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A Rebus.

1 I'M pretty and useful in several ways,
2 Yet many by me often shorten their days,
3 Take one letter from me, and I shall appear
4 What young men are fond of all days in the year;
5 Take two letters from me, then I'm without doubt
6 What you likewise are, if you don't find me out.


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Title (in Source Edition): A Rebus.
Author: Anonymous
Genres: riddle

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Young Lady, fl. 1790. Poems on Several Occasions. Dublin: W. Porter, 1790, p. 12. 14p. (ESTC T197405)

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