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Too Old to Learn.

lam surathin' of a vet'ran r jusfc ■ a turnin ' eighty year,' : • . : : ': ■ "-:'■' A man that's hale and hearty and'a'-' . stranger to all fear ;* ' ■!•■'.< ■'^■•; But I've heard, some. newar this indrnin* ' that has made my.old head spin.»-"-'' • '-"•

And I m going to ease my consh'uiVs "if T. i never-speak agin. ■■'".} '- \ I

I've lived my. four-score years of life/ and ] never 'till to-day, Was I taken for a jackas^, .prjan; ign'ranfc kind o' jay, _. '„

Tew be. stuffed; :"ntfth f such. duraedljnWrX - . sense 'bout r them- ; ,CTa\r^n- r hugß,fan3j_ : vroTxap,- - < „:; i'V'-v.-'T 'V-X\:'■'■! "I:JJ^ That's a killin 1 fiuinan, bein's, -with thejSnH ■ .microscopic,gerriip.-.,, _„-,', ' .- 3 .^irAO

They jsay,there's.;V micwbMr",;all arouji^r ■ a-huntin' for their,p~rey^ no rrt .jj- -.nur.fjsfl There's npthinj pure, to, eatipr drink, nor> ,f, ] „/J,^ d ;&ifsi# There's "miasmy" in thed«w-fall and

J m "malary'-' in if the-sun ; s^ori O i\ Tamt safe to be out-doors at |ipp^;^or ' when the day is^dpnei^j^' -" -

There's ''bacteryr" in ; tbewaterand "trich« eeneyf" in the,meat} -■> ..W-•!...<-. ,^ " Ameeby " in the atmosfcor, " uiloiy "' \in the heat;/-r rr LA 'Jl^ C? 1There's ''coirpu^els andjpignMntSi 11 in a • human beins^blopid,^ .;,[,•>* irrs* A Arid eyery, ,other. ? k^d .of(tftijQg j.^^fcin*;» siiice the flood, ""!_„'"

Terbacker's full of nickerteen," whatever ' that maybe,- r..- >■ u -y r^r, cr:i)hnu r$ And your throat will all get guckeretl jus.i -& ', with " tannin "in f the jbea,r^.._ The butter's " oily-margareen ;it never

; saw a cow, jr -^ \> (T j.r ;' o % .a. [J And tilings is gettin. was And wus from what theytbe-jus.tnow^, u 0

Them bugs is all about us, jest.«cwait£n r , for 1/7 '«/> '-.: H L? J. UA Tew navigate our vitals and to 'naw us off Lj like plants. /' ;O'■"■-> |~ There's men that spends a.lifetime hunt* in' worms-jest.like a g005e,.,,: ,r<:/ /*\ And tackin*, Latin, names to. fern £ »nd\ | lettin'on em loose;

]■! '. T'MX

Now, I don't bellere sech nonsense, andr.

don't Intend to try j ■>, ; .j : >n'-\ ,- •j, > 1-; 0 If things has come to'su^i satisfied to die. 'J,, ■ } . '\ ; ( " I'll: go hang me in thtf sellar, for I won't be sechafool vx ,',"'**'- f .. • - 7 f As to- wait until I'm, pizejied by ':&w&S.<\,'„„ . maUy-cool. : *&Z^ f.»-,v* 0.T0.f <U /

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Too Old to Learn., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2435, 27 May 1890

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Too Old to Learn. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2435, 27 May 1890

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