Works in the Bulletin 1910

The supporters of the Government have been nobbled. - - A Opposition M.H.R.

When the scheming Fusion few
Sought to snare the Lib'ral crew,
It was plain for all to view
                That they wobbled.
And when later in the day
They gave liberty away,
One might very truly say
                They were hobbled.

Later on, in caucus met, They were wont to fume and fret, And 'tis hinted even yet That they squabbled. It is said they fought and scratched, Till the Fusion scheme was hatched, Then their diff'rences were patched - Crudely cobbled.
Then, the Commonwealth to rob, They put up the "Finance" job, And 'twas patent to the mob They were nobbled. Now their ev'ry word and act, Ev'ry measure they enact Illustrates the dismal fact They've been gobbled.

The Bulletin, 6 January 1910, p24

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