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A PARODY UPON SWIFT's NURSES' SONG.

1 Oh my Charley, my Charley,
2 The man of the people was he,
3 Such a sweet pet as Charley
4 No one did ever see.
5 "Once he went up, up, uppy,
6 Long he's gone down, down, downy,
7 Oft he's gone backwards and forwards,
8 And now he's quite run agrouney."
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9 Has he lost all his credit,
10 And has he lost all his money?
11 His friends will all make him a purse,
12 For he's still their own dear honey.

"Once he went up, &c."

13 Here are his own two Dukies,
14 Each with his thousand in handey;
15 Here are three Earls and a Marquis,
16 And here is his dear Napper Tandy.

"Once he went up, &c."

17 Earl S pe, as straight as a steeple,
18 On the table puts down his five poundy,
19 Then drinks to the Man of the People,
20 And the glass it goes merrily roundy.

"Once he went up, &c."

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21 Next comes his own dear Sh ry,
22 No friend like to Sh ry on earth,
23 A thousand good pounds he subscribes,
24 Which is more than poor Sh ry is worth.

"Once he went up, &c."

25 Then be not discourag'd, dear Charley,
26 Your friends are all met in convention,
27 Contented to lose their own credit,
28 By fixing on you a good pension.
29 "Once he went up, up, uppy,
30 Long he's gone down, down, downy,
31 Oft he's gone backwards and forwards,
32 And now he's quite run agrouney."

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    Title (in Source Edition): A PARODY UPON SWIFT's NURSES' SONG.
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    Poems, &c. &c. by the Late Mrs. Mary Alcock [poems only]. London: Printed for C. Dilly, Poultry, 1799, pp. 121-123. vii,[25],183,[1]p. (ESTC T86344) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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