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THE BAKER'S TALE.

"It is this, it is this that oppresses my soul,

 When I think of my uncle's last words:

And my heart is like nothing so much as a bowl

 Brimming over with quivering curds!


"It is this, it is this—" "We have had that before!"

 The Bellman indignantly said.

And the Baker replied "Let me say it once more.

 It is this, it is this that I dread!


"I engage with the Snark—every night after dark—

 In a dreamy delirious fight: