Huddersfield Chronicle (12/Aug/1893) - Upside Down

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Upside Down

The “Might of Right,” on Thursday night.
Was printed upside down.
Its readers turned, twisted, and turned
The paper with a frown;
They screwed their heads and strained their necks
To catch the words aright;
But though some stood upon their heads,
The thing was a strange sight.
Some swore, some scratched their puzzled pates,
Some thought their senses gone,
While others cleaned their specs, again,
Then gazed once more upon
The strange, uncanny sight, until
They tore the rag in two.
And then discovered that the sheets
Were right enough to view.
Some tried to give a reason why
The odd thing had been done,
One said the paper had been turned.
Another, full of fun.
Said that the Editor, perhaps,
Was just about to turn.
As he turned on the Home Rule Bill,
And all his past views burn.
Another said its party were.
Like it all upside down.
Some wanting as their candidate
A man of high renown;
While others said they’d stick to Joe
And Gladstone evermore,
Follow their leaders everywhere,
As they had done before.
Another said its Editor
Had ta’en a thought to mend,
Since he crossed swords with a brave Knight
And would no more defend
The howling crew, lead such a gang,
But tell another story,
And that he had his paper turned,
Because they dubbed him “Tory.”