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Come farmers all and gentlemen,
  If Nags you wish to breed;
Seek out the best of Sires,
  With symmetry and speed.
 
You want both size and action,
  With good breeding all combined;
If you come down to REEDNESS,
  That's just what you will find.
 
If you bring your Mares to REEDNESS,
  You'll find NEW FASHION there;
And you shall have both strength and speed,
  Above the common share.
 
NEW FASHION is full brother,
  To RUFUS that's gone away;
So bring your Mare to FASHION,
  Don't wait another day.
 
Delays they say are dangerous,
  And with that I quite agree;
To make hay while the sun shines,
  Is best for you and me.
 
Take my advice and come at once,
  And no longer hesitate;
Embrace this opportunity,
  Next year may be too late.
 
NEW FASHION's sure to go away,
  But I cannot tell you when;
To join his brother RUFUS,
  Amongst the upper ten.
 
Take my advice, I give it free,
  To business look alive;
While you can have the purest blood,
  Amongst the lower five.
 
I need not tell NEW FASHION's breed,
  As most of you will know;
I gave you it in detail,
  About two years ago.
 
When I told you of young RUFUS,
  And the breeding of his mother;
If you will search his pedigree,
  You'll find he's RUFUS brother.
 
"New Fashion"
Foaled in 1891
Registered in the Hackney Stud Book No. 4911
The Property of
WILLIAM NOTHARD, REEDNESS, GOOLE
If you send a Mare to SAXON,
  Five guineas you must pay;
NEW FASHION's fee is only three,
  And not so far away.
 
Or if you fancy old CONNAUGHT,
  At a ten guinea fee;
You'll have to go to Kirkburn Grange,
  There's another pound you see.
 
Or GANNYMEDE the champion,
  That stands at Eccleshill;
His fee is fifteen guineas,
  But I know one higher still.
 
That other one is old DANEGELT,
  You have heard of him before;
If you should send a Mare to him,
  You'll have to pay a score.
 
NEW FASHION is his grandson,
  Mixed in with RUFUS blood;
So if you want perfection,
  Come down to NOTHARD STUD.
 
NEW FASHION's fee is not a score,
  Not even just fifteen;
And he is of as pure blood,
  As ever you have seen.
 
He will not charge ten guineas,
  Nor even up to five;
NEW FASHION's fee is moderate,
  So farmers look alive.
 
You need not pay extravagant fees,
  As people's done before;
When you can have the best of blood,
  Just at your own back door.
 
You'd better start Nag breeding,
  You'll find a better job;
Than growing wheat and selling it,
  A load for seven bob.
 
Another word before we part,
  And that will end my tune;
Three guineas you will kindly pay,
  On the twenty-first of June.