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A Choice Collection of Amusing Pieces,
BOTH IN PROSE AND VERSE,
ORIGINAL AND SELEOTED;
DIALOGUES, SOLILOQUIES, PARODIES, &C.
FOR THE USE OF SCIITOLO, LITEKARY SOCIÉTIES, DEBATING
CLUBS, SOCIAL CERCLEZ ATD DOMESTIC ENTERTAINMENT,
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853, by
STIRIOTYPED BY THOMAS B. SMITH,
216 William St., N, Y.
59 Ann Street
HUMOR and fun!
There's nothing like it under the sun.
'd have it a perfect thing,
Hold on the reins,
That Wisdom throws o'er Fancy's strains;
Fills you with dirt,
Of thought that chiefly entertains,
But humor 's good,
If we but rightly use it would.
For, though sometimes
Below the brutes,
Are a sort of ghastly, grinning crew; But the genuine laugh belongs to man,
And he ought to enjoy it as best he can.
; Where even a debt, as heey.as.lead,
a May something ftud toidutiven
finu: his head, And cheer up å spitit souliese wed.
It yields a rich
May prove a kind of moral switch,
* 'Tis known that men will alcohol drink,
Till they neither can walk, stand, nor think; While hogs, which foul and filthy they call, Will shun the poisonous stuff, as gall.
There's many a crime, and heinous too,
Of him that hates,
The sin, but not the sinning pates,
The work, in fine,
Indicated in Horace's line,
The book 's for youth,
Yet it contains much humorous truth,