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THE GOAT.

• - The goat Is a native of the vaoant lots about the olty, and thero are lots of them. Tbe goat is omnivorous. He will goat anything that ho sees, and se'za anything that he may goat. flls principal food, however, Is playbills. He ie very fond of letters. Let us honor him for his love of bill letters. The gentleman goat Is oalled Billy, but ha la a Billy that no policeman oan handle, The lady goats are oalled Nanny. This la their ewe-Nanny-moua name. The younger goat is called a kid. Kids are on band all the year round. The goat is generous to a fault;. He presents a couple of horns to everybody he sees j In the matter of mere caah, the Cashmere goat Is the moßt famous. Goats are fond of the outskirts of large oltlo- ; also hoop skirts. The goat wears a beard. It Is oalled a goatee, though not confined to the he gcat. Tho goat Is ro'.ed for his bunting, bnt ho never fl.gs. The goat la one of the signs of the zodiac, signifying that be has a propensity to knock things sky-high. He never gets high himself. That Is to say, he never gets over the b. a. Shakespeare understood the spontaneity of the goat when ho said, ' Stand not upon 'the order of yuur going, but goat j once,' ! The goat Is a wlde-awako animal. He I Is never oaught napping, notwithstanding the many oases of kidnapping you may hove read about. For many yeara the goat was the only butter kuown, . Goats have to get on a high rook and sun themselves. Give them a chance and? they will always seek a sunny climb. • The god Pan was a sort of half goat. All goats do not pan out a. {well as he did.

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THE GOAT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1993, 10 November 1888

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THE GOAT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1993, 10 November 1888

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