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The Tanner; An Epigram

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A BERMONDSEY tanner would often engage,
In a long tete-a-tete with his dame,
While trotting to town in the Kennington stage,
About giving their villa a name.
A neighbor, thus hearing the skin-dresser talk,
Stole out, half an hour after dark,
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And wrote on the palings,--Hide Park!





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