Yawcob Strauss and Other Poems/Economy
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|Yawcob Strauss and Other Poems is a 1910 book by Charles Follen Adams.|
- "There's nothing like economy,"
- I heard a chap remark,
- Who, judging by his tout ensemble,
- Had issued from the ark.
- He was a most peculiar man,
- With visage wan and thin,
- And liquid drops of amber hue
- A-trickling down his chin.
- "They tell us it's extravagant,"
- He added with a shrug,
- As he deposited a quid
- Within his spacious "mug," —
- "They tell us it's extravagant,
- This ' chewing of the weed;'
- But only use ' economy,'
- You'll never be in need.
- "And this is how to practise it:
- Chew your tobacco well,
- Using a little at a time,—
- It nat'rally will swell;
- "Then take the quid and dry it, sir!"—
- 'Twas thus the fellow spoke,—
- "And, when you want a quiet whiff,
- Put in your pipe, and smoke.
- "And, stranger, after doing this,
- If you are fond of snuff,
- The ashes that are left behind
- Will serve you well enough.
- "And thus," said this peculiar man
- (I fear he did but joke,)
- " If you will follow my advice,
- It will not end in smoke."
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