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ACROSTICS

IN PROSE AND VERSE.

BY

E. L. F. H.

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I'm sometimes square and sometimes round;

I'm oft in mischief to be found.

My Whole's a poser. May it be
Less puzzling to you than me.

LONDON:

THOMAS BOSWORTH, 198, HIGH HOLBORN.

1869.

268. c.

81.

COLCHESTER:

BENHAM AND HARRISON, PRINTERS.

ACROSTICS.

1.

READERS! four folks who've not got much to do, Now humbly dedicate this book to you;

Have but my First and Last, then without doubt In less than no time you will find us out.

1. "The ghost of Cæsar hath appeared to me
Two several times-at Sardis once,
And this last night here."

2. A gloomy river in a gloomy place,
Whose path no mortal e'er will trace.

3. Legends of Jewish law in me you find, Traditions old, both false and true, combined.

4. A battle here was fought against the Swede By Russ and Sax, united in their need.

5. "Father of Roman song," Romans me call; Calabria my birthplace boasts-Rome my fall.

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6. Unhappy Monarch! here thy daughter found

a grave,

In the church of an island town, by the sad

sea wave.

7. Italia mourns her Minister great,
Who guided so well the helm of state.

8. Poets name me "Eldest born of hell,"
Strong rooted in human hearts I dwell.

2.

Obscure are my First, and obscure is my Last, Which prevents you from seeing the ending too fast.

1. Generally reckoned the highest card,

2. Makes a noise in the world.

3. The last of the Tribunes.

4. A King.

5. A celebrated pool.

6. A potent beverage.

7. A pronoun.
8. An Italian painter.

9. A doubter.

3.

See how my First, a clever Engineer, Controls my Second in its swift career.

1. A town in France.

2. An animal.

3. A famous British King.

4. A remarkable city.

5. An island.

6. A spirit.

4.

A house.

Its inmate.

1. Here the Greek and Persian met.

2. Here a town where lace is made.
3. A Spanish Province.

4. A valuable stone.

5. Daphne transformed.

5.

What joy in human bosom must be nurst Whene'er my Second's taken to my First.

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