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15.

If ever man brings me my First for dinner, He'll get my Last, as sure as I'm a sinner.

1. Black singers.

2. Farmers' dread.

3. The first.

4. In Lincolnshire.

5. Highland dance.

16.

My First was made for fools they say,
Who, tired of work, began to play.
But rarely could my Second do,
That's only left for me and you.
My Second's deep, and dark, and round,
And in it may you ne'er be found.
My Whole's a man of much renown,
Who now is up, but once was down.

1. And this is all that we can say, Whether at meals, at work or play.

2. See him! bounding o'er the plain ! Follow him I do in vain.

3. These are diamonds and no paste, You might think so in your haste.

4. To see my Fourth I'm in no hurry, Amidst the general rush and skurry. U. P. O.

17.

A guide.

The guided.

1. To eat, this thing is rather sweet. 2. A plant from here is quite a treat. 3. See him senseless on the ground. 4. She her uncle sought and found. 5. Sometimes called a piece of land And oft sent as a reprimand.

My First holds

18.

my Second.

My Second surrounds my First.

1. An American city.
2. A painter's birthplace.
3. A foreign bird.

4. A mistake.

5. A home.

C. J.

19.

My First's his own builder,

And makes him a house,

Into which, when he pleases, he in goes: It keeps him quite snug

Both from cold and from rain,

And has several doors but no windows.

1. A teetotaller.

2. A Canton.

3. An edge.

4. A trade.

5. A villain.

6. A boy's toy.

20.

My First bears my Second,
My Whole bore a prince.

1. With me to write you try.
2. With me you often dye.
3. From the earth's depths am I.
4. I shall soar bye and bye.

R. & G. G.

21.

Clinging and slender is my First,
A type of woman's grace;

How oft alas! my Next has caused
Abasement and disgrace.

1. O'er hill and dale, by mount and vale, 'Tis this the weary seek to win.

2. The world's great fight, had passed from sight, Again the Trojan's games begin.

3. Sweet nightingale, you ne'er can fail
To charm all hearers with your song.
4. Here storms abound, and rocks are found,
'Gainst which thy waters rush along.

22.

A very slashing article, my Last;

Not so my First! Quite the reverse of fast.

1. The height of wretchedness.
2. The height of stupidity.
3. The height of idolatry.
4. The height of expectation.
5. The height of salubrity.

23.

When hard it rains let others shoot and ride, But we'll stay cosy by the fireside.

1. My First is a measure of porter.
2. My Second a basin of water.
3. My Third is a distant relation.

4. My Fourth is a Great Western Station.
5. And here dwelt a good man indeed,
Of whom in Pope's works we may read.

24.

It takes five of my First to make one of my Last,
But you can't take my Second to pieces;
And, though it sounds odd, if you put it away
There's small doubt you will find it increases.

1. A term for master in a far off state.
2. A maiden fair, who had a cruel fate.
3. Disliked by all, a cruel death is mine.
4. Shepherd and poet here wrote many a line.
5. In Italy a foremost place I hold.
6. Retiring nymph! I'm woke by voices bold.
7. Little I am, but oft by fair ones smitten.
8. A mournful tale by Poet Laureate written.

C

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