[Editor: This poem by William Blocksidge (also known as William Baylebridge) was published in Songs o’ the South (1908). This composition was the first in the section “Epigrams”.]
Say, why does Arrogance adopt
A palace, when old Time has topped
His nothing with a little show —
To fright some meaner louse below?
Though living in a costly rug,
A bug is nothing but a bug;
And keener hounded is, perchance,
Than those in humbler circumstance.
William Blocksidge, Songs o’ the South, London: Watts, 1908, p. 77
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