Well suited to teach many older folks; ;
For many true words are spoken in jokes;
And many will take, in a jocose way,
What, soberly said, would drive them away;
And many will see, in a ludicrous scene,
Portraits so finished, their own, I ween,)
As to cure them of follies, and make them shun
The features they laugh at, in others, as fun.
But why all this pleading? I'm no patron-seeker.
Let it speak for itself—THE HUMOROUS SPEAKER.