Pray a slice of your liver, though may I be curst,
But I've eat of your tripe till I'm ready to burst."
“The tripe," quoth the Jew, with his chocolate cheek,
“ I could dine on this tripe seven days in a week :
I like these here dinners so pretty and small;
your friend there, the doctor, eats nothing at all."
“Oho! quoth my friend, “ he 'll come on in a trice,
He's keeping a corner for something that's nice :
There's a pasty"-"A pasty !" repeated the Jew;
I don't care, if I keep a corner for 't too."
«What the de'il, mon, a pasty !" re-echo'd the Scot;
" Though splitting, I'll still keep a corner for that."
« We 'll all keep a corner," the lady cry'd out ;
“ We 'll all keep a corner," was echo'd about.
While thus we resolv'd, and the pasty delay'd,
With looks that quite petrify'd, enter'd the maid ;
A visage so sad, and so pale with affright,
Wak'd Priam in drawing his curtains by night.
But we quickly found out, (for who could mistake her?)
That she came with some terrible news from the baker:
And so it fell out, that the negligent sloven
Had shut out the pasty on shutting his oven.