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1 To a term oft made use of by partners in trade
2 Add a pious young damsel for ever a maid,
3 With five hundred tackt to a spirituous liquor,
4 Which is drank from the cobler quite up to the vicar,
5 These, when right put together, will quickly explain
6 The name of a thing made to puzzle the brain.


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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. 126. vii,[25],183,[1]p. (ESTC T86344) (Page images digitized by University of Michigan Library.)

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