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There was a young lady named Bright,
Who traveled much faster than light.
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe--
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Oh! a private buffoon is a light-hearted loon,
If you listen to popular rumour;
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When I a verse shall make,
Know I have prayed thee,
For old religion's sake,
Saint Ben, to aid me.
My brain is dull, my sight is foul,
I cannot write a verse, or read--
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Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower as a signal light,--
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Will there never come a season
Which shall rid us from the curse
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The Chief Defect of Henry King
Was chewing little bits of String.
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It is the business of the wealthy man
To give employment to the artisan.
When I am dead, I hope it may be said:
'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.'
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