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To A Wealthy Man Who Promised A Second Subscription To The Dublin Municipal Gallery If It Were

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You gave, but will not give again
Until enough of paudeen's pence
By Biddy's halfpennies have lain
To be 'some sort of evidence',
Before you'll put your guineas down,
That things it were a pride to give
Are what the blind and ignorant town
Imagines best to make it thrive.
What cared Duke Ercole, that bid
His mummers to the market-place,

What th' onion-sellers thought or did
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