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DEVIL DICTIONARY
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scrap-book

DEVIL DICTIONARY

scrap-book

n. A book that is commonly edited by a fool. Many persons of some small distinction compile scrap-books containing whatever they happen to read about themselves or employ others to collect. One of these egotists was addressed in the lines following, by Agamemnon Melancthon Peters:


Dear Frank, that scrap-book where you boast
You keep a record true
Of every kind of peppered roast
That's made of you;


Wherein you paste the printed gibes
That revel round your name,
Thinking the laughter of the scribes
Attests your fame;


Where all the pictures you arrange
That comic pencils trace --
Your funny figure and your strange
Semitic face --


Pray lend it me. Wit I have not,
Nor art, but there I'll list
The daily drubbings you'd have got
Had God a fist.


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