The Soldier's Friend
The Anti-Jacobin (December 11, 1797)
Come, little Drummer Boy, lay down your knapsack
I am the Soldier's Friendhere are some Books
Nice clever Books, by TOM PAINE the Philanthropist.
Here's Half-a-crown for you—here are some Hand-
Go to the Barracks, and give all the Soldiers some:
Tell them the Sailors are all in a mutiny.
Drummer Boy, with Hand-bills
Half-crown.—Manet Soldier's Friend.
Liberty's friends thus all learn to amalgamate,
Freedom's volcanic explosion prepares itself,
Despots shall bow to the Fasces of Liberty,
Philosophy, "fiddledum diddledum,"
and Fraternity, higgledy, piggledy,
piggledy, "fiddledum diddledum."
caetera, et caetera, et caetera.