Winkin' de Word

1 April 1978
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"My father and mother were honest, though poor--"
"Skip all that!" cried the Bellman in haste.
"If it once becomes dark, there's no chance of a Snark--
We have hardly a minute to waste!"


Although my physiognomy
Betray no hint of bonhomie,
Yet of mortals you will find
I'm by no means the most unkind.


But how am I entitled to make my fortune (which cannot be done without all this anxiety and drudgery) who can do hardly anything at all, and never anything but what I like to do? I rise when I please, breakfast at length, write what comes into my head, and after taking a mutton-chop and a dish of strong tea, go to the play, and thus my time passes. (Hazlitt)


For God's sake let us sit upon our arses
And tell sad stories till we get catharsis.
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