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All The World's A Fraud

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All the worlii'n a fraud, And all tlie men and woinen merely hum bug ; 1'lny Imve llieir dodges, and oontrlvances; Mach uslng In bi8 HlMiiii' miiny arts, 8uch arts belng seven swlndles. At flrst, the 1 o faut, Pretendlng hunger In the nurne's u'ms; And theii the whlntng schoolboy, the young scapegrace, Telling of the stoinach ache a plteous tale, Tobe excuaed from school. And theu the lover: Swearlng aflectlon to the wealthy wldow When all he wants la money. Then a soldier ; Full ot strange oaths discusslng with hls pard How best to get a chance to tap a barrel, Koeping the bottle e'er In agltatlon TUI ne has drank It out. Aud then the Jus ttce; Who tells the twelve what verdict they must flud, And glves thein argumentH to prove a man Who k i ; .- anolher 1 a luuattc, For wblch he is well pald. Next swlndle shlfts Into the lean and lecherous old coon ; Wilh mustacheon hls none, and bleary eyes; Mi scrafgy chin well-shaved ; he takes a prlde In youthful pranks ; narratlng to the boys Tales of tlctltlous conquest, o'er their pipes ; The lauglilng stock ol town. Last fraua of all ThatendRthls strange and swlndllug hlstory, Is second babyhood, scarce wortn lae living on Saus witr, or Heuse, or taste for anylhlug.


Ann Arbor Courier
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