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THE BELLMAN'S SPEECH.

It will sigh like a thing that is deeply distressed :

 And it always looks grave at a pun.


"The fourth is its fondness for bathing-machines,

 Which it constantly carries about,

And believes that they add to the beauty of scenes—

 A sentiment open to doubt.


"The fifth is ambition. It next will be right

 To describe each particular batch:

Distinguishing those that have feathers, and bite,

 From those that have whiskers, and scratch.