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"MIGHT I ásk, Sir, where you 're always
Said a snail once tó an earwig
Wriggling past him on the roadside.
"I cannot conceive the business
Still less think it is for pleasure
"Tell me first," replied the earwig,
"Í for my part can't conceive what
"Bút ye are a pair of ninnies
Tó dispúte where there's no difference!"
"Fást and slów are bóth alike bad,
you would be graceful, healthy, Ánd of úse, stand still as I do."
Walking from GÜCKELSBERG to CHEMNITZ (SAXONY), June 18, 1851.
WILL AND THOUGHT.
SIR Will once on a time, being in need,
Called loud to Thought: "Good Thought, I pray come hither." When Thought nor came nor answered, Will repeated
Loúder the call: "Good Thought, I say come hither."
When Thought, as marble statue stiff and dumb,
Come, cóme, I say." Still Thought nor stirred nor answered:"Thén as I see fair words are of no use
Cóme, I command you; come this instant, slave."
His own case pleaded: "I am nót Will's servant,
And never was; if Will says otherwise,
Lét him produce his witnesses to prove it."
So Will called witness Popular Misconception,
Who swóre in plain, round terms that Thought was then, And from all time had been, Will's bounden servant.
But the Judge frowning said: "The evidence
Is bád in law, being but of opinion;
Remove the witness if she cannot prove
Either a contract or some act of service."
The Judge declared the plaintiff was nonsuited,
Again in court sat the cross case to try:
Thought versus Will; and thus swore Thought's first witness, A learned Doctor grave, hight Metaphysics,
With small, bright eyes, white beard, and furrowed cheeks:"Well known to me from earliest youth, my lord,
Both plaintiff and defendant in this action,
To see them in their mutual relation
Of sláve and master dealing with each other,
Will act except at the command of Thought;
Always in consequence of Thought's command
Bút in a court of justice the opinion
Éven of wise Metaphysics has no weight.
Go down." "My Lord," then thus said the defendant:
"This Métaphysics is my ancient foe,
His évidence the outpourings of a malice
And when the Judge would not, but with loud voice
And to his rightful lord delivered over,
Aróse such uproar that the Judge his safety
Sought in precipitous flight through a postern door;
Walking from AZOLO to MESTRE near VENICE, Aug. 5-6, 1854.
PRINCE Páskewitsch to Turkey went
But just as he arrived before
Néver let schoolboy such a roar
Out of his mouth, at the first sore
As Páskewitsch, when trundling slow
That stooping down he cried "Oh! oh!"
And in the lurch
Left lying there his haversack
And ón Silistria turned his back
And the Greek church.
Walking from SCHÖNAU to LICHTENSTEIN (SAXONY), June 19, 1854.
RESTLESS as billows of the sea
And agile be thy feet,
Nor from the right retreat.
Walking from ARCO to TENNO in the Italian TYROL, Aug. 24, 1954.