THE WHITE HAT.


       tThe following verses appeared in the Times about a fortnight ago, as
taken from an Evening Paper; they have since been copied into most of the
provincial journals, and were put in type by us at the time, but a press of other
matters having caused their delay, we now give insertion to them in order to
gratify some of our readers who have expressed a wish to have a copy to
preserve.


In sixtenn-hundred and forty-one,
The Radicals had some famous fun;
Till with King Charles they so merrily sped,
They first took his crown and then his head.

Then hey for Radical Reform,
To raise in England a glorious storm;
Till every man his dinner has got,
For two-pence the loaf, and a penny the pot.

Hampden and Pim, with their radical shears,
Cropped the Bishops and sliced the peers;
While Oliver kick'd the mace with air,
And set his own rump in the Speaker's chair

Then hey for Radical Reform,
To raise in England a glorious storm;
Till every man his dinner has got,
For two-pence the loaf, and a penny the pot.

Oliver wore a broad brimmed hat;
It, was not white, but no matter for that;
For so very broad it's brim it's brim was grown;
That is covered the altar and capp'd the throne.

Then hey for Radical Reform,
To raise in England a glorious storm;
Till every man his dinner has got,
For two-pence the loaf, and a penny the pot.

Oliver then gre proud and high;
He look'd on his comrades rather shy,
He spit in their faces and cut them all,
Till they humbly cried - God save King Noll!

Then hey for Radical Reform,
To raise in England a glorious storm;
Till every man his dinner has got,
For two-pence the loaf, and a penny the pot.

In eighteen-hundred and nineteen,
Again shall be, what before has been;
Until we reform both Church and State,
As in sixteen-hundred and forty-eight.

Then hey for Radical Reform,
To raise in England a glorious storm;
Till every man his dinner has got,
For two-pence the loaf, and a penny the pot.

Hampton and Pim were not, half so good;
As doctor Watson and Thistlewood;
And lawyer Pearson as learnedly spoke,
As ever did solicitor Coke.

Then hey for Radical Reform,
To raise in England a glorious storm;
Till every man his dinner has got,
For two-pence the loaf, and a penny the pot.

And there's Henry HUNT the cock of us all,
Will do the job much better than NOLL;
Whose beaver was never so broad or flat,
As our King Harry the Ninth's White Hat.

Then hey for Radical Reform,
To raise in England a glorious storm;
Till every man his dinner has got,
For two-pence the loaf, and a penny the pot.

And Oliver had not Harry's way,
In making harangues from a one horse chay;
Or, when he reach'd his private ends,
In cutting his inconvenient friends.

Then hey for Radical Reform,
To raise in England a glorious storm;
Till every man his dinner has got,
For two-pence the loaf, and a penny the pot.

We'll have no pension, place, nor court,
No King nor Regent to support;
No priests to feed, no taxes to pay;
And we'll go to the devil our own way.

Then hey for Radical Reform,
To raise in England a glorious storm;
Till every man his dinner has got,
For two-pence the loaf, and a penny the pot.

A Parliament shall be held once a year;
Without the presence of Bishop or peer'
And every man be his own law maker,
In right of his single vote and acre.

Then hey for Radical Reform,
To raise in England a glorious storm;
Till every man his dinner has got,
For two-pence the loaf, and a penny the pot.

Reform like this we Radicals choose,
Who have something to gain and nothing to lose;
Unlike Sir Frank and the Whiggish train;
Who have something to lose and nothing to gain.

Then hey for Radical Reform,
To raise in England a glorious storm;
Till every man his dinner has got,
For two-pence the loaf, and a penny the pot.

Now march my boys in your Radical rags;
Handle your sticks, and flourish your flags;
Till we lay the Throne and the Altar flat,
With a whisk of Harry and the Nonth's white hat!

Then hey for Radical Reform,
To raise in England a glorious storm;
And level each purse-proud aristocrat;
With a whisk of Harry the Ninth's White hat.

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