Punch,  61 (1871), 268.

Sparrows for Canada (A Ballad for British Farmers)



Ballad, Drollery


Agriculture, Hunting, Cruelty, Scientific Practitioners

    Challenges the decision by the English government to send sparrows to Canada where they will be used as a deterrent against agricultural pests. Mocks the claim made by 'sciencers' that what 'the good sparrers does [...] Is ten thousand times wuth all their damage to grain'. Concludes by insisting: 'the moor I be argy'd that sparricide's wrong, / Shall stick to my Sparrer Club all the moor strong'.

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