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Smoke Is The Food Of Lovers.
When Cupid open'd shop, the trade he chose Was just th...

A Poet's Pipe.
_FROM THE FRENCH OF CHARLES BAUDELAIRE._ A poet's pipe...

To The Tobacco Pipe.
Dear piece of fascinating clay! 'Tis thine to smooth l...

The Duet.
I was smoking a cigarette; Maud, my wife, and the te...

The Lost Lotus.
'Tis said that in the sun-embroidered East, There dw...

Tobacco Is An Indian Weed.
Tobacco's but an Indian weed, Grows green at morn, cut...

A Warning.
HE. I loathe all books. I hate to see The world a...

Ode To Tobacco.
Come then, Tobacco, new-found friend, Come, and thy ...

Ashes.
Wrapped in a sadly tattered gown, Alone I puff my brie...

An Encomium On Tobacco.
Thrice happy isles that stole the world's delight, And...

My Meerschaums.
Long pipes and short ones, straight and curved, High...

What I Like.
To lie with half-closed eyes, as in a dream, Upon the ...

Latakia.
I. When all the panes are hung with frost, Wild wiz...

Pipe And Tobacco.
When my pipe burns bright and clear, The gods I need n...

The Ballad Of The Pipe.
Oh, give me but Virginia's weed, An earthen bowl, a st...

The Smoker's Calendar.
When January's cold appears, A glowing pipe my spirit ...

Geordie To His Tobacco-pipe.
Good pipe, old friend, old black and colored friend, W...

To An Old Pipe.
Once your smoothly polished face Nestled lightly in a ...

A Pipe Of Tobacco.
Let the toper regale in his tankard of ale, Or with ...

The Dreamer's Pipe.
Meerschaum, thing with amber tip, Clutched between the...



A SONG WITHOUT A NAME.








AIR: "_THE VICAR OF BRAY_."


'Twas in Queen Bess's golden days
That smoking came in fashion;
And from the court it quickly spread
Throughout the English nation.
The courtiers first the lesson learnt,
And burn'd the fragrant treasure;
And e'en the queen herself, 'tis said,
Would sometimes share the pleasure.
But this is true, I will maintain,--
And I am far from joking,--
Of all the pleasures men have found
There's none to equal smoking.

Then learned men and lawyers wise
And grave divines and doctors
Found smoking help'd to clear the brain,
And puff'd away in flocks, sirs;
Then business men and humble clerks
And laborer and peasant
By smoking care would drive away,
And make this life more pleasant.
For this is true. I will maintain,--
And I am far from joking,--
Of all the pleasures men have found
There's none to equal smoking.

And from these times we modern men
Great glory do inherit,
And wealth and learning and the strength
Which makes the English spirit.
We have no care, we fear no foe,
We pass our lifetime gayly,
But little think how much we owe
To great Sir Walter Raleigh.
For this is true, I will maintain,--
And I am far from joking,--
Of all the pleasures men have found
There's none to equal smoking.

W. LLOYD.





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