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Chibouque.
At Yeni-Djami, after Rhamadan, The pacha in his pala...

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

On Receipt Of A Rare Pipe.
I lifted off the lid with anxious care, Removed the ...

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

A Bachelor's Soliloquy.
I sit all alone with my pipe by the fire, I ne'er kn...

She.
The hateful man! 'Twould vex a saint! Around my pretty...

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

'twas Off The Blue Canaries.
'Twas off the blue Canary isles, A glorious summer d...

An Old Sweetheart Of Mine.
As one who cons at evening o'er an album all alone, An...

On A Tobacco Jar.
Three hundred years ago or soe, One worthy knight an...

Tobacco.
The Indian weed, withered quite, Green at noon, cut do...

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

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

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

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

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

Ode To Tobacco.
Thou, who when fears attack Bidst them avaunt, and Bla...

"keats Took Snuff."
"Keats took snuff.... It has been established by the ...

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

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



MY LITTLE BROWN PIPE.








I have a little comforter,
I carry in my pocket:
It is not any woman's face
Set in a golden locket;
It is not any kind of purse;
It is not book or letter,
But yet at times I really think
That it is something better.

Oh, my pipe, my little brown pipe!
How oft, at morning early,
When vexed with thoughts of coming toil,
And just a little surly,
I sit with thee till things get clear,
And all my plans grow steady,
And I can face the strife of life
With all my senses steady.

No matter if my temper stands
At stormy, fair, or clearing,
My pipe has not for any mood
A word of angry sneering.
I always find it just the same,
In care, or joy, or sorrow,
And what it is to-day I know
It's sure to be to-morrow.

It helps me through the stress of life;
It balances my losses;
It adds a charm to all my joys,
And lightens all my crosses.
For through the wreathing, misty veil
Joy has a softer splendor,
And life grows sweetly possible,
And love more truly tender.

Oh, I have many richer joys!
I do not underrate them,
And every man knows what I mean,
I do not need to state them.
But this I say,--I'd rather miss
A deal of what's called pleasure,
Than lose my little comforter,
My little smoky treasure.

AMELIA E. BARR.




Forsaken of all comforts but these two,--
My fagot and my pipe--I sit to muse
On all my crosses, and almost excuse
The heavens for dealing with me as they do.
When Hope steps in, and, with a smiling brow,
Such cheerful expectations doth infuse
As makes me think ere long I cannot choose
But be some grandee, whatsoe'er I'm now.
But having spent my pipe, I then perceive
That hopes and dreams are cousins,--both deceive.
Then mark I this conclusion in my mind,
It's all one thing,--both tend into one scope,--
To live upon Tobacco and on Hope:
The one's but smoke, the other is but wind.

SIR ROBERT AYTON.





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