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The Grocer single work   poetry   "A grocer loved a charming girl,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1899... 1899 The Grocer
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  • Author's note: 'I have noticed lately,' said the Poet, 'that our Punster is given to repeat himself a lot. He has been giving us stale two-a-penny puns which neither soothe nor satisfy. So I have scissored a few samples, partly to give him a rest, partly to show him what a horribly low literary value attaches to puns when served up wholesale. Here y'are:'

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    y separately published work icon Clipper 9 September 1899 Z1521706 1899 newspaper issue 1899 pg. 5
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