Vulgar materialism sneers at the problem; duty is a fraud or hobgoblin, a mere superstition.
Shakespeare was the son of Hobgoblin by Aleppo, and consequently the male line of the Darley Arabian would come through these horses instead of through Bartlett's Childers, Squirt, and Marske; the Stud-Book, however, says that Marske was the sire of Eclipse.
Also mouth blown uilleann pipe practice chanter as used to be supplied by hobgoblin.
The cavern locally known as Hobgoblin Hall is described in Marmion, and is associated with all kinds of manifestations of the black art.
In 1731, being then the property of Mr. Coke, he was teazer to Hobgoblin, and on the latter refusing his services to Roxana, the mare was put to the Godolphin, and the produce was Lath (1732), the first of his get, and the most celebrated race-horse of his day after Flying Childers.