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A rod twelve feet long and a ring of wire,
A winder and barrel, will help thy desire
In killing a Pike; but the forked stick,
With a slit and a bladder,-and that other fine

Which our artists call snap, with a goose or a duck,

Will kill two for one, if you have any luck;
The gentry of Shropshire do merrily smile,
To see a goose and a belt the fish to beguile;
When a Pike suns himselfe and a-frogging doth

The two-inched hook is better, I know,
Than the ord'nary snaring: but still I must cry,
When the Pike is at home, minde the cookery.
BARKER-The Art of Angling. (Reprint of 1820
of the 1657 edition)


For angling-rod he took a sturdy oak;
For line, a cable that in storm ne'er broke;
His hook was such as heads the end of pole
To pluck down house ere fire consumes it whole;

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But I do mean to say, I have heard her declare, When at the same moment she had on a dress Which cost five hundred dollars, and not a cent less,

And jewelry worth ten times more, I should


That she had not a thing in the wide world to wear!

WM. ALLEN BUTLER-Nothing to Wear.


Dresses for breakfasts, and dinners, and balls.
Dresses to sit in, and stand in, and walk in;
Dresses to dance in, and flirt in, and talk in,
Dresses in which to do nothing at all;
Dresses for Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall;
All of them different in color and shape.
Silk, muslin, and lace, velvet, satin, and crape,
Brocade and broadcloth, and other material,
Quite as expensive and much more ethereal.
WM. ALLEN BUTLER-Nothing to Wear.

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They stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours.

Genesis. XXXVII. 23.


A night-cap deck'd his brows instead of bay,
A cap by night, a stocking all the day.
GOLDSMITH-Description of an Author's Bed-
chamber. In Citizen of the World, Letter 30.
The Author's Club. (1760)

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