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BY

JOHN HENRY MILLS.

COMEDIAN.

That sport best pleases, that doth least know how :
Where zeal strives to content, and the contents
Die in the zeal of that which it presents,
Their form confounded makes most form in mirth;
When great things lab'ring perish in their birth.

SHAKSPEARE, L, L.I.

Some rhyme a neebor's name to lash,
Some rhmye (vain thought!) for needfu' cash;
Some rhyme to court the contfyuclask,

Dr raisea din ;)
For me, an aim I never

fash ;
I rhyme for fun.

X. BURNS,

O

BALTIMORE:

PRINTED BY G. DOBBIN & MURPHY, 10, MARKET-STREET,

FOR COLE & I. BONSAL,

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HE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

DISTRICT OF MARYLAND, to wit.

BE IT REMEMBERED..... That on the seventh day of June, in the thirty-second year of the Independence of the United States of America, SAMUEL COLE & ISAAC BONSAL, of the said district have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit :-“ POETIC TRIFLES, BY JOHN HENRY MILLS, COMEDIAN

That sport best pleases, that doth least know how :
Where zeal strives to content and the contents
Die in the zeal of that which it presents,
Their form confounded makes most form in mirth;
When great things lab'ring perish in their birth.

SHAKSPEARE, L. L. L.

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Some rhyme a neebor's name to lash,
Some rhyme (vain thought!) for needfu' cash;
Some rhyme to court the country clash,

Or raise a din ;
For me an aim I never fash;

I rhyme for fun.

R..Burns.” In conformityoto an act of the Congress of the United States of America, entituled...". An act for the en. couragement of pearring: by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books; to the authors and proprietors of such copies: daring tho times therein mentioned.” :

PHILIP MOORE,

Clerk of the District of Maryland,

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