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SOME OF THE RHYMES OF IRONQUILL.




An Italian Sonnet.


A politician was Terhune McCarty.
     He found that votes were captured with molasses.
     He frequented saloons; he jingled glasses;
He talked about "our great and glorious party."
In language insincere, and yet most hearty,
     He always eulogized the toiling masses;
     Deplored the brutal wealth of upper classes.
At last, a councilman became McCarty.

He then sang "Hail Columbia," -- "Yankee Doodle,"
     And wore a watch-chain bulky as a cable;
          But all at once he dropped his watermelon.
They caught him lugging off a bag of boodle.
     They stripped him quickly of his party label,
          And jailed him as a self-convicted felon.



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