A trivial parallel

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Wed May 30 11:54:29 UTC 2007

By today's standards, "shoe-mouth deep" ain't that deep woe-wise.

Get a life, Jim!


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James Whitcomb Riley

The idy! Wadin round here over shoe-mouth deep in woe,
When they's a graded 'pike o' joy and sunshine _don't you know!_

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If you ever go down to Mexico,
You better take some neckbones and some cornbread, _don't you know!


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
                                              -Sam'l Clemens

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