I SHOOK him well from side to side
Until his face was blue.
“Come, tell me where’s the Bill,” I cried,
“And what you’re going to do.”

He said, ” I hunt for gibes and pins
To prick the Bishops* calves,
I search for Royal Commissions, too,
To use as safety valves.”

[See the Debate on Temperance Legislation in the House of Lords,May 14, 1901.]

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