Where yet was ever found a mother, who'd give her booby for another.
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While there is life, there's hope,' he cried 'Then why such haste' so groaned and died
An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.
A fox may steal your hens, sir .... If lawyers hand is feed, sir He steals your whole estate.
How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away.
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