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(1842-1907 / Canada)

Poems of John Arthur Phillips

1. Cyder: Book I 1/1/2004
2. Cyder: Book II 1/1/2004
3. The Factory Girl 1/3/2003
4. The Splendid Shilling 1/1/2004

The Splendid Shilling

-- -- Sing, Heavenly Muse,
Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhime,
A Shilling, Breeches, and Chimera's Dire.


Happy the Man, who void of Cares and Strife,
In Silken, or in Leathern Purse retains
A Splendid Shilling: He nor hears with Pain
New Oysters cry'd, nor sighs for chearful Ale;

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