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N is NED NOVICE, who seems to take pains
In aiming at wit, yet a Novice remains;
Do-little in silence long bore his abuse,
“You dare not,” said Novice, “cry Boh ! to a goose.’
“I dare though,” Do-little replied, and to show
His courage, he look’d in Ned’s face and cried, Boh !
O is young OLIVER ODD-ONE, when foil’d
Ned Novice at wit, by Do-little the child,
A donkey was browsing apart from two others,—
” See,” Ned said to Oliver, ” one of your brothers.
Or one of your family ranging the sod on !”
‘How so?’ ‘Why,’ cried Ned, ‘don’t you see he’s an odd-one.’