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CHARADE.

1 My first has exalted the heroes of old,
2 My second's the test of a shrew,
3 My whole is so mean, to it's shame be it told,
4 It will crouch to the sole of your shoe.

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Title (in Source Edition): CHARADE.
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Alcock [née Cumberland], Mary, 1741?–1798. 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 Michigan Library.)

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