Saturday, February 11, 2012

Charade No. 25

My first, 'tis true, may be a wound,
And give both smart and woe;
But if my second's constant found,
It sooths full many a throe;
My whole in vain its edge may boast
To awe the gallant tar,
Whose valour guards the British coast,
And mocks the din of war.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Charade No. 24

Chloe I love, and yet I plainly see
That I my first from her shall soon receive;
Yet she's the very second made for me,
And that she loves me I would fain believe;
But all her anxious friends around her cry,
"He has my whole; 'tis madness to comply."

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