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DITTO.

1 My first for temper and for tongue
2 Is to a proverb curst;
3 My second is for ever hung
4 By nature to my first.
5 When drawling periods without end
6 Exhaust the hearer's soul,
7 To Parson Spintext, as a friend,
8 I recommend my whole.

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    Title (in Source Edition): DITTO.
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    Poems, &c. &c. by the Late Mrs. Mary Alcock [poems only]. London: Printed for C. Dilly, Poultry, 1799, p. 125. vii,[25],183,[1]p. (ESTC T86344) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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