Hildebrand, Who was frightened by a Passing Motor, and was brought to Reason.
Murder! What was that, Papa!
It was a motor-Car,
A Most Ingenious Toy!
Designed to Captivate and Charm
Much rather to rouse Alarm
In any English Boy.
What would your Great Grandfather who
Was Aide-de-Camp to General Brue,
And lost a leg at
And died at Trafalgar!-
What would he have remarked to hear
His Young Descendant shriek with fear,
Because he happened to be near
A Harmless Motor-Car!
But do not fret about it! Come!
Well off to Town
And purchase some!
Who was too Freely Moved to Tears, and thereby
ruined his Political Career.