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The Prologue to the Song is not found online elsewhere. I found the prologue here and I have copied it and made minor proof changes to reflect the book page on the right side. "Yes, sir; we practice necromancy in all its branches. "We've a choice assortment of wishing caps, divining rods, amulets, charms, and countercharms. We can cast you a nativity at a low figure, and we have a horoscope at three and six that we can guarantee. Our Abudah chests, each containing a patent Hag, who comes out and prophesies disasters, with spring complete, are strongly recommended. Our Aladdin lamps are very chaste, and our Prophetic Tablets, foretelling everything from a change of ministry down to a rise in Turkish stock are much inquired for. Our penny curse one of the cheapest things in the trade is considered infallible. We have some very superior blessings, too, but they're very little asked for. We've only sold one since Christmas to a gentleman who bought it to send to his mother in law but it turned out that he was afflicted in the head, and it's been returned on our hands. But our sale of penny curses, especially on Saturday nights, is tremendous We can’t turn 'em out fast enough."

Therefore I would have removed the tag for proofreading, but I can't figure out how to remove it. Ty78ejui (talk) 01:09, 17 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]