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UNCLE SNOW.
And ditto at astrology, To be a learned man!
Learn alchemy by particles, Therapeutics by articles, Pharmacy, cathartical
Or emetical, if you can. And there's yet a multiplicity Of etceteras—electricity, Computation with facility—
Of which I haven't ran; Architecture, and zoolography,
And dioptrics, you must learn; From cosmography to topography
And mechanism turn; Forms of government, theocracy, - And this one, termed democracy, Not forgetting Monocracy,
To be a learned man 1
FUGLE SNOW.                \
As performed by Archy Hughes.
Oh, my name is Uncle Snow,
And Id have you all to know             .
Dat whitewashing is my occupation; If you have any work to do,                              '
I will do it as well for you
As any oder nigger in dis nation.
Chorus. Oh, oh, oh!—don't you hear me now ?
Wid dat brush, I can beat out all creation! I'm goin' on to Washington, to get a job, you know,
To whitewash all de black deeds of dis nation.
When I get to Washington,
There will much work have to be done • In ancient cleanliness to be removin';
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