[Ads-l] Best Simile of 1808

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 15 10:57:19 EST 2017

_Crosby's Irish Music Repository_  (1808; rpt. London: B. Crosby, 1813): 33:

When I took my departure from Dublin's sweet town,
And for England's own self thro' the seas I did plow,
For four long days I was toss'd up and down
Like a quid of chew'd hay in the throat of a cow.

[That's right: _B._ Crosby.]


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