Pleasures of Being Too Late. Tune - Mr. and Mrs. Bristle.Punctuality, so says a many, Is one of the best traits in man, But I'll prove, as plain as a penny, It's only a flash in the pan. 'Though it's preached up by fathers & mothers, I'll prove by the words I let fall, That you lose very little – more t'other; In not being punctual at all...A precious good job that I tarried, For she whack'd him the very first night. So I've given you all a fair sample, ('Though there's plenty more still in my pate) Now follow my novel example; There's nothing like being too late. Let your, &c. [Around edges:] Instruments bought, sold or exchanged. Fancy Walking Sticks Toy. Violins, Accordians, Harmonicans & Concertinas sold & repaired.
Printed letterpress. 153 x 190mm. 6 x 7½". Slightly foxed, two tears.
A ballad to the tune of Mr. and Mrs. Bristle.
In the Bodleian Library.
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