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The Batchelors Song

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Like a Dog with a bottle, fast ti'd to his tail,
Like Vermin in a trap, or a Thief in a Jail,
Or like a Tory in a Bog,
Or an Ape with a Clog:
Such is the man, who when he might go free,
Does his liberty loose,
For a Matrimony noose,
And sels himself into Captivity;
The Dog he do's howl, when his bottle do's jog,
The Vermin, the Theif, and the Tory in vain

Of the trap, of the Jail, of the Quagmire complain.
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Susan Williams 30 November 2015

My goodness, what timid creatures are men who fear commitment to a woman! Scary! They should give men medals of honor who march willingly into the marital battlefield

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