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

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

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

The Latest Convert.
I've been in love some scores of times, With Amy, Ne...

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

A Pipe Of Tobacco.
Let the learned talk of books, The glutton...

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

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

In Favor Of Tobacco.
Much victuals serves for gluttony To fatten men like s...

My Little Brown Pipe.
I have a little comforter, I carry in my pocket: ...

The Cigar.
Some sigh for this and that, My wishes don't go far;...

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

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

A Valentine.
What's my love's name? Guess her name. Nina? No....

Effusion By A Cigar Smoker.
Warriors! who from the cannon's mouth blow fire, ...

With Pipe And Book.
With Pipe and Book at close of day, Oh, what is sweete...

Epitaph
_ON A YOUNG LADY WHO DESIRED THAT TOBACCO MIGHT BE PLANTED OV...

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

The Scent Of A Good Cigar.
What is it comes through the deepening dusk,-- Somethi...

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



TO THE TOBACCO PIPE.








Dear piece of fascinating clay!
'Tis thine to smooth life's rugged way,
To give a happiness unknown
To those--who let a pipe alone;
Thy tube can best the vapors chase,
By raising--others in their place;
Can give the face staid Wisdom's air,
And teach the lips--to ope with care;
'Tis hence thou art the truest friend
(Where least is said there's least to mend),
And he who ventures many a joke
Had better oft be still and smoke.

Whatever giddy foplings think,
Thou giv'st the highest zest to drink.
When fragrant clouds thy fumes exhale,
And hover round the nut-brown ale,
Who thinks of claret or champagne?
E'en burgundy were pour'd in vain.

'Tis not in city smoke alone,
Midst fogs and glooms thy charms are known.
With thee, at morn, the rustic swain
Tracks o'er the snow-besprinkled plain,
To seek some neighb'ring copse's side,
And rob the woodlands of their pride:
With thee, companion of his toil,
His active spirits ne'er recoil;
Though hard his daily task assign'd,
He bears it with an equal mind.

The fisher 'board some little bark,
When all around is drear and dark,
With shortened pipe beguiles the hour,
Though bleak the wind and cold the show'r,
Nor thinks the morn's approach too slow,
Regardless of what tempests blow.
Midst hills of sand, midst ditches, dikes,
Midst cannons, muskets, halberts, pikes;
With thee, as still, Mynheer can stay,
As Neddy 'twixt two wisps of hay;
Heedless of Britain and of France,
Smokes on--and looks to the main chance.

And sure the solace thou canst give
Must make thy fame unrivalled live,
So long as men can temper clay
(For as thou art, e'en so are they),
The sun mature the Indian weed,
And rolling years fresh sorrows breed.

From _The Meteors_, London.




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