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A DOÚBLE folly how to cook

If you desire to know,
You'll find it in a cookery book

That some score years ago

Was printed for the use of cooks

Who wéll had learned to read; I've triéd it often, and still found

The récipé succeed.

You'll take the first young man you meet

That 's handsome and well made, And dress him in a brán- new suit

Of clóthes of any shade;

But blue and drab, or brown and white,

Is said to be the best;
His gloves must be of yellow kid,

Of patterned silk his vest.

His glóssy, lacquered boots, too small

To hold with ease his toes,
Should glánce and sparkle in the sun

At every step he goes.

Both cheeks should be scraped close and clean,

But I advise you spare Just in the middle of his chin

One little tuft of hair;

And leáve upon his upper lip

Enough to take a twirl
In áll as múch hair as may show

He 's not all out a girl.

And then you 'll teach him airs genteel,

And words of import small About religion, politics,

Ảnd the last fancy - ball.

When your young man is thus prepared,

Look round until you find A máte for him as suitable

In person as in mind.

Simple and dignified must be

Her boarding -school- taught mien, And for the last five years her age

Sómething about eighteen.

She múst have learned a mincing gait,

And not to swing her arms;
And cán she sit bolt úpright straight

'Twill doúble all her charms.

fgnorance of things she knows right well

Her looks must always show,
And things she 's wholly ignorant of

She must pretend to know.

Néver must shé behind her look

While walking in the street;
Her eyes and those of a young man

Must néver, never meet.

Bút she may peep behind the blinds

When in the room 's no one,
And watch what in the opposite house

Or streét is going on.

She must have learned neat angle hand

And how to fold a note; Búlwer and Byron understand,

And on dear children doat.

Bút above all things she must love

The only, one, true church, And heresy and unbelief

Háte, as bold boys the birch.

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They 're ready now, the youth and maid,

And need but to be brought Mind well! by accident together

Ånd without all forethought.

Two rainstreams on the window pane

You've seen together run, Two pools of milk upon a tray

You 've seen blend into one.

So youth and maid bring them but near

Are súre to coalesce;
Certain the fact, although the cause

May hárder be to guess:

Grammarians hold it for the accord

Of similar tense and case, Attraction, it 's by chemists called,

Of ácid for a base.

Musicians call it the concórd

Of óctaves lower and higher, Philosophers the sympathy

Of púppets on one wire.

Geologists find even hard stone

Given to conglomerate, And not a botanist but knows

Each plant turns toward a mate;

All may be right or all be wrong

For anything I know,
Beyond the simple matter of fact

It 's not for me to go.

They 've seen each other at a friend's;

Well done! you 've now to choose A pláce convenient to them both

For fréquent rendezvous.

The máll 's too public, and almost

As public evening Tea; 'Twére a real pity your good work

Should spoiled by tattling be;

Bút in a Propaganda school

As often as they please They'll come together, youth and maid,

In safety and at ease.

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Your work is done; your youth and maid

No more need of your care;
Léft to kind heaven and to themselves

They áre a wedded pair.

A double folly. so they cooked

Some twenty years ago,
But whý so called the excellent dish

Ask nót, for I don't know;

But this I know, the recipé

Succeeds even in these days,
And mérits of all culinary

Connoisseurs the praise.

Walking across the mountains from Cortina in VaL AMPEZZO to PREDAZZO in VAL FIEME, July 24 – 26, 1854.

SAID Vinegar-cruet to Mustard - pot once:

"I wish you knew how to behave;
What pleasure can any one take in the feast,

While you keep still looking so grave?”

"Excúse me, dear Vinegar-cruet," replied

Mustard-pót, "I 've been thinking this hour
How happy we'd áll be and merry the feast

Were yoú but a little less sour.”
OPPENAU, in the BLACK FOREST (BADEN), Octob. 12, 1854.

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