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