Poem of the week
Wanted a husband,--there's plenty, 'tis said,
All through the district, who wish to get wed;
Dark men and fair men, and little and tall--
Some with large stations, and others with small;
But as the sample, to meet my opinions,
Often is scarce in the British dominions,
I've hit on a plan to obtain my desire,
Advertising minutely the man I require.
Please to take notice,--he must not be lean,
Nor fat, but an average sample between;
He must not be crooked, nor cranky, nor bold,
Not stupid, nor sheepish, nor stingy, nor old;
He must not be noisy, nor sulky, nor snappy,...
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