Hooley's Opera House Songster - Online Songbook

Sentimental, Comic, And Ethiopian Songs performed by Hooley's Minstrels Band.

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And if my views do any fit,
I'll tell you in a trice How you'll derive great benefit
By taking ray advice. First, shake off all timidity, Apply with due solidity, Eschewing every quiddity,
To be a learned man 1
Commence with etymology, I
Go next into geology, .
Your head filled with phrenology,
Although it be a van; Go next to botanology, And physical theology,' Observing strict philology,
If you would lead the van. But mix up no lampoonery
In what you say or do, Nor let no vile buffoonery
E'er emanate from you. If you touch on the majestical, Celestial, or terrestrial, Let it not be catethestical
To be a learned man 1
If you display chirography
In any one's biography,
Look well to your geography—
Time and dates well scan; Antediluvian history, Mythology's the mystery, Theology, consistency,
To know next be your plan: And if past mediocrity
In wisdom you would soar, Go on with all alacrity
And search for further lore. Go next to botanology, Give a glance at mineralogy,
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