The Tanner; An Epigram





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,

Picked up in the roadway a fragment of chalk,

And wrote on the palings,--Hide Park!





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