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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Razors
 
A fellow in a market town,
Most musical cried razors up and down,
  And offer’d twelve for eighteenpence;
Which certainly seem’d wondrous cheap,
And for the money quite a heap,
  As ev’ry man would buy with cash and sense.
        Peter Pindar.—Ode III. Verse 4. A.D. 1786.
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Sirrah! I tell you, you’re a knave,
To cry up razors that can’t shave.

Friend! quoth the razor man, “I am not a knave;”
As for the razors you have bought
Upon my soul I never thought
That they would shave.

“What were they made for then, you Dog,” he cries;
“Made,” quoth the fellow with a smile, “to sell.”
        Peter Pindar.—Ode III. Verse 4. A.D. 1786.
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