WMR, “Some Scraps of Verse and Prose” (1898), 480-496
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DGR's parody street ballad is an ironical, not to say cynical, critique of the entire socio-political scene—of the French revolutionaries, of the English Chartists, and of the government.
The poem was first published by WMR in 1898 in the
Pall Mall Magazine
, “Some Scraps of Verse and Prose”, presumably from the Ashley Library manuscript.