRINCE OF WALES For to measure the coals Seven pounds for a will be there. QUEEN and her husband so her children. Coal merchants. weavers and wasters. Let us hope they will have a good trade. At the Custom House wait to receive her. A coal porter ALBERT will be.THE QUEEN AND THE COAL EXCHANGE. my good friends. Here's a health to Victoria so grand. So now If it to conclude. all fine. And Prince ALBERT the slashing coalheaver. . The won't be a sight. A dealer in Newcastle coals. Then clap 283 What There on Prince ALBERT'S back. When AL will put on his smock frock. it will be dukes and earls silk too.
All nations never can forget. Old England's pride and boast. The glorious first of May. for to see And to the Chrystal Palace . Mechanic and artizan. come across the sea. Let's shout with loud huzza. Whose wondrous skill has spread around. Chorus. From They every quarter of the Globe. . BRITANNIA'S sons an attentive ear One moment Whether lend to me. of our fruitful soil. tillers Or lords of high degree. far from Britain's coast. For the World's great Exhibition. men A challenge to the It's Universe equal to be found. too. Far. The wonders Raised by the handiwork of Born on British ground.CRYSTAL PALACE.
With hands outstretch'd. O. But hark ! give way the trumpets flourish. bear away the prize. And America To With other nations to contend. With pride depicted in their eyes. Each friendly nation in the world. and gait erect. 285 Have And And to this Exhibition their productions sent. Like children of one mighty sire. with honest zeal and ardour.CRYSTAL PALACE. View the offspring of their hand. Each other friendly greet. The Sons of England and France likewise. surely England's greatest wealth. Have With pleasure do repair. May that sacred tie ne'er cease. . Victoria does approach. Not heeding creed or country. May the blood stain'd sword of War To the Olive branch of Peace. It is a glorious sight to see So many thousands meet. To the World's Great National Fair. Is an honest working man. their assistance lent.
His name give with three cheers. I it will respond. For the good that he has done. with one accord. That she may long be spared Shall be our reigning toast.286 THE QUEEN. for the Chrystal Palace. To what Good now propose And will and plenty to her friends. . Great praise is due to Albert. confusion to her foes. ! ! And the World's great National Fair . Shout huzza. May others follow in his steps The work he has begun Then let us all. I trust to us each heart.
And I've the little girl nam'd Eugenie. Among young bucks of Paris. lately have had. The boy shall Napoleon be called. And when we landed at Boulogne. Napoleon loud did roar.QUEEN'S VISIT TO FRANCE* You bonny pretty English Your Mammas I am going What a lark the I Girls to harrass. From Osborne boldly we set sail. 1855. Then sang " God * bless Victoria. Three times he kiss'd me on the cheek." 1 August 8. Now Vic and Albert have returned to Once more bonny England. been to France to learn to dance. The wind it blew a pleasant gale. Chorus. A son and daughter I shall have. As fine as ever were seen-y. And glorious looked the ocean. . With Frenchmen we were mingling. Our hearts did beat in motion. there.
288 THE QUEEN. so help my bobs. own Victoria. Were mounted on French ponies. There were blazing lights all through the The doors broke off their hinges. The cannon balls did rattle. When all the pretty maiden's knees Were covered over with fringes. left his And Well. night. Then halloed Parley Vous. I I thought he did adore her. he was frightened. now we've had The like a grand was seen not never. . Then the soldiers had a battle. Young men and maids did sweetly sing. Eugenie's bed crept under I thought with her he was in love. Me and Albert had a fracasee. The snips and snobs. the bells did ring. flare up. and. Sirs. The guns did fire. And shewed me sights and wonders My Albert. Sirs. Then a stumping Macaroni. The Frenchmen used me very well. The men had all got hairy lips. They cheered me gaily all the way. . thought that he had run away. Then whistled sweet marblue.
And Bull must pay the piper. So sweetly did delight her. With "Anglais for ever. The kind French folk did laugh and joke." The sights I've seen.QUEEN'S VISIT TO FRANCE. believe your Queen. . She went to France to learn to dance.
THE QUEEN'S DREAM. and gave a Oh. she said. Concerning of Victoria. draw near. Strange visions did to her appear. I'd such a dreadful dream. She drew Prince Albert by the dreadful scream. At the Isle of Wight. as Vic lay in her bed. the other night. which cannot fail to make you smile. and dreams came in her head . a strange and funny dream. interesting ditty. I'm filled with dread. GOOD To an So all people give attention. . dear. Chorus. and listen for a while. and lend an ear. So these are dreams and visions Of old England's blooming Queen. nose. while I relate a theme.
to steal away my The He Napoleon appeared at my bed side. to kick you on the floor. you pepper'd me with blows. I thought that we came to . she said. what are you nose quite sore. O. Says Albert. at ? 291 you've made my Such dreams I I'm in a mind. from my view did disappear. lodge here. never knew a wife to dream. lay down. I thought Napoleon had come crown. as soon as o'er. and pull her husband's nose. When To the vision of Napoleon.THE QUEEN'S DREAM. said he. I'll be revenged. and : my dreams to you I I'll tell Last night. don't be vex'd. you know I love you well. escape the French. I had a dream. for me will never do. So listen awhile dear Albert. And I'll take away the that were won Waterloo. the Queen replied. said that by my subjects he had been greatly bevision of lied. for half a pin. Vic. laurels I'll quickly make at you rue. But now.
. it was nothing but a dream. Prince Albert. you need not Old Eng- For I'm sure the French land to invade. and listened to the Queen. I I was weaving on a pair of patent And And thought that you were going through the streets a-selling I brooms. altho' but very small. Albert dear. then so nobly did advance. But. I little thought that you had such sad.292 I THE QUEEN. a dream. he stood quite amazed. when I awoke. to Albert then replied. The Queen you For I all. That thought that we were so held down. I have not told dream't that Lord John Russell. will ne'er attempt. I was forc'd to labour hard in a cotton factory. dear Vic. I dreamed that looms. by cursed poverty. Just like a Briton bold. knocked out the eye. of the Emperor of France. our blooming Prince of Wales was thought selling milk and cream. And said. don't look so be afraid. And with his fist. Cheer up your heart.
dream no more. pray don't you pull my nose. will never have such frightful We've English and our foes. we can conquer all So. fill 293 my heart And I hope that you dreams again. whenever you dream again Vic. . Irish soldiers.THE QUEEN'S DREAM. Indeed. you with pain. said Albert.
They say. March. . and one saying to the other. he has turned a Russian Old Aberdeen. I recollect very well the rumour that he had been imprisoned in the Tower. Chorus. and a comic paper had an engraving of two cabmen " Have yer 'card the noose ? meeting. iii. * Prince Albert was at one time very unpopular in England. The German lad has acted sad. AL. coupled with the fact that he was a foreigner. And turned tail with the Russian. . p. led the unthinking to believe that he was secretly helping Russia a report of which he seems to have been well aware (vide Sir T. the royal pal." vol. And Old John Of Bull has his belly full dirty Russian Tallow. . Looks woeful pale and yellow. Martin's "Life of the Prince Consort. and consequent intimate and personal knowledge of all that was going on during the Russian war. His advising the Queen. 1855). We'll send him home and make him groan. far. Oh. and so he blowed the gaff" (told of them). Halbert with two other Prince Commander-in-Chiefs along Vhy. have been sent to the Tower which Lewis Napoleon diwulged 'em a sending of five pound notes to the Emperor of Rooshia. as may be seen. both near and the very deuce then. 219.LOVELY ALBERT* THE And Has played little Turkish War. AL. you've played the deuce then.
295 Oh. To blooming lovely Albert. He brought with him no riches. And And chang'd his sad condition. Last Monday night. And great holes in his breeches . Petersburgh. How he did groan and grumble ! He To cried to Vic. you understand. out of bed did tumble. soon he plann'd. To massacre the innocent Turks. I'll cut my stick. jumped out of bed. The National The Cobourgs came from far and With their Dispatches. . 'tis said. And rob them of their freedom. When AL came here. go right slap. England on him pity took. with the bolster round the room. When Vic. A begging for the Russian Bear. all in a fright. And whopp'd him with her night cap. near. you're all aware. AL. There. all dirt. And on to Turkey lead him. Vic gave him dreadful lashes. Exhibition. The German lad was raving mad.LOVELY ALBERT. To keep old Nick. the devil's limb. He had scarce a rag upon his back.
The Tower-ditch and the gate post I'll tell . Should not have known much Well. She scratched his face and broke his nose.296 THE QUEEN. 'Twas pity sad. And show That the Bear your power Britain's isle. now go to work. now. own coast. my From tyrants made an end. To the Cobugs and all humbugs. both night and day. She halloed How And could you dare to interfere turn a cursed Russian ? Bad luck they say. in the rumoured over A is Tower. And all the German house bugs. guard your friends. to : you what 'tween you and I. The Peterbugs and Prussians. you shall be flogg'd. better. And opened two letters. The Postmen some suspicion had. And You pull'd out his moustaches. massacre the Russians. jolly Turks. May And You It's Providence protect the Turks. The Wirtembugs and Scarem bugs. And the old bug of Aberdeen. German dog. like a Prussian. the German lad.
Allow the Turks to be run down. greasy Russian. be mingling. The Army and the Navy. smother all the Russians. three times three. cause to obstruct the laws. I 297 think that first AL has been used well. Although you play'd the deuce then. we never shall. Shun Austrians and Prussians. And had no Or in politics Let France and England set to work. and make him stare. We'll sing Old England. And Assist the poor and injured Turks. And so I take my Davy. Since he came to England. I tell thee AL. . Chorus. Chain up the Bear.LOVELY ALBERT. By the dirty.
Bertram chanced them to There twenty seven of them for me. Besides some thousands on that day. We form'd the line for action. On At the twenty first of October. Some we sent into the air. With brave Nelson. We At twelve o'clock begun. Aloud unto his men did cry. Said brave Nelson. Our cannons loud did roar. But Nelson on the deck so high. die. . This day we conquer or we Said brave Nelson. it Their number being thirty three. manned our rigging and shot away. see. is We form'd a line of battle. The combin'd fleets of Spain and France. THE It day of October. Were killed and wounded in the 'fray. twenty-first They met at Buzeray. a being glorious day. And others down below. the rising of the sun.BRAVE NELSON.
Fare you well brave Nelson.BRAVE NELSON. This day be my glass is run. Old England shed a tear. midst of glory died. With He At prayed for England's glory. Farewell my will lads. lost his life so dear. my setting sun. Did he not merit much applause. Our brave Nelson. Her cannon loud did roar. Took from the Spanish shore. We ships. 299 A musket ball his life destroyed. in the And To view this hero dying. fought for liberty and laws. Our ship was numbered twenty seven. his last parting breath. the moment of his death. And providence it must be done. He He . Said brave Nelson. But when we'd victory on our side. The Has bravest of her heroes. in number twenty seven. bled and died for England's cause The brave Nelson.
For he was a bold and undaunted commander. pity. it will move you with To hear how Lord Nelson. As ever did sail on the ocean wide. And By he made both the French and the Spaniards surrender. by the contents. where he was commanding. you would much admire. when that you hear. he got mortally wounded. mourn mourn and complain. exposed to the fire.LORD NELSON. to aloft. Like an undaunted hero. And that was the occasion of Lord Nelson's fall. . From aloft. As he gave the command. . on the quarter deck stood. always pouring into them a broadside. who died on the main. Mourn. And. England. Chorus. he met with his fate. And to hear of his actions. Attend to these lines that I'm going to relate. COME all gallant seamen that unite a meeting. All by a French gun he received a ball. To see the decks covered all with human blood. For the loss of Lord Nelson. And.
I am very sorry. unto Lord Nelson these words he did say. and brought them on board. Indeed. lost 301 For he had an arm. Go and discharge your duty to them first. Pray I let me know how this battle does go. Though death approaches. I very well know. His age. Eighteen we've captured. For the whole navigation was given unto him. No matter. My time And has come. my lord. never. To see you lying and bleeding this way. Because he was loyal and true to his king. my Lord. So that is the news I have brought you. sir. no matter whatever about me. at his death. his great praises. And there are two of them quite blown out of the ocean. Then. think that our guns continue to rattle.LORD NELSON. And One hundred engagements he had been into. I'll sing. I'm almost at the worst. was he known to be beat. then. Then up And steps the doctor in a very great hurry. there's my gallant seamen who're fighting so it boldly. . it was forty and seven. in his time. And as long as I live. with a loud voice he called out to his captain. likewise his right eye. No powers on earth could ever him defeat. The antagonists ship has gone to the bottom.
and ten thousand blessings. . and to finish these verses. the heavens go with you. Lord Collingwood. I am quite at the worst. all Come For gallant seamen that unite a meeting. Because he was loyal and true to the Crown . rest in the Fleet with you.302 HISTORICAL. Always it is let Lord Nelson's memory go round your duty. when you unite a meeting. My time May May it is come. . So now to conclude.
* 1815. with Wellington us we'll go. display. and proudly looked the foe. all laid upon the plain forty thousand of them fell upon that fatal day. balls in The number slain. . The choicest troops that he could raise within the TwAS bounds of France . While blood and limbs. Their glittering eagles shone around. we'll go.BATTLE OF WATERLOO. on the plains of Waterloo. With Wellington . But Britain's lion tore their wings. our brave British heroes who their prowess did . of the French. on the 18 day of June * Napoleon did advance. and cannon profusion lay. that at Waterloo were Was Of Near near sixty thousand. For Wellington commanded Waterloo on the plains of until the The fight did last from ten o'clock dawn of thick day.
gave them three cheers as they were on their flight. . n those Englishmen. And Buonaparte's Waterloo. now the dreadful night comes on. (sic) Brave Wellington. And when trembling Frenchmen pass that way. and the English found above ten thousand slain. sacred clay But let the place remain a waste. they do bear Says Bony. Now May peace be to their honoured souls glorious day. how dismal is When the plain. a terror to the foe. nor cut the . most nobly drove their foes. who fell that the plough ne'er raise their bones. the Prussians. Imperial Crown was taken at We We followed up the rear till the middle of the night. at Portugal and Spain. bold. they'll think of Waterloo. and Blucher. They beat me here at Waterloo.304 It's HISTORICAL. d such a name.
arriving at Greenwich on September i. lang. . . He did very little during his stay. That he might caper. x . however. to Scotland was purely one of pleasure. embarking at Greenwich on August 10. And lightly dance and gladly sing. You're welcome. rant and fling. O dinna be so lang a-coming. He embarked dressed as a private individual he landed as an Admiral he dined in full Highland costume (when Sir Walter Scott acted as principal Steward) and at . There being no railways. Chorus. Come awa. King Geordie. he went by sea. Lang. Royal Geordie. A NEW SONG CALLED KING GEORGE LANG IV. and posting being fatiguing. leaving Scotland on August 29. lang a-coming. 1822. and arriving at Leith on the I4th.'S WELCOME TO SCOTLAND.THE visit of George IV. till the next day. But oh ! you're lang a-coming. His visit was not remarkable for anything except the multiplicity of his costumes. time we've waited for our king. not landing. another dinner posed as a Field Marshal.
Royal Geordie. . The A' fause loon we'll in pieces tear. All anxious for the public good. haste ye. As now is Royal Geordie. Geordie. Your Court you'll haud in Holyrood. title's any foreign foemen should Dispute the right of Geordie. And. their Who'd To guard Royal Geordie. for our love to Geordie. To house ye. They'll rend the lift wi' loud huzza. Than Glasgow town In a' there is not one.306 HISTORICAL. In Edinbro' too. with our blude. by the powers aboon. For weel we ken your And If shall maintain it gude. Frae far and near they'll Geordie greet. Where aft your ancestors have stood. time will pass sweet. come awa We'll dress our wives and weans fu' braw. Then To welcome their ain Geordie. your great and glorious turn out a truer ban'. we swear If any traitor come you near. And you shall get braw lodgings meet. Ian'.
Then hie ye north." . Wi' hearty love and fealty true To you their ain kind Geordie. So come awa. Crown and Sceptre 307 Castle's ancient wa' you'll view. On Scotia's heath to shake Wi' some braw lass. frae the great ye'll Montrose. my cock. " Long live our ain King Geordie. To match the ladies of Dunkeld. And Muir fowl Wi' us. King Geordie. there's not a belle.' ! We'll welcome you with loud huzza And auld and young shall crouseley craw.GEORGE The The IV! S WELCOME TO SCOTLAND. by my troth. and come awa. heel. Then haste. In Perthshire ye'll get Athole Brose. King Geordie. be jocose. King Geordie. my lad. And we shall dance a Highland Reel. 'Twill please you weel my Royal your Chiel. And. round ye bow. So haste ye here. And at Dalkeith with a' will Your people Duke Buccleugh. old Scotch too. King Geordie. Even 'mangst the rare ones of Pall Mall. To wear them nane has right but you. .
Sad. BORN FEBRUARY. BRITANNIA O. BART. For his Country's right. 1850. while in sorrow they He sigh. The poor long have praised and blessed him. beloved. Admired. Old England we are borne is down in pain.* Upon health. God bless him. nobly guided the Helm of State. And the nation in grief That excellent man lamenting. from whence none return. Sir Robert. sad was the day. is lost. ! Britannia ! what makes thee complain. DIED JULY 2.. . AGED 62. when misfortune that way.P. we've missed him. the pride of the land. M. Whom every virtue Is possessed him. why so in sorrow relenting. And nothing by him was neglected. and respected. He is gone. fall He died from the effects of a from his horse. hard the ground. to receive his death wound. Our dear friend. 1788 . is Sir Robert. From and vigour had tossed him. strength Oh mourn * ! mourn ! Britannia. gone to that The Rich and the Poor all did him adore. he struggled with might.THE DEATH OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR ROBERT PEEL. God rest him. Home. Now tears wet each eye.
excellent . In every way. for their talents and wit. we'll behold him no more. engage. Sir Robert the pride of the nation. of sorrow. Oh has there been e'er. he carried the sway. Britannia shall weep by the tomb where he sleeps. Sir Robert. To meet The Glory Britannia deplore. in the Nation ? ! He'd by no one be led. For every goodness possessed him. of England.THE DEATH OF SIR ROBERT PEEL. God rest him. Our Queen sighed in tears. : Britannia to At Sixty-two years of Age. oh ! where we run with his equal to-morrow? He's not to be found upon England's ground. From her councils and land. For the good of his country God rest him. No Government feared to trust him. shall Saying England done. Talk of Canning and Pitt. 309 His equal again sure we never shall find. when And her children. And all who upheld that high Station. with hearts is full the tidings she heard. called that man. Already. he'd by no one be said. already. we've missed him. God rest him. As Sir Robert before. such a noble Premier. cruel death did move from her station. The patriot.
For her servant. In peace may he sleep. is God rest him. for ever gone. he will receive. many thousands will weep. He is gone. part from him with pain. and we've missed him. in the regions of bliss. God bless him. Some hours before life had him. He is . while Britannia does weep. and pain. ! Oh the tears that were shed by left Sir Robert's death bed. In the tomb where he sleeps. And And his virtuous deeds lay before ye. Caused hearts to complain.3io HISTORICAL. it's no use to complain. Sir Robert. in grief sorrow Sir Robert. A coronet braided Though we with glory.
He He ever was victorious in every battle field. Chorus. gained a fame most glorious because he'd never yield. November 18. * in state at St. Paul's. He Far drove Napoleon from home. too. o'er the sea. 1852 lay from November 10 to 17 buried at . As you may well remember. And every battle there he won. all who won at Waterloo. of glorious renown. near to the town of Deal. So don't forget brave Wellington. Chelsea Hospital . Who beat the great Napoleon. and from his home. . the Frenchman to restrain.DEATH OF WELLINGTON* ON the I4th of September. Army on through Portugal and Spain. near unto Brussels town. and led the British his generals. Died Wellington. a general bold. Died September 14. in exile for to dwell. He He beat the great Napoleon. and all he lov'd so well. who have a heart to feel.
him quite of all his power, and banish'd him away, To St. Helena's rocks and towers, the rest of his life
the throne of France he placed Louis, the
King, by right, In after years he was displaced
But should the young Napoleon threaten our land and
We'll find another Wellington should ever
He's dead, our hero's gone to
o'er his corpse
grief oppress'd, for he will not
With sadness and with
not forget, and should we, e'er
example that he
glory we'll not
following, although not a ballad, was popularly sold in the and will serve as a good introduction to the question of
have omitted passages which were irrelevant
Reform Street Ballads very
THE CHRONICLES OF THE POPE.
to pass that the land
seventeen years. 2 For the Britons had subdued their enemies, even
the French, and restored peace to
3 Nevertheless the people
groaned by reason of of taxes which was of multitude and the oppression,
laid upon them to support the rich and the great with pensions and rewards. 4 And they cried and petitioned for redress, but
were not heard.
Fourth was gathered to
fathers, and William reigned in his stead. 6 Now there was at this time a mighty man of renown called Arthur.
7 And he gained the confidence of the King, and abused his ear with falsities respecting the people.
power of this
the people were much displeased with the man of war, for he ruled them as he had
were turned towards a certain
nobleman whose possessions lieth north of the Tyne. 10 Arthur feeling that he could rule no longer, resigned his authority, and the King elected that nobleman, even Grey, whose possessions lieth north of the Tyne, to be ruler under him over the people.
King, with heavy burdens which they cannot bear, and their cries and lamentations ascend to heaven.
live for ever,
he stood before the King, and thy people have been long
King was troubled
these sayings, and he caused the records of the realm
to be brought before him,
subjects were not
and then he found that his represented and he was in
and trembled exceedingly and cried with a loud voice, What shall I do ?
agitation of mind,
the noble, even Grey, said unto him,
to amend these things and, oh King, thou wilt give me permission, such a law shall be framed that all the land will rejoice.
pleaseth thee best
in this matter.
called all the representatives of the
people together, and shewed them the
new law which
he had framed
for the people's benefit.
6 But several of those
regard to money, lifted up their voices against it. 17 Nevertheless the thing did prevail, in that
Assembly of the Commons.
People, called the
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same law was brought before the Lords, they laughed it to scorn, saying amongst themselves, Shall we be deprived of all the good things
we have enjoyed so long? Shall we amongst those we despise ? And, as
voice of one man, they said,
divide the spoil it were, with the
Priests of the nation consulted
amongst themselves, and
come of us
farewell to all
law passeth ? We must then bid that we have held so dear.
20 And the lamentation amongst the High Priests was very great, for every one of them lamented as if he had lost his first born. 21 And they came unto the Council of the Nation,
even the House of Lords, and this law to pass.
22 For, although we are paid, and well paid, to teach the people, yet in our wisdom it seemeth good unto us to keep them ignorant.
23 For, be
you, that, unless they
are kept ignorant,
and deprived of power, no man can
the Lords listened unto these speeches,
and would not allow the good law to pass. 25 Then stood the great and good noble, even Grey, before the King, and said, thou knowest thy
nobles and the high priests of the land will not allow
law to pass.
commission at thy
27 And the king answered and seemeth best to thee. 28
And Grey bowed And
himself to the earth, and de-
parted from the presence of the King.
King was troubled
sent in haste for Arthur, even the mighty
30 And Arthur arose, and girded up his loins, and stood before the King. 31 And the King said unto him, Arthur, I know thee to be a man in whom is the spirit of wisdom and
am sorely troubled What shall I do ?
neither let thy spirit be cast down, for
32 Arthur answered and said, be not troubled, I can rule these
and with a rod of iron must they be me the commission, and I will make
do as seemeth good
34 But when the people heard these things they
were sorely grieved
and became exceedingly en-
to liberty, reign over us
the people from the land's end, even unto 36 Johnny Groat's house, rose up, as it were with one consent and in every village, and every city, and in
every town, did they
up and meet together
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shew their hatred of Arthur, and of and their determination to be free.
were exceeding great, that no man might number them, and they bore banners, having on them painted various devices.
the cry of the people was great, and the noise of their shouting was like the sound of many
to rule us, to thy
40 Now, the great, and the just men, and the good amongst the people, stood up, and spake with a loud
41 Be it known unto you, O, Britons, that Arthur can do nothing without money, therefore refuse you to pay taxes till you are made free.
give no money
will the people shouted, and cried, and having sung a till we are free
war-like song, every man went to his own house. 43 Now, when the king heard of these things he
and he told Arthur to depart from
presence, and he called
Grey before him. he said, thy wisdom is great, get we be all dead men.
45 And the thing was done in haste, for great fear and trembling had fallen upon them. 46 And the Nobles and the high priests agreed unto the bill, for they were sore afraid, and quaked
THE HAPPY REFORM.
That once were going
all parties rejoice,
us sing this aloud to the joy shouting crowd, to arm
and sing with one the Happy Reform.
and with joy I am full, have something to say that will charm Come, Sandy, along, and with Pat join my song, Let us sing of the Happy Reform.
Brother Pat, you and Sandy, I know are quite handy To assist your John Bull in a storm
Sandy and Paddy, you'll now be as ready To join me and sing the Reform.
But a few years ago, we durst not sing so, Such a song, then, was counted a harm
But now we
has joined in the
must shew, for some do not know, proper I should them inform, will explain to them in my strain,
What's meant by the present Reform.
THE HAPPY REFORM.
and the people to please, And to keep them from raising a storm 'Tis that all Ten pound Renters may choose
give us the
will do, as their hearts will
This sure they
bribery can do us no harm They will shew with true spirit what the Corn does merit,
And the Corn Bill, the great eating worm And the bull must be fell'd, and the despots To give way to the Happy Reform.
Oppressions hard grip will soon get the slip, a long time has done us much harm
from the taxes and
soon give, a good
the farmer will have a cheap farm Then the rents will come down in the country and
the brave and the
happiness bring to the subject and king, save all from dreadful alarm
For joining us not in Happy Reform. We And is bound for the Happy Reform. For fighting for us in the storm Round them and our king. With a hearty grand welcome so warm And with Heaven to save King William the Brave. . Grey. the asleep And Sceptre did sway. in a ring. while the helm he does steer. . And sing Success to the Happy Reform. For joining us all in Reform. Our king in the fray. now need not fear. . and Brougham.320 POLITICAL. our foes did completely disarm . is Which once gave a peep but now In the bosom of Happy Reform. Russell. Reformation of Laws we will hail with applause. Wellington and great Peel to the left he did wheel. we will dance . our thanks we give to them. With a heart for our welfare so warm For his colours now fast he has nail'd to the mast.
A cheer for the Queen too. And Lord Harry and all of our Admiral's crew ! ! We vow to stand For. For Sussex. Long have we weaned.THE OPERATIVES' MARCH. The cause of the People. Arms we have none Peace is for no one can need 'em now the word from John Groat's to the Border. ! ! March! March! etc. Y . who ne'er was to Freedom untrue Shout away shout away 'tis for Russell and Grey. and one be it seen to . the King. The pipe and the trumpet are pealing above. Our banners are glancing our section advancing. MARCH march Comrades in Freedom On let us march to the music of Order ! ! ! now. honestly by them their foes we defy them . as they'll be our catch words. firmly they've weathered the storm And these were their watch words. The King and the Country are both on our side. and Reform ! March ! March ! etc. Now it is come with its blessing and pride . and waited to see it. Shout with the voice of men yet once again again The Cause and the King that a People can love. In the hearts of our Sons unforgotten shall be it.
there being no further occasion for its existence. 1846. 1838. an Association called the "Anti-Corn-Law League" was formed. as a national subscription was raised for him.000. Cobden was richly rewarded for his efforts. John Bright. on September 18. GOOD people draw near as you pass along. when. avowedly to cheapen the food of the people. and by holding meetings all over the country. the Corn Importation Bill was eventually passed.80. the League was dissolved. And listen awhile to my alphabetical song. .AT Manchester. which realized nearly . Charles Villiers. The principal agitators were Richard Cobden. June 26. lecturing. etc. having for its object the abolition of the duties on the importation of corn. NEW ALPHABETICAL SONG ON THE CORN LA W BILL.. and distributing handbills and ballads.
from Jermany came and got spliced Chorus. is And he spun out yarn seventeen hour long. C. Because he beat 40 thousand old F. woman in Spain. Stands for Smith O Brien. For their all a spinning their cause in triumph bill springing. Stands for Evans who would Starve us again. To give full and plenty to each true the land. A. is 323 Prince Albert once Who buxsom and keen. Breaking seals at the post office a repealer for to take. With the fright he gave old welington. E. till He hammered and blue. B.ALPHABETICAL SONG ON CORN LA W BILL. G. at Coersion he beat them black When he got out of prison that bill he did oppose. he fell and broke his nose. D. Stands for graham who early and late. hours and raved like a fool seven spoke . Stands He for ferrand a protectiones Tool. Threw a quarter Loaf at old Buckinghams hed. to the Queen. he an Irishman so true. for the duncomb who helpt the plan. And the poor is man he is a singing since the Corn repailed. Concerning the Corn laws he laid it down strong. brave cobden one night it is said. .
Pots. Stands for lindhurst with his Brushes. is still Connell to them told the Law. With gun and a nap-sack slung over her back. M. O And P. and off she went slap. Is the question of Coersion they say. Is Lord Morpeth who nobly fought. is old nosey who opposes him its true. . Is Lord Russell whoes making all haste. is for Kelly. Paints and K. is subtracted 2 from He bob Inglis was seven hours bill do you see. To run down to Windsor to fill Boby's place. he kept up the jaw. for Peel Stands who is And between you and me acting upright. Each night in succession for the corn law N. J. he has got a long sight. . Till he got the corn Free and brought into law L. Q. and got the corn duty free against free trade Blue and blast. bideing time for old Erin Gobraugh. is H. Guess how he was born or how that he was got. Stands for jerry who spoke In the middle of the fight his he was hoarse. fair daughter he lost till . Is 1 . in the stericks when the corn did pass. old hume he He I.324 POLITICAL. So their stuck in the trap bob cut away. 5 thousands he is quite in the blues. For to loose O. She followed a soldier. is clever I . R.
is comb them all down. W. Stands for york the archbishop so big. When the Jury he charged he let them all see. oil his body with flails of good oak. For his tenants payed him their rent with a this year. it rule britania and thought the text. uxbridge who wonders have done. For For to Slaughter the corn law he did free trade is do his best. For he shakes on S. Is the teasel that U. Stands for Who swore on the corn wakley a docter so bold. Lord Stanley. To spend their last days in botane bay. T. bill an Inquest he'd hold . Is a letter which puts me in mind ship load of land lords that sail'd against wind Now over the ocean they must all away Of a . Y.ALPHABETICAL SONG ON CORN LAW BILL. Who loves for to dine on a little tithe pig : Free trade on That he sang last Sunday (did) so him perplex. Stands for Villiers whom the farmers detest. bullet And Till swore if they well for they catch him he'll never elope. He next in he struggled by day and by night. is his legs like a staggering bob. To ride in Peel's saddle he'l find it 325 a job. who shaking with fear. command to cobden and bright. A verdict was returned for the corn to be free. V. X. .
Is for POLITICAL. swore he (d) have bread and potaties so dear. bill is Who The corn past the landlords are very bad. in the They must be muzeled might go mad.326 Z. Zetland an old English pere. dog day for fear they .
To keep their great big paunches up . with heart and will. my boys. Long may they be victorious. a bumper fill. In shiploads will sail in galore. They'll have to both sow and boar. Cheap food from every foreign shore. The landlords now sell are wounded sore . And drink success. To those that pass'd the Corn Bill.A NEW SONG ON THE CORN BILL. They'll scarcely have a bite or sup . HURRAH.
Hurrah. Hurrah. America and Spain. feel. be bound. No 'taters sell they must use at all. But now they're struck with much surprise They'll have to look with both their eyes. neither barley. Good bread will be a penny a pound. they've sucked the they'll lose the swarm. Too my But soon boys. For they can get both flour and grain From France. beef and mutton safe and sound. The bread will shortly get a fall. will not The merchants from us. etc. Enough to rack us on the brain. oats. too. that I'll And Well earned. etc. steel. Oh. honey cup. buy. Bobby P You have a heart as hard as any Sure. When approaching nigh. etc.328 POLITICAL. long. Oh dear. nor rye. you should And not be so hard hearted. distracted. Will daily be imported. But the best and cheapest. And set John Bull Hurrah. The landlords cry. And with the poor man compromise. Too long it has been on the rise. the landlords The time is fast cry. The bakers will go to the wall. oh dear. for the landlords 1. .
the ports are open. etc. Hurrah. to sleep. on Thursday night. And Bobby danced Says Bob. . 329 The monopolists have cause They cannot lull themselves to weep. They did kick up the devils fight. Poor Tom And chased the Duke of R B m he did lose his wig. your bones to oil. Their greasy pots did often boil Upon the poor man's sweat and toil. And hang the Duke of R Hurrah. Arthur. The time is now approaching fly fast. of whom they with a piece of chalk. Free trade will on every mast. surely will resign. and wethers. . Their rams. talk. Buncombe. The bonded stores will then. Too long they have They'd fain to work fattened on the spoil. And called him an old grunting pig. at last. d. They may send off to market. etc. May Come jumping Cromwell's ghost. I tell I the Polka jig in time. you. yews. d Old Nosey gave him such a dig. Cobden.A NEW SONG ON THE CORN BILL. now You'd better get a piece of line. and Dick Bright In Parliament. Cry out. and sheep.
. etc. Right to the planted town of Tamworth. Oh dear. Now I to conclude and end it's my song. And mark Sure. For now they cry out wirnstrew. it John. I've heard said. The corn-brokers in a throng All sailing to Hanover.330 POLITICAL. beef. The very thoughts of foreign flour Will make them cut their wison. Hurrah. Free trade make So. ladies. The whigs are getting into power. and Will tea. The tories are all looking sour. And damn the duke of Waterloo. oh dear. etc. what will surely shall we do ? us rue. Is little a road for Bob to walk. make you smile so charming. Hurrah. all come shout huzza. He'll give you plenty of cheap bread now in For ten years after you are dead. hope to see before long. Bobby's stead. For now comes on the glorious day When plenty of cheap bread.
* proxies fill their pockets quite. and a minister. W hen grasping Tyrants Make greedy elves laws which but enrich themselves . the Lords might vote by proxy. 1846.) * When this ballad was written. and did. Tho' meddling Dukes of vast renown Would (The Tho' cast a noble people down . Shall stay the 'curst oppressor's hand. To legalize injustice dire To rob a people. might.THE following doodle." is " given as a specimen of contemporary flap- THE CRISIS. stay the 'curst oppressor's hand ? shall their ! the people's chosen band. or his opponent. produce enough (either to gain or lose a measure) of votes from Peers who were too lazy to attend. . Who And THE LEAGUE power and force withstand. ? The God T of truth upraised THE LEAGUE. silly tribe affect affright. What shall resist the Tyranny To counteract the vile intrigue. WHEN fell corruption's bands conspire . brave and free.
. While millions cry " Repeal Repeal. . Thro' toilsome years get no reward. . THE LEAGUE shall lead (as soon ! 'twill be) A people firm a people free What boots it. If the domestic spoilers rule us ? THE LEAGUE on And Registration such has kept is its eye. When a " bold peasantry" decays When want creeps in a thousand ways When tenant farmers struggling hard . THE LEAGUE Nor will rescue come what may . or on the main. If selfish senators befool us. THE LEAGUE must to the throne appeal. * York and Lancaster unite . When drooping trade declines its head When starving thousands cry for bread When sorrowing age seeks death's kind gate. The field in counties of York and Lancaster were very early in the espousing the cause of the Anti-Corn-Law League. . And children wail their hapless fate. care they for the landlord's bray. the cry." Names which were once Fair * the nation's blight.332 POLITICAL. that we laurels gain On crimson'd field.
" cries vile monopoly. May 8. stop. . The " National Anti-Corn-Law League Free Trade 1845. Bazaar. the foe all the friend. Stop. 12. And burns a torch beneath its nose. Boxes. tho' late. Pure sterling ore without alloy. shall visit thee. THE LEAGUE Of none * doth of its assistance lend .THE CRISIS. ? What gave Covent Garden Fame all Stage." held at Covent Garden Theatre. Gallery. 10. supplied each honour'd That gave to Covent Garden* fame. For my sons you shall provide" THE LEAGUE the monster doth expose. Before you wants are well supplied. at Echoed each voice Freedom's call . 333 Old feuds forgotten now their pride Is to march onward side by side. When When clouds to hung o'er the drama's name. THE LEAGUE their boast their hope their joy . ERIN thy griefs removed shall be. all ALBION SCOTIA thy wrongs shall disappear hold on be of good cheer . Pit. Justice. . THE LEAGUE name " " " Give us our daily bread " pray we . 9.
fair knowledge will unfold ' Her ample page brighter than gold Ere long." . "Justice. . Humanity. THE LEAGUE shall then its work have done.334 POLITICAL. Love. FREE TRADE and every blessing give " ! O teach the nations Still shall how to live " EACH LEAGUER'S motto ! be. Peace. the Laws which tyrants used Shall yield to those which Heaven diffused. Ye powers divine who care for all That breathe on this terraqueous ball. 'Ere long. And all rejoice o'er victories won.
AFTER any great National movement. petition the Parliament. their freedom and right. . oh dear. and after the Reform " the Charter " took its Members. and four pounds of beef. Many agitators find their occupation gone. the Abolition of the Property Qualification. onward they steer. and equal Electoral Districts. What People's place. To demand equal justice. This was assemble on Kennington of Parliament. Payment of the : time to subside. " the last of the Charter. Vote by Ballot. Annual Parliaments.000 men were invited Common. In 1838 they made armed demonstrations in several parts of the country. and look around for some other strife to stir up. liament. oh dear. was required were the six following " Points " Universal Siiffrage." CHARTISTS ARE COMING. Pump handles and broom sticks. and rioting took place in 1839. lawk. A peck loaf twopence. having full knowledge of the number of troops and special constables who would oppose their progress. The Chartists are coming. how they can fight! The nation they say for is o'erwhelmed with grief. to In 1848 monster petitions in its favour were presented to Parand on April 10 of that year 200. Tens of thousands are flocking from every where. There is always an advanced Radical school in every nation. and. the ferment takes some Bill was settled. WHAT To a row and a rumpus there is I declare. and march to the Houses About one-tenth of them appeared. they thought " discretion the " better part of valour and dispersed to their homes.
a pig for a crown. and big rolling pins. Five thousand old women. . See the lads of old Erin for liberty crow. Such a number together was never yet seen. fenders. With pistols and bayonets. and Bobby. old Nosey. get out of the way. fire away. With frying pans. chatter and jaw. There's Russell. live in and plenty to eat. Hurrah for old The land that shall We England and liberty sweet. ! Repeal of the Union and Erin-go-bragh Peace and contentment. ever remember this wonderful day. and paid for the same .336 POLITICAL. Load away. Chorus. Old England has got. and God save the Queen ! And when pot : that the Charter. Plenty of labour. We'll have stunning good beer at three halfpence a A loaf for a penny. And gunpowder And tea at five farthings a pound : Instead of red herrings. Hurrah for the Charter. muskets and brooms. oh. and Hume. we'll live on fat geese. Shoot at a donkey and knock down a crow. The bakers and grocers. we See the Chartists are coming. lots of young women at two pence a piece. then none can we blame. how they do sing. With dustmen and coal heavers armed with a staff. look how they do laugh.
pork butchers.CHARTISTS ARE COMING. and masons a lot. Some are rolling in riches." They are sworn to protect us. and clerks. Hurrah for the Charter. And the covey what hollows " Baked taters all hot. and luxury. Green grocers. and keep well the : peace. Gas light men. now mark. pick pockets. While millions are starving with nothing to do Through the Nation prosperity soon will be seen. and Jews Lollipop merchants. labourers London. and God save the Queen . too. firemen too. hatters. 337 ! Such constables there are in Tailors and shoemakers. To frighten the Chartists and help the police. .
we're so very low. And whenever he lacks upon our backs : Fresh loads he deigns to lay We're far too low to vote the tax. we're so very low. place we know. But we gather the proudest gems that glow. By ERNEST JONES. the vale with the fragrant hay. But too low the bread to eat. which shook Europe to its centre. ." and. last Repeat as chorus two lines of each verse. But not too low * to pay. of " This song can also be sung to the of Old. Music by John Lowry.THIS is the sort of stuff that was disseminated among the " people at the time of the agitation for the Charter. When the crown of a despot shines. very low clay. That we delve in the dirty with Till we bless the plain the golden grain." air The Monks WE plough And Our 'Tis and sow we're so very.* Down. looking at the convulsion of 1848. it speaks volumes for the good sense of the lower classes that they were not stirred up to acts of violence by such inflammatory rubbish as the following. THE SONG OF THE LOWER CLASSES. To the hell of the deep sunk mines. down at the landlord's feet : We're not too low the bread to grow. down we go.
The mould at the lordling's feet will grow Into palace and church and tower. . We're not too low to build the But too low We're low to> tread the floor. And what we get and what we give We know. and we know our share . yet when the trumpets ring. We're not too low to kill the foe. Then prostrate fall in the rich man's hate. But. But too low the Cloth to wear ! We're low we're low we're very very low.THE SONG OF THE LOWER CLASSES. And cringe at the rich man's door wall. Yet from our ringers glide The silken flow and the robes that glow Round the limbs of the sons of pride. We're not too low the cloth to weave. we're low our place we know. at our plastic power. We're only the rank and file. . But too low to touch the spoil. The thrust of a poor man's arm will go And We're low Thro' the heart of the proudest King. we know. We're low we're low 339 mere rabble. we're low we're very very low.
he'd the best of He hunted from lieutenant. For to keep the poor man low. he was a sense . I'm going mence. will go. With one of our brave huntsmen. or else just now Our heroes gun. For the hunting season has begun. While I sing to you a verse or two of a new hunting song. to comof man He hunted off from Corsica upon a game of Chance. hope won't think it Now those that are low'spirited wrong. all will have their fun with the dog and Chorus. And And a hunting they will go. His name it was bold Bonaparte. till he became a Duke. luck. a hunting they will go. . The next huntsman was Wellington. And hunted until he became the Emperor of France. will go all ! They'll use means. and try all schemes.A NEW HUNTING I SONG. set in.
all through old Ireland's And says he'll They swear more. and well knew how to ride fine side. he always bore the sway. a blooming little Queen for to dandle on his knee With thirty thousand pounds a year paid from this country. NEW HUNTING fight well for him. the And Till for his warlike valour. they'll have a Parliament in Dublin once all And make shore.A His men did gain. but got on the wrong . Trafal- gar Bay. As for our hero Nelson. He was as bold a huntsman as e'er hunted on main . all in a cannon ball caused his downfall. Prince Albert to this country came hunting for a wife. he hunted well for fame. SONG. and did his 341 honour He done his best endeavours to have their pensions taken. go on hunting until he gets repeal. He had a bred Chartist horse. the trade to flourish round green Erin's John Frost in Wales a hunting went. O'Connell he went hunting vale. Oh yes. He got one whom he loved dear as his own life .
342 If POLITICAL. a hunting thro' Scotland and She hunted foreign countries through to learn the . for poor you're to re- The Parson to gain. They'd ne'er have hunted him into Van Diemans Land. there's the Union. rich To complain main. says. huntsman bold. for the other there's So to conclude my hunting song. The Queen she went France. to beg. if you're content. And hawkers too. and then the Corn Law Bill. he had held the reins quite firm in his own hand. Polka dance Bobby to Peel. is a crime to For the one the gaol. he's hunted every day. is quite a crime. it They won't allow the poor steal. if they do not a heavy licence pay. They're hunting up the poor man. was never known He hunted up the Income Tax. the will have their spree. Heaven you're sure . I hope you'll all agree While the poor are starved and hunted down. he's a fail.
I when I tried to was out of the frying pan fist into the fire. 'em. pickpockets. girls. lamps. boys. the devil. your heads I'll be bound down. And the Such devil a bit could see for the light stars. Till princes and kings went for nothing at all And. anchors. Lords. . From London pray listen I've a tale that shall puzzle nay do but come round. from morning till A song relating to the celebration (in London) of the Peace of 1815. and thump'd.THE WONDERFUL WONDERS OF TOWN* GOOD neighbours. English good manners to show so polite. With Boney. lamplighters. . bump'd. and all sorts of volks. Then the Emperor's was at every one's call. pictures. walked every I streets 'luminated I night. . ladies. . and jokes. retire. I've 'scap'd pretty glad to get And The tell you the wonderful wonders of town. We * pulled 'em and hauled night. I didn't think Peace could have made such a noise. Push'd. feathers. lump'd.
start from the old Golden And the Herald. as at Saddler's Wells. I expected to see 'em stirred up with a pole. I . swells. To Platoffand Blucher. Kings Head stuck a top of his Arms. to sea . all They'd no time to get shav'd here. We And kill'd 'em with kindness. Next Peace were proclaimed. the Cossack Horse Soldiers as fought with our Then foes. . so droll. how much we're in debt The Mob cried. You never see'd yet a procession so fine. it i' The Sarpentine looked if so be. Counts the coaches as Cross . As when into the City the Kings went to dine gap'd with mouth open. so call'd like the Looked who cried down wars alarms. as all the world knows.344 MISCELLANEOUS. Till no dinner I got to put in it my self. Come out. pretty near. when King Charles on his horse. gave 'em such welcome and hearty good cheer. All the cock boats Lunnun had put out Grown up to great ships their gay canvas now As big. 'twas . river. like wild beasts. the time they were Two jolly old lions we must not forget. like many an elf.
One word more all sights that in all town I did see. So down with the bacon. With glory. God bless him. 345 Now safely return'd. . and God save the king. for lost time I'll make up. There was one sight worth Great Wellington's self the whole bundle to me. . and round wi' the cup And I'll drink may Peace also the Yankees subdue. who has made the world ring. And turn their Merry of ca. into our merry cue.THE WONDERFUL WONDERS OF TOWN.
I sing the charms of Law. A serious thing I thought it. When is just beginning. Experience. It's L A W. I have bought it. in his entertain" of Wine and Walnuts. A song. H. pray attention draw. I'm going to begin There's something serious in So. If you're fond of pure vexation. . Will you. Taylor at Vauxhall. your cause While your cash they draw.* COME. it. it.LAW. ment This song was sung by W. or not be taught it. And To a long procrastination. claw." and by C. Williams. Law. With brief and consultation. Bill * and replication. Attornies slyly grinning. enjoy a suit at law. of think You only winning. met with the deuce of a Chorus. listen to me a minute. You're just in a situation.
is Oh. It divides the wheat from the straw. It hinders you from sleeping. what law. It leaves Law. . Makes up the hubble bubble. flaw. You're sure to get plenty of Law. step attending. j_A Is a W.LAW. Expense each And Then then they find a the Judge. 347 While the Counsel loudly jaw. And makes you a man of straw. Jaw. is no wise mending. you not worth a straw. he lays down. While your cash they draw. and trouble. When Your case your case is just near ending. L A W. Latin and botheration. Attornies only reaping. Misery. In a rotten stick your trust is. like any Jackdaw. And though you don't get Justice. L A W. the mainspring of the Law. D R A It's W Draw. And leaves you nothing but stubble. toil. very great thing in law Snail like your cause is creeping. Law.
Oh ! Law. 'tis folly to care for. So. Life is a lottery therefore. to get rid of your to money. Like ice in a rapid Your cash thaw. 'twill like a blister draw. you will go to law. melt awa'. Without a why. I'd advise you to go to Law. . L A W. or a wherefore.348 MIS CELL A NEO US. fortune has always been sunny. Comfort. if life's all And And you want I'd advise sugar and honey.
And spilt us wid a smash. Where I first larn to wheel about. Chorus. Wheel about and turn about. Ebry morn and afternoon. him fiddle. I strutted down Lord Street.JIM CROW. A long time ago. landed fust at Liverpool. And I ask'd de price of Stocks. paid my fare den up to town. . Ebry time I wheel about I jump Jim Crow. Dat place of ships and docks. And charm the sole Buzzard. I CAM from ole Kentucky. And jump Jim Crow. And dojis so. On de coach to cut a dash. I us'd to take And I dance to the Racoon. De axletree soon gave way.
pretty tick. as sung by the author. but I have here loose upon us. Indeed. can't be Crows. Dey took me for a savage. Dis head you know. and original "Jim Crow. But I war pretty well behaved. or. may wonder what merit our grandfathers and fathers found in it. except in the case of "Jim Crow. into a play called "A Flight to America. I have purposely refrained from giving any Nigger songs. as he was better known. don't mistake. in 1836. When I got into Lunnon. I'm not dare fader. road. Dem Had You urchin's better what sing my song. streets young Jim Crows bout de More like a Raven rader. but it created an absolute furore. am Cause dere it make On de dam macadmis Much bigger dan a bowl. although they belong to Street melody." and it so tickled the ears of the groundlings that it became the most popular of all modern street ballads." Thomas D. a hole. So I 'gaged with Mr.350 I MISCELLANEOUS. Dem Pray good people. For any how dey see d'ar only Rooks. We . Rice. lighted den upon my I head. laughed and wasn't hurt. "Adelphi Rice." He introduced it. Davidge. Dey But all I thought dat war dead. All in de nassy dirt. mind dar books." which was the first of the flood which has been let There were many versions. given the copyright words.
each pot. Keeping wall . . " ! have some more soup on this Christmas-day. THE cloth was laid in the Vorkhouse hall. At length. ve sought him that night Ve sought him in fear. but found him not. each crevice ve knew Ve sought down the yard. When " their Christmas holiday. ve sought him below." Oh the poor Vorkhouse Boy. . . Ve sought him vith faces of grief and woe Ve sought him that hour. The boy vos missing in search ve vent Ve sought him above. Ven a young pauper cried " I knows ve shall : . " I'll leer. The great-coats hung on the white-wash'd The paupers all were blithe and gay. . the Master he cried with a roguish You'll all get fat on your Christmas cheer When one by his looks did seem to say. Get jolly veil Oh vopt for losing our pal. ve sought up the flue Ve sought in each kettle. Ve sought in each corner. each saucepan.THE WORKHOUSE BOY. etc. etc." the Poor Vorkhouse Boy. In the water-butt look'd. and ve sought him in fright. all on us to bed vos sent.
he'd been burk'd and sold our master goes out. and there he seed. etc. veeks roll'd And Ven on ." Oh the Poor Vorkhouse Boy. In the leg of the breeches the poor boy did vear To gain his fill the boy did stoop. The Coppersmith came. A dollop of bones lay a grizzling there. Oh the Poor Vorkhouse Boy. and ve say sincere. At length the soup copper repairs did need.352 MISCELLANEOUS. . . " Cry There goes the cove that burk'd the poor child. That he was push'd in there by an overseer. etc. That somebody said. the Parishioners vild. ! And. he was boil'd it in the soup ! And ve all of us say. dreadful to tell. ve vere all of us told.
THE WILD ROVER. my boys. to take better care. wild rover. . wild rover. I went to an ale house where used to resort. poverty happens to fall to my share. And I never will play the wild rover any more Wild rover. Chorus. I began for to tell them my money got short 2 A . . any more. I'VE been a wild rover these seven long years. I've spent all But the time has come Unless my money in ale and strong beers. I'll So therefore lay up my money in store. And I then I will play the wild rover no more.
I'll take better care. So now In hopes to live happy From sweet loving wife. Begone you proud landlord. . and brandy. For the devil of one penny will I spend with you For the money I've got boys. day. here's enough of the ! best. but their asked them to Such customers answer was nay. . wine. Unless poverty happens to fall to my share. Pulled a handful of gold out to hear what they'd say. It was only to try you. O here's ale. as you we may have every Then my hands from my pockets I pulled out straightway. I'll take better care. I bid you adieu. I was but in jest. trust me.354 I MISCELLANEOUS. I'll go home to my all . And I never will play the wild rover any more. the days of my life rambling and roving.
once weighed the diggins. O I'VE ! And I wish I'd never gone To the diggins. But they brought me down ! to one. home ! could be found At * Gold was discovered in Australia in 1851. I 'tis no fun. Of* come back all skin and bone From the diggins. . O ! Believe me.THE DIGGINS. fifteen stone. At I O O thought a good the diggins.
At the diggins. O ! Sprats five shillings a dish. At I O ! It used to dig. and no great shakes.356 MISCELLANEOUS. O ! I built a hut with mud. With my wife they ran away To the diggins. the diggins. At the diggins. Two At buys that fish. But soon I found I ! got aground At the diggins. At the diggins. O The natives came one day. Burnt my cottage down like hay. for Steaks. ! O Ditto Chops. the diggins. O ! Three potatoes half a crown. Undertakers charge too high At I O ! paid for victuals with a frown. the diggins. O ! . O ! A At Crown a pound the diggins. If for Dutch dollars Plaice you wish. O ! That got wash'd away by flood. and cry wouldn't do to die. At the diggins.
At the diggins. O ! tick. O ! I felt At quite a ruined the diggins. A quartern " tin " loaf. O! Five a small pig's cheek. O ! Five shillings a four pound brick. . At the diggins. Tho' they stole my very shirt. ! Get your eyes gouged out for nought. I had to paint myself with dirt. the diggins. | They never gives no At the diggins. O ! ! free. They tied me to a tree. O O ! Table beer two bob a quart. I'll get home. I escaped from bodily hurt. Butter a shilling a lick. O ! man if I Thinks From * I. the diggins. At At the diggins. One will keep you dry a week. If a herring red you'd seek.THE DIGGINS. O ! can. O With my nuggets they made At the diggins. " 357 hog " * At the diggins. t A hog is cant for a shilling.
O But now I'm safe returned From the diggins. O ! some people's fortune mends. was always catching cold. And I've been both bought and Like sold. Much on Than the I'd sooner man depends be here with my friends. O ! . many more.358 I MISCELLANEOUS. at the diggins. for gold. ! At the diggins. O Never more I mean to roam ! To It the diggins.
And Brought up by honest parents. COME all you men of learning. I And was sent to jail. And a warning take by me. And know Brought up by honest parents For the truth to you. So you must go to lad. The Judge to me did say.BOTANY BA Y. When I you're bound in for Botany Bay. " The Jury's found you guilty. else you'll rue the day." . My character soon taken was. I'll tell. would have you quit night walking. Till I became a roving blade. prevail. But nothing could At the Old Bailey Sessions. My friends they tried to clear me. I And I would have you quit night walking. lads. Botany Bay. Or You'll rue your transportation. shun bad company. was brought up a place I London town full well. rear'd most tenderly. Which proved my destiny.
Likewise my tender mother. We We " sail'd things being safe on board. clear. As he stood near the bar. These words to me did say. shun company. To see my aged father dear. Bid adieu to Botany Bay. A girl I And if know I full well.360 MISCELLANEOUS. they're And bound for Botany Bay. O. ever get my liberty. Son what have you done. Her old grey locks to tear In tearing of her old grey locks. " That you're going to Botany Bay ? ! ! It was on the twenty eighth of May. all From England we And. There goes a ship of clever hands. . And every ship that we pass'd by. Along with her I'll dwell. down the river. " O. And I'll no more to go astray all evil . did steer. heard the sailors say." There is a girl in Manchester. then I mean to marry her. . Son O.
to plough Van . at The jolly hares and pheasants. your dog. that ramble nights. the country does well know. and poor We . my boys. Jack Williams. by the keepers hid unto in Who for 14 years transported us Van Dieman's Land. They hand. The The first day that we landed upon this fatal shore.VAN DIEMAN'S LAND. are three daring poachers. and sold us out of or more. last career is to Van Dieman's Poor Tom Brown Joe. full twenty score rank'd us up like horses. we are trepanned. And yok'd us up to ploughs. Dieman's Land. with free from care. planters they came round us. Not thinking that your Land. COME all you gallant poachers. from Nottingham. That walk out on moonlight gun and snare. At night sand. you have your command.
upon As for we seldom can. well know the . which we shall see more. Through England I've been roaming. we live in. cots are fenc'd with can. fire. Susan Summers all was her name. God That bless our wives and families. For fourteen years transported. with her at command. that Our cottages clay. It's (?) often when sweet in slumber I have a pleasant dream. isle of great contentment. There's twenty. Van Dieman's land. are built of brick and And Our rotten straw for bedding.362 MISCELLANEOUS. likewise that happy no shore. Now I awake broken hearted upon Van Dieman's Land. we slumber when we upon Van Dieman's To drive away wolves and tigers Land. we same. our wretched females. all by a purling stream. to one woman. and we dare not say nay. There was a girl from Birmingham. With my girl a-sitting down. see them.
So all you gallant poachers.VAN DIEMAWS LAND. you would never poach again. although not long. . Throw by your dogs and plain. to us She gave good usage upon Van Dieman's Land. and married her out of hand. give ear unto it is my song. snares. for to you I speak For if you knew our hardships. Our 363 planter bought her freedom. It is a bit of good advice.
. There is married men. cross the salt seas for my dear. And also to you. Seven years. I'm transported. The Boatswain. you've sent me from my true love. Justice Paley. and more. Mr. for the sake of my Polly. Gentlemen of the Jury. I'm going to leave you For seven long years. you know. leaving old England behind. transports do. all for the sake of my Polly. But that time will appear but a moment. love.FAREWELL TO JUDGES AND JURIES. and all the ship's Crew. For seven years. I'll Stores of riches It's all I'll bring for my dear. To go Nor It is to a strange country don't grieve me. Who knows what we Dear Polly. When return'd to the girl I adore. and there's single. too. If ever I return from the Ocean. There's the Captain that is our commander. leaving And my parents behind. HERE'S bad luck to you.
FAREWELL TO JUDGES AND How hard is JURIES. And a plank for my pillow at night. I would fly. I'd lie. 365 the place of confinement. And on her soft bosom. How often I wish that the eagle Would lend me her wings. Cold chains and irons surround me. That keeps me from my heart's delight. Then I'd fly to the arms of my Polly. .
the bullets whizzed by. who were startled. Dick. Resolv'd in the capture to share . Tho' many a mile on the back of Black Bess. . leapt on the back of Black Bess. I That night was gallantly borne . But I smil'd I on their efforts. hark away still onward they As we saw by the glimmer of morn. Three Officers mounted. For the were levelled. Than the memory my bonny Black Bess ? Hark away. ! press. led forward the chase.MY BONNY DICK TURPIN bold ! BLACK BESS. tho' swift was their pace. As urg'd on my bonny Black Mare. hie away. I guess. I So when I've a bumper. Was As I the cry of pistols my pals. what can drink of do less.
We speed for life or for death. 367 my. Hurrah for poor bonny Black Bess . her rider to save. lived. the fatigue I must bear Well clear'd Hark forward. she and she died. she fell ! ! ! Her breathing was Alas ! o'er. For Dick Turpin.MY BONNY BLACK Hie over. once my pride. Her heart she had burst. But when I've a bumper. what can drink of I do less. all was hushed as the grave. She halted. poor Black Bess. it never falter for breath. they were ringing her knell. she staggered. Than The the memory my bonny my Black Bess ? spires of York now burst on view. Then the memory drink of my bonny ! Black Bess. my girl. ! pet. But the chimes. my bonny Black Mare. BESS. Halt Halt my brave mare. they no longer pursue.
Maria lived with noble ladies. Frederick Manning came from Taunton. first loved Maria Roux most dear. wife. Grief and anguish. She was made Frederick Manning's She Who He And was courted by O'Connor. we hear. 13 NOV. And doomed ones do appear. And no one has the least compassion On Frederick Manning and his wife. 1849. They cried. was a lover most sincere. pain and care. Maria Manning came from Sweden.LIFE OF THE MANNINGS. together. EXECUTED AT HORSEMONGER LANE GAOL ON TUESDAY. . In the county of Somersetshire. SEE the scaffold the it is mounted. was possessed of wealth and riches. must leave this life. And Brought up respectably. Seemingly borne wan with sorrow. But on one sad and fatal morning. the moment is approaching. When we. In ease and splendour and delight..
Wrung his hands and tore his hair Maria. And in the kitchen dug his grave. Though Dressed With O'Connor. 369 As And was made Slighted sore Patrick O'Connor. it appeared. And when O'Connor knew the story. But she preferred her present husband. And met together night and day. and with delight. his company did crave. First they mangled. yet she corresponded. Down his cheeks rolled floods of tears. splendour fine and gay.LIFE OF THE MANNINGS. Maria. And. how could you leave me . ? Wretched you have made my life. Tell me why you did deceive me. For to be Fred Manning's wife ? At length they all were reconciled. They slew him what a dreadful his wife. dear. And At oft he went to see Maria. Frederick Manning's lawful wife. Frederick Manning and 2 K . He beat his breast and wept in sorrow. after robbed him. by O'Connor's in riches. sight. married. Frederick Manning's wife. as they fondly did caress him. all was right. And for The dreadful weapons they prepared. length they plann'd their friend to murder.
and took his life. For such one spark of pity. When placed at the Bar of Newgate. They absconded but were apprehended. And Where multitudes your fate may see. there's not See what numbers are approaching. For Frederick Manning and his wife. recollect. And for the cruel deed were tried. You betrayed a friend. Think upon that Frederick fatal morning. a dreadful sight to see.370 MISCELLANEOUS. . At length the Jury them convicted. Old and young. pray take a warning. The Judge pronounced the awful sentence. his wife. They both the crime strongly denied. lead a virtuous life. And doomed them for to leave this life. and his wife. he said. From Return. there together be suspended. To Horse Monger's What fatal tree. Females. Your hours. Full of blooming health and vigour. thence unto the fatal tree. On Frederick Manning. are numbered. Manning and . to whence they brought you.
. Who does in anguish sore bewail. guilty Chorus. Now guilty found is William Palmer. Now guilty they at last have found And sent me back to Stafford Jail. William Palmer's fate. In town and country everywhere. Executed June 14. 1856. Every one appears against me. Every person does me. What On impending. Of Rugeley town * in Stafford Shire. excitement is My trial causes great excitement. me hate.THE LIFE AND TRIAL OF PALMER* OH listen unto William Palmer.
. Now And the jury did convict me. They say And And And I poisoned my wife's mother. never thought I'd come to this. With noblemen was connected. And of all degrees. slew poor Cook and my own brother. Many wondrous deeds I've done. I A gentleman. each one strives to undo me.372 MISCELLANEOUS. sentence passed on William Palmer. prove I did commit the deed. lost and won. The very thoughts Causes that do oppress me. To Stafford I was sent with speed. sporting Although a Doctor no one knew men me To do Now I anything amiss. took away her precious life. Everything looks black against me. And. Many a race I have attended. Many years I was a sportsman. Many a thousand. poisoned my own lawful wife. In Rugeley I was once respected. lived at my ease. That I really must confess. me pain and distress.
My situation makes me tremble. Of Rugeley town. of Palmer. in Staffordshire.LIFE AND TRIAL OF WILLIAM PALMER. You are all aware I am found guilty. The name of Doctor William Palmer. I Before the awful bar I stand. Infants yet unborn will mention. To know her son must die with scorn. unhappy man. When manhood they appear. to Will no one sympathize with Palmer. My awful end must now bewail. And now I am condemned to die. Who every charge did strong deny. might have rilled a noble station. A I felon's death in Stafford Jail. Every charge alleged against me. Of Rugeley town. I am borne down with grief and All conversation is care. have strongly it denied. . Twelve long days my trial lasted. For by a Jury I've been tried. Unfortunate. Dreadful is my situation. in Staffordshire. 373 My poor old mother now at Rugeley.
heart within her breast must ten steel. Who Oh Was ! does in a jail deplore. shells. The deeds of Mary Arnold.A COPY OF VERSES ON MARY ARNOLD. this. THE FEMALE MONSTER. That cannot fail to terror now strike. this What must monster feel. She deprived her child of sight. With black beetles in walnut shells. will you impart. Chorus. To every human heart. the world surprise. such a dreadful tale as never told before. Black beetles placed in walnut Bound round her infant's eyes. Now The The think you tender parents. OF I all the tales was ever told. . This wretched woman's dreadful deed. Does every one affright. Times harder be than Does all dreadful crime she did commit.
. THE FEMALE MONSTER. This dreadful deed. seas. Across the briny Is there another in the world. In the street when passing by. The walnut shell. as you may read. Around her infant's tender eyes. infant's eyes.MARY ARNOLD. With a bandage she bound tight. Tied round the With speed she called an officer. To take away it's sight A lady saw this monster. Could plan such wicked deed. Before the Magistrate. committed her she's for trial. 375 This monster she did place. Who Who And beheld the deed. For to hear the infant cry. and took the wretch. And she was struck with terror. Oh ! shocking to relate. Which did the wretch displease. now transported ten long years. The beetles in a walnut shell. and beetles. All history does disgrace. To see the fatal bandage. Which filled her with surprise. The infant's face she swore to see.
it's eyes. To take away her infant's Tis horrible to tell. . Binding black beetles round Placed in walnut shells. sight. No one upon this earth before.376 MISCELLANEOUS. Of such did ever see.
This selfsame Club. an African Chief hung over the door. With a mournful account of this grave affair. . Was The held at Blackheath. On the table was laid Blackwood's magazine. landlord's And name it was Blackmore. I'll furnish you all. by his old friend To go to an Undertaker's Club. Chubb. The carpet was black and so was each chair. Chorus. being pressed CLUB. if that I dare. and so were the walls. For such a black looking lot is this Club of Undertakers. or else Blackwall. They were dress'd in black a dingey set. The picture frames black. The stove black leaded not long had been. And the window curtains were made of palls. and House of Call. such a black looking set You never did see.THE UNDERTAKERS ONE night. all The Undertakers had met. The chairman'd black whiskers and raven hair.
was black grapes. Black strap knives were black. and blackberries. Blackcurrants.378 MISCELLANEOUS. and black heart cherries. in black bottles. the favourite song of bonny Black Bess. when is his throat was The fav'rite grand march that played in Black Beard. My The Chairman then clear. Hatband choose. Mr. and mulberries. all And The the waiters and cooks were of them niggers. and nothing but good 'uns. There were blackbird And The The pies. with black sealed corks. were done in black figures. . a quantity of good black puddings. And The Mr. Prunes and elder wine were there. Mr. this black bill affair. there were lots of black game. Merryhall sang coal black rose. With polonies in mourning to match with the same. and so were the forks. The coal black steed. whistled. Was best that was sung and that all did confess. The supper was laid. But the favourite ballad of black eyed Susan. rules of the club. Sable sang and what should he choose on. dessert Which just made up first.
And all this. But made good for trade. a slap-up swell all that. for all that. But now And I I snore upon the floor. My feather beds.A TIDY SUIT FOR ALL THAT. A I do declare. all this. I REMEMBER lots well. and used to quiz each lady's phiz. But I'm done brown I skittles for all that. To take in notes. Crockford's * crew my money flew. sport And And With But I them and out. James's Street. A high-class gambling house in St. used to dwell up in Pall Mall In a house up steps. . With I of cash. and all that. and all that . I and all that. slap up coat and all that paid. and all that : With porter tall to mind the hall. though I never there's many swells do all that. lay till twelve for all that. and all that. play. I used to wear. all that.
With a tiger smart. I cab it still. all that. * * water in the time of the Regency. and all that. cost it's me a pot. on and all that. I jump up behind." With nice square toe and all that. So. for all that. In the scene where Romeo dies. and all that My horse was brown. turn about. if one I find. . and. couldn't eat it's And But I live my meat I fat. peas pudding. first of all first A dandy of the His vanity was superlative. At the Carlton Club. I you see. and all that. for all that. 'twas lin'd with drab. ! Yet clothes I've got. I ride. creating nothing but roars of laughter in the house. all that. carefully dusting the stage. for all that suit I've got. and died again. go without. But I like Cann's soup for all that. And The all that. I used to grub. for air. and Faggots. used to dine off goose and wine. had a cab. and all that. and all that. bowed. With a velvet seat. getting up. the best in town. . He essayed to play Romeo. And I a tidy suit for all that. And Yet For. the audience applauded him ironically but he took it in earnest. With patent boots like " Romeo Coates. And all that.38o MISCELLANEOUS.
And all that. and all that.A TIDY SUIT FOR ALL THAT. With good high heel for spur or steel. without a crack. yet on The tops look well. life . for all that. Yet boots I've got for all that. Though they've no sole. When it's wash'd and all that. 381 To rattle about and all that. But a man's a man for all that. for all that. My gloves were black. and all that. It saves the cuff for all that. the whole. there's many turns. as white as milk. And all that. In says Burns. But they're gone to wrack With my kerchief silk.
to fathom out deception. it. there's nothing but it. So I thought relieve among my friends I'd try who would me. . rich life. COAT. I found that friends did very seldom left heed me. and poor. When I was poor.THE RAGGED O. and me cash that set me all afloat. put on a ragged coat. Till true ones came. I And. deceit in So you'll find all through High and low. WHAT a world of flummery. as you travel on. I will maintain. and prove it in my song. every one you meet in 'Tis the same.
THE RAGGED COAT. though lowly he did breathe it. I've come pay O dear. The journey o'er. to trip by steam would be Bridge. So don't despise a man because he wears a ragged coat. there's a good heart beats beneath. and knock'd loud at the door. and safe arrived. Sir. Glad enough from such a crew was I to get relief. My foolish fellow. I London my foot on " heard a puppy say. and show'd me to the parlour. Sir. All the people eyeing me. Ford. Sir. many. Sir. It's a shame. many to a So I shouted out. At So I that professed to be at Kew Ford thought a any. with bitter snarl." But. (says Ford) pray step this way. in that We thought you came a begging ragged coat. that note . I 383 for I thought least my friends I'd try the first. So I walk'd up to the house. Good Mr. and set as cheap as Went down board. I set my foot on shore. says I. to let such ragged people board a steam boat. as if I was a thief. But the door was slammed in my face. . had got a was Mr.
Sir. gave a tap. although I have no dress on. show the knave the door. at sight of when talker. Jane. Next went courting the brisk widow Moore. Your wine. pray stop here and dine. pressed. I'm off. and mean to keep my note. my man because he's got a ragged coat. you must be tired. it's time my name was Walker. to some better use. At the sound But. I my appearance. but she exclaim'd. I have changed And put it Don't despise a I mind. and stanter. she turn'd up her nose. So don't despise a man because he's got a ragged coat. I My suit For But.3S4 MISCELLANEOUS. says I. Here. show'd a bag of gold. and likewise the decanter. town. and boldly in I goes. you'll find this some excellent port wine. You came from Ah. down I sat in- A chair was quickly placed for me. Sir. . dear ma'am. bring the glasses. you may keep. she wish'd to be a of the rhino she quickly chang'd her note. Reached the house. so let this be a lesson.
since I've got a cash to sport in. Why can't a collier cut a swell. sir. and left me fortune. but I've chang'd as you may tell. money all his short Till my old uncle died in Town. sir. I USED to be a vulgar clown. But I'm so plagued with vulgar folks.THE COLLIER SWELL. since a richer purse I've got. Swell. when he's been fortune ? left 2 c . A collier And I was by trade. with cash and in. I'll be a regular Chorus.
in . I mean to go to France. tho' they've got clothes in fashion. sport my bobs And I am teel going to London town. tho' they have lots of riches. fork. smock frocks. which puts me in a The lads when'er we go to church. They put them on passion. to learn some genmanners. near Besides. to see things far o. is the worst of all. Sir. when we give gentee She uses neither knife nor fingers. with all the swells and tanners. and talk to every put low. all inside out. the other day. Get drunk foot Tom and Jerry shops. They all go in their clogs. two or three times a week. and leathei breeches. used to go with low bred chaps. to fall reet o'er a Q my family are a vulgar set. to learn to hop and and dance.386 I MISCELLANEOUS. I've got a quizzing glass. Which caused me barrow. Sir. My wife she dinners. I've And when To practice been to London town. and go a purring in town. I bo But now. but pops in all he: .
. fist. is brought in. If I give a dinner to J my lord. Sir. Sir. sent a horse for her. she would get astride. and calls for treacle drink. and squirts it out. and wanted her to But what do you think of the ignorant jade. Sir. or else a great good un. And when Gets 387 tells they hand the wine about. will Perhaps she make some pea : And when Stirs black pudding the tea it flings. Sir. and bid her make a soup. she would ride in a dung cart. the tray she always licks her up the sugar with her fingers. Sir. and there we had a rum start. Instead of her new carriage fine. gents full her mouth. And when he ride.THE COLLIER SWELL. she it the stinks. and then she My lord once ask'd us out to dine.
am ii Twenty thousand gold. when that she heard her own father say so. bright guineas was her portion sailor bold. She dressed herself from the head to the feet. Her mind was o'erwhelmed with sorrow and woe She thought to herself. and a cane in her hand. He says. With pumps on her feet. IT is of a rich merchant near London we hear. th . sec For before to-morrow morning O. your true love shall no more plough the be. he vengeance did swear his butcher I'll . Had a comely young daughter most beauteous fair. If I could see my dear. Till she fell in love with a young ! when the that the merchant these tidings did hear. . She met her dear William as he walked through Strand.THE LONDON MERCHANT. Upon young sailor. In a suit of bold sailors apparel complete. 1 quickly would warn him of the danger that's near.
Crying. I'd have in forty-eight hours. Then up from And leaned on his sword. saying. Oh what have I done ! ? I have killed the flower of fair London town. And she marched up the street like a sailor so bold. She For says. in When He he found what he'd done.THE LONDON MERCHANT. meet you there. . the ground he did instantly start. or else I will die. O. wringed his hands. the tear stood in I will save you. Met an untimely death for the sake of curs'd gold. till he pierced his heart . I'll And you repair. and he tore off his hair. She. You are the man. Then straightway she gave him a handful of gold. and a young sailor bold. meeting her father. Now when that young William the tidings did He died broken hearted by grief and despair. Forgive me. He mistook her for William. My So straight unto Dover. Then he closed his eyes in the cold arms of death. as she walked up the Strand. Sword from his side then he instantly drew. wretched monster. each eye. As he kiss'd her fair cheek. hear. and daughter. father doth swear that your butcher he'll be. he cried. 389 my dear William. She says A And her beautiful body he pierc'd it quite through. he sunk down despair. as he drew his last breath. instantly flee. Thus father.
sailor. I'm not severe. Because loved this they could not him endure. and these words she did say. him leave this country. there one thou- sand pound. is Oh. I you did see. as ever My father he has riches great. he was a sailor bold. to purchase there some ground. lies in his breast. to America. If you be fond of Riley. . My very heart Send Riley as constant as a Dove. He was as nice a young man. love. or shun his company. daughter dear. from her It is a cold My love My is and stormy night. As I I rov'd out one evening down by a river side. don't be severe. the tears eyes. say. he liv'd down by the sea. Your father says he'll take his life. My mother took me by the let hand. fell heard a lovely maid complain. his age was scarce sixteen. Oh ! mother dear. where shall I find my love.RILEY'S FAREWELL. bound for America. Riley was my love's name. and Riley he was poor. these words she did on the raging sea.
ship was wrecked. to take your life. Found her in Riley's arms. let this . and we'll break it in two. Sail off unto America. these words she did say. she was walking by the sea. Cruel was my father that thought to shoot my So love . and there I'll follow you. my mother sent to you. a letter in her breast. and half my ring. hands were lost. Never to send the man they love upon the raging sea. next day he sail'd away. When The Riley he came back again. to Riley she did run. It was in twelve months after. Here is a token of my love. Here is one thousand pounds in gold. and they were drown'd upon the shore. my father charged his gun.RILEY'S FAREWELL. be a warning to all you fair maidens gay. and it was wrote in Saying. When Riley got the money. This very night. You'll have my heart. and took his love all away. 39 1 When she got the money. They found blood. When he got his foot on board. until I find out you. her father grieved full sore.
YOUNG William for honour and fame went to And many a battle and storm weathered he. This night to my parents. Faithful and true was the youth. ! No succour. Scarce one short month of your absence was spent. disguised I will go. That home. With a heart light and buoyant to Mary did haste. she cried. Mary. while his tears fast did flow. For love of his Mary in his bosom did burn. now. once your joy. cried William. I've returned. the wars being over. and her William embraced.YOUNG WILLIAM. . With joy she wept. alas could I bring. arrears. their son. and she mournfully sighed. In the morning what rapture through their bosoms will run. Of his parents he asked. sea. wretched. he homeward returned. all they had. Your parents are bowed down in grief. When they find that the stranger is William. Oh. is. the Landlord's vile agent seized on them for rent. But. but laughed at their tears. When Sold their cow. for a twelve months' Nor heeded their anguish. For they know not from sea.
could scarce move from her And want seem'd to dwell in each face. chang'd was his father. a welcome from them he received. thus avenge thee. he came here disguised. once healthy and neat. ! Oh yes As smiled Mary. Oh. He went As as a stranger. a stranger. Some gold from his purse on his Took his leave for the night and Alas ! father he prest. Before morning sun beamed. The mother soon and was laid in the And On the grave of her lover so true. then Oh God ! what have I done ? Thro' gold. though none could her save. I my boy ! tomb. Then with the same weapon himself did destroy. William. All did her pity.YOUNG WILLIAM. William's not here both the parents replied. I have murdered my son. thro' want. from his pillow he never rose more. Ah ! see. he's dwelling with you. poor Mary she came. Saying. died. 393 a stranger. Mary. How His mother seat. he was dead in his gore. Mercy! he cried and expired. cried the father. cursed gold. her William. admittance did crave. She was found dead and cold on her true lover's grave. And Our asks for her lover. by name. a maniac wildly did roam. . Oh. He died by the hand of his sire. in the morning. retired to rest.
She's my myrtle. . A damask. neglected and forgot. my geranium.THE BROKEN HEARTED GARDENER. like smile from her lips will never be forgot. clung to each other like double sweet peas. Oh. Now they're And I'm going to trim left to and plant her wither. too. a young China Rose. trees. Sun We grew And up together like two apple her. my sweet marjorum. and don't to do. My holy hock. a shower from a watering pot Chorus. and a fickle jade. my dahlia. My My honey suckle. Oh ! she's a fickle wild rose. I'M a broken hearted Gardener. flower. my tulip. One It refreshes. a cabbage. know what My love she is inconstant. my violet. in a pot. my mignonette.
My heart's like and a stinging nettle.THE BROKEN HEARTED GARDENER. know where to And she's a dandelion. a beet root choked with chickweed. I'm like a scarlet runner that has lost its stick. Like a mushroom I'll wither. like a paviour I sigh. I weep. Like a waterpot. Or a cherry that's left for the dickey to pick. my polyanthus. And But finish all I my woes on the branch of a tree : won't. I'm like a humble bee that doesn't settle. She's 395 my snowdrop. water lily. My hyacinth. my gilliflower. And my head's like a pumpkin running to seed. my ranunculus. My heart's ease. for I And honour my my kicking. my pink. . die. I'm a great mind to make myself a at felo-de-se. know roar. my daffydown dilly. like a cucumber. my daisy. My buttercup. you'd death with a double encore.
the days throughout the year. At all to But in Boxing Day. folks are strive outright. on Boxing Day. as may be seen. That could come up in former times. How shocking. plenty have in store. So lively. In former times. the windows now I declare. class together. Who And It mean. Stroll to the Play. There was never one. in former times. ! Notice recollect. you'll see. Such jolly games there used Upon Some a Boxing Day. brisk and gay. Chorus. no Christmas Boxes Will be given here. Like Birds of every . I say. To trample on was not so For every the poor. feather.BOXING DAY IN OF all 1847. with all their might. how folks would to be spree.
In windows every where. Folks through the streets were led. bustles on their rumps. . and some would sing. A whistling Dust O ! Some would dance. 397 The beadles out a boxing went. No Christmas boxes Will be given here. So did old women too. To get a lodging cheap. There were no police with rolling pins. Said Bet to her old man. To Or break the people's heads They did not Polka dresses wear. And shop Made out boys did not smoke of Cabbage Stumps. bills There are that say. Now up and down old London Town. And then she boxed him round the room.BOXING DAY IN 1847. all Now old ancient customs will Be quickly done away. And some a noise would keep. And broke the frying pan. The dustman out a boxing went. In grandfather's and grandmother's days. cigars. And some would in the watch house go. They may put their Christmas boxes up. .
Here's a happy new Year. .398 MISCELLANEOUS. Christmas Boxes given here. Who No in their windows put. and Till another Boxing day : may you live But may Old Nick a visit pay To them both far and near.
probable that highwaymen's female friends did not dress in the height of the fashion. Live so like each other." first played at the ladies Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre. of Queen Anne but it is . 1728. To I'll the tourist of London. or cap. fact. ST. . JAMES'S AND ST. where the poor and the rich. Two places there are. who's curious in point out some things in the principal tracts. GILES'S. of the reign of is that The Commode.THE illustration to this ballad has evidently done duty for a " How happy could portion (most probably Macheath's song of I be with either") of the "Beggar's Opera. there's no telling which.
Because they can't bear anything that In St. Giles I James and what I shall have seen in say. I swear. by Emigrant Greeks. . when a regiment they choose. Is inhabited solely . One parish. of Old Soldiers -|- St. Giles's. The West end of town and the fashionable world The other St. boots are welted by nobs. par excellence call'd. In the former they live on the National Debt. In St.* St. In the latter they live on what they can get. " " go to the stall of the Garden instead." Giles's. Giles's The In In In Swells at St. Up a Court at St. James's they hang out the flags. James's there's military pensioners dwell. James's go shooting at noon. Giles's the welting is done by the snobs. To In being too slap-up. the people go shooting the moon. Giles's Gin Palaces everywhere. don't be astonished at my day. St. St. James's there is but one Palace. James's Hotel. At the Court of St. Giles's that is low. St. James's. St. Giles's there's lots as well . for nothing. So St. Chorus. they get * Cant term for leaving lodgings without paying. St. In James's they pay. In In St. In In St. Giles's they hang out the rags. if true rumour speaks.400 MISCELLANEOUS. St. St. 'tis agreed. t Red herrings. " in the Blues. James's the nobs to the Opera go.
In St. Giles's at skittles for browns. in state. In the Derby. 2 D . St. James's they feed on the highest of game. St. James's they gamble at hazard for crowns. GILES'S. James's Pall Mall is considered polite. Gin. James's fraternity goeth ahead. Giles's they often have messes for grub . James's they banquet on Silver. Giles's the same. Are done by the poet of Moses and Son. In St. In St. James's his betting book keeps. Giles's they live on foul air just the same. Giles's has plenty of sweeps In St. In In St. St. Giles's. In St. In St. St.ST. A Lord in St. Giles's original ballads by Bunn. In In St. In St. In St. And In they play in St. when the Muses inspire. drunk on " blue ruin " * by nine. 401 In In St. James's the Officers mess at their Club. St. Giles's they fraternize ten in a bed In St. James's the families march out of town. off with a touch of D'Israeli's fire . Giles's Bill Simmons * to Brixton goes down. . with a twopenny plate. JAMESES AND ST. Giles's pell mell in the gutter they fight. Giles's they're James's they keep up their spirits with wine. In St. James's Conservative principles run. In St. . the principle's nuffink to none. In St. Dash James's the authors.
James's the togs are got out very bright. James's in calling the morning is spent. landlord calls for his rent. I think it absurd To say any more on the subject just now. In In St Giles's the same. Sir. St. Mr. Giles's. the St. the bitters are mixed up with gin. In In St. Of the Sweets of St. Giles's in. . Smith holds a garret all day. I But next time travel those parts of the town. Giles's James's the Queen holds a drawing-room gay. And such being the case. Now. but it's down on the floor. In St. Giles's they're got out every Saturday night. For fear of offending the high or the low. James's they sleep on down pillows and snore. In In St. James's with bitters mixed In St. St. Some further particulars. comparisons mostly are odious I've heard. shall go down.402 MISCELLANEOUS. In St.
I They had Oh. all on a market day: As they rode over Northumberland. ? says Johnson. five and Johnson. says Johnson. a man of courage He took his coat from off his back. Oh. hear a woman cry. to keep her from the cold. have hand and foot me bound. with my hair pinn'd on the ground . if you not me There have been ten swaggering blades. a valiant man. Then Johnson.THE THREE BUTCHERS. as hard as they could ride. as I've heard many say. a valiant man. here to relieve you. how came you will I am come betray. hark. all over. Gips. being bold. till this woman he did How came here I you here pray. being bold. a man He ranged the woods behold. of courage Then Johnson. And stripped me stark naked. hark. IT was Ips. . hundred guineas.
I must fall unto the ground. I'll stand the while I can. said Johnson. For relieving death this . with all his might and main. I'll not stand. not stand. Then I I will stand. So well he laid upon them. Nor. she gave me my wound . said Gipson. nor afraid of any man. says Johnson. Then Johnson drew his glittering sword. this woman he did not mind. fingers in her ears. as hard as they could ride. And. and dismally she in Then up start ten swaggering blades. and ripped him Now I must fall. they rode over Northumberland. I'd sooner live than It's I'll die. then no indeed. that eight of them were slain : As he was fighting the other two. with weapons their hand. they bid him for to stand.404 MISCELLANEOUS. never yet was daunted. wicked woman. said Ipson. riding up to Johnson. She took the knife up behind. all from his side. not I. As She put her cried.
whatever hast thou Thou hast killed the finest butcher that ever the sun shone on. To It's see this dreadful murder. 40$ Oh base woman. This happened on a Market Day. and now this woman's on.THE THREE BUTCHERS. as people were riding by. and bound in irons strong. For killing the finest butcher that ever the sun shone THE END. done. Oh base woman. . they gave the hue cry. LIMITED. taken. LONDON AND BECCLES. PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS.
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