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

My Cigar.
In spite of my physician, who is, _entre nous_, a fogy, ...

Song Of The Smoke-wreaths.
_SUNG TO THE SMOKERS._ Not like clouds that cap the mo...

Too Great A Sacrifice.
The maid, as by the papers doth appear, Whom fifty tho...

Those Ashes.
Up to the frescoed ceiling The smoke of my cigarette...

Smoke And Chess.
We were sitting at chess as the sun went down; And he,...

A Farewell To Tobacco.
May the Babylonish curse Straight confound my stammeri...

Confession Of A Cigar Smoker.
I owe to smoking, more or less, Through life the whole...

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

A Bachelor's Views.
A pipe, a book, A cosy nook, A fire,--at least ...

Inscription For A Tobacco Jar.
Keep me at hand; and as my fumes arise, You'll find _a...

Ingin Summer.
Jest about the time when Fall Gits to rattlin' in th...

My Friendly Pipe.
Let sybarites still dream delights While smoking cig...

Edifying Reflections Of A Tobacco-smoker.
_SET TO MUSIC BY JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH. AUTHOR UNKNOWN. TRANS...

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

A Song Without A Name.
AIR: "_THE VICAR OF BRAY_." 'Twas in Queen Bess's gold...

It May Be Weeds.
It may be weeds I've gathered too; But even weeds...

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

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

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



HE RESPONDETH.








SHE.

You still persist in using,
I observe with great regret,
The needlessly expensive
Cigarette.


HE.

You should set a good example;
But you seem to quite forget
That you use a thirty-dollar
Vinaigrette.

_Life._





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