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First Line: Little rapacity greed was a glutton
Last Line: "and hopeless, -- ""he eats like -- he eats like an acid!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Gluttony; Rhyme

LITTLE Rapacity Greed was a glutton:
He'd eat any meat, from goose-livers to mutton;
All fowl, flesh, or sausage with all savors through it --
You never saw sausage stuffed as he could do it!
His nice mamma owned, "O he eats as none other
Than animal kind"; and his bright little brother
Sighed, pained to admit a phrase noneulogistic,
"Rap eats like a -- pardon me -- Cannibalistic."
"He eats -- like a boor," said his sister -- "a shameless
Plebeian, in sooth, of an ancestry nameless!"
"He eats," moaned his father, despairingly placid
And hopeless, -- "he eats like -- he eats like an acid!"

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