THE TARIFF: Lion- Tiger-Wolf


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Manna, marmalades, and malt,

Sarsaparilla, sand and salt;

Mirrors, mitten's and powdered milk,

Skates, and skewers and beaded silk;

Bismuth; bladders, rough-hewn blocks,

Lenses, lentils and spiral locks;

Bone dust, eggs and ebony handles,

Skylights, matches and tallow candles;

Madder, miso, rattan mats,

Bricks and brooms and baseball bats;

Bibles, borax, strips of brass;

Garlic, gall nuts and frosted glass. . . .

Behind a high semicircular counter-like table, a dozen Republicans have sat long and heavily discussing these articles. Behind them hung a rich red curtain, imperially crowned with great loops of gold. Before them was a spacious oblong...

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