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4 A CANDIDATE FOR AUCTION.
Air" Benny Havens, 0!"
Our candidate's for auction,
We'll sell him rarely low— He's just come from the " holy See,"
To be made a "' holy show ;'' So now's your time to buy us,
Let each his offer call— We'll sell him cheap, for ready cash,
"Dark-lantern," "grip," and all.
Who bids for Millard Fillmore, Th' '' Ex-press " is bound to go ;
He's just come back from the Holy See0 To be made " a holy show"
By accident exalted
To the Presidential chair, He went abroad and blew his horn
With a braggart flunkey's air ; He traversed the Campagna,
And kissed the Pope's big toe, But he's not the man for our Campaign,
And so we'll sell him low.
Who bids for Millard Fillmore, Th' Ex-press man, old and slow,
Who's just returned from the Holy See To be made " a holy show."
A mansion on the Thames had he,
A castle on the Maine ; He lived six weeks upon the Spree,
For ten he was " on-Seine." He had a sweet and fair retreat
Where the Rhine's dark waters flow ; He also had a well-kept seat
Upon the quiet Po. '
So who will bid for Fillmore, Fresh from the Spree and Po ?
We coaxed him back from the Holy See To be made " a holy show /"
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