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Smoking Away.
Floating away like the fountains' spray, Or the snow...

"a Free Puff."
Do you remember when first we met? I was turning twent...

The Pipe You Make Yourself.
There's clay pipes an' briar pipes an' meerschaum pipes a...

Another Match.
_AFTER A.C. SWINBURNE._ If love were dhudeen olden, ...

My Three Loves.
When Life was all a summer day, And I was under twenty...

Sic Transit.
Just a note that I found on my table, By the bills of ...

Cigarette Rings.
How it blows! How it rains! I'll not turn out to-night; ...

To See Her Pipe Awry.
Betty bouncer kept a stall At the corner of a street...

How It Once Was.
Right stout and strong the worthy burghers stood, ...

Knickerbocker.
Shade of Herrick, Muse of Locker, Help me sing of Knic...

He Respondeth.
SHE. You still persist in using, I observe with g...

On A Broken Pipe.
Neglected now it lies, a cold clay form, So late with ...

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

Seasonable Sweets.
"_DON'T BE FLOWERY, JACOB._"--CHARLES DICKENS. When th...

My Pipe And I.
There may be comrades in this world, As stanch and t...

Invocation To Tobacco.
Weed of the strange flower, weed of the earth, Killer ...

Acrostic.
To thee, blest weed, whose sovereign wiles, O'er cankere...

Virginia's Kingly Plant.
_BY AN "OLD SALT."_ Oh, muse! grant me the power (I...

Pernicious Weed!
The pipe, with solemn interposing puff, Makes half a s...

Tobacco.
Let poets rhyme of what they will, Youth, Beauty, Love...



ACROSTIC.








To thee, blest weed, whose sovereign wiles,
O'er cankered care bring radiant smiles,
Best gift of Love to mortals given!
At once the bud and bliss of Heaven!
Crownless are kings uncrowned by thee;
Content the serf in thy sweet liberty,
O charm of life! O foe to misery!

J.H.





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