Catches, canons and drinking songs
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“Who comes there? Stand and come before the Constable,
we’ll know what you are, what makes you out so late?”
says the midnight Magistrate,
“with a noddle full of ale in a wooden chair of state?”
whence come you Sir, and whither do you go?
you may be, Sir, a Jesuit for ought I know!”
“You may as well, Sir, take me for a Mahometan,”
“He speaks Latin, secure him, he’s a dangerous man,”
“To tell you the truth, Sir, I am an honest Tory,
but here’s a crown to drink, and there’s an end of the story,”
“Good morrow, Sir, a civil man is always welcome,
go Barnaby Bounce, light the gentleman home.”