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THE WALTZ.

Or give—like her—caresses to a score;
Her Mind with these is gone, and with it go
The little left behind it to bestow.


Voluptuous Waltz! and dare I thus blaspheme?
Thy bard forgot thy praises were his theme.
Terpsichore forgive!—at every Ball250
My wife now waltzes—and my daughters shall;
My son—(or stop—'tis needless to inquire—
These little accidents should ne'er transpire;
Some ages hence our genealogic tree[1]
Will wear as green a bough for him as me)—
Waltzing shall rear, to make our name amends
Grandsons for me—in heirs to all his friends.



END OF VOL. I.





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  1. Some generations hence our Pedigree
    Will never look the worse for him or me
    .—[MS. erased.]