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Now to christen the infant Kilmansegg, For days and days it was quite a plague, To hunt the list in the Lexicon: And scores were tried like coin by the ring, Ere names were found just the proper thing For a minor rich as a Mexican.

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Source Notes: "Her Christening," Miss Kilmansegg and Her Precious Leg The poem pursues the notion that a name "has more than nominal worth, / And belongs to good or bad luck at birth."

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