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People Will Talk.

You may go through this world, but will be very slow I ' you listen to all that is said as you go; You’ll be worried and fretted and kept in a stew. For meddlesome tongues must have something to do, And people will talk. If humble and modest, you’ll have it presumed That your humble position is only assumed. You’re a wolf in sheep’s clothing, or else you’re a fool; But don’t get excited, keep perfectly cool, For people will talk. And then, if you show the least boldness of heart, Or a slight inclination to do yonr own part, They will call you an upstart, conceited and vain; But keep straight ahead, don’t stop to explain, For people will talk. If threadbare your dress, or old-fashioned yonr bat. Someone will surely take notice of that, And hint rather strong that you can’t pay your way; But don’t get excited whatever they say, For people will talk. If yon dress in the fashion, don’t think to escape, For they criticise then in different shape; You’re ahead of your means, or your tailor’s unpaid; But mind your own business, there’s naught to be made. For people will talk. Now, tho best way to do is to do as you please, For your mind, if you have one, will then be at easeOf course, you will meet with all sorts of abuse; But don’t think to stop them, it ain’t any use, For people will talk

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People Will Talk., Issue 7976, 3 August 1889, Supplement

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People Will Talk. Issue 7976, 3 August 1889, Supplement

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