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There was an old crazy perfumer,
Who took for his wife a young “bloomer;”
He wished a new scent, so, on roasting intent,
He said it would pay to consume her.

From The new book of nonsense, published by Ashmead & Evans, Philadelphia, 1864.

(Source: archive.org)

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There was an old crazy perfumer,
Who took for his wife a young “bloomer;”
He wished a new scent, so, on roasting intent,
He said it would pay to consume her.

From The new book of nonsense, published by Ashmead & Evans, Philadelphia, 1864.

(Source: archive.org)


Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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    I tried making attar of roses once. It did not turn out so well, but then, I was only nine at the time. Attar is a term...
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