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WM. S. ORR AND CO.,

AMEN CORNER, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1847.

280

e.

3704

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A NEW INTRODUCTION.

Some years ago the public head

Was half turn'd with this tale;

And, like our Indian history,

It had a General Sale.

And tho' not destinied to be

Of his grand immortality,

Who died embraced by victory,

Yet did its star prevail

In such a true triumphant sort,

That sellers sold, and buyers bought;

The "New Tale of a Tub" made thrift;

And tho' not "by the Dean," its sale was Swift!

What light upon the public broke,

To make it go,

I did not know:

At first I took it for a joke;

And thought perhaps, as T U B

Is still a tub as B UT,

They meant to make a Butt of me.

But no!

In manner terse,

My publisher declared that could not be,

Because as yet my Tub had no reverse.

Into his lap half guineas rolled,

As I was told,

Five thousand fold!

So lucky did he find it,

"Twas bruited with a loud hub-bub,

That besides making bub and grub,

He'd start his Cab upon his Tub,

And mount his tiger without fail

(As soon as he'd untied the tail)

Behind it!

Presume a west-end fortune made!

Now tempts the book an Eastern trade,

It is an Eastern story;

Let ORR and Co,

Then make it go

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