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Friend of HumanityNeedy Knife-grinder! whither are you going?
Rough is the road, your wheel is out of order --
Bleak blows the blast; -- your hat has got a hole in't,
So have your breeches!
"Weary Knife-grinder! little think the proud ones,
"Tell me, Knife-grinder, how you came to grind knives?
"Was it the squire, for the killing of his game? or
"(Have you not read the Rights of Man, by Tom
"Story! God bless you! I have none to tell, sir,
"Constables came up for to take me into
"I should be glad to drink your Honour's health in
Friend of Humanity"I give thee sixpence! I will see thee damn'd first --
Wretch! whom no sense of wrongs can rouse to vengeance --
Sordid, unfeeling, reprobate, degraded,
[Kicks the Knife-grinder, overturns his wheel, and exits in a transport of Republican enthusiasm and universal philanthropy.]
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