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So finally to the wind I went,

But found in him another scorner;

For he puffed the dust full into my face,

And whistled me fairly round the corner.

ADOLPH BUCHHEIM.-Schlimmer Trost GO-A-HEAD DICK.

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SINCE you ought to regard as your dad
Whomsoever has married your 'ma,
I'll suppose that a licking I had
Long ago was bestowed by papa.
Says he, 'You young scamp,
You have no business here;

There is sixpence for beer,

And decamp !!

Go a-head''s all I said

Go a-head!'

Now sixpence, as all the world knows, Will take a confiding young man

Anywhere ; so, forgetting my woes,
With a hop and a skip off I ran.
But, next day, I scarce missed
Being starved, when a bob,
Introduced to my fob,

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Like every true guardsman, I tried,
As soon as the battle was o'er,
To succour the wounded, nor spied

What colours the poor fellows wore.

If to injure them came
Any rascal, at once
A good rap on the sconce
Spoilt his game.
Go a-head, knave,' I said,

Go a-head !'

My daddy, one day, having got
Rather down in his luck, asked my aid ;

It is true he had left me to rot,

And might now in kind be repaid;
But he didn't ask twice,

And the pay I'd not spent

To the old man I sent

In a trice.

Go a-head, Sir,' I said

Go a-head !'

After twenty years' toil, I repose ;
But I still keep my uniform bright;
And, while in my garden the rose
Is blooming, a laurel 's in sight.

If the Queen wants me out,
As I take up my ground,

To the younkers around

I will shout:

Go a-head till you're dead

Go a-head!'

EMILE DEBRAUX.-Fanfan la Tulipe

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