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Words are but Wind. Tale of a Tub.
1 IF Words are Wind, as some allow,
2 No Promises can bind;
3 Since breaking of the strictest Vow,
4 Is only breaking Wind.


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Title (in Source Edition): An EPIGRAM.
Author: Stephen Duck
Themes: humour
Genres: epigram

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Duck, Stephen, 1705-1756. Poems on several occasions: By Stephen Duck. London: printed for the author, 1736, p. 248. xl,334,[2]p. ; 4⁰. (ESTC T90234; OTA K073280.000)

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