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Poems                        393

A Translation

(Attempted in consequence of a challenge.)

" ' Mrs. Harris/ I says to her, ' dont name the charge, for
if I could afford to lay all my feller creeturs out for nothink
I would gladly do it ; sich is the love I bear 'em. But what
I always says to them as has the management of matters,
Mrs. Harris/ "  here she kept her eye on Mr. Pecksniff 
" ' be they gents or be they ladies  is, Dont ask me whether I
wont take none, or whether I will, but leave the bottle on the
chimley piece, and let me put my lips to it when I am so
dispoged/ " (Martin Chuzzlewit, Chap. XIX).

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In Memoriam

Feb. i4th, 1895

H. R. F.

Out, out, out into the night,

With the wind bitter North East and the sea rough ;