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OF THE WORKS OF

ENGLISH AND

AND AMERICAN AUTHORS,

COLLECTED AND ANNOTATED BY

WALTER

HAMILTON,

Fellow of the Royal Geographical, and Royal Historical Societies ;
Author of " A History of National Patriotic Songs,' " "A Memoir of George Cruikshank,

The Poets Laureate of England,The Æsthetic Movement in England,etc.

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Some things are very good, pick out the best,

Good wits compiled them, and I wrote the rest ;
If thou dost buy it, it will quit the cost,
Read it, and all thy labour is not lost.

John Taylor, the Water Poet.

REEVES & TURNER, 196, STRAND, LONDON, W.C.

1889.

PRE FACE.

T is now a little more than six years since this publication was commenced, and

the completion of the Sixth Volume enables me to say that nearly every Parody of literary merit, or importance, has been mentioned in its pages, whilst some thousands of the best have been given in full.

To form such a collection required not only an intimate knowledge of English Poetical Literature, but involved the reference to many very rare and scarce books,

English, American, and Colonial. I beg to offer my sincere thanks to the Authors who kindly permitted their copyright poems to be inserted in this volume, particularly to F. Locker-Lampson, Esq., and G. R. Sims, Esq., as well as to the following gentlemen, for copies of Parodies and other information they have afforded-Messrs. Cuthbert Bede, G. H. Brierley, of Cardiff ; F. W. Crawford, T. F. Dillon Croker, Frank Howell, J. H. Ingram, Walter Parke, F. B. Perkins, of San Francisco; C. H, Stephenson, C. H. Waring, and Gleeson White.

In nearly every case the permission of the authors has been obtained for the re-publication of their Parodies; in the few instances where this was not done, it was owing to the impossibility of finding the author's address,

During the progress of the work, some further Parodies appeared of Authors already dealt with, it is proposed to include these in a supplementary volume, which will be published at some future date.

It is believed that the ample Bibliographical information relating to Parodies and Burlesques coatained in this volume will be specially useful to Librarians, Managers of Penny Readings, and Professors of Elocution.

Editors of Provincial Papers who offer prizes for Literary compositions should be on their guard against unscrupulous persons who copy Parodies from this Collection, and send them in as original compositions.

In much of the compilation, and especially those portions requiring the exercise of taste, and in the somewhat dreary process of proof reading, I have been greatly assisted by my wife, whose cheerful co-operation in all my labours adds just the rest which rerders Life worth living.

Whilst bidding my subscribers Farewell, I wish to add that the subject of Parodies will continue to engage my attention, and that I shall always be grateful for any information, or examples, that may be sent to me, addressed to the care of Messrs. Reeves and Turner.

WALTER HAMILTON.

CHRISTMAS, 1889.

IN D E X.

The Authors of the original poems are arranged in alphabetical order; the titles
of the original poems are printed in italics, followed by the Parodies. The

Authors of the Parodies are named in italics.

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A Bibliography of the Parodies of

Charles Dickens...
A Bibliography of French Parodies
Bibliography of Scriptural Parodies ...
Books and Periodicals dealing with

Parody
Books of Reference on Slang, Cant,

and " Argot"
Burlesqnes of Educational Works
English Burlesques of the Classics
Literary Forgeries and Impostures
Mock Hercic Poems
Plays founded on Charles Dickens's

Novels ...
Theatrical Burlesques and Travesties

Ballades; Rondeaus ;

Villanelles, etc.
The Ballade (See Swinburne).

The Ballade in Bad Weather. J. Ashby Sterry
A Ballade of Old Metres
A Young Poet's Advice
Ballade of Old Law Books
Ballade of the Honest Lawyer
Ballade of Leading Cases
Ballade of the Timid Bard
Ballade of a Ballade Monger. G. White
Ballade of Primitive Man Andrew Lang
Ballade of Primitive Woman. American
The Doom of the Muses. H. D. Traill
Austin Dobson-Andrew Lang
Ballade of the Best Pipe

Ballade of Tobacco
The Villanelle

J'ay perdu ma tourterelle
When I saw you last, Rose
A Villanelle, after Oscar Wilde
The Street Singer. Austin Dobson...
Culture in the Slums. W. E. Henley
In Wain! Punch
Jean Passerat, I like thee well
It's all a trick. W. W. Skeat
We are Cook's Tourists. H. C. Bunner

Dewy-eyed with shimmering hair
The Triolet (in a Temper)

Le premier jour du mois de mai
I wished to sing my love
How to fashion a Triolet

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Triolets by Austin Dobson...

With Pipe and Book
The Rondeau (in a Rage)

Ma foi, c'est fait de moi
You bid me try. Austin Dobson
Why do I wander wildly? .
Culture in the Slums. W. E. Henley
That dear old Tune

In corsets laced
Chant Royal

Behold the Deeds. H. E. Bunner .
Rondels.

Two Rondels
You bet ! you hear me
We have a most erotic bard

In a Cloud of smoke
Roundel.
The cat that sings

Robert Browning.
Mr. R. Browning's objection to Parodies
Waitress, with eyes so marvellous black
A Motto! Just a catch-word
How they brought the Good News from Ulundi

to Landsman's Drift. The World

How I won the Challenge Shield
The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Bagpiper of Midlothian
The Red Piper of Westminster
Poets and Linnets. Tom Hood

The Quest of Barparlo. Judy
Wanting iswhat ?

Browning is - what?
Loving is-what?
Wooing is—what?
A Billiard Mystery

Come is the Comer
The Lost Leader.

The Latest News. Fun
A Story of Girton

The Losing Leader
The Patriot, and two Parodies ...

A Parleying with a certain person of no

importance (Joseph Chamberlain)
Two Sides
My Kate
Lays of a Lover
Post Chronology: 0. M. Brown
R. Browning's Lines on the “Jubilee,” and a

Parody
The Poets at Tea...
Angelo orders his Dinner. Bayard Taylor

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ROBERT BROWNING-continued.
Any Pleader to any Student
The Cock and the Bull. C. S. Calverley
John Jones. The Heptalogia
Articles on Robert Browning's Poems
Browning Societies
Take them, Chum, the book and me together...

Austin Dobson.
This was the Pompadour's Fan...

A Ballade of the Grosvenor Gallery
A Ballade of Five o'clock Tea
Ballade of Pot-Pourri

Other Ballades
Tu Quoque (by permission)

An Idyll of the Lobby. Pall Mall ...
The Prodigals. W. E. Henley

John Dryden.
Alexander's Feast

Shakespeare's Feast, 1769 ...
Prancer's Feast, 1779
The Grand Portsmouth Puppet-show, 1786
The Covent Garden Row. (O.P.) 1810
Sir Francis Burdett's Feast, 1814
Commemoration Day, 1824
Ode to a Wrangler's Spread
The Kennington Common Revolution, 1848
Josh Hudson's Feast

Alexander (Henderson's) Feast, 1884
Three Poets, in three distant ages born

Parallel passages and imitations
The Hind and the Panther.
The Country Mouse and the City Mouse

John Keats
Who killed John Keats?
La Belle Dame sans merci...

Ode on a Jar of Pickles. Bayard Taylor
A thing of Beauty is a joy for ever
A Locomotive is a joy for ever

Frederick Locker-Lampson.
Biographical Notes
St. James's Street, and a pirated version...

St. Giles. Henry S. Leigh
Tempora Mutantur! and a Parody
Bramble Rise

A song at Sixty

His Girl...
An Invitation to Rome

Mr. Gladstone in Rome
From the Cradle, and a Parody...

A Gallery of Fair Women
Something Praedesque. Mortimer Collins
London's "Suez Canal.H. C. Pennell
Songsters of the Day. Time
On Frederick Locker

Nursery Rhymes.
Introductory Notes
The House that Jack built

Hebrew version
Political Parodies of this Rhyme
Version written for the O P. Riots
Parodies in The Ingoldsby Lyrics
The Palace that Nash built
TheCrystal Palace that Fox built
The House that Barry built

PAGR.
The Water that John drinks

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The Show that Sham built ...

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The Mine that Lyon struck

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The Land of Austra-lia

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The Ship that Jack built

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The House that John built ...

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This is the Radical Bradlaugh

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This is the Face that Art made

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The House that any one built

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The Bicycle that Jack made

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The House that Tithe built

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The Mitchelstown Murders
This is the Toy. Truth.

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The Boat that Jack built

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Behold the Mansion reared by Daedal Jack.
E. L. Blanchard

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The Jubilee Coercion Bill
The House that Bowen built

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The Domiciliary Edifice erected by John

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A Sermon on this Rhyme ...

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Mary had a Little Lamo
Austin Dobson's Version

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Robert Browning's Version

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H. W. Longfellows's Version
Andrew Lang's Version ...
A. C. Swinburne's Version

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Parodies on “ Mary had a Little Lamb

125
Sing a Song of Sixpence

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Latin Versions

...108, 109
The Song of the Cover. Bentley's Miscellany 108
French Version

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Sing a Song of Christmas ...

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A Version in “Pidgin ” English

109
Carol furth a Canticle

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Sing a Song of Season

109
Sing a Song of Dollars
Sing a Song of Native Art
Sing a Song of Gladness
The Cabman's Shelter. Punch
The Song of Science
The English Illustrated Magazine
Fifty Thousand nimble Shillings
Sing a Song of Jingo
Sing a Song of Eightpence
Sing a Song of Saving
The Jubilee Coinage
Sing a Song of Gladstone
Sing a Song of Scaffolds, of Gunnery, of

French Pence, of Chamberlain, of Arma-

ments, of Tricksters, of Libels, of Dynamite
Who killed Cock Robin ?
Who'll teach the Prince? Punch, 1843

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Who killed these Arabs?

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Who killed Home Rule?

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Who killed Gladstone ?

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Who won Miss Jenny ?

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Who'll kill Coercion?

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Who stole O'Brien's Breeches?

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Who killed Cock Warren ?...
Jack and Jill, and Parodies

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Hey! Diddle Diddle

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An Asthetic Version

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Mr. Escott's Version

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This Pig went to Market. Latin Version

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The Bells of London Town, and Parodies

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Mistress Mary, and a Latin Version

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A Revised Edition

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Political Parodies...

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Old Mother Hubbard, as a Sermon

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Little Jack Horner, Latin Versions

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Little Lord Randy

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Thirty Days hath September

A French Version
Dirty days hath September
A Summery Summary

Mems. for 1885
The Three Jovial Huntsmen

The Three Jolly Ratsmen

The Three Jovial Welshmen
Three Children Sliding on the Ice

A Latin Version
Thank you, Pretty Cow that made

Thank you, Pretty Spotted Snake

What are you doing, my Pretty Maid?
Trinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Mica, mica, parva stella
Tinkle, tinkle horrid bell
Monument to Temple Bar
Shine with Irregular Light...
Sprinkle, Sprinkle, Water Cart
Twinkle, twinkle, Morning Star
Tinkle, tinkle, Tramway Car
Twinkle, twinkle, Prosecutar
Wrinkles, wrinkles, Solar Star
Tyndall, Tyndall, Learned Star
Twinkle, twinkle, Little Arc

Twinkle, twinkle, Boulanger
The Spider and the Fly, by Mary Howitt

Will you Migrate to New Zealand
The Song of the Bank Director
The Irish Spider and the English Fly
Will you Walk into our Death-trap ?
Harcourt and Chamberlain
Will you Walk into my Convent?
Will you Walk into my Tunnel?
Pray Come along to Hawarden

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HORACE. An Ode Against Tobacco

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C. KINGSLEY. Three Antis went Groaning

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H, W. LONGFELLOW. Beware!

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Tobacco Smoke

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Song of Firewater

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Song of Nicotine ...

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Tell me not in Penny Numbers

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Come to Me! oh, my Meerschaum

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The Pipe and the Quid

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T. MOORE. 'Tis a last choice Havana

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'Tis the last Weed of Hudson's

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'Tis my last Mild Havana ...
The Butcher boy down the Road
Oh! the Days are gone

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My Mother. My Hookah !

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A Pinch of Snuff !

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My Pipe, Love!
My True Cigar !

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Tobacco !

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The Weed

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A Smoke

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Mrs. NORTON. Smoke not, smoke not...

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A. C. SWINBURNE. Another match

141
Ballade of more Burdens, “This is the cause
of every smoker's ire :

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W. SHAKESPEARE. To smoke or not to smoke

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R. B. SHERIDAN. Here's to the hookah

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Walter Scott. Hail to the plant !

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The weed was rank

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ALFRED TENNYSON. The Cigar Smokers

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Nicotina !

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O, Darling weed !

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I come from vaunted root

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WORDSWORTH's Sonnet.
Scorn not the meerschaum...

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SONG from the Mikado

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BALLADE of the Best Pipe

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BALLADE of Tobacco ...

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IN a Cloud of Smoke. Rondel

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With Pipe and Book ...

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On an empty Tobacco Pouch

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The Smoker's Alphabet

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FIRST LINES OF SONGS IN PRAISE OF TOBACCO.
A Poet's Pipe am I

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A Small Boy puffed at a Big Cigar

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As the Years vanish, Darling

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Borne from a Short Frail Pipe

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Certain Fumeur Courtisai: ure Veuve

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Come, Lovely Tube by Friendship Blest

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Contre Les Chagrins de La Vie

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Contented I sit with my Pipe

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Charm of the Solitude I Love...

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Come ! don't refuse Sweet Nicolina

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Critics avaunt, Tobacco is my theme

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Doux charme de ma Solitude (and Translation)

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Good, good indeed the Herb's good Weed

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For lack o' Tobacco

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Hail ! Social Pipe—thou Foe to care

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Je suis la Pipe d'un Auteur (and Translation)

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Í flirted first with Cigarettes

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I owe to Smoking, more or less

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I sing the Song of the Cigarette

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J'ai du bon Tabac

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Knows he that never took a Pinch?

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Keep me at hand

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Let no cold Marble o'er my Body rise

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Luscious Leaf of Fragrant Savour

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May the Babylonish curse. Charles Lamb

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Molière on Tobacco

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My Pipe to me, thro' gloom and glee

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What are Little Boys Made of
Dickory, dickory dock

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Multiplication is vexation
Please to Remember the 5th November
Privations Sore
Humpty Dumpty

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Babye Bunting

123
I Love Little Pussy

125
If I had a Donkey

127
Halliwell-Halliwell, My Pretty Man

167
When Great Victoria Ruled the Land

167
I do not like Thee, Dr. Fell

168
I love Thee not Nell

169
Jan, je ne t'aime point

169
Parodies and Poems in Praise of

Tobacco.
J. H. BROWNE's Imitations of Colley Cibber,

A. Phillips, J. Thomson, E. Young, A.
Pope, and Jonathan Swift, entitled “A
Pipe of Tobacco"

129
LORD BYRON. I Had a Dream

135
C. S. CALVERLEY's Ode to Tobacco

139
Hand me Another Spill

139
E. Cook. I Love It! I Love It!

134
BARRY CORNWALL. The Pipe, the Pipe
A BRAHAM COWLEY. The lazy Earth doth Steam

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T. Gray. Elegy on an Old Pipe Box ...

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Mrs. Hemans. The Stately Pipes of England

135
O. W. HOLMES. Hymn to St. Nicotine

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THOMAS HOOD. I Remember, I Remember

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