« It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,

For fear they should succumb and go astray;
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,

You will find it better policy to say: —
« We never pay any-one Dane-geld,

No matter how trifling the cost;
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,

And the nation that pays it is lost! »