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THE

POETICAL WORKS

THOMAS HOOD

WITH SOME

ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOLUME II.

BOSTON:
LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.

SHEPARD, CLARK AND CO.
CINCINNATI: MOORE, WII.STACH, KEYS AND CO.
M.DCCC.LVI.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1856, by Little, Brown And Company, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

STEREOTYPED BY STONE AND SMART.

POEMS.

MISS KILMANSEGG And Her Precious LEG.

A. GOLDEN LEGEND.

"What is here?
Gold? yellow, glittering, precious gold?"

Timon Of Athens.

JQet UeHljjrtr.

To trace the Kilmansegg pedigree,
To the very roots of the family tree,

Were a task as rash as ridiculous:
Through antediluvian mists as thick
As London fog such a line to pick
Were enough, in truth, to puzzle Old Nick,

Not to name Sir Harris Nicholas.

It would 'nt require much verbal strain
To trace the Kill-man, perchance, to Cain;

But waving all such digressions,
Suffice it, according to family lore,
A Patriarch Kilmansegg lived of yore,

Who was famed for his great possessions.
Vol. n. 1

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