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About Husbands

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" A man ia, in general, better pleased when he lias a good dínner upo:i his lable than when his wife speaks Greek." - Sam Johnson. Jolmson was rigbt. I dou't agree to all The solenjQ dogma of Lhe roagh oíd -tager; But very niuch approve what one uiay cali The minor moráis of the " Ursa Major." Julinson was right. Although some men adore Wisdom in wbman, and with leanñng cram her, ' Tliere isn't one in ten but thinks f ir more Of. his owu grub [han his spouse's grammar. I know il is the greatiest shame in lite ; But who ainon" (save, perhaps, myself) Returning lningry home but ask his wife What beef- uot books - be has upon the ehelf. Tbough Greek and Latín be tlie lady"s coast, They're little valued by her loviug mate ; ïhe kind oí' tongue that husbauds relish most Is modem boiled and served upon a píate. Or, if as fond ambiüon may command, Some home-made verse the happy matron show him, Wliat mortal spouse but fiom her dainty hand Would sooner see a pudding than a poem 1 Young lady- deep in love with Tom or Ilarpy- 'Tis sad to tell you such a tale as tilia But here's the moral of it : - don'i, ye marry ; Or, marrying like your lover as he is - A very man with sornething of the brute, (Unless he provea a sentimental hobby), With passions strong, and appetite to boot - A thirsty soul with a hungry body ! A very man - not oue of nature's clods - With human íeeling, whether saint o" sinner ; Endowed, perhaps, witli genius f'ioui the gods, But apt to take liis temper from his dinner.


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Michigan Argus