Sunday, 18 March 2007

From "Trivia; or, the Art of Walking the Streets of London"

By John Gay.

If cloath'd in Black, you tread the busy Town,
Or if distinguish'd by the rev'rend Gown,
Three Trades avoid; oft' in the mingling Press,
The Barber's Apron soils the sable Dress;
Shun the Perfumer's Touch with cautious Eye,
Nor let the Baker's Step advance too nigh:

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