A Curious Discourse
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This is a A Curious Discourse that passed between the Twenty-Five Letters at Dinner-Time.
Says A, give me a good large slice.
Says B, a little bit, but nice.
Says C, cut me a piece of crust.
Take it, says D, it's dry as dust.
Says E, I'll cut fast, who will.
Says F, I vow I'll home my fill.
Says G, give it me good and great.
Says H, a little bit I hate.
Says I, I have the juice the best.
And K, the very same confest.
Says L, ther's nothing more I love.
Says M, it makes your teeth to move.
N noticed what the others said.
O other's plates with grief survey'd.
P praised that took up to the life.
Q quarrell'd Cause he'd a bad knife.
Says R, it runs short, I'am afraid.
S silent sat and nothing said.
T thought that talking might lose time
U understood it at meals a crime.
W wish'd these had been a quince in;
Says X, those cooks ther's no convincing.
Says Y, I'll eat, let others wish.
Z sat as mute as any fish,
While Ampersy and he licked the dish.