"Oh Murder! What was that Papa!"
"My child, It was a Motor-Car,
A Most Ingenious Toy!
Designed to Captivate and Charm
Much, rather than to rouse Alarm
In any English Boy
What would your Great Grandfather who
Was Aide-de-Camp to General Brue,
And lost a leg at Waterloo
And Quatre-Bras and
. . . .Ligny too!
. . . . .And died at Trafalgar!
What would he have remarked to hear
His Young Descendent shriek with fear,
Because he happened to be near
A Harmless Motor-Car!
But do not fret about it! Come!
We’ll off to Town, and purchase some!"