Huddersfield Chronicle (21/Feb/1894) - "Down with the Lords"

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"Down with the Lords"

To arms, to arms, down with the Lords,
Let’s have a mighty fall,
Collar the crowns and coronets,
Spare not a single soul;
The moment men of intellect,
The men of high renown,
Enter the Gilded Chamber, they
Their past in darkness drown.
Of course, we Liberals have sent
Them there in mighty droves,
Rewarded them for services,
In liberty’s alcoves;
But what of that? No sooner do
They find that they are free
From Caucuses and voters’ lists
Than they vote contrary.
Made up of Viceroys, Ministers,
Governors, and Princes too,
Judges, Speakers, Ambassadors,
Officials not a few;
Bishops and Privy Councillors,
Army and Navy men,
Men high in Arts and Sciences,
Men of a ready pen,
Great Travellers, wealthy and wise,
Men who lived toilsome days,
Who by great legislative Acts
Have won true workmen’s praise;
Who fought against cold tyranny,
E’er ready to condemn
All hasty legislation—
“End ‘em,” away with them.