Punch, 48 (1865), 223.
The Derby Horseshoe Magnet
Magnetism, Amusement, Force
Begins by describing a 'pow'r whose sway is famed', a 'metal more attractive' than love, and which 'draws the clown or high-born dame'—the 'Derby Horseshoe Magnet'. Notes that this power draws 'all sorts of chaps' to 'Will horses, ass, or mules 'ack', 'All kinds of food in hampers', and all people 'to be jolly'. Concludes by asking for soldiers to have a 'leave of absence' and be summoned by the power of the 'Derby Horseshoe Magnet'.
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