[Page 125]


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.


  • TEI/XML [chunk] (XML - 13K / ZIP - 2.2K) / ECPA schema (RNC - 357K / ZIP - 73K)
  • Plain text [excluding paratexts] (TXT - 241 / ZIP - 357 )

Facsimile (Source Edition)

(Page images digitized by University of Michigan Library.)



All Images (PDF - 92K)

About this text

Title (in Source Edition): DITTO.
Genres: riddle

Text view / Document view

Source edition

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.)

Editorial principles

Typography, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation have been cautiously modernized. The source of the text is given and all significant editorial interventions have been recorded in textual notes. This ECPA text has been edited to conform to the recommendations found in Level 5 of the Best Practices for TEI in Libraries version 4.0.0.

Other works by Mary Alcock (née Cumberland)