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POEMS OF WIT AND HUMOUR.
A TALE OF A TRUMPET.
“Old woman, old woman, will you go a-shearing?
Of all old women hard of hearing,
On her head, it is true,
Two flaps there grew, That served for a pair of gold rings to go through, But for any purpose of ears in a parley, They heard no more than ears of barley.
No hint was needed from D. E. F.
From her twisted mouth to her eyes so peery,
She was deaf as a house—which modern tricks
For her all human kind were dumb,
That none could get a sound to come,
She was deaf as a nut-for nuts, no doubt,