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"Lord! think, when I am swimming round, And looking where the boat is, A shark just snaps away a half Without a quarter's notice.
"One half is here, the other half Is near Columbia placed: Oh! Sally, I have got the whole Atlantic for my waist.
"But now adieu--a long adieu! I've solved death's awful riddle, And would say more, but I am doomed To break off in the middle."
TABLE-TALK OF JOHN SELDEN [Sidenote: _John Selden_]Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes; they were easiest for his feet.
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'Tis sometimes unreasonable to look after respect and reverence, either from a man's own servant, or other inferiors. A great lord and a gentleman talking together, there came a boy by, leading a calf with both his hands: says the lord to the gentleman, "You shall see me make the boy let go his calf"; with that he came towards him, thinking the boy would have put off his hat, but the boy took no notice of him. The lord seeing that, "Sirrah,"... Selden, John
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