Mums The Word - What Your Mother Would Rather Not Tell You

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    Old Mother Hubbard
    Went to the cupboard
    To get her poor dog a bone:
    But when she got there
    The cupboard was bare,
    And so the poor dog had none.
    Sarah Catherine Martin (1768–1826)

    He began therefore to invest the fortress of my heart by a circumvallation of distant bows and respectful looks; he then entrenched his forces in the deep caution of never uttering an unguarded word or syllable. His designs being yet covered, he played off from several quarters a large battery of compliments. But here he found a repulse from the enemy by an absolute rejection of such fulsome praise, and this forced him back again close into his former trenches.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)