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The World’s Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia in 15 Volumes.  1906.
Vols. VI–IX: British
 
The Scholar’s Wife
By John Dryden (1631–1700)
 
TO a deep scholar said his wife:
“Would that I were a book, my life!
On me, then, you would sometimes look.
But I should wish to be the book
That you would mostly wish to see.        5
Then say, what volume should I be?”
“An Almanack,” said he, “my dear;
You know we change them every year.”
 
 
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