“The Hobbies”


In praise of hobbies, "for each has a hobby from cobbler to king." Some have unfortunate hobbies (e.g. "The hobbies of scolds are their husbands to tease,") some have the hobbies of courting; "The Americans'... hobby is Madison, peace, and free trade."

Historical references

  • 1809-1817 - Presidency of James Madison


  1. Arnett, p. 36-37, "The Hobbies" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Arn036


Author: unknown
Found in: US