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THE COMMONWEALTH.
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goblin more" is here changed to " O'er many a gobling crew" because a rhyme is required to " too."                                                         ...
It was no doubt this ballad which suggested to Southey his Devil's Walk.
Why think you that he laugh'd ?
Forsooth he came from court; And there, amongst the gallants,
Had spied such pretty sport: There was such cunning juggling,
And ladies grown so proud— Huggle, duggle, &c.
With that into the City
Away the devil went, To view the merchants' dealings
It was his full intent; And there, along the hrave Exchange,
He crept into the crowd— Huggle, duggle, &c.
He went into the City,
To see all there was well; Their scales were false, their weights were
Their conscience fit for hell;         [light,
And ' bad men' chosen Magistrates,
And Puritans allow'd— Huggle, duggle, &c.
With that into the country
Away the devil goeth, For there is all plain dealing,
And that the devil knoweth : But the rich man reaps the gains,
For which the poor man plough'd-Huggle, duggle, &c.
With that the devil in haste,
Took post away to hell, And told his fellow furies
That all on earth was well; That falsehood there did flourish,
Plain-dealing was in a cloud— Huggle, duggle, ha, ha, ha,
The devils laugh'd aloud.







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